Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc., 53 W. Jackson Blvd. - Suite 1301, Chicago, IL 60604

Intake Line: (312) 884-1164

 

"The point is that our true nature is not some ideal that we have to live up to. It's who we are right now, and that's what we can make friends with and celebrate."

~Pema Chödrön

Dr. JB Rose JB Rose, M.A., Psy.D., Founder, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rose is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is the founder of Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc., which was established in 2009.

 

Dr. Rose specializes in working with individuals who have been touched by trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, chronic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, poor body-image, negative/distorted thinking, poor communication skills, issues related to identity, codependency, and family of origin issues. 

 

Dr. Rose's style of therapy is informed by theories such as Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy and Philosophy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and other Mindfulness-Informed and Evidence-Based Approaches.

 

In her therapy practice, Dr. Rose strives to create a compassionate and accepting environment where her clients may feel safe to explore the things that bring them to therapy. She works from a collaborative and holistic framework, validating her clients' experiences and encouraging them to recognize the avoidance patterns that, paradoxically, exacerbate rather than reduce their suffering.

 

Dr. Rose received her Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Rose has been trained in various forms of yoga, yoga-informed psychotherapy, mindfulness, and meditation.

 

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Jacqueline Baron Jacqueline Baron, MA, NCC Nationally Certified Counselor

Jacqueline specializes in working with college students and working professionals  who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, career concerns, relationship struggles, perfectionism, shame, family of origin issues, work/life balance, difficulties communication, compulsive eating, process addictions (workaholism, spending, shopping, internet usage), women who experience anxiety around pregnancy experiences, parenting, and life transitions. 

 

Jacqueline believes in integrating a healthy lifestyle and holistic approach to her therapeutic work while helping clients find their own unique interests to foster a sense of well-being within their lives. For individuals feeling disconnected from their purpose or derailed by personal challenges, Jacqueline's holistic approach can help individuals get back on track and find wholeness. Leveraging her background in art, communications and running, Jacqueline develops customized approaches that incorporate the mind-body relationship. She also supports individuals in their careers, exploring new paths and finding balance in their lives.

 

Jacqueline's therapy is guided by Person-Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Expressive Arts Therapies. Her background in communications and creative arts also lends itself to working creatively with clients, especially those who may identify as creative types, writers, and/or artists.

 

Jacqueline has a background built on a passion for psychology and communications. She worked as an organizational consultant leading companies through organizational transformations, developing strategic communication campaigns, and employee engagement programs. She has coached leaders of all different backgrounds through their communications challenges. She earned two Master’s degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, the first in Organizational Psychology and the second in Counseling Psychology. Jacqueline has a B.A. in Public Relations from Ball State University in Indiana.

 

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Carolyn Collins Carolyn Collins, M.A., LCPC, ATR-BC, CHC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Art Therapist, and Certified Health Coach

Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist who specializes in working with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, disordered eating, poor body-image, low self-esteem, stress, struggles with work/life balance, and life transitions.

 
Carolyn's practice is informed by the theories of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), strength-based and action-based processes, which help her clients develop a stronger connection to themselves and ultimately deeper feelings of connectedness to the world around them. She often utilizes art therapy as an adjunct to traditional talk therapy, which naturally facilitates a deeper inquiry into struggles and patterns of relating.
 
Recognizing that each person holds within them the innate ability to know what they need for healing, Carolyn guides her clients towards acceptance and empowers them to make the changes they need to live happier and healthier lives. In working from a holistic perspective, she encourages her clients towards all aspects of self-care; nutrition, exercise, personal connections, career fulfillment and satisfaction, and deeply meaningful relationships. 

 

Carolyn received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago and her Post-Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago. She is also a certified Health Coach.

 

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DukhNiwaran Khalsa DukhNiwaran Khalsa, Clinical Intern

DukhNiwaran specializes in working with adults and emerging adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, low self-esteem, poor body image, relationship struggles, family of origin issues, struggles with sexuality and gender identity, perfectionism, shame, career dissatisfaction and satisfaction, spirituality and spiritual trauma.

 

Her calming presence creates a nurturing space for the many dimensions of a person to emerge and be seen, valued, and validated. She holds the space that each person has access to the truth in their story with the understanding that obstacles to living their truth can create disharmony within themselves and in their relationships. Her approach is rooted in knowledge of the embodied and spiritual nature of life experiences. She brings these into therapy as tools for deeper self-understanding.

 

DukhNiwaran’s work is based in attachment theory and person-centered approaches that honor the diversity and authenticity of her clients stories. With a bodywork background, she explores sensory-motor psychotherapy and uses her extensive experience with yoga, meditation and eastern healing traditions with psychotherapy to help clients create a life of wholeness, interconnectedness and joy.  

 

DukhNiwaran earned her BA in psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee and is currently completing her master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University Chicago. DukhNiwaran is a registered yoga teacher; she trained at the Kundalini Research Institute. She is a leader in LGBTQ advocacy and anti-racism work in the Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma communities.  

 

DukhNiwaran’s name is pronounced Dukh (rhymes with book) ni-VAR-in

 

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Jessica Lewis, MA, Psy.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Lewis is a Postdoctoral fellow who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and emerging adults presenting with histories of early and chronic trauma (Complex or Developmental Trauma). Dr. Lewis also works with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, self-harm, difficulties with developmental life transitions, difficulties with mood/emotional dysregulation, issues of separation and loss, abuse (sexual, physical, domestic), relationship issues, grief and loss and failure to launch issues among emerging adults from affluent backgrounds.

 

At the foundation of her clinical approach, Dr. Lewis places an emphasis on the importance of personal growth and connection to others through self-examination. She also brings to her work a deep value and appreciation for the need to acknowledge, honor, and integrate the unique, yet unified experiences of the mind, body, and spirit. The foundation of her approach relies on a psychodynamic perspective that pays close attention to the relational space and process to develop insight and freedom from the unconscious habit patterns of the conditioned mind, body, and spirit.

 

Dr. Lewis’ style of therapy is also informed by theories of attachment, child development, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Yogic philosophy and practice, Buddhist philosophy/mindfulness meditation (Vipassana), Resiliency, Post-traumatic Growth, and Enneagram.

 

Dr. Jessica Lewis attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned her B.A. in Applied Psychology and minored in Gender & Women’s studies. She earned her M.A. in Professional Psychology and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College in Newton, MA. She also earned her 200-hour certification in Hatha Yoga from the Kaivalya Yoga School in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

 

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Jillian Poteshman, M.A., LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jillian is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with teenagers, college students, and working professionals who are experiencing struggles such around anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, dating difficulties, perfectionism, difficulties relating to others, motivational issues (school and work), family of origin difficulties, shame-based behaviors, and compulsive behaviors. 

 

In session, Jillian creates a space for her clients to safely explore what brings them to therapy. Jillian has a well-developed ability to draw out her clients abilities and positive coping styles, allowing them to work from a place of strength instead of of a place of self-described deficiency or maladaptive coping styles. Jillian believes that the change that can take place in a persons life is a direct effect of being able to tap into that inner knowing and strength and holding oneself accountable to showing up for oneself. Whether it is working with clients who are in high school, transitioning to or in college, taking non-traditional paths, or career-centered individuals, Jillian is creative and adapts to the needs of her clients; seeing them as individuals who all possess their own unique struggles and triumphs. According to Jillian, no step is too small; no achievement unworthy of celebrating.

 

In her clinical work, Jillian has also developed a special interest in working with those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, those in relationships with these individuals, as well as their families. Jillian has extensive experience helping these clients maximize their potential, as well as create rich and fulfilling lives. Jillian can often be seen in session helping clients with online dating profiles, social skills improvement, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and job-application processes, as well as helping her clients navigate how to be successful students, peers, and partners. 

 

Jillian values rapport building with her clients, often using humor in session, as a connection point. 

 

Jillian’s approach in working with her clients is strengths-based. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based therapies to help her clients reach their therapeutic goals. 

 

Jillian earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

 

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Suzanne Smith, MSW, MPH, LCSW, CADC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor

Suzanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor who specializes in working individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, and work-related concerns.


Suzanne's background in workplace development guides her counseling style in that she has a keen interest in helping her clients develop work-life balance, increased productivity, and effective communication skills. She helps her clients find their best and most empowered selves by accessing their inherent knowledge and intelligence to move towards a more meaningful and vital life. 

 

Suzanne works from a strengths-based approach; helping clients identify and acknowledge what works in their lives and using that information as a starting point for change. Suzanne's depth of compassion and passion for her work allows her clients to feel deeply supported and empowered to look at the things that bring them to therapy.  

 

Suzanne earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and a Master's of Public Health from Indiana University.

 

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Jessica Weisbach, M.A., LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, emerging adults (18-29), and adults who experience a variety of issues that get in the way of living an enjoyable meaningful life including, anxiety, depression, family of origin complexities, identity formation, work/life balance, and life transitions.  

 

Jessica aims to create a therapeutic space that is affirmative of all identities and backgrounds and creates a space to explore the complex ways that these identities may have experienced marginalization and/or oppression. In addition, Jessica seeks to help her clients explore ways in which their identities play a role in how they interact with peers, family, within work and societal structures.

 

Jessica’s approach to working with clients is rooted in relational and strength-based practices with a focus on developing practical coping skills via mindfulness, DBT and CBT so that the therapeutic process continues outside the therapy office. Together with her clients, Jessica works to find ways to create distance from presenting problems and helps her clients towards becoming more aware of their inner strengths and true nature. Jessica helps her clients learn to tolerate hard to experience emotions that often lead to protective yet problematic behaviors.  

 

Jessica earned her Master’s Degrees in Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois - Chicago.

 

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Jessica Zien, M.A., LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents, emerging adults (18-29), and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, challenging work situations, work/life balance struggles, and major life changes/transitions. Jessica has extensive experience in and understanding of workplace culture and helps her clients to develop an increased awareness and deeper self-understanding around personal and professional related struggles.

 

Jessica utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based practices to support her work with her clients. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and incorporates these principles and techniques in her sessions with clients. She views the individuals she works with from a strengths-based perspective and encourages them to build awareness and access their inherent abilities to grow and thrive.

 

Jessica received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Chicago.

 

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Catherine Zwergel, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

Catherine is a Licensed Acupuncturist who sees individuals with a diverse range of presenting difficulties. Reasons for a visit may vary from chronic or acute pain, to auto-immune disease, to anxiety or depression or other emotional or physical health related concerns. No two people are alike, and therefore each treatment is tailored
to your specific needs and Chinese medicine pattern. the modalities of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) apply to all dis-ease, helping to find balance where it has been compromised.

 

In her healing work with her clients, Catherine brings an authentic and
compassionate presence. Her clients experience her as warm, kind, extremely
attentive to their needs, and very thorough in her Chinese medicine based
assessment and treatment.


Catherine is a graduate from the Acupuncture Program at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. During her career, continued education, and training, Catherine studied Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition. In addition to acupuncture, she also incorporates Aroma Acupoint Therapy (AAT), as well as the TCM
modalities of tui na, cupping, gua sha and moxibustion. She is currently studying Zero Balancing, a body work modality. When appropriate, this may also be incorporated into treatment.

 

Catherine works very closely in collaboration with the clinicians at Mindful Path to ensure all clients are getting a well-rounded and holistic treatment plan.

 

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