Meet Our Team
Adam Ratner, MA, LCSW, MBA
I’m a clinical therapist, and co-owner of Grow Wellness Group. I provide Western Suburbs and Naperville, IL based 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.
Email Adam today at Adam@growwellnessgroup.com
Wendy Hayum-Gross, MS, LCPC
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.
Email Wendy today at Wendy@growwellnessgroup.com
Jodi Metcalf, MS, LMFT
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.
Email Jodi today at email@example.com
Courtney Kuhns, MS, LCPC, CADC
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!
Email Courtney today at Courtney@growwellnessgroup.com
Cathy Piehl, MA, LMSW
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.
Email Cathy today at Cathy@growwellnessgroup.com
Jocelyn Nolan, MA, LMSW
I am a licensed social worker experienced in working with children (4+), teens and adults. As a medical trauma social worker, therapist and school social worker spanning the past 25 years, I have supported individuals working through medical and life challenges including grief, loss, depression and anxiety. In addition, my experience includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional regulation, behavior challenges and parenting.
Connections are so important for each of us. Within the Naperville community, I have enjoyed volunteering with local youth and crisis support organizations.
It is important for me to provide the empathetic, positive and reassuring atmosphere that we need. I look forward to providing the support and clinical guidance to you and your family members as we navigate our path towards growth and wellness!
Email Jocelyn today at Jocelyn@growwellnessgroup.com
Dave Dennis, MA, MSW, QMHP
I am an MSW, with several years of experience working with clients to overcome a range of challenges. Particular areas of interest are in the treatment of depression, anxiety, men’s issues, trauma, and LGBTQ issues among others.
Life can challenge us in unexpected ways and sometimes we might need more support to find our way through. I believe therapy should offer support, compassionate space for growth, personal challenge, and hope. My approach centers on listening, communicating, and cultivating a supportive environment in which we work together to identify the challenges that get us stuck in our lives. Together, we will learn from your past, engage the present, and set intentions for the future.
I have worked and trained in a wide variety of professional settings including residential treatment, inpatient hospitals, community outreach, and outpatient hospital programs.
Email Dave today at Dave@growwellnessgroup.com
Sue Harvey, MA, LCSW, ACHP-SW, CT
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with countless years of experience working with clients to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, grief & loss, serious illnesses, women’s issues, family challenges and major life transitions. I have been a community provider of mental health services in the Naperville, IL community for many years.
I also have advanced certifications in bereavement and hospice and palliative care. I have extensive experience working with adults and children – both individually and in a familial setting – through serious illness, caregiver stress, grief, and loss.
I’m passionate about empathetically joining my clients in their story so we can work together to achieve their goals. I bring a strengths-based approach to my work, recognizing the importance of the client-counselor relationship in facilitating growth and healing. Knowing that each individual is unique, I use different modalities to meet my client’s needs and help them grow.
Email Sue today at Sue@growwellnessgroup.com
Susan Riley, MS, LCPC, EMDR
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Over the past 15 years I have been able to enhance my understanding of trauma with training as an EMDR practitioner. In addition, I have done work with anxiety and depression issues, navigating grief and loss, and other stress-related issues. Using a cognitive behavioral and emotional approach with a systems framework is the foundation of my therapeutic style.
I completed my Masters in Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and as an intern and a new counselor I specialized in trauma and co-occurring disorders. I also completed domestic violence training some years ago and have worked with women who have had to deal with this issue, sometimes when they are still living with the abusive partner.
Counseling is a tremendous collaborative effort between the counselor and the client. The process is one of gathering memories, impressions, core beliefs, and gaining an understanding of the individual systems which the client has navigated, often from a very early age.
Email Susan today at Susan@growwellnessgroup.com
Meagan Sherman-Sporrong, MA
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Will Dorion, QMHP
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