Lisa Schwab, (LCPC, NCC, CTC, DCC, EAS-C)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Consultant, Distance Certified Counselor and Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinical.
I have been serving Central Illinois for nearly 20 years as a therapist and community leader. In 2012, I was honored to be chosen by IBI Magazine as a recipient for a Forty Leaders Under 40 Award for my service and for dedication to helping children and families. More recently I was honored to be named one of 25 Women In Leadership for dedication to the betterment of families, companies, and the community at large. Wholeness is my passion for everyone I serve and that is why I chose the name “Whole Life Solutions, LLC” for our private practice. I believe we all desire to be healthy, healed, and whole, but life can get in the way. Events and experiences throughout our lives shape us biologically, relationally, socially, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. At times they can overwhelm us with happiness and hope or sorrow and hopelessness or just lead us to want to numb our feelings in any way we can find. Life can be beautifully messy and sometimes we just need some help to sort it all out. We may hold tightly to false beliefs about our self-worth or the value of others. We reel with negative thoughts and emotions that tear us apart at our core. Our relationships may be toxic or feel beyond repair. The way we deal with it all may be destructive. All in an attempt to alleviate the pain.
My job is to partner with you in finding your better path towards healing, health, and wholeness in every area of your life and to empower you to move forward.
I remain deeply committed to raising awareness about the long term impact of abuse, not only on the health and stability of children and families, but on the community as a whole. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma and Loss Consultant by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and as an instructor in Psychological First Aid. I also started the “Mental Health Matters” community education program of the Mental Health Association on Illinois Valley, and partnered with Columbia University to bring the “Teen Screen” Suicide Prevention Program to the area as the first site in Illinois.
I was one of 15 therapists in the world to train in 2011 with Dr. Bruce Perry, an international child trauma expert. Dr. Perry led the treatment and recovery for children and families following the Branch Davidian Compound invasion, Columbine School Shootings, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 9/11, Sandy Hook Shootings, and so much more.
I have a vast range of experience in treating children and adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Trauma, infertility and loss of pregnancy, chronic or terminal illness and end of life concerns, grief and loss, marriage restoration and repair following an affair, attachment disorders, behavioral issues, addiction recovery, gay and lesbian issues, transgender issues, general mental health and so much more.
I am also certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Beyond Consequences Parenting Program, Psychological First Aid, and am trained in the Total Transformation Parenting Program, and much more. I have trained thousands of people within child welfare, law enforcement, school administrators and educators, corporate professionals, church and parachurch professionals, and can tailor training to whatever you may need. It would be my honor to help you in any way that I can.
Jennifer Alexander RN, BSN PMNHP-BC
Jennifer Alexander RN, BSN, PMHNP-BC has been working in the field of nursing since 2006. In that time she has worked with patients from all walks of life. She discovered her passion for addiction treatment while in nursing school at Saint Francis Medical -Center College of Nursing and it was rekindled during her graduate education at University of Illinois at Chicago. She fell in love with the field of psychiatry while working in a community mental health clinic as a RN, and continued her education to obtain her master’s in psychiatric nursing to be able to provide more intensive care to people in need. She has a combined experience in the treatment of a variety of mental health disorders as well as the disease of addiction and even more so when these conditions collide. She is unconventional in her approach as she feels there is more to a person than a diagnosis and more to treatment than a pill. She continues to advocate for the whole individual’s health and wellness which is not always found in a textbook. She finds the time she spends with her clients an honor, and considers it a privilege to be a part of their overall mental and physical growth.
Jason Davis, LCPC, NCC
I believe counseling is a collaborative process that’s rooted in a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I focus on creating a sense of safety and trust that allows for exploration of vulnerabilities, recognition of strengths/weaknesses, and increasing insight into your patterns of thinking and behavior. I bring an individualized, eclectic approach that utilizes multiple theoretical orientations into my personal therapeutic style.
I have years of experience providing individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children. Most of my experience has been in the array clinical issues including depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, life transitions, substance abuse, trauma, and mood/personality disorders.
Lindsay Harms, MS, LCPC, LSOE, LSOTP
Lindsay has experience working with clients since 2002 in school, residential, agency, home, and private practice settings. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical and Community Mental Health from Western Illinois University. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a wide variety of settings dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, gender and sexuality, life changes, sexual abuse victimization/perpetration, and various other issues
Counseling is something that cannot be delivered in a one size fits all approach. Lindsay strives to meet the needs of the client and to discover what methods best suit those needs. She also strives to maintain a solid knowledge of the newest ideas in the mental health field and works diligently to provide these advantages to her clients.
Jasmine Jones, LCPC, CADC
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, I understand that life can be a roller coaster ride of emotions and experiences. It has been my honor to work with many people through these ups and downs. I have been able to support people in every stage of life through my work in schools, in the community, and in an outpatient substance abuse program. I have also learned so much through my work with adults in inpatient and outpatient substance abuse programs. In my practice, I prefer to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients learn more about themselves and become more comfortable with the uncomfortable. I would love to help you find peace and healing along this crazy ride, we call life.
Terry Nighswanger, LCPC
It is often said that every journey begins with the first couple of steps. It is with this philosophy that I try to engage my clients in a therapeutic alliance to determine their own journey and the steps they need to take in order to reach the goals and destination that they have determined that best fit their needs. However painstakningly difficult this may seem, for most clients the identification of what he or she needs to do in order to make their desired changes, and the direction they choose to travel as they attempt to accompolish their goals, make this a worthwhile venture when they are successful.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, having worked in the field of mental health for over 30 years. I have a background in outpatient services, inpatient programming and community outreach involving early intervention with adolescents at risk. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups, and I currently perform psycho-educational services to clients, in a community based program, who are court ordered to attend due to partner abuse and domestic violence. I have experience working with college- age transition issues and career exploration with young adults as well
Sabra Burress, LCPC, Reiki Master
Counseling can be an intimidating experience and the decision to seek counseling is a courageous one. No matter what you are having trouble with, your treatment will be specific to you and specialized for your individual needs. Finding the right counselor is essential to your success in treatment, and we at Whole Life Solutions make every attempt possible to provide our clients with a warm, caring, and supportive environment following a strength based approach to manage and cope with life’s current challenges. My goal is to help people and guide them to a place of wholeness.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Reike Master, with over over 20 years of counseling experience , I specialize in working with children, teens and adults on a variety of issues. I am trained in play therapy, Crises Debriefing, Neuro Emotional Technique, and Energy Healing. In my spare time I love being a mom to two teenagers.