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This is our updated list of provider hours. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (630) 261-1210 (Lombard) or (708) 613-5388 (Oak Park) . For general office hours, click here.
|Daniel B. Martinez, MD|
|Tuesday (Oak Park)||9:20 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:20 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Friday (2nd & 4th)||9:20 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Friday (1st & 3rd) (Oak Park)||9:20 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Samina Khattak, MD|
|Wednesday (1st)||5:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Friday||9:20 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Aamir Safdar, MD|
|Tuesday||2:40 PM||to||6:40 PM|
|Wednesday||4:00 PM||to||6:40 PM|
|Thursday (Oak Park)||2:00 PM||to||6:00 PM|
|Friday||3:00 PM||to||5:40 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
|Craig Kestenberg, MD|
|Monday||10:20 AM||to||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||2:00 PM||to||6:40 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM||to||6:40 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM||to||5:00 PM|
|Saturday (3rd)||10:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
|Wednesday & Thursday||1:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Marian Glenn, Rn, APN|
|Tuesday||4:00 PM||to||6:00 PM|
|Thursday||5:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Erin Petrusic, RN, APN (Oak Park)|
|Tuesday & Wednesday||10:00 AM||to||4:00 PM|
|Saturday(2nd & 4th)||10:00 PM||to||3:00 PM|
|Davena Beal, APN“|
|Wednesday (Oak Park)||9:20 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:20 AM||to||12:00 PM|
|Friday (2nd & 4th)||2:00 PM||to||6:00 PM|
|Friday (1st & 3rd) (Oak Park)||2:00 PM||to||6:00 PM|
|Maria Valdez. LCPC|
|Tuesday||1:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||1:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:30 AM||to||7:00 PM|
|Friday||11:30 AM||to||6:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:30 AM||to||4:00 PM|
|Rachel Mikula, LCSW|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM||to||1:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM||to||8:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
|Ralph Romero, LCPC|
|Saturday at CCS – Melrose Park||8:00 AM||to||1:00 PM|
|Fr. Michael Garcia, OP, LCSW|
|Monday||12:00 PM||to||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday at CCS – St. Vincent’s||3:00 PM||to||6:30 PM|
|Friday||1:00 PM||to||5:00 pM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||to||2:00 PM|
|Kim Heil, LCPC|
|Tuesday & Thursday||9:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
|Eloisa Rosales, LCSW (Oak Park)|
|Saturday||9:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
|Amy Sparacino, LCPC (Oak Park)|
|Monday & Thursday||6:00 PM||to||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday & Wednesday||9:00 AM||to||8:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
|Arnold Lavaire, LCPC (Oak Park)|
|Friday||1:00 PM||to||6:00 PM|
|Dennis Keppeler, LCSW (Oak Park)|
|Monday & Tuesday||4:00 PM||to||8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||5:00 PM||to||8:00 PM|
|Thursday (Lombard)||2:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Saturday (Lombard)||9:00 AM||to||3:00 PM|
My name is Davena and I just graduated this past August from Rush University’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. I am so excited to be joining the CCS team as a nurse practitioner! Dr. Martinez was my first preceptor when I began the clinical portion of the program, and I was amazed at his ability to work with so many different populations of patients spanning different cultures, generations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Up until that point in my career, most of my 18 years of experience in psychiatric nursing had been working with children and adolescents in an inpatient setting. The first two years of my career in psychiatry were spent on the Adolescent program at the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the past sixteen were spent on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Rush University Medical Center. It was during my time at Rush that I learned the importance of fostering a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy in patients to create the greatest potential for positive outcomes.
Self-efficacy is achieved through patient education. The patient is the expert on their symptoms and experiences, and the nurse partners with the patient to apply the relevant biopsychosocial concepts to achieve his or her goals. Goals are patient driven, and the nurse respects the patient’s preferences when applying evidence based concepts from pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. Together, the patient and the nurse work as a team to achieve the highest level of patient functioning and life satisfaction possible. The patient learns that they are capable of managing mood swings and self-soothing when experiencing emotional distress by applying Mindfulness techniques, concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and establishing balanced routines to ensure adequate sleep, exercise, and nutrition. With a sense of self-efficacy comes a sense of empowerment, independence, and self-esteem. The patient learns that he or she can manage a mental illness while pursuing academic, athletic, and career goals, as well as building meaningful relationships.
I believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor for both patients and clinicians that requires effort and resilience. We are always learning new professional and recreational skills, as well as discovering new insights about ourselves as people. It is our inquisitive nature as humans that keeps our interests forever growing. Having recreational interests as well as professional interests is important regardless of age or occupation. I enjoy long distance running, and have even run a few half marathons in the past. I also enjoy sewing, and have managed to make a few items I can actually wear! As a member of the CCS team, I am looking forward to working with all of you and further developing my skills as a clinician.
Dr. Shannon Calvert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Calvert earned her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University with a major in Psychology. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus. She completed her training in a variety of settings, which included placements at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Trinity Services, Inc. Dr. Calvert completed her internship with Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC where she worked in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship with Edgewood Clinical Services.
Dr. Calvert has extensive experience in conducting psychological evaluations as well as therapy (individual, family, and group) with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Dr. Calvert is passionate about working with children who are struggling with peer relationships, emotional regulation, and anxiety.
Dr. Calvert utilizes an individualized approach that integrates cognitive-behavioral and play-based techniques, as well as behavioral modification and parent training in order to best meet the needs and goals of the families and individuals being treated.
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families.
Kim is a warm an integrative psychotherapist who uses traditional and evidence based interventions. She combines this approach with therapies that integrate mindfulness practice and principles for a specialized approach to meet individual needs and achieve desired outcomes.
Specialties include empowering individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships, increasing self esteem, managing grief and loss, changing habits that get in the way of being your best self, as well as helping clients with compulsive overeating issues, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma related disorders.
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Marian is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She previously obtained a psychology degree from Wheaton College and a nursing degree from Stony Brook University. She practiced at Rush University Medical Center in their Neuroscience / Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, before attending Rush University for her masters of science in nursing. She then obtained board certification as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Marian has also received specialized training in maternal mental health, including peri natal and post partum mood disorders. Marian has experience treating patients in many different areas, including the VA, community mental health, as well as outpatient practice. She also provides geriatric psychiatry tele health services to a rural skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. She is dedicated to providing holistic care, and partnering with her patients in their journey to health and well being.
Dennis L. Keppeler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Dennis has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Dennis has a special interest in working with youth and young adults, and he integrates a variety of techniques and interventions, including Mindfulness Meditation and aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), to provide supports to his clients. Dennis is also interested in working with individuals who struggle with communicating effectively, managing their emotions, and maintaining relationships.