One of the many benefits of our group practice is the ability to match the right therapist to your individual needs. Each therapist in our group is highly educated and experienced. As a group practice we possess a broad range of expertise across a variety of issues to provide you with a therapist that fits your needs.
Learn evidence-based skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-expression that will enable you to create a comprehensive, individualized program that will help you be balanced and resilient as you meet life's challenges.
Vito Alberga, LCSW, ACSW, ACCHT, BCD, EMDR
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Vito has been working in the mental health field for over 28 years. He is an Advanced Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist, an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at National-Louis University where he taught workshops on treating trauma and shock. He is the Founder and Director for The Center For New Pathways Integrative Wellness Center, a leading wellness center that offers psychotherapy, coaching, acupuncture, chiropractic, energy work, and massage services. He has full time private practice where he specializes in working with adults, children, and adolescents.
We are a group of experienced wellness professionals with shared values and a common goal of
helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families feel strong, empowered, healthy, and peaceful.
Jon holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Domestic Violence Professional and a Partner Abuse Intervention Professional. Jon has also been trained in EMDR for trauma related issues and uses a variety of techniques including CBT, DBT and Person-Centered Therapy. Jon’s approach is gentle, insightful, informative and this allows clients to feel at ease and participate fully in the therapeutic process.
Jon’s background is truly diverse as he has served as a Men’s Group leader, Community Educator for adolescents, Residential Therapist at a teen group home setting, Rehab Center Counselor and as a private practice counselor. Jon works with individuals, couples, marital partners, groups, adolescents, men’s issues and court ordered clientele.
For more than 10 years Joyce has supported individuals with a broad range of issues in community mental health, residential, and IOP settings. She considers it a privilege to join you on this journey of self-discovery and looks forward to helping you uncover barriers and identify strengths that will allow you to meet your desired personal and professional goals. Joyce strives to create a safe space that will allow you to share your experience with unconditional positive regard. Joyce has a specialty in addictions and co-occurring disorders. She utilizes DBT, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care in a client-centered, strengths based approach. Joyce will join you where you are and support you in the process of change. She loves using EMDR and Polyvagal Theory to help with trauma issues.
Joyce believes you are doing the best you can and have the ability to face your challenges successfully. She believes success is possible and looks forward to working together. Your willingness and practice will improve your effectiveness and allow you to embrace your strengths and respond to life’s challenges more skillfully and with more confidence.
Allyson is a clinical social worker and has been a therapist for the past five years, working with many different types of populations.
Allyson specializes in working with adults through trauma-informed models to help treat unresolved childhood trauma. She is trained in EMDR and has received training through ego state models to help clients who are experiencing trauma symptoms that have never been resolved.
Allyson specializes in clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) along with complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders, and many others under the trauma umbrella. As someone who has personally healed from generational trauma, Allyson has a keen understanding of herself and how to help her clients in the healing process.
With a passion for psychology, a non-judgmental nature, and a genuine desire to help others, Andi is a perfect fit as our Intake Coordinator. By appreciating and accepting people as they are during the intake process, he helps every client begin their journey with greater comfort.
Andi is currently earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health at Northeastern Illinois University, with a focus on individual therapy, couples, and family systems. His passion for psychology was partly inspired by the ancient Greek Enlightenment, which centered on the value of knowledge, freedom, and happiness in helping people grow.
Like our other wellness professionals, Andi has a collaborative approach to therapy, believing that clients can and should co-create their own healing. He understands that creating a safe space for healing begins from the very first conversation with new clients, and he works to earn the trust of everyone who comes to the Center for help.
Our wellness professionals look forward to helping you feel strong, empowered, healthy, and peaceful.
We can accommodate both virtual counseling or in-person services at either of our two locations.
To schedule an appointment, please reach out to us via our contact page.
Betsy is a holistic nurse and mind-body specialist with over 15 years of experience in mind-body medicine. She helps individuals find inner peace and strength by cultivating self-awareness through mindfulness training and yoga therapy.
Betsy’s approach centers on helping clients harness their own inner resources for healing. With a deep focus on self-care, she teaches tools and practices that promote health and wellbeing. Her clinical experience spans a broad range of conditions, from chronic or terminal illness to anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Betsy holds a master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University and a nursing degree from Loyola University. She became a certified yoga therapist at Integrative Yoga Therapy and Parayoga and an accredited teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the UMass Center for Mindfulness in Healthcare and Society.
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Our Yoga & Mindfulness offerings are led by Betsy Murphy, a Certified Yoga Therapist and Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner skilled in providing integrative pathways of mind-body medicine.
You are welcome to join Betsy’s group yoga classes or schedule one-on-one mindfulness training with her. Kindly contact us for more information.
Rob knows how it feels to operate in a high demand, high-intensity work environment while trying to stay connected with family and friends. He struggled with achy joints and stiff muscles, anxiety and panic, disconnection from his wife and family, high-blood pressure, and a misalignment between what work and society wanted him to be, and who he truly was on the inside.
He came to a conclusion: as men, we’re conditioned to go to work, earn a livable income, and climb the corporate ladder. We live so hard in someone else’s dream that we lack a deep and meaningful sense of our own purpose. So Rob set out on a mission to take his power back. In his journey, he was able to:
● Manage his anxiety and eliminate instances of panic
● Develop a relationship with his monkey-mind
● Cultivate a body that was fluid, strong, powerful, and nimble
● Find energy, drive, calm, and peace within himself instead of reaching for food and substances outside himself
● Connect deeply and meaningfully with real people
● Connect to his true love and purpose in life.
People noticed, and started asking:
● Rob, can you teach me to meditate?
● What is that breath work you’re doing?
● What do you do for stress?
● Why do you sit in the snow?
● Why do you shake and tap on your body like that?
● I want to try yoga, but the classes and female instructors don’t resonate with me...
So, Rob set out to teach the very tools that have empowered him to live a life of peace, presence, purpose, power, and connection.
Teri graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL with her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbology. In 2005, she earned her degree in massage therapy from American Institute of Alternative Medicine – Columbus, Ohio. She specializes in Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage that uses acupressure).
Teri is licensed by the state of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and is board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Acupuncture.
She has been practicing energy medicine since 2011 in an effort to better understand her gifts and self-healing. Her journey started with studying the Akashic Records with Christina Cross. She became Reiki Master certified for the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage in 2013, and the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage in 2017 (as taught by Frans Stiene.) She currently teaches only the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage. Teri is trained in Access Consciousness Bars and various other energy healing modalities.
Tangee is the owner and founder of Holistic Mental Health Wellness Inc., which originated long before it was founded in 2015. Tangee started in the field of psychiatry in 2005, as a floor nurse at an urban hospital in Chicago. There, she saw how the deprivation of social, physical, mental, spiritual nurturing, and love from others and towards ourselves can impact one's psyche.
As Tangee went through her own healing journey, she awakened to this inner knowing that challenges were indeed opportunities which ultimately lead us to align with our higher power. As Tangee started practicing as an APN, after graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she soon found that though there is a place for medication in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses, in particular; one cannot ignore that there are holistic options that don't only treat the symptoms but can heal at the core of the problem.
Healing Arts Practitioner focusing on personal and spiritual growth, archetypal tarot readings, energetic mind-body connection, energy balancing and quantum physics approach. As a Teacher, offering classes in metaphysics, divination, developing intuitive abilities, meditation, clearing negative memories and energies, tarot, as well as teaching Life Activation: Spiritual Evolution, a year long program, at Infinity Foundation, Highland Park, IL.
Individual sessions, classes and workshops are designed to support people in their personal and spiritual development, allowing them to live a more loving, conscious and purposeful life.
Healing Touch Practitioner, Graduate of Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Studied with Master Yu Cheng Huang, Shaolin Master for 3 years, Matrix Energetic Practitioner, Shamanic Work with Q'ero Elders, Sufi School for 3 years, The Art of Pastoral Visitation through Unity Church, Minister Director through Universal Brotherhood., and for 11 years, a Guide to the healing center of John of God in Brazil.
To learn more about integrating these services into your complete mind-body wellness program, or to book an appointment with any of our associate practitioners, please reach out to us via our contact page.
Our internship program is designed to inspire and inform the next generation of mental health and wellness professionals. Current or graduating students get a chance to learn from our experienced integrative trauma therapists, building the skills to help you become the wellness professional you want to be.
We welcome candidates from a variety of fields! Contact us to learn more.