Meet the GrowWell Team

Adam Ratner

I’m a clinical therapist, and co-owner of Grow Wellness Group. I provide Western Suburbs and Naperville counseling to individuals, marriages, couples, teens and families for those navigating the many challenges getting in the way of living their most fulfilling life.

An objective for my clients in therapy is the exploration of my clients’ challenges to help them develop an awareness of conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that become drivers of actions that negatively impact them in a myriad of ways. With an understanding of these factors, growth occurs by recognizing new ways of thinking, acting, and exploring options that can lead to a more fulfilling life.


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Wendy Hayum-Gross

I’m an LCPC, and co-owner of Grow Wellness Group. I work with individuals, families, and couples going through transitions in their lives. I provide counseling in Naperville, IL from a holistic wellness perspective; empowering clients to find their strengths and truths. I provide a warm, relaxed and comfortable approach to counseling.

I am a highly integrative Naperville counselor working from a strength-based, positive and affirming perspective over a range of issues. These include, but are not limited to, family counseling, anxiety and depression counseling, life transitions, grief/loss counseling, couples counseling, career concerns, and self-efficacy and contentment.


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Jodi Metcalf

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a specialization in working with individuals, families, parents and couples. I am highly family systems oriented, as well as being well versed in CBT, ACT and Client Centered therapeutic approaches.

As a therapist, I value and prioritize relationships at the center of my work with clients. The relationship between client and therapist is paramount to personal and interpersonal growth.

Those who partner with me can expect a warm personal connection, unconditional empathy, and a deep understanding of how all the pieces of their life are working together to create their current situation. And, what they can to do achieve the growth they desire.

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Courtney Kuhns


I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with several years of experience working with clients to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, grief & loss, women’s issues, family challenges, major life transitions, addictions and co-occurring issues. I have been a community provider of mental health services in the Naperville, IL community for many years in a multitude of mental wellness settings.

I most often work with individuals (ages 12+) and families struggling with a range of personal and interpersonal growth challenges. I am trained in other areas as well. Through a holistic perspective and use of compassion, empathy, and empowerment, I help clients conquer issues that may initially appear insurmountable.

I practice from an integrative perspective, often taking pieces from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I view therapy as a collaborative and comfortable relationship that fosters growth and wellness. Growth can occur with your willingness to meet your own personal and interpersonal goals!

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Cathy Piehl

I am an LMSW from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. I mainly work with children and their families. I am a mom of three boys and came from a family of ten children so I know how important family is to development and wellness. Previous to working with individuals and families, I volunteered in the community utilizing my community organization skills. For the past seven years, I worked in a school setting. Due to the many forms of childhood trauma, I have been certified as a Trauma Practitioner in Education and trained in restorative practices.

I have also been certified in Active Parenting, helping parents create a strength-based approach to discipline. I utilize evidenced-based practices and meet each individual where they are. I believe in looking at all factors that affect a child’s development, ensuring all resources of value can be utilized effectively. I have extensive experience working with children dealing with grief, trauma, school refusal, ADHD, ASD, ODD, DMDD and various levels of anxiety and depression.

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Rachelle Barmann

As a graduate of Adler University’s dual degree program in Counseling Psychology and Art & Expressive Therapy, I am an art therapist and professional counselor.

I take a holistic, person-centered approach to art therapy and counseling. I work to help clients of all ages meet their therapeutic goals in a relaxed and welcoming environment, utilizing tools most comfortable for them. This may include dialogue, visual arts, music, movement, or journaling, as well as the incorporation of mindfulness, nature, and spirituality where helpful.

Sometimes clients wonder if art therapy is for them because they don’t consider themselves artistic. Art and Expressive Therapy does not require creative or artistic experience and is not just for children. It is not about creating an art object, but a mind-body-spirit approach, tapping into our inner wisdom for healing and wellness.

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