Our Training and Experience...
Elizabeth V. Bernardino, M.D.
is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, substance abuse issues and other school-related difficulties. She performs evaluations and consultations for school districts. Dr. Bernardino completed her residency in General Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center and her Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. She served as Medical Director of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Program of Hinsdale Hospital from 1993 to 2002.
Rajitha L. Avva, M.D.
practices Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, focusing on outpatient treatment. She specializes in anxiety, bipolar and depressive disorders, as well as attention deficit disorders and aggression. She also performs evaluations for school districts. She completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center and served as the Chief Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Avva is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Linda A. Stull, D.O.
is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, as well as attention deficit and disruptive disorders. Dr. Stull provides consultations to schools. She has a unique graduate level background in child development that she brings to her work with children and families. She completed her psychiatry training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was the Chief Fellow during her child and adolescent fellowship.
Richard M. Alford, Ph.D.
has over 30 years of experience in providing psychological and neuropsycho-logical services to school age children through older adults. Dr. Alford’s practice style makes use of a comprehensive approach and collaboration with family, school and other professionals. He specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, as well as behavior problems, ADHD and Asperger’s disorder. Dr. Alford is experienced in providing comprehensive evaluations and in the use of neurofeedback techniques. He received his doctorate from Loyola University in Chicago and has completed certified post-doctoral studies in neuropsychology.
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Charlene M. T. Pierce, Psy.D.
is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the practice of psychotherapy. Specializing in women’s issues, she works with a wide range of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress in children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Pierce is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and certified in Clinical Hypnosis. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, and has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Roosevelt University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Amanda K. Labash
Amanda K. Labash, L.C.S.W.. C.A.D.C. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her experience includes the provision of therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in a wide variety of treatment settings. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, therapeutic schools, and an intensive outpatient mental health clinic. Her particular areas of clinical interest include Depressive and Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, Addictions, family conflict, self-esteem, and healthy living. Ms. Labash is a Registered Yoga Teacher trained in a variety of meditation, breathwork, and deep relaxation techniques to assist in stress management and anxiety reduction.
Barbara L. Miklos
L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.A.D.C.
has over 30 years of experience in the areas of clinical treatment, personal, and professional coaching, training, consulting and teaching. She works with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and families. Her areas of interest are dual diagnosis, relationship issues, anxiety and mood disorders, living with chronic illness and child and adolescent behavioral disorders. Her philosophy of clinical treatment is psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral. Ms. Miklos received her graduate degree in clinical social work from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, DUI Follow-Up Mandated Counselor, Certified Critical Incident Provider, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the International Association of Coaches and the American Society on Aging.