Dr. Tom DiMatteo received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona returning there to attend medical school. He trained in General Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. Dr. DiMatteo treats children, adolescents, and adults. He is board certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult (general) Psychiatry. Dr. DiMatteo's treatment interests include anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, oppositional disorders, autism, Asperger's disorder, and trauma spectrum illnesses.
Dr. DiMatteo employs tailored medication interventions as they are indicated, and in collaboration with his clients and their other care providers. He attempts to integrate his sessions with family involvement, and often works in cognitive and behavioral recommendations that complement and support any therapy his clients receive. He has interests in forgiveness as it applies to therapeutic process, and in multiple facets of integration. These include integration of various domains of the person, as well as integration of the person with his or her community. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Join us in welcoming Dr. Lee to Wellspring Clinical Associates! She started at WCA in January of 2019. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Rush University in Chicago. She was the clinic director for the Autism Assessment Research and Treatment Services (AARTS) Center. More details to follow soon!
Patti Boheme is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the Clinical Director of Autism Services at Wellspring Clinical Associates. Patti provides clinical leadership at Wellspring and counseling to children, adolescents and adults with autism and developmental disabilities and their families. She also specializes in counseling parents to help them understand what autism means for their child including when their child reaches adulthood. She has extensive experience and training in autism, cognitive behavior therapy, social thinking, structured teaching, visual systems, and running groups. She regularly provides consultation and training. Patti led the development of award winning programs for people with autism in schools, early intervention, adult services and a center for autism specializing in diagnostics, therapy and training. She also led the development of 3 specific core autism trainings for early intervention, schools, parents and adult services. Patti has spoken at numerous conferences and has trained over 15,000 parents and professionals. In 2019 she received the Charles Bueche Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with people with autism and disabilities. Patti believes in collaboration and respect amongst all evidence-based disciplines in order to provide the best services. She has authored several visual training systems for toilet training, self-regulation, and life skills. Patti is involved in advocacy across the state and is Co-Chair of the Illinois Autism Task Force and it’s Transition Committee, a member of the ACT Early Committee, and member of the EEOPD Transition Work Group.
Margaret Byrnes, PhD, has been providing psychological services for nearly 30 years. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University with a specialty in child psychology. She sees individuals of all ages, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. She also conducts cognitive screenings for educational planning. Margaret has worked extensively with inattention, academic difficulties, and learning disorders, social problems and autism spectrum, anger management, behavioral difficulties, parent skills training, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and divorce. Areas of subspecialty include giftedness, chronic illness, and gender identity development. Margaret believes in resiliency and helps clients identify and utilize their strengths. She integrates a number of therapeutic perspectives and works with clients to collaboratively develop individualized treatment approaches. She is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT; “tapping”), a well-researched method of psychological acupressure useful in reducing physiological stress and assisting healing. Quinn, her certified therapy dog, frequently joins her for sessions (though not with dog-adverse or allergic clients), along with Homer the uncertified therapy hermit crab. In addition to work and parenting, Margaret also enjoys the fine arts, reading, and spending time in nature, especially hiking, biking, and kayaking.
Kary Pekarek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her graduate training in social work from The University of Chicago. Kary employs a multifaceted approach including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Kary also incorporates art and play into therapy sessions.
Kary has extensive training in working with Autism Spectrum Disorders and survivors of abuse and trauma. Kary also treats mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and general interpersonal/family issues with individuals of all ages. Kary works with individuals, couples and families to improve their overall quality of life.
During her free time, Kary can be found, spending time with her family. Kary enjoys sporting events, walking her dogs, going to the beach, painting, working on puzzles and word games.
Phil is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received his bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. He has spent the past twenty years working in a variety of clinical settings, including working with the homeless, inner-city families and adolescents in Chicago and Gary, IN, and both inpatient and outpatient settings in the city and suburbs. For the past twelve years he has focused his work in the western suburbs with office locations in Wheaton, Naperville, and currently in Lisle.
He specializes in working with adults, adolescents, and their families. While he is comfortable working with clients of a wide age spectrum he has a special knack for connecting with teens, especially those who are considered hard-to-handle, have been to multiple therapists, and in and out of various juvenile settings. He has a unique talent for assisting teens in addressing the issues they face in today's complicated world. Phil specializes in treating a variety of mood and anxiety related disorders, ADHD, and has extensive experience in treating substance abuse and the issues related to these maladies, he is also very comfortable discussing spiritual issues, as well.
Phil genuinely enjoys getting to know the client's he works with "the better I know someone the more equipped I will be to help them in their time of need." He attempts to bring out the very best in those he works with and understands that not everyone responds to the same treatment so he enjoys incorporating a variety of treatment modalities.
When he is not working Phil is an avid weekend warrior, playing summer league softball, basketball in the winter, and golf whenever time permits. He loves spending time with his family traveling, going to movies, or just hanging out. He is a committed professional and family man who strives to give his very best.
Bonnie, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor who completed graduate training at DePaul University in Chicago and is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor.
Bonnie has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and their families, treating a wide variety of personal and interpersonal problems such as depression, anxiety, family issues, grief/loss, self-injury and substance abuse. She works to provide a judgment-free, genuine and collaborative environment to effectively address individual clients’ needs. Bonnie is trained and experienced in EMDR (eye movement, desensitization and reprocessing) therapy, which aids in dealing with trauma, anxiety, grief/loss, and other concerns. Treatment modalities include individual and family therapy. Bonnie is a member of the American Counseling Association.
In her free time, Bonnie loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, cooking (especially trying new recipes), attending live music concerts and dance.
Maureen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief/loss, self-injury, abuse/trauma, and life transitions. Maureen is dedicated to providing a genuine and non-judgmental environment for clients to foster growth and change. She implements a variety of treatment modalities and therapeutic techniques along with a collaborative approach with clients to meet their individual treatment goals. In her free time, Maureen enjoys cooking, kick-boxing, watching movies, traveling and spending time with family.
Sarah Czopek is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who specializes in working with individuals who suffer from anxiety and relationship concerns. Clients that Sarah is best able to help tend to struggle with toxic perfectionism, overthinking, panic attacks, people-pleasing, anger issues, emotionally shutting down, and high levels of stress/burnout.
Sarah is considered a trauma specialist and helps clients work through layers of hurtful experiences and relationships, learning coping strategies and skills to find emotional freedom from anxiety and pain. Sarah is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and interweaves Internal Family Systems (IFS) and other mindfulness-infused therapies into her work with clients.
A trained musician and all-around creative personality, Sarah welcomes the opportunity to work with clients who wish to integrate expressive arts (music, drama, writing, visual arts) into their process of healing and self-exploration.
Sarah offers Christian counseling services to those who would like to pursue therapy with a focus on faith, and is comfortable exploring themes of spirituality with clients from any faith background.
Sarah received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
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