Anxiety Centers of Illinois Therapists are Highly Specialized in Treating Anxiety

With Anxiety Center of Illinois, you’re assured that your therapist is trained in the only evidence-based treatment model for anxiety, stress, phobias and OCD. Here are the credentials of our therapists:patrick

Dr. Patrick McGrath
After receiving his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University, Dr. McGrath did a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, an affiliate of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the St. Louis University Medical School. His main area of focus was anxiety disorders, working in the Anxiety Disorders Center under the direction of C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., and he did a minor rotation in eating disorders. In his current role, Dr. McGrath is the Director of the Anxiety and OCD Program and the Co-Director of the School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. He is the author of a stress management workbook called “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different” and “The OCD Answer Book,” available at bookstores across the country and on-line. Dr. McGrath has also been featured in many newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has been on numerous radio stations across the country, including The Sally Jesse Raphael show, The Steve Cochran Show on WGN, and National Public Radio. He also does numerous speaking engagements across the country, has an active research program, and presents at national conferences focusing on anxiety disorders.

Todd Huenecke, Ph.D.
Todd Huenecke obtained his PhD and Master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University. He began working in the behavioral health field as a counselor at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville in 1995. He has been practicing as a certified school psychologist since 2001, working with children and teens from 3 to 15 years of age in the school setting. His current clinical focus is working with children and teens experiencing difficulties with anxiety, and helping them learn skills to overcome those difficulties using evidence-based, practical treatments.

Lina Barosso, LCPC
Lina Kolokotronis Barosso earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University. She began her work as a counselor at The John Costigan Center at Streamwood Behavioral Hospital in 2003. In pursue of extensive experience in various populations and age groups she joined the Alexian Behavioral Health Hospital where she currently works as a part-time therapist. Lina has been working with adolescents and adults who suffer from a variety of mood disorders; her area of expertise is in anxiety and all the related disorders. She incorporates conventional training with specialized Anxiety focused training she received under the supervision of Dr. McGrath. Bringing with her compassion and sensitivity, Lina works with each individual to identify and address specific areas related to their anxiety.

Kimberly S. Kut, Psy.D.
Dr. Kut earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Chicago, Illinois.  She is an empathic, dedicated, and highly effective well-rounded therapist with a specialty in evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders and anxiety related issues including, but not limited to, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), OCD Spectrum Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Agoraphobia, panic attacks, phobias and fears, process addictions, stress, and school refusal.  She further specializes in the treatment for disorders and issues that co-occur with anxiety including severe mental illness; depression; personality disorders; marital, couples, and family issues; and alcohol and substance addictions.  Dr. Kut provides individualized treatment for a diverse population of adults (civilian, enlisted and veteran), adolescents, and children in individual, couples, and family therapy.  When necessary, she will conduct therapy in the client’s home.  Dr. Kut received her specialization in OCD and anxiety related disorders at the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital’s Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) during doctoral training and as a part-time therapist under the supervision of Dr. Patrick McGrath.  Further training and field related employment includes Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Tinley Park Mental Health Hospital, and Allendale Association, all of which consisted in the provision of individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy and biofeedback therapy.

Jennifer Charles, PsyD.

Bradley Cramer, MSEd, LPC, NCC 

Bradley earned his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis on trauma-informed counseling from Northern Illinois University.

His primary clinical focus is anxiety disorders with experience in suicide prevention and domestic violence. To assist clients in meeting their goals in therapy, Bradley incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a humanistic approach to counseling. Bradley believes in creating a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe environment to facilitate personal growth. His goal is to assist clients in achieving their potential in a manner that reflects their values while building a trusting and collaborative relationship.

He completed his clinical internship with the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates. He has also worked as a partner abuse intervention program facilitator, crisis line volunteer, and is a certified QPR instructor.

Bradley currently works as a residential therapist at the Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center where he provides evidence-based and empathic counseling services to a diverse population who struggle with anxiety, mood, and personality disorders along with chemical dependency and dual diagnosis.

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