Our counseling professionals have advanced degrees in clinical social work, clinical psychology, professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. They specialize in child and adolescent development; child, adolescent, and adult treatments; and parenting and family life.

Carla M. Beatrici, Psy.D.

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Carla Beatrici received her Psy.D. at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years clinical experience working with children, adolescents, parents and adults and also has experience directing an outpatient, non-profit counseling agency. Dr. Beatrici is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry, where she treats patients, supervises interns and teaches child development to psychiatry residents.

Nancy Luepke

Office Manager & Parent Services and Community Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Nancy Luepke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Dominican University in River Forest, IL and has twelve years experience with marketing and communications in the insurance industry. A native Oak Parker, Nancy has volunteered in the community for close to two decades. Most recently she has volunteered as a trained domestic violence advocate for Sarah’s Inn in Oak Park.

Laura Bentley, LCPC

Laura Bentley, LCPC, graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She is experienced working with children, adolescents, and families involved with the juvenile justice system and has provided individual therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and group therapy in other outpatient settings. Laura is committed to journey with her clients to achieve happier, healthier lives.

Chelc DeValk

Intake Specialist

Ms. Chelć DeValk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. She has experience working with children with developmental disabilities and adults with chronic mental illness. Chelć has worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit and has experience with in-home therapy for children with autism. Her experience providing daily risk assessments has allowed her to contribute to Smart Love Family Services, and looks forward to serving clients.

Stephen Budde, Ph.D., LCSW

Project Leader, Quality Care and Evaluation 

Dr. Stephen Budde received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. He is a psychotherapist who has over 20 years experience in child welfare as a clinical social worker, researcher, teacher, and administrator. He has had extensive experience as a Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor at Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago and a Lecturer at the University’s School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Dr. Budde is Associate Executive Director at the Juvenile Protective Association.

Felicia Carmel, Psy.D.

Dr. Felicia Carmel is a psychologist who specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing. She trained at the University of Chicago working in a diagnostic clinic with children with ADHD and other learning problems. She has also conducted neuropsychological evaluations with adults suffering with a multitude of neurological disorders, including dementia, and worked at a nursing home as a consultant.

Tamara T. Garrity, Psy. D.

Director of Training & Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Tamara Garrity received her Psy.D. at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience as a clinician. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings including hospital inpatient units, outpatient counseling centers, and therapeutic day schools. Dr. Garrity is an allied staff at Linden Oaks at Edwards Hospital.

Jessica Hudnall, M.A.

Facilitator, Minority Families Program

Ms. Jessica Hudnall graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Ms. Hudnall is a facilitator for the Smart Love’s Minority Families Program.  She guides parenting and youth group sessions.  Ms. Hudnall also has experience working with children and adolescents of diverse backgrounds, in a variety of settings, including youth mentor and advocate at her local church and various community based settings.

Angela D. Hunsicker, LCSW

Ms. Angela Hunsicker, LCSW received her BSW from Indiana University and MSW from Loyola University Chicago with a Type #73 certificate in School Social Work. She has been working in schools, therapeutic day schools and outpatient clinics throughout her career. She has also served as a Mental Health Consultant at Easter Seals Early Head Start, and helped develop Smart Love’s seminars, toddler program and preschool.

Carol Johnson, LCSW

Director of Staff Development and Clinical Supervisor

Ms. Carol Johnson received her MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. She is a psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical experience with children, teens, families, and adults in diverse settings, and an experienced parent educator. She was a teacher and school social worker in elementary schools, and a consultant for Easter Seals Head Start Program. Ms Johnson was also an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work.

Kelly Jones, Psy.D.

Dr. Kelly Jones received her Psy.D. at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She specializes in psychological and forensic testing. Dr. Jones has experience in conducting evaluations for adolescents and adults for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment planning. She has expertise in assessing a variety disorders including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, and dementia.

Daniel Kanofsky, LCSW

Mr. Daniel Kanofsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having received his MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. He is an experienced psychotherapist who has worked in outpatient mental health centers, primarily with adults and families. Daniel enjoys working with both adults and children. He is also a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and a Registered Dual Disorder Professional.

Amy Krutky, Psy.D.

Dr. Amy Krutky is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, parents, and adults in a broad range of settings including community based, inpatient, outpatient settings and therapeutic day schools. She is also experienced in conducting neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Krutky received her Psy.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Bonnie McDaniel, LPC

Ms. Bonnie McDaniel received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University Chicago. She is a former early childhood and special education teacher and is passionate about helping diverse populations including children, teens, couples, parents, and families. 

Madeline Nelson, LSW

Ms. Madeline Nelson is a Licensed Social Worker who graduated from Aurora University with a Masters in Clinical Social Work.  She has a wide variety of clinical experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma as well as members of the LGBTQ community. She has worked in schools, mental health centers, and crisis centers throughout her academic and clinical career. Maddie looks forward to helping children, teens, and adults during her work at Smart Love Family Services. 

Ilinka Novakovic, LCSW

Ms. Ilinka Novakovic received her MSW at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. She is a psychotherapist, parent educator and coach who has extensive experience both writing and presenting child development seminars and courses to parents and professionals. She has worked in several outpatient mental health agencies providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults.

Joshua N. R. Ollswang, M.A.

Walter D. Miller Social Work Intern

Mr. Joshua Ollswang is the Walter D. Miller Social Work Intern at Smart Love, and a current fellow with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Mr. Ollswang is presently a graduate student at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and also has a master’s degree in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought. He has over ten years’ experience working with children and adults in various settings, including treating adults with substance addictions, childhood trauma, and depression and anxiety. Before coming to Chicago, he was a teacher in Harlem, New York, and also worked as a therapeutic caregiver with families and their children.

