Nathan Lagacy, LCPC, CMPC
Nathan works as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. As a clinical therapist he completed his graduate work at Adler University. Nathan has spent the past four years working as a full time therapist dealing with a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, ODD, ADHD, anger management, Bipolar Disorder, and others. He also has experience with issues related to children adjustment to divorce, relational issues, and stress management. Nathan has experience as a mental performance consultant in working with teams, individual athletes, and performers in a multitude of sports/performance realms to develop skills to create consistency, and optimal performance.
As a youth he participated in soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and track. He played collegiate football during his undergraduate degree. As an adult he continues to be very involved in health and wellness, along with playing sports recreationally. He is a big believer in the impact that health, wellness, physical activity and sports can have upon increasing happiness to live life to the fullest.
Samantha Newsome, LPC
Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor and completed her graduate work at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. Samantha has spent the last three years working as a therapist at Trinity Christian College and the DuPage County Health Department. She has worked with clients dealing with a variety of mental health issues that include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, personality disorders, ADHD, life changing events, and PTSD. Samantha has experience not only working with individuals (children and adults) but couples and families as well.
Samantha has a kind and warm approach to all her clients and meets them where they are currently at. She hopes to walk with them on their therapeutic journey and journey of self discovery. She believes that just as important as our physical health is, so is our mental health. They truly go hand in hand. She hopes to educate that to all who she comes in contact with!
Eduardo Castillo, LPC
Eduardo Castillo is an English/Spanish bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background in clinical mental health and sport/performance psychology. This has allowed Eduardo to work with an array of diagnoses and ages, as well as various sport and performance concerns. Eduardo earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University in Chicago. Eduardo has also earned a Master’s degree in Sport and Human Performance from Adler University which allows him to work with elite and novice athletes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) are a few treatment modalities that Eduardo integrates and implements when working with clients.
In the clinical setting, Eduardo specializes in working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, emotional dysregulation, and school stress. His approach is very collaborative and looks to promote growth by creating an empowering therapeutic alliance to help clients reach their treatment goals. Eduardo creates a secure, safe, and judgment-free space for clients and is committed to help other reach peak mental health.
In the sport setting, Eduardo can provide psychological skills training to teams, coaches, and individual athletes to help maximize their performance. On top of this, Eduardo uses a variety of interventions/strategies to help athletes manage any mental health concerns that they may be dealing with. Psychological skills include, but are not limited to, emotional regulation, stress/energy management, self-confidence, and achievement drive/motivation. Eduardo meets clients where they are in their sport development and helps to facilitate growth as both an athlete and an individual.