My name is Hilary Kohs, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mental health therapist since 2003. I received a Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology in 1997 from Illinois State University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2003 from University of Illinois in Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work. I have been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 17 years helping clients ages 6-96 with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, anger management, bi-polar disorder, and a variety of other mental health issues. Also, working with the VA for the past 10 years has given me vast knowledge and training in helping clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

My approach is person-centered, which involves authentically and collaboratively working with clients in order to enable change. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where clients can increase insight and explore desired change.

My name is Amy Runge and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider. I have expertise in working with women’s issues, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, parenting support and life-transitions. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Pastoral Counseling and went on to private practice focusing on young children’s mental health and women’s issues. 

In 2016, I became a Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) survivor and I learned firsthand just how difficult the journey to parenthood could be. This is when I shifted my focus to Perinatal Mental Health. Perinatal means the period “all around” birth, the period of time all throughout pregnancy as well as the baby’s first year (in the past it was referred to as “Postpartum”). When choosing to become a parent, the process can be harder than expected and transitioning into this new role can be overwhelming and at times traumatic.  This is why I am here. 

I believe that therapy, like people, is unique. I approach each client individually and believe that it is my role as a therapist to follow your pace in the healing process. The space I create is free from judgement and is here for you to feel safe to explore ways to work towards your goals, values and wants.  Let us begin this journey together.