Felicia M. Owens, Psy.D., LPC

Minority Families Program Director

Dr. Felicia M. Owens received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and her Master’s in Community Counseling from Concordia University Chicago. She is currently doing her post-doctoral fellowship at Smart Love Family Services. Dr. Owens has more than 10 years of experience working in mental health settings, education, and student growth and development (academically, spiritually, and emotionally). She also has experience working with parents, children, and adolescents in various settings including community churches, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and college counseling centers. She is dedicated and actively involved in her church ministry where she serves as a Licensed Minister, Administrator and Teacher. Felicia is committed, dedicated, trained and experienced in helping to guide individuals and families to increase the quality of their lives.

Bill Pasola, Psy.D.

Dr. Bill Pasola received his Psy.D. from Roosevelt University, where he specialized in child, adolescent and family therapy. He has experience serving a diverse array of clients and his clinical work has spanned short term crisis intervention to long term individual and family therapy. His previous settings of practice include: outpatient clinics, parochial schools, a therapeutic day school, a psychiatric hospital, and residential treatment.

Janine Phan, M.A.

Ms. Janine Phan is a recent graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is currently working as a psychotherapist, having just recently completed a year as a counseling intern, where she helped lead group therapy and started doing family therapy as well as individual.  Janine received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Western Michigan University. She has volunteered at Lurie Children’s Hospital with A Giving Heart Foundation, where she supported families in the Cardiac Care Unit and helped create the well-being follow-up program for patients post-discharge. She has extensive experience in working with children and families of multicultural backgrounds, and is excited to have the opportunity to incorporate Intrapsychic Humanism into her work.

Gabrielle Rodriguez Franco

William J. Pieper M.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Gabrielle Rodriguez Franco is a multilingual therapist offering therapy in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. She received her Psy.D at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a focus on child and adolescent psychology. She is currently doing her post-doctoral fellowship at Smart Love Family Services. Dr. Rodriguez Franco has experience working with children and families of a multicultural background. She provides individual therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and group therapy in both outpatient and inpatient setting. For the past four years, Dr. Rodriguez Franco has worked with the Latinx immigrant community providing family and psychodiagnostic testing in Spanish.   Her passion lies in working with parents and caregivers in developing stronger and happier relationships with themselves and their children.  

Lindsey Scarlett, LPC

Ms. Lindsey Scarlett is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology.  She has a variety of clinical experience working with diverse populations of children, teens, young adults, and families in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Ms. Scarlett has been trained in the Smart Love theory and philosophy, and has worked in many capacities at the organization; including the research department, intake office, as group therapy coordinator, and as a staff psychotherapist.  She is comfortable assisting our clients with a variety of mental health concerns.

Sara Stone, Psy. D.

Dr. Sara Stone received her Psy.D. at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She is a clinical psychologist with over 13 years of clinical experience working with adults, couples and families in outpatient hospital and community clinic settings, as well as children and adolescents in school settings.

Madeline Sullenberger, M.A. Candidate

Ms. Madeline Sullenberger is a counseling intern from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Graduate Program concentrating in child and adolescent treatment. She brings 25 years of experience working with children and families in mental health, special education, and social services. Some of her specific experience includes residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, and working with teen parents. She holds a bachelors degree in child and family development and has enjoyed sharing her knowledge as a parent and family life educator, as well as a child advocate in the classroom in public schools.

Kari Terrill, Psy. D.

Learning Services Director

Dr. Kari Terrill is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, parents, and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, schools, and outpatient clinics.  She has extensive training in conducting neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults, and she is passionate about helping children and young adults receive the necessary support to achieve success in academic settings.  Dr. Terrill received her Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Olivia Tinati, M.A.

Ms. Olivia Tinati received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2014.  Olivia has had experience working in non-profits providing community support, group therapy, and individual and family counseling to children, teenagers, and adults.  

Jane Weinberg, M.S., LCSW

Ms. Jane Weinberg received her Master in Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and her Master of Science in Child Development from the Erikson Institute. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced in working with children and families to provide individual and group therapy. She spent many years working in a private, multi-disciplinary setting and is passionate about understanding individualized developmental profiles.

Julia Wright, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Ms. Julia Wright is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her MSW from the Jane Addams College of Social Work and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Wright’s 15 years of experience include working with children and families of diverse backgrounds in residential and school settings. Ms. Wright joined Smart Love Family Services in 2015 helping children, adolescents and adults pursue their innate desires for well-being.  She also enjoys providing parent guidance counseling, helping parents to better understand their children’s behavior and enjoy their relationships with their children.

Michael Zakalik, Psy. D.

Director of Marketing and Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Michael Zakalik received his Psy.D. at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with diverse populations of children, adolescents, couples, parents and adults. Dr. Zakalik has worked within residential facilities, public and therapeutic day schools, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient services. Dr. Zakalik has experience in all these settings with helping children and families effectively cope with trauma and loss. He has also provided parent education seminars on important mental health topics to parents in the community. Dr. Zakalik supervises doctoral candidates and staff at Smart Love Family Services. In addition, Dr. Zakalik is the Director of Marketing in which he collaborates with physicians, medical staff, educators, and schools in an effort to connect Chicago and surrounding suburbs to supportive resources and mental health services.

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Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Rush Medical Office Building

610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601

Oak Park, IL 60304

Preschool: (773) 665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: (773) 665.8052 ext. 4

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