2580 Foxfield Rd. Suite 101

St. Charles IL

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Nick Costakis, Psy. D. |Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing Specialist

 

Dr. Nick is the owner of Fox Clinical Services and has over ten years of experience in the domains of psychological and neuropsychological testing. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in hospital, school, community, and private practice settings. Dr. Nick takes a comprehensive, yet highly pragmatic approach to his evaluations in which he seeks to provide the client and their family with the answers they are seeking. Based on the test results, Dr. Nick will create an individualized and eclectic list of recommendations that offer the client and their family a sense of direction. These include, but are not limited to educational, occupational, medical, lifestyle, and parenting recommendations. He works cooperatively with local physicians, schools, counselors, and various other treatment providers to assure that his clients are in good hands. He has built his business on his reputation and many of his referrals come from satisfied clients and referral sources. In addition to conducting testing services, Dr. Nick enjoys presenting on topics to the community that include autism, ADHD and executive functioning deficits, and academic challenges, among others. 

 

Dr. Nick was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago and has devoted both personal and professional endeavors to assisting those in need. This is evidenced by his role on the board of a local nonprofit organization and his affiliation with various other charitable organizations. In his free time Dr. Nick enjoys spending time with his family, watching and attending his favorite Chicago sports teams, reading, grilling, exercising, and music.

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Kate (Feifar) Kindle, LCPC | Licensed Clinical Therapist

 

Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Counseling ​

Kate is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). With her years of working as a therapist, Kate has been able to work with many different clients with various presenting concerns. Kate is passionate about connecting with adolescents and continuously receives positive feedback and referrals for her work with this population. Kate has extensive experience running therapy groups and workshops for adolescents which is incorporated into her work at Fox Clinical Services.

 

Having obtained her Master’s degree in a marriage and family therapy program, practicing couples therapy remains a specialization for Kate. She has received extensive training on the Gottman Method and frequently incorporates this into her sessions. In addition to applying this model in session, Kate enjoys training other professionals on the Gottman method. Please see more about the Gottman approach on our website.

 

In addition to working with couples and adolescents, Kate has experience, knowledge, and interest in working with many different populations and clinical presentations. The following are her areas of experience and particular interest:

 

  • Pre-Adolescents, Adolescents, and Young Adults

  • Family therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Anxiety 

  • School anxiety, resistance, and refusal

  • Depression

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Divorce

  • Parenting Assistance

  • LGBTQ 

  • Life Cycle Transitions (such as transition to college, being "on your own", marriage, empty nest, parenthood, care-taking, etc.)

  • Grief and Loss

 

Kate has a friendly, warm vibe and values creating a comfortable atmosphere, sometimes using humor when appropriate as well music, art, or play. The joining (or rapport building) stage of therapy is important to Kate, as she knows if her client is not comfortable then it will be difficult to have a successful therapeutic relationship. Kate takes an eclectic approach and pulls from various therapeutic models that will serve her clients best. Some models include CBT, structural family therapy, person-centered, choice theory, DBT, psychodynamic, Adlerian, Gottman, and EFT.

 

Kate obtained her Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Adler University. Prior, she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Elmhurst College, with a minor in Spanish.

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Colleen Hinds, AMFT | Therapist

Child and Adolescent Counseling 

 

Colleen received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler University. She earned her post-master’s certificate in Behavioral intervention in Autism from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Colleen is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT).

 

Colleen specializes in play therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and utilizing a family systems approach in therapy. She enjoys working with children living with suspected autism, ADHD, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Colleen also specializes in working with adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, and body image issues. When appropriate and possible, Colleen encourages parents and other family members to be involved in various stages of therapy.

 

Colleen values creating a warm and welcoming environment. When working with young children, she utilizes play therapy modalities to foster a light-hearted atmosphere. Colleen tailors the therapeutic process to meet the specific needs of the client. She uses various theoretical orientations, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Bowenian Family Therapy.

 

Prior to her work with Fox Clinical Services, Colleen provided home-based behavior therapy for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. She utilized the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to guide treatment and create individual behavior intervention plans to target challenging behaviors while also meeting specific client goals. Colleen also co-facilitated intensive toilet training programs for young children and adolescents.

Erica Nahorniak, LPC, CCTP| Therapist

Adolescent and Adult Counseling  

 

Erica is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in the mental health field for several years. Erica has served a wide variety of clientele from young adolescents to older adults with a multitude of diagnoses and conditions including depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma, bipolar, adolescent and young adult struggles, marital conflict, eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, ADHD, grief and loss, issues related to bariatric surgery, and many more. Erica uses a careful mixture of reality, wit, compassion, and honesty to encourage her clients to find their best selves. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and pulls from various orientations to meet each client’s specific needs. Common modalities utilized by Erica include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). 

