Britain Dunaway is a licensed clinical professional counselor who graduated with a Master’s in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University. Much of Brit's professional experience comes from his work with families and schools in the crisis department at Children's Home.
Since 2008, Brit has been teaming up with families, young adults, teens and children over age 5 to help them effectively navigate very difficult issues like suicide, depression, aggressive behaviors, cutting, inappropriate social media communication, and difficulties at school. As a volunteer at Divorce Care 4 Kids, he also gained extensive experience working with children whose parents are separated or divorced, and continues to offer support in his current practice for children struggling with this major life adjustment.
Cultivating genuine relationships is important to Brit, and he welcomes all individuals and families who are coping with parenting issues, anxiety, depression, suicide, aggressive behaviors, and relationship difficulties. As a father of three children, he understands and empathizes with the daily struggles families encounter.
Brit also leads parenting and professional workshops and is available to teach a variety of topics at your school, agency, or church.
Debra Fanning is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University in Administration of Justice. Debra began her career working in the social service field and received her Master of Arts Degree in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University. Her internship in graduate school was in hospice, providing both individual and group therapy which had a primary focus on grief and loss. She worked with the patients, families, and survivors. This has remained a focus moving forward from that time.
Debra has continued working in the social service field, providing individual, family, and group therapies that focus on trauma, grief and loss, anger management, adolescent behavioral issues, depression, marital issues, and anxiety. She also enjoys engaging with people to have them identify their goals, as well as supporting them in their endeavor to reach their potential.
Dr. Jie Jiao is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her doctoral degree from the clinical psychology program and the rehabilitation psychology track at Illinois Institute of Technology. She has worked with a clinically and culturally diverse population in a variety of settings, ranging from a community mental health center to a multidisciplinary medical center.
Dr. Jiao’s theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral. She integrates concepts and strategies from other theoretical frameworks (e.g., interpersonal, psychodynamic) depending on the characteristics of the patient and the presenting problem.
Dr. Jiao’s clinical and research interests lie with patients with chronic psychological and medical conditions. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy and conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations. Dr. Jiao also provides psychological services in Chinese.
Dr. Nicole Noble is a licensed clinical psychologist with a focus in Health Psychology. She received her doctorate degree from Regent University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Chicago Christian Training Consortium.
Dr. Noble’s treatment modalities include Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Person-Centered, Solution-Focused (SFBT) psychotherapy, and biofeedback. She offers psychotherapeutic sessions for individuals, couples, and families and works with children ages 2-12, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population.
With her primary focus on Health Psychology, Dr. Noble commonly assists clients with chronic pain, illness and disease, pain management, sleep disorders, and behavior modification related to weight loss and maintenance. In addition to offering psychological evaluations for general clinical concerns, she also assesses for disabilities, addictions, and spinal cord stimulator (SCS) and bariatric surgical candidacy.
Dr. Noble's psychotherapeutic clinical interests include eating disorders, stress management, depression, grief and loss, infertility counseling, anxiety spectrum disorders, PTSD, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, personality disorders, OCD, phobia, ADHD, somatoform disorders, psychotic and schizophrenic disorders, and pervasive development disorders. She also assists with relationship concerns, including adoption and marital issues.