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MEET OUR CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Kathryn Chapman, MA, LCPC, NCC

p: 773-217-9087 e: kchapman@bellecounseling.com

Kathryn (Katie) Chapman is a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Katie has developed a broad range of therapeutic specialties, including trauma, domestic violence, human trafficking, trauma informed approach, anger management, group counseling, multicultural counseling, college counseling, crisis counseling, and severe mental illness. She has worked with many populations including LGBTQ+, immigrants and refugees and multicultural clients. Katie collaborates with her clients to create a safe space for self exploration, integrating traumas and finding a path to healing. Katie believes that you are the expert on yourself and encourages clients to take an active role in their own healing journey. 

Katie is the former Clinical Director at the City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Wellness Center. In that role she manages a team of clinicians and interns who provide counseling support to the campus community. This has provided opportunities for program development and clinical supervision. She has also taught workshops for faculty and staff on Trauma Informed Classroom and Principles. 

Prior to working with City Colleges, Katie helped develop the Project Impact crisis intervention team in the busy Swedish Covenant Hospital Emergency Department and the Welcoming Center located across the street. That program supported psychiatric and substance abuse patients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Services included assessment and screening with recommendations for emergency psychiatric hospitalization or connection to community services such as counseling, detox/substance abuse programs, or shelters.

STAFF COUNSELOR

Victoria Hazell, MA, LPC, NCC

p: 773-231-0691  e: vhazell@bellecounseling.com

Victoria Hazell is a graduate from Adler University who studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to obtaining her Masters degree she studied Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She has a lifelong passion for social justice which she incorporates in her counseling. She is dedicated to advocating for her clients, providing support, and continuously offering a holistic approach that accounts for multicultural factors. She practices person-centered therapy and is always willing to use other orientations to benefit the client. She has experience with CBT, Feminist Therapy, and Mind/Body approaches.

In the past year, through her internship at Wright community College, she was able to counsel a diverse population of clients. She gained experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and identity. Victoria believes in meeting her clients where they are in their life and providing a safe space, filled with empathy and authenticity.

STAFF COUNSELOR

Svetlana Pashinskaia, MA, LPC

p: 773-231-6036  e: svetlanap@bellecounseling.com

Svetlana has earned her Master of Arts Degree at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology majoring in Counseling Psychology. Entering the field of counseling was a career change and a realization of a lifelong interest in psychology for her. She strongly believes that a therapist’s help can be life transforming whether you are struggling with a long-standing mental concern or have encountered a distressing situation recently. Oftentimes, when life throws challenges at us, we can bounce back, but sometimes we need someone by our side, who would listen, but not judge; who would be empathetic and curious; who would possibly offer an unexpected perspective or a “bird’s eye view” of the problem; who would acknowledge our strengths and encourage our growth; who would guide through the healing process and equip with skills essential to managing difficult emotions, thoughts, behaviors.

Svetlana firmly believes that we are all born with intrinsic value and innate ability for growth and self-actualization, that is why she adheres to Person-Centered approach in therapy, while utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, AEDP, Internal Family Systems, and Positive Psychology strategies. Svetlana fully invests herself in providing her clients with all of the professional knowledge she has gained through schooling, while working as an intern at a college wellness center, and as a therapist at a private practice. She has experience in helping individual clients from different age groups (children through adults) and families (parenting) struggling with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Eating disorders, grief, life transitions, self-esteem concerns, academic stressors, acculturation or cultural difference challenges.

STAFF COUNSELOR

Mariama Brown-Jeters, MA, LPC, QIDP

p: 773-217-8541  e: mariamab@bellecounseling.com

Mariama completed a Master of Arts degree at Roosevelt University in 2019, majoring in Clinical Psychology. Prior to earning her Masters degree, Mariama attended the University of Missouri for her undergraduate studies, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Black Studies and Sociology. Since entering the field of mental health, Mariama has specialized in working with individuals and families from diverse populations, providing a person-centered and multiculturally focused approach to therapy. In addition to providing individual therapy, Mariama currently works as a crisis clinician in a Chicago based emergency room, providing therapeutic services for patients with acute and emergent psychiatric conditions.

Clinically, Mariama follows an integrated approach with an emphasis on person-centered and behavioral practices, and a focus on adapting mental health services and reducing mental health stigma for all populations.

Interested in joining the Belle Counseling team of counselors? Contact us.