Sam graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an M.A. in Forensic Psychology, with a focus on Trauma and Terrorism.
Sam is certified in DBT, dialectical behavior therapy, as well as CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy. Sam has received her 40-hour Domestic Violence certification and training in assisting survivors of Human Trafficking. Sam has experience in working with the most acute clients to clients who are high functioning.
Reagan BellChild & Family Therapist
Reagan graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an MA in Counseling Psychology, Generalist concentration. She is passionate about working with teenagers, families, and young adults. Reagan has 2 years of experience working with teens and parents with a focus on depression, anxiety, trauma, ADD/ADHD, school issues, attachment, and communication difficulties.
Rachel LachetaFamily Stabilization Counselor
Rachel graduated from Adler University with a Masters of Art in Counseling. She is passionate and has experience working with 11-18 year old’s and families. Rachel has years of experience working with teens and parents with a focus on anxiety, depression, ADHD, LGBTQIA+, and trauma and grief.
Michaela PerezBilingual Child & Family Therapist
Michaela is a Bilingual Child and Family Therapist at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been working in the psychology field for three years with varying populations. The populations she specializes in are children and teens who have experienced trauma and mood disorders. Michaela typically uses an eclectic approach to each client she has, which includes a backbone of Cognitive Behavioral Theory—CBT—and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy—DBT. Michaela then will tailor the course of her treatment to her clients’ presentations. Michaela brings passion and fun to therapy each time.
Adriana CastroBilingual Child & Family Therapist
Adrianna is a Bilingual Child & Family Therapist at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Practice from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Most of Adrianna’s experience has been working with children and adolescents and treating mood disorders, such as depression, and anxiety. One of her approaches to treating mood disorders is to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Colin McGreevyChild & Family Counseling Supervisor
Colin is a Child & Family Counseling Supervisor at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. He has a dual master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Forensic Mental Health Leadership. Colin aims to provide mental health services for youth within Chicago’s suburbs. His specialties in counseling include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and Adlerian therapy.
Nik WicksFamily Stabilization Counselor
Nik is a Family Stabilization Counselor at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. They has a master’s in art therapy and Counseling at Adler University in Chicago. Nik takes an eclectic approach to therapy, practicing from a strengths-based and person-centered perspective often utilizing CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
Maribel RodriguezBilingual Family Stabilization Counselor
Maribel is a Bilingual Family Stabilization Counselor at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. She received her master’s in social work from Aurora University. Maribel specializes in forensic social work where she has experience with court involved youth and adults that may or may not have a substance use disorder or mental health condition. Maribel loves to work with clients utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), this allows youth to question their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs through problem-solving
Arnicci LovingFamily Stabilization Counselor
Arnicci is a Family Stabilization Counselor at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. She graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy, practicing from a person-centered perspective while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-DBT. She has experience working with children and adolescents of all ages. As well as experience of working with individuals with intellectual disabilities that are high and low functioning.
Arniea LovingFamily Stabilization Counselor
Arniea is a counselor on the Family Stabilization Team at The Bridge Youth and Family Services. She received a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University Chicago. Arniea’s undergraduate study in Human Services provides her with a wide array of knowledge of services and programs relevant to serving her clients and their families. Arniea takes a multicultural point of view in session with clients and is passionate about examining how race, ethnicity, and further identifiers and cultural context influences clients’ worldview, experiences, and presenting issues. Arniea has experience in utilizing CBT and DBT, and training in TF-CBT.”
Bianca HuertaClinical Intern
Bianca is a current clinical intern at the Bridge and is a graduate student at Benedictine University pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. She is passionate to help children and families build deeper connections while providing support through advocacy and understanding. Bianca uses a person-centered approach with a trauma-focused lens.
Where to Find Us
721 S. Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
The Bridge provides services to support youth and families in creating emotional wellness, strong relationships, and successful futures.