 

Erica appreciates the inner chaos and uncertainty that bring individuals to therapy and makes them feel comfortable, welcomed, and heard as they embark on the treatment journey. Erica strives to become a source of unconditional support and consistency in the lives of her clients. ​

 

Erica completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago. She went on to earn her masters degree in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Kimberly Loucks, Psy. D.| Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing Specialist

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling

   

 

Dr. Kimberly Loucks specializes in Clinical and Forensic psychological assessment and therapeutic services. Common conditions assessed include ADHD, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, defiance, intellectual disabilities, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use, interpersonal dysfunction, domestic violence, court ordered evaluations, and violence risk.

Dr. Loucks has obtained clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons, youth detention centers, as well as community mental health facilities. 

Dr. Loucks is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and is also certified as a facilitator of Partner Abuse Intervention Program group treatment. She also is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Indiana.

Brittany Snow, Psy.D.| Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing Specialist

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling

   

 

Dr. Snow received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. She also received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Snow has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in hospital, substance abuse, forensic, and private practice settings.

 

Dr. Snow’s warm and accepting personality creates a safe and collaborative environment for clients to openly express themselves. She uses an eclectic approach while in therapy. Some theoretical orientations used include Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Solution Focused. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and life transitions among clients of all ages.

 

Dr. Snow also has significant experience providing psychological evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. Her psychological reports include easy to read language and unique recommendations tailored to each client.

 

Dr. Snow also has a passion for working with adults going through the bariatric surgery process and conducts therapy and pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery and chronic pain patients. 

Dana Hauk, Psy.D.| Post-Doctoral Fellow

Psychological Testing Specialist

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling

   

 

 

Dr. Hauk enjoys working with children, teens, and adults. She strives to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with her clients and believes that relationship is the foundation for healthy and lasting change. Dr. Hauk works to help each client uncover the strengths and resources that will enable them to approach life’s challenges with a stronger sense of self-worth. She specializes in working with clients experiencing chronic stress; whether as a result of family conflict, domestic violence, grief and loss, or PTSD. Clients will benefit from Dr. Hauk's high level of clinical skill and her commitment to creating a safe and understanding environment. Ultimately, Dr. Hauk hopes clients leave therapy with the skills to

advocate for themselves, face challenges, and establish and maintain satisfying relationships. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to all clients and will work with psychiatrists, medical providers, school staff, etc. as needed.

 

Dr. Hauk also provides comprehensive psychological assessments. Each assessment is tailored to the unique needs of the client to help clarify and specify the types of treatment most likely to assist the client. The assessment process, and subsequent feedback, enables clients and their families to achieve greater

understanding of the client’s behavior, abilities, strengths, and distinct strategies for addressing symptoms and needs.

 

Dr. Hauk completed both her Masters and Doctorate at the Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University). She is certified as a Partner Abuse Intervention Program facilitator. She is also certified to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Dr. Hauk works in a volunteer capacity with the American Cancer Society and the Community Crisis Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, party planning and craft projects, board games, and escape rooms.

Alicia is a licensed social worker who engages clients with a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, down-to-earth approach. Alicia works with clients across the lifespan and has a great deal of experience working with adolescents and young adults. Alicia has experience working with those struggling with a variety of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and substance abuse.

 

Alicia has a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and uses a variety of therapeutic models to take an eclectic approach. Alicia provides individualized treatment to help each person improve overall emotional well-being and accomplish goals. Alicia believes every person is important and has a story with a right to be heard. Alicia believes building a trusting and collaborative therapist-client relationship is essential to the therapeutic process. She views therapy as a partnership and believes it is a privilege to share that journey.

 

Alicia obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Aurora University. Prior, she received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Aurora University and a Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Alicia Noyes, LSW| Therapist

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling  

 

 

Sarah Creasor, Clinical Intern

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling  

 

 

Sarah Creasor is a clinical intern receiving her Master of Social Work Degree from Aurora University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Sarah’s background in early childhood and special education were the driving forces towards pursuing her LSW and engaging in clinical work. Sarah is approachable, knowledgable, an excellent listener, and really makes clients feel at ease. She has a knack for treating challenging children and adolescents but also enjoys working with the adult population. Helping others is her passion and she is eager to put her clinical skills to work with our team at Fox Clinical Services.

Mandy Birkel, B.A. | Behavioral Health Consultant

 

Mandy Birkel, BA, is Fox Clinical Services' Behavioral Health Consultant. Mandy’s extensive knowledge, experience, and unique skill set in the mental health field provides Fox Clinical Services with a highly valuable resource. Mandy manages the billing, credentialing, and various other tasks behind the scenes that takes the burden off clients and allows clinicians to focus more of their attention on the clinical work. Her passion for helping those in need and extensive involvement in the mental health field make Mandy an invaluable part of our team. Mandy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. 

Madison Long | Intern

 

Fox Clinical Services is pleased to announce our first intern, Madison Long. Madison is a senior at St. Charles North High School. Her passion and ambition towards helping those in need will be a welcomed addition to the Fox family. Throughout her senior year, Madison will be involved in an extracurricular volunteering club and participating in a class where she will work towards a certificate in the nursing field. Madison is hoping that working among mental health professionals will assist in determining her ultimate career path.