|Who we are||
Dr. Rana Hong is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She is also certified Theraplay® therapist/supervisor/trainer and certified in parent-child interaction therapy. Dr. Hong has worked in a variety of capacities since obtaining her LCSW in 2003 - having served as a clinician, supervisor, director, educator, and child advocate in community based mental health and academic settings. A seasoned clinician, Dr. Hong has specialized in treating children and their parents with issues of children’s behavioral and emotional issues including but not limited to attachment, anxiety, trauma, and oppositional defiance. The clinical models that she utilizes for children and families are Theraplay, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Gestalt play therapy, Cognitive behavioral play therapy (CBPT), and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dr. Hong also has extensive experience in working with adults in issues of depression, anxiety, and trauma by incorporating Gestalt approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Biofeedback. Dr. Hong completed her Master of Social Worker Degree (M.S.W.) from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000 and earned her doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Social Work at Loyola University of Chicago in 2014
Jessica Rosenthal, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Jessica Rosenthal has extensive experience in outpatient mental health settings, both in non-profit and private sectors. She provides individual, couple and family treatment across the age spectrum. Specifically, Jessica helps children, adolescents, parents and families manage a variety of issues which have included those related to divorce/post-divorce, blended families, academic struggles, social skills, anger management, and mood disorders. She emphasizes building a solid working relationship with clients. She places great importance on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings and sources of stress. As a result, she feels her clients are able to better understand themselves, enabling them to achieve personal growth and positive change. She earned her bachelor degree from University of Kansas in 1998 and completed her Master of Social Worker Degree (M.S.W.) from the Loyola University Chicago in 2006.
Amy Hill, MA, MSW, LSW
Amy Hill is a Licensed Social Worker with extensive experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. Amy completed her Masters of Child Development from the Erikson Institute and her Masters of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. The dual masters degrees allowed her to specialize in treating children and families while also developing a firm foundation in a variety of treatment modalities across the life span. She utilizes clinical techniques such as Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and mindfulness. Amy has helped individuals struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic grief, depression and anxiety, adjustment disorders, behavioral concerns and attachment issues. She believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and the innate resilience within every individual.