Elizabeth Tyrpak, LCPC

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Elizabeth Tyrpak is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University and bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Before joining Chicago Clinical Associates, Elizabeth worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, outpatient centers, the nonprofit sector, and higher education. She specializes in working with adults and couples affected by a broad range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, relational conflict, and general life transition or imbalance. She also enjoys working with those who are focused on personal growth to enhance their overall wellness, career, or relationships. Elizabeth is particularly interested in distress rooted in one’s family of origin, transition faced in emerging adulthood, and the impact of trauma across the lifespan.

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Nathan Sahyouni, PsyD

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Nathan Sahyouni, PsyD, completed both his masters and doctoral graduate training in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He’s been practicing in the field of behavioral health since 2012. He has experience working in diverse settings including hospitals, elementary schools and universities, community mental health centers, and outpatient clinics providing individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy.

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Morgan Waggoner, LCPC

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Morgan Waggoner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. She completed a dual M.A. degree program in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2013. Prior to joining Chicago Clinical Associates, Morgan worked in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings, community mental health, and as an on-call crisis clinician in Chicago.

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Tiffany Clomax, PsyD

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Tiffany Clomax completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from DePaul University. Prior to joining CCA, Tiffany worked in a variety of settings including, corrections, community mental health, outpatient forensic clinics, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and higher education. Additionally, she strives to maintain ongoing engagement in professional development opportunities. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychology-Law Society, Illinois Psychological Association, and the Association for Black Psychologists. In her free time, you can find Tiffany stretching out in a yoga class or lifting weights in CrossFit.

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Jessica Gentry, MA, LPC

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Jessica Gentry received her master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from North Park University and received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Moody Bible Institute. Jessica has worked with diverse populations in community mental health services, higher education, and non profit organizations. She specializes in supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma and/or grief, and adjusting to life circumstances. Jessica strives to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow.

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Elisabeth Pratt, MA

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Elisabeth Pratt, MA, is a fourth-year doctoral student studying clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she also earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology. Elisabeth graduated from Michigan State University where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice. Prior to beginning her training at CCA, Elisabeth has completed clinical trainings in forensic and correctional settings. In addition to her work at CCA, Elisabeth is receiving training within the VA (US Dept of Veteran's Affairs) with a focus on trauma recovery. She has experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse clientele, as well as with individuals experiencing passive suicidal ideation, interpersonal conflict, and difficulties coping with the “unknowns” of their future.

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Aslihan Tuzun Sabaz, MA

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Aslihan Tuzun Sabaz, M.A., earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Okan University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she trained in psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral clinical paradigms. She has since incorporated dialectical-behavioral and eye-movement desensitization (EMDR) treatment modalities into her therapeutic work. Currently, she is studying at Adler University to earn her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Aslihan has a breadth of experience working in a range of psychology and therapy environments, both domestic and international. She has experience working with clients with differing minority status in inpatient, outpatient, social services, and school settings. Aslihan specializes in working with adults who are experiencing difficulties making meaning of various life struggles including trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship or interpersonal issues.

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Michael Palumbo, PhD

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Michael Palumbo, PhD, completed his doctoral training at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has worked with a diverse range of individuals across a variety of settings, from private practices to hospital psychiatric units. He specializes in treating a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood instability, relationship difficulties, and work challenges. He also has specialized training in working with substance-use problems through his work at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. In addition to providing one-on-one therapy, he leads therapy groups, which seek to improve group members’ relationships with others. Before embarking on a career as a therapist, he worked in the publishing industry for almost a decade, and he brings to his work a familiarity with professional settings as well as life transitions.

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David Hoover, PsyD

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David Hoover, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the executive director of Chicago Clinical Associates. Dr. Hoover completed his graduate psychology training at Wheaton College, during which time he worked at local community clinics, university counseling centers, hospitals, and outpatient group practices delivering individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services to diverse populations. He graduated as an Arthur P. Rech Scholar based upon his academic achievements, contributions to research and teaching, and commitment to the integration of spiritual and clinical development. His dissertation research explored relationships between experiences of isolation, spirituality, and patterns of interpersonal attachment. After completing a doctoral internship at Boston University’s Danielsen Institute and a fellowship with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Dr. Hoover returned to the Chicagoland area and eventually established a private practice focusing upon the provision of a highly informed and responsive psychosocial care to adults in the Chicagoland area.

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