Skip to content

About Our Counselors & Therapists

We provide comprehensive therapy services in Wheaton, IL and the surrounding areas to adults, children, couples and families in a warm and supportive environment. We treat anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, self esteem issues, and more.

Our Providers

Our team of licensed professionals includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors  who are committed to providing the highest quality of care. All of our providers are trained in evidence-based practices and stay up-to-date on the latest research and techniques.

Eva Cozzi

Founder & Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Background:

I obtained my master’s degree in social work from the University of St Francis. I completed my masters level internship with Guardian Angel’s domestic violence program. After graduation, I continued working with this organization helping victims file for orders of protection, facilitating groups and individual therapy, answering the domestic violence hotline and doing community presentations.  

My treatment approach is client centered and strength based. I like to meet the client where they are at and build off their own strengths. Using psycho education, I help clients understand their feelings and behaviors and work on new healthy coping skills. My goal is for clients to reach their highest potential not just alleviate their symptoms. 

I work hard to understand, diagnose and frame what the issues really are, and work gently and intelligently with my clients to help them grow into their own abilities to change the status quo and “see” what is possible for them. This is not magic — it’s work. But hard work and a commitment by both of us to a trusting and open therapeutic relationship can produce what seems like magical outcomes. In my view, that can only happen in a place of safety and hope. I strive every day to create an atmosphere of both so that true healing and real change can actually be achieved.

Who I Treat:

Clients 3 years and older dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault (I am 65 hour cross trained in DV and SA), eating disorders, women’s issues including infertility, chronic pain, stress and lifestyle issues, parenting and family conflict.

My Treatment Approaches:

CBT | Strengths Perspective  | Family Systems | Solutions Focused | Trauma Informed | Somatic | Mindfulness

Jennifer Vergara

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Grief Informed Professional

Background:

My passion is to help people discover more about themselves in order to identify what skills they need to function at their full potential, as well as the path to get there. I utilize a strengths perspective in my work in order to help people discover their strengths and build upon them. I believe in a client centered approach and meeting the person where they are in order to come alongside them on their journey to healing. Because the interpersonal relationship is very important in therapy, I am passionate about building a relationship based on trust, safety, and understanding. It is my hope that clients will improve their self-awareness, gain necessary skills to cope, identify necessary support systems, and utilize those outside of therapy to experience more satisfaction and peace in life. If requested, I can integrate faith based counseling into sessions. 

Who I Treat:

Clients 8 years and older for Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Self Esteem, OCD, Grief and Self-Harm. I also have significant experience working with IEPs, as well as with school districts providing accommodations for students with special emotional, learning, or behavioral needs.

My Treatment Approaches:

CBT | DBT | ACT | Strengths Perspective | Family Systems Solutions Focused | Grief | Faith Based Therapy

Patty Zacharias

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Background:

My educational background includes obtaining an MA in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University and post master’s certification from National Louis University.

My professional background includes counseling adolescents, adults and families in a variety of clinical and educational settings.   In addition, I have served as an Adjunct Faculty educator for adult students pursuing an MS degree in the counseling field.

​Part of my personal mission as a Counselor is to support my clients while gently challenging them to strive for what will bring them satisfaction in life.  In my experience, much of the time people can only begin to grasp their potential.  By utilizing a strengths-based approach,  I enjoy giving clients the opportunity to explore the many possibilities and options to help them reach their goals.

Who I Treat:

Clients who are 12 years and older dealing with Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, bipolar disorder, career counseling, codependency, coping skills, depression, eating disorders, family conflict, parenting, relationship issues, school issues, self esteem, self harming, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, women’s issues.

My Treatment Approaches:

CBT | Strength Based | Family Systems | Internal Family Systems | Motivational Interviewing | Narrative | Somatic

Shannon Cagle

Licensed Professional Counselor

Background:

I believe it is extremely important for all people to have a safe, non-judgmental, authentic space to feel validated to heal and help bring balance to their life. I have an eclectic style to provide client-centered therapy, but often work with several different holistic and trauma-informed modalities to find the right fit for teens and adults.

My approach is relationship-based and strength-based and relies on attunement with the individual.  I have more than 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health and the more “severe” issues such as Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), attachment issues and histories involving severe abuse.  My background includes working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, poor body image, cultural/identity development, and substance use. I also address concerns around healthy sexuality, pre- and post- partum issues, and pregnancy. I have significant experience in counseling military veterans and law enforcement officers, and I myself am a former correctional officer. 

Certified in Clinical Trauma Therapy (CCTP), Clinical Anxiety Treatment (CCATP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Who I Treat:

Clients ages 18 year and older dealing with anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), grief, life transitions, spirituality, stress, trauma & PTSD (especially complex trauma), men’s issues, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm, Sexual abuse, coping skills, military/law enforcement officer/first-responder work-related stress, identity development, body image issues, LGBTQ+ affirming.

My Treatment Approaches:

Attachment-Based | CBT | Compassion-Focused | Strength Based | DBT | Internal Family Systems | Mindfulness-Based | Narrative | Somatic | Solutions-Focused | Trauma-Focused

Francine Costanza

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Background:

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Life Coach certification, and am a former teacher. My passion is to assist people in their journey to healing, wholeness and optimal health. I have worked in a variety of settings with many different populations. I love working with couples, families, singles, men, women, children and those with special needs. I also offer Christian counseling for those who would like to incorporate their faith into the counseling process.

I take a strengths based and client centered approach as I believe that you have within you the ability to discover what you need, with a counselor along side you to facilitate the process. I also can provide skills and tools to use along the way from techniques developed through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My goal is to provide the best space for you, with compassion and guidance, to bring about all that you hope for, to live your best life now.

Who I Treat:

Client 8 years and older dealing with Anger management, Anxiety/Depression, Asperger’s Syndrome, Codependency, Coping skills/Stress, Divorce/Parenting, Family conflict, Grief, Life coaching, Marital/Relationship issues, Self-esteem, Spirituality, Women’s issues. Francine also works with couples and families. 

My Treatment Approaches:

ACT | DBT | CBT | Psychodynamic | Christian Counseling | Family Systems
Grief Work | Gottman Approach | Solutions-Focused

Mila Angelov

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Background:

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with various interests including but not limited to eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship/marriage issues, strengthening social skills, and increasing self-awareness. 

I obtained my master’s degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL.  My internship was heavily focused on working with people with FASD (fetal alcohol syndrome disorder), as well as adjustment and attachment issues due to adoption. I also have experience with neurofeedback and biofeedback.

I am very passionate about building a therapist-client relationship based on mutual trust, understanding, and acceptance. I am down to earth and want to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe to share their past and current struggles, deepest fears and future goals. I assist my clients reach their full potential by expanding and building on/ their current skills and resources. I strive to help them achieve highest levels of self-awareness and connection with their inner self, so they can learn to love themselves again. 

Who I Treat:

Clients 5 years and older dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, panic, eating disorders, relationship concerns, as well as women’s issues including pre- and post-partum adjustment, “baby blues”, and parenting conflicts. 

My Treatment Approaches:

CBT | DBT | ACT | Mindfulness | Solutions-Focused | Family Systems

Jean Hannigan

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Background:

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 20 years
of experience in the mental health field. I graduated from the Illinois School
of Professional Psychology with a master’s degree in clinical psychology.
Additionally, I have obtained certificates in Grief Counseling and
Hypnotherapy.

I work with clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety,
narcissistic abuse and/or grief related to their relationships or in their daily
lives. I have an eclectic background working in the school system, social
services, Early Intervention with the State of Illinois and in private practice.

During our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand, and
collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get
your life back. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms withing
the first month and sustained improvement thereafter. Using a non-
judgmental and collaborative approach to therapy we will work together to
find your strengths and utilize those strengths to meet your desired goals.

Who I Treat:

I work with adults, couples and teens utilizing both a client-centered and a
holistic approach. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression,
narcissistic abuse recovery, grief, gender identity and LGBTQ issues. I
have a particular passion for working with those struggling with or
recovering from Narcissistic Abuse.

My Treatment Approaches:

Client Centered Therapy | Insight Oriented Therapy | Mindfulness
CBT | Grief | Problem Solving

Susan J. Craig Olsen

Billing Specialist

I have over six years of medical billing and customer service experience in podiatry, neuroscience, and psychotherapy offices.

I graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications. I live in Naperville with my husband and our three children, most of whom have flown the nest. 

I can help you with all your insurance inquiries. I’m very proud and happy to serve Cozzi Clinical Services and all of their clients!

Get Started

We offer phone consultations to all prospective patients. During the consultation, we will ask about your goals and objectives to ensure we connect you to the right provider. You will have the opportunity to ask any question you may have.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Name
Insurance Provider