Our Team of Therapists
We are a team of therapists dedicated to finding collaborative and creative solutions that work best for you. Taking Control is a private practice, therefore we are able to customize your treatment. Email or call us for a free consultation and we will match you with the best therapist to fit your needs. Feel free to contact any therapist directly with his or her email link.
James Jorgenson, Ed.D., LCPC
Joanna VanLear, MSW, LCSW
Lindsey Maltese, MS Ed., LCPC, LGBTQ+ Ally
Rita Wiermanski, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Caitlin Patterson, MS, LCPC
Dana Pauley, MS, MA, LCPC, CFRC, CCTP
Callie Rezin, MSW, LCSW
Tiffany Wu (Heng Chun Wu), MA, LCPC
Heather Anderson, MS, LPC
Heather Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, Heather has experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, grief, and trauma. As a Person-Centered therapist utilizing techniques from Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Expressive Therapies such as Art Therapy and Play Therapy. Tailoring the techniques to each individual client, so no experience is ever the same just as no person is the same.
"Carl Rogers, the father of person-centered therapy, said, ‘When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.’
Michele Dominguez, MA, LPC
Deb Farnsworth, MSW, LSW.
Andre Joachim, MS Ed., LPC
Laura Leddy, MA, LPC
Patrick Noonan, MA, LCP, LASOP, NCC
Patrick received his BA in Psychology from North Central College and his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Some of his areas of clinical interest include, but are not limited to, the following: anxiety, depression, life adjustment issues, LGBTQ+ specific issues, sexually problematic behaviors, court-mandated treatment, and stress management. Patrick believes that the therapeutic relationship is an opportunity for collaboration to help one discover their strengths and ability to be vulnerable. He works together with his clients to assist them in finding solutions to any problems that they may be facing. He uses a range of therapeutic approaches derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but also believes in tailoring his treatment to fit the needs of the client.
Alice Pierce, MA, LPC
Melissa Simonek, MA, LPC
Mia Williams, MS Ed., LPC
Eimileanne Delaney, MS, ALMFT
Andrea Holm, MA
Andrea Holm earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in children and adolescents, from Lewis University. Andrea was a Graduate Assistant at Lewis University, assisting with developing Trauma Informed Writing Pedagogies for Instructors, as well as, co-leading a Mindfulness and Meditation Program for College Students. Andrea has been with Taking Control Counseling since 2018, where she fulfilled her internship clinical hour requirement. Andrea’s status has now evolved from intern to staff member upon graduation. Andrea has experience working with individuals with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional defiance, and grief. Andrea uses mindfulness-based approaches to counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy.