ABOUT US

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DENISE K. AMBRE, LCSW (she/her)

Owner
Direct Line: (847) 729-3034

Denise K. Ambre draws professional inspiration from helping clients overcome debilitating emotional problems and accomplish meaningful, sustainable change in their lives.

As a psychotherapist and certified psychoanalyst, Denise employs a psychodynamic approach that meets each client at their own personal “starting line.” She then applies tailored treatment methods to help clients identify specific patterns of behavior and develop strategies for overcoming them.

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CHRISTOPHER SKEAFF, LCSW, PHD (he/him)

Associate

From a previous career in academic political theory, Christopher Skeaff brings to his clinical work a longstanding fascination with freedom, power, and change.

“I was drawn to the way political theory treats big, important problems from a variety of conceptual and historical perspectives,” he says, “particularly the question of freedom — its meanings, manifestations, and conditions.”

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ELISABETH KEE, LPC (she/her)

Associate

As a pediatric cancer survivor, Elisabeth understands the pain caused by childhood trauma. As a therapist, Elisabeth’s main goal is to foster a healing relationship with her clients that make them feel heard and supported no matter what trial they may face. She specializes in working with clients (both children and adults) that have experienced trauma and clients that experience anxiety and mood disorders.

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MEGAN DORMIN, LPC (she/her)

Associate

Working from a psychodynamic perspective, supplemented with cognitive-behavioral techniques, Megan aims to help clients feel heard and validated in their struggles. “To me, respect and understanding are foundational to helping clients heal,” she says.  

She is committed to helping clients of all ages and life stages cope with a variety of mental health challenges, from managing relationships, improving communication and self-regulation to generalized anxiety and depression.

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THOMAS KALAPURAKAL, NCC (he/him)

Associate

Passionate about creating an empathetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship with his clients, Thomas seeks to foster self-awareness and autonomy in clients as they manage their current/past life experiences, while also considering future personal and professional goals. “Authenticity, honesty, and empathy are the values that drive my work as a counselor,” he says.

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It’s time to live the life you deserve.

If you’re interested in learning more about individual psychotherapy, adolescent psychotherapy, child psychotherapy, parenting support, psychoanalysis or couples therapy, please contact us by submitting this form, or by phone at 847-729-3034. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.