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Therapists

Dr. Diana Hinojosa

Clinical Supervisor

Hello! I am a licensed bilingual clinical psychologist. I graduated from the University of Denver with a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2018 and also received my masters in clinical psychology at the University of Denver in 2015. I completed my undergraduate degree at DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Journalism. I have worked with a range of therapeutic interventions and have previous experience in integrated primary care, community mental health, & college counseling. 

I believe that through empathy, vulnerability, challenges, and at times laughter we can all find deeper connection and meaning in our lives.  My hope is that through our relationship and work together, we can help you find a healing path that feels right for you. Whether you are going through a challenging transition in your life, having difficulty feeling understood/ accepted, and/or are having issues in your relationships, etc, I am here to support you. My commitment to you is that I will try my best to create a space that feels accepting & inviting for you to be able to explore all your questions and goals. Starting this process can feel very intimidating so I commend your commitment to yourself and remind you that I am here to support you along the way. 

I have worked on stressors affecting diverse communities (including: immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+ individuals, & issues affecting women). As such, I use a holistic/multicultural perspective and also remain flexible in the evidence-based interventions we may use in treatment. I am a fluent Spanish speaker and offer therapy in Spanish and English. 

Dr. Matthew King

Clinical Supervisor

Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2019. Prior to that, I also completed my Bachelor's degree in psychology and Master's degree in counseling psychology at UIUC.

 

Choosing to pursue therapy can be a vulnerable choice and one that requires commitment and authenticity. As a gay man, I believe it is particularly important to find a space where you can be your authentic self – my goal is to create that space. I believe that therapy is a place to be vulnerable, learn about yourself, set goals, and develop skills. It is a space that is collaboratively constructed to feel heard, accepted, and adequately challenged in order to non-judgmentally explore whatever brings you to therapy. This includes ensuring that the space is inclusive of all genders, abilities, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic identities, and other salient cultural identities.

 

So why choose to work with me? As your therapist, I strive for the same qualities that I would seek in my own interpersonal relationships: openness, transparency, acceptance, and goal oriented. My hope is to help you access the skills, confidence, and compassion you already possess.

Dr. Jose Iniguez

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Hello/Hola! I am a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I completed my Bachelor of Science in Family Social Services and Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Counseling (school and clinical) from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb), a Master of Education (Higher Education) from Loyola University at Chicago, a PhD in Community Psychology and Master of Business Administration from National-Louis University, and a Master of Social Work (clinical) from University of Illinois at Chicago from the Jane Addams College of Social Work. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGIP).


I practice from the perspective that humans have the capacity to change by processing and understanding their everyday challenges that can lead to center themselves to make better life decisions. Empathy, Love, Respect, Acknowledgment, and Openness are some key words to support each individual during their process to develop a healthy life style by facing their challenges. I believe that each individual should take over their own process with the support of a therapist who will provide the empathy, love, space, and support/challenge to offer a healthy way to change.


I am a psychotherapist who provides interventions from a person-center approach and trauma-informed perspective. I am an experienced clinician with over fourteen years working with children, adolescents and adults through individual/family/couples/ and group psychotherapy. I endorse and support working with the Undocumented/Immigrant community, people who identify as first generation in the United States, and LGBTQ+ community (I received a Certificate of Graduate Study-LGBT Studies from Northern Illinois University).

Yvette Fruscione, LCPC

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Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University. I have over 20 years experience working in the mental health field, and have specialized with persons who suffer from chronic difficulties and who are looking to achieve greater independence and quality of life. 

 

Trying to figure out how to overcome daily challenges can be extremely difficult and emotionally overwhelming. My primary goal is to help you become aware of your potential and to overcome personal barriers that have prevented you to achieve your full potential. Together, we can work collaboratively to identify strategies and make changes in your life that will help you reach your personal goals.

 

My clinical style and approach often explores how our beliefs affect our feelings and behaviors and I believe we are all equipped with what we need to improve our lives, we just may not realize it at times. Throughout my clinical experience, I have utilized various treatment strategies aimed to help my clients reach their goals. Therapy is a journey that I would be committed to helping you learn to accept yourself and explore how past experiences led you to be the person you have become. Starting this journey is a courageous step forward that I would be invested to help you find the answers you are seeking. 

Sam Bennett, LPC

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Hello there! I am a licensed professional counselor, and I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health from Adler University.  I completed my undergraduate studies with a Bachelor's Degree of Science and Humanities at Ball State University with a minor in Psychology of Human Development and an emphasis in Sociology.  I am also LGBTQ+ Safe-Zone Trained.

 

Seeking therapy can be an intimidating experience, and making the decision to start can take courage.  I strive to create a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental, relaxed and culturally sensitive environment for each client. I tailor therapy to each individual client in a holistic and inclusive way. This includes an inclusive space for all sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic identities. 

 

Authenticity, compassion and connection are values that I strive to model in both my personal life and therapeutic practice.  I currently practice from a Humanistic-Person-Centered perspective while integrating other evidence-based practices.   I truly believe that you are the expert on your own life.  Thus, you already have the answers within yourself, though they may be clouded at times.  I view my role as a collaborator and guide, helping you understand yourself better, to become more compassionate towards yourself, and working to remove any obstacles that may be getting in the way of your overall well-being and happiness.  I also see therapy as a space to empower and uncover a fuller and more authentic version of yourself, and to build healthy social connections, all of which are tailored to the unique individual that you are.

Michael Vargas, LSW

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Hello! I am a bicultural and bilingual licensed social worker and can provide services in Spanish. I graduated with a masters in clinical social work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC in 2018. I also completed my bachelors in social work and a minor in sociology from Northeastern Illinois University. My focus and experience consists of working with teens and adults through the modalities of CBT, DBT informed, Person-Centered Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

My focus and approach to therapy is rooted in a multicultural lense and will incorporate a holistic approach to supporting clients towards goals they wish to achieve. I have learned throughout my experience that many of these goals could be focusing on seeking ways to reduce stress, cope with concerns, and address hindrances to life satisfaction. My approach to your therapeutic journey is one that focuses on collaboration and creating a safe space for you to express yourself. I approach my role throughout this process as being empathic, compassionate, understanding, and humorous.

My hope is to support you, seek growth, and assist you in sifting through life's obstacles.

Anissa Garcia, LPC

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Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Counseling Education and Supervision from Adler University. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Houston Baptist University. I completed my Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook’em Horns!

Choosing to invest your time and energy into a therapeutic relationship can be overwhelming. We experience life events differently and in our own way. Therefore, it is important to process challenging events based on your needs and at your pace. You deserve to be met right where you are because you are the expert of your experience. I hope that through our work together I can assist you through presenting problems and provide a pathway to healing. My approach to therapy fosters empowerment, self-compassion, and growth. As a queer-identifying Chicana Therapist I am a strong advocate for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. I look forward to listening to your specific concerns without judgement and helping you to achieve optimal wellness.

“Our job is not to deny the our story but to defy the ending – to rise strong, recognize our story and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, yes, this is what happened, and I will choose how the story ends.” --- Brené Brown

Dennis Haynes, LPC

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Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Bradley University. I completed my undergraduate program at the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have worked in the mental health field for over ten years, and I have always had a passion for working with people.

Choosing to engage in the therapy process can be an overwhelming and even scary experience. My goal is to eliminate the negative perceptions of the counseling process and help my clients see therapy as a positive path to growth and development. I strive to make my sessions with clients a safe, warm environment where they can genuinely express themselves without judgement. My doors are open to clients of all gender, sexual orientation, and racial/ethnic identities, and as a member of the LGBT community I understand the importance of recognizing how our individual cultural experiences affect our mental health. My process is to work with you as a collaborator to help navigate through the many challenges our daily lives throw at us and improve your understanding of self. I believe growth and self discovery are so important in maximizing our potential and finding happiness within ourselves. If you are an individual who is looking for change and movement in your life, I would value the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills to help you implement that change.

Paul Kang, MA

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Hello! I am a counselor-in-training, and I am currently pursuing my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. I received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at UIUC in 2019.

 

Life is filled with many struggles and anxieties that can hinder us in various ways. I believe reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness but rather, a sign of strength. Embarking on a counseling journey can be terrifying and one that may require some courage. Therefore, I aim to create a safe space with compassion and empathy, so you can fully be who you are. Through our partnership in counseling, I hope to guide you in grasping a better understanding of who you are and in achieving your goals.

 

As a Korean American male, I know there are social barriers that discourage seeking out mental health services and that discourage other marginalized communities. Due to these barriers, I make every effort to foster an inclusive space for all genders, sexual orientations, race and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and other cultural identities. As a counselor-in-training, I promote authenticity and relationship in the counseling space.

Carolina Kuhl, MSW

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¡Hola! Hello! I am a Bilingual Master's Level Social Worker with a Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. I completed my undergraduate degree in Human Development & Family Studies with a Minor in Latine Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was born and raised in Humboldt Park, I am a novice poet, my favorite snack is hot cheetos with elote, and I have two cats!

 

As a queer, multicultural Latina, I bring a unique perspective to my clinical work. My approach to therapy is informed by Liberation, Womanist/Mujerista and Positive Psychologies in order to utilize a Narrative Therapy and CBT lens. My personal and academic experiences have shaped my understanding of clients' many identities, enabling me to tailor my approach to meet their specific needs and goals.

 

I have experience working with underserved children and adolescents with trauma and neurodivergence. As well as spanish-speaking and newly arrived immigrant clients dealing with acculturation and inclusion. I believe it is important to encourage learning and practice, identifying core values, and supporting autonomy. And especially the development of close interpersonal relationships because it takes a village, and community is everything at any stage of life!

 

I am looking forward to helping you step into your resilience, strengths and healing journey!

Anthony Rosado, LPC

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Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northwestern University. I have worked in the mental health field since 2015 in both community mental health and private practice settings.

 

The choice to engage in therapy is one that can take a lot of mental and emotional energy, so the motivation to seek out treatment is admirable. I believe that we can collaborate together to explore where you are in life and find positive change, hopefulness and peace. While my approach can incorporate a number of different evidence-based practices, I try to focus on helping you to find awareness of your emotions, beliefs and strengths, explore your boundaries and feel a greater sense of wellness in life. I have experience working with individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples and families processing a myriad of concerns. Being black, Puerto Rican and a part of the LGBTQ community, I recognize the importance culture and background plays in life and in a therapeutic setting. I hope that whether you are seeking to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, or any other change or struggle at this time, you feel safe, free and seen so that you may achieve your goals.

Dr. Cara Chill

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Hello! I am a postdoctoral fellow and a recent graduate from Adler University, where I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and completed my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015 from Northwestern University. I completed my bachelor's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development from DePaul University in 2012. I utilize evidence-based therapy interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, I hold a certification in DBT.

 

I strive to create a safe, welcoming, empathic, and non-judgmental space and I genuinely view the therapeutic relationship as one that is collaborative. I aim to take an active role in helping to facilitate a space that fosters openness, inclusivity, and a sense of feeling seen and heard.

 

I have ten years of experience working with couples, families, individuals, and in providing group therapy. I have worked in various clinical settings including psychiatric inpatient units, correctional and forensic settings, hospital settings, and in private practice. I am a strong advocate and ally for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. I am also committed to my own personal and professional journey of cultural humility, ongoing learning, and self-reflection.

Administrative Staff

Dr. Manizeh Raza

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Hi! I am a postdoctoral fellow and graduated from Alliant International University with a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2023 and also received my masters in clinical psychology at Alliant International University in 2020. I completed my undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have worked with a range of therapeutic interventions and have previous experience in hospital sites, community mental health, & outpatient clinics. 

My goal is to help you reach your goals. I work collaboratively to support my clients to help improve the quality of their lives. Therapy can be a vulnerable process and it is my hope to create a safe space to allow for growth and healing.

I am a therapist who provides interventions from a person-centered approach and a holistic/multicultural perspective. I also remain flexible in the evidence-based interventions we may use in treatment. I have worked with clients across the lifespan, providing individual, couples and family therapy. I am also able to provide psychological testing services. I offer therapy in English and Urdu (conversational). 

Dr. Louis V. Haynes

Executive Director

Hi there! I graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology at Adler University in 2016 and a masters in counseling psychology from Adler University in 2010. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Tampa and earned a bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. I have received advanced training in a variety of therapeutic models, including getting nationally certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

As the founder of Arcus Behavioral Health & Wellness, I am extremely passionate about changing and improving the way psychotherapy is globally perceived and understood. Therapy is not what you see on Dr. Phil or in TV shows. It is a safe, nonjudgmental, and non-critical place to learn and understand yourself, your personality, and how to remove some of the barriers that may be getting in the way of your overall happiness and connection with others. Furthermore, I believe therapy should not solely focus on problems but also help you learn how to enhance your life satisfaction and overall well-being. Those are some of the values that I work to embody in our agency culture and clinical team.

Daithi Brady

Development and Administrative Assistant

Howdy howdy! I was grateful to have graduated with a Dual Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Psychology at Hofstra University, New York, in 2021 with focuses in ASD Studies, Directing, and Technical Directing. I also take pride in having completed training in various models such as nonviolent communication, DBT, and CBT. Illinois is my native state, and it has always been a goal to live in Chicago, the city of dreams and wind.


As a member of Arcus Behavioral Health & Wellness I believe that respectful, inclusive, and productive energy is crucial to fostering a healthy and safe environment. I am so excited to be a friendly face that greets you in your Arcus experience. It can be a daunting time for someone to take the leap to begin their therapy journey. That is why I am committed to work my hardest so that everyone has equal and streamlined access to mental health care.

 

As administrator and billing I ensure clear and responsive communication is provided with five-star quality. Being able to support clients in accessing affordable health care and handling subsidies is personally rewarding. The best part of my job is community outreach and engagement. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and an alumnus of Pi Lambda Phi NYAT, I recognize the importance of accessible mental health care for all and the prejudices surrounding it. As such, I work hard to generate fundraising and outreach opportunities to empower and show that therapy is accessible and fiscally possible here at Arcus. The engagement, outreach, and comradery of the community makes this job so enjoyable. Motivating me to put my best foot forward in working with Arcus and provide the best possible support and care for the communities and people that we are so lucky to work with.

Anthony Guerrero

Development Associate

Hello! I am a current graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pursuing my Master's in Public Health (my second masters! OH MY! Someone stop me) I got my Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2014 and my Master's in Health Communication in 2018, both from Northwestern University. I am originally from Mexico City, and have been in the Chicagoland area since 2010.


Having been raised across two countries and cultures, I am always present to the experience that culture has in determining your health and wellbeing. I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of Latine, LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities and am a fierce advocate for health equity, with specific attention to mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and access to safety network social services. I have worked in various non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area and have significant experience in public health program design and implementation, program management, health communications, health policy, community engagement and mobilization, and program development and fund management. I am excited to bring my skill set to grow the work at Arcus and support access to mental health services in Chicago.

Board of Directors

Victor R. Perez, Board President

Robert Nam Phan, Vice President/Secretary

Kai Korpek, Member


Stefanie Burby, Member

Crystal Deberry, Member

Zoe Andorka, Member

Arcus Behavioral Health and Wellness | Psychotherapist in Chicago, Illinois

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