Jennifer Daniels

Throughout my career, it has been an honor to work with clients from all walks of life, including children, adolescents, adults of all ages, families, groups and couples. My experience includes working with many issues, such as:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Sexual Assault
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Phobias
  • Relationship/Marital Difficulties
  • Family/Parenting Challenges
  • Low Self-Esteem

As a psychology student at DePauw University, my journey as a counselor started when I volunteered with the campus 24-hour crisis hotline. Later, while obtaining a Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida, I worked with developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting. Later, I was a counselor an agency serving pregnant teens and teenaged mothers. Upon graduating, I was the first counselor hired at the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center. After a few years, I transitioned to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County as the Assistant Director and Forensic Interviewer. In 1994, I was among the first counselors in Illinois to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Education is an essential part of my life, and it was a dream of mine to follow in my mother’s footsteps by obtaining a doctoral degree. In 2013, I graduated with distinction from Capella University with a PhD in Human Services, and a specialization in Counseling. During this period, I worked as a therapist at Allied Counseling Services. At the same time, I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) through the EMDR International Association. In 2014, I had the good fortune to open my own private practice. From 2014-2017, I volunteered with Give an Hour, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling to veterans and their families. In 2016, I completed more training and became a Certified EMDR Therapist. In 2017, I was recruited and contracted as a therapist by the Headstrong Project. Headstrong is a national organization that provides free mental health therapy to veterans.

Meghan Litwiller

Over the last 10 years, I have focused on working with clients from many different journeys while continuing my educational and professional development. Everyone has a unique story and I am honored to be a part of that. My experience includes working with: 
  • PTSD and Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Behavioral Disorders 
  • Parenting/Family Conflicts
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship Conflicts 
  • Stress 
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Life Transitions
As a psychology student at Alma College in 2012, I began working with youth in the criminal justice system. I organized and helped facilitate community service groups and mentorship programming. It was through this experience that I was able to connect with a local therapy office and begin observing and participating in individual therapy and Multisystemic therapy. After graduation I began working at a day treatment center for juvenile probationers. Here I was responsible for programming and facilitation of therapeutic activities including social skills, life skills, behavioral intervention, communication, community service, and one on one mentorship. 
After completing my time with the day treatment program, I entered into the world of child welfare. I worked as a Child Protective Services Ongoing Worker and Prevention Coordinator for six years. My role was specifically to reduce child abuse and neglect through prevention and intervention post investigation. I worked with many families by linking them to community resources, providing education on trauma and behavior, coaching interactions, and providing overall support for many situations that family endured.
It was in 2020, that I began pursuing my Master of Social Work Degree at Aurora University. During this time, I began working with Eagle Village where I provided therapy to local high school students and served on a multidisciplinary team conducting comprehensive trauma assessments of children and adolescents in the child welfare system. Through this journey, I developed a passion for trauma and helping individuals tell their story to overcome the traumatic implications they were enduring. Upon graduation, I took a position with The DuPage County Health Department as a Youth and Family Therapist, where I continue to provide therapeutic services to youth of DuPage County. 
Education continues to be a top priority of my professional development. I believe it is important to continue my education through training and certification, so that I can best serve my clients. 


Carolynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who graduated from Adler University with a master’s degree in counseling with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology. She attained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Elmhurst University. In addition to being a therapist, Carolynn is also a current member of the U.S. Army Reserves and serves as a HR officer for her unit. 
She has experience in a variety of settings including a non-profit who works with chronic pain clients and other physical disabilities, a private practice for court-involved clients, an eating disorder inpatient facility, and a community health center focused on clients who are on probation, victims of crime, as well as students in local schools. She has worked with clients aged 5 years to 75 years with ranging presenting problems including, but not limited to; ADHD, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and LGTBQ+ and gender identity issues.
Carolynn uses an eclectic therapy approach that allows her to mix elements of many different therapy styles to adapt treatment to the client’s needs. It is very important to meet the clients where they are at. She uses an authentic, direct yet gentle approach to foster relationships with her clients. The relationship between the therapist and client is the most important foundation towards successful therapy. Carolynn strives for therapy that is tailored to the client’s likes and needs – art, music, play, and sport. At the end of the day, therapy is not easy, but Carolynn aims to ease the client into a safe space to explore their own past and potential.

Proud Mental Health Care Provider for the Headstrong Project

Headstrong is a national-facing mental health treatment practice of choice for our nation’s military-connected individuals, veterans, and their family members. We offer confidential, barrier-free and stigma-free evidence-based treatment approaches supporting mental health.


“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person.” – Benjamin Franklin