PARTNERS

Gary Hill - Psy.D, LMFT, CSADC

Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Doctor of Psychology, Psy.D

Chicago, IL

Gannon University

Master of Science, MS

Erie, PA 

University of Colorado

Bachelor of Arts, BA

Boulder, CO

Dr. Gary Hill is a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed marital and family therapist and a certified supervisor addictions counselor in the state of Illinois. He also has post-doctoral training in family systems, having completed both the clinical and advanced externships at the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago. Dr. Hill owns GRH Consulting, LLC, based in Northfield, Illinois. He has an extensive clinical background treating individual adults, families, married couples, and school age children. Dr. Hill is an expert in trauma and the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, having been called to New York’s Ground Zero four times after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to console families of the victims and to assist with the relief efforts. Dr. Hill also has a broad business background, having completed the Kellogg Management Institute program in General Management Training at Northwestern University. His work in the corporate world includes being a regional vice president and a national director of provider services for two managed care health insurance companies: Cigna and United Healthcare. Before