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janelle dimichele & associates
960 Rand Road blankSuite 215 blankDes Plaines IL, 60016
Ph. (847) 699-2100 blankFax (847) 699-2180blank email: jd@chicagotherapist.net
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Janelle A. DiMichele, MSW, LCSW
University of Illinois, 1997,
Founder of the practice.

As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Janelle believes that each client has the unique ability to work through their issues and find productive solutions. Janelle’s empathetic approach, combined with her desire to be interactive and offer honest feedback to her clients helps them achieve emotional stability and make confident decisions. She is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and has additional interests in working with people who are facing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss, sexual abuse, adoption, infertility and relationship issues. Email: jd@chicagotherapist.net
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Barbara Acker, MSW, LCSW
Loyola University, Chicago, 1999

Barbara enjoys working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals for healing and change. She works with compassion and creativity to provide clients with concrete tools to support them in areas where they feel vulnerable or are struggling. Barbara specializes in the areas of marital relationships and partnerships, divorce and separation, trauma, anxiety and stress, and adoption. She also enjoys working with clients who are struggling with depression, grief/loss, and sexual abuse. Email: ba@chicagotherapist.net
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Jennifer Pfaff, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
University of Denver, 2000
Jennifer believes in working with her clients to help them reach their goals and improve their overall quality of life. She utilizes a warm and welcoming approach to therapy and works with her clients to create solutions to the problems they are facing. Jennifer adapts the method of treatment to meet her clients needs. She has experience working with clients facing depression, anxiety, trauma history, low self-esteem, grief and loss, and autism. Jennifer has specialized training in Play Therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Email: jap@chicagotherapist.net   
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Lauren Campbell, MSW, LCSW
Dominican University, 2015
Lauren encourages a collaborative client centered approach using a variety of techniques which are evidence based, but also individualized to meet her clients' unique lifestyles and needs. Lauren believes that psychotherapy is not just for the chronically mentally ill but also for wellness, healing, and maintenance. Lauren has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. Lauren’s areas of specialty include working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family discord, histories of trauma or abuse, those suffering from chronic or terminal illness, and grief. Email: lec@chicagotherapist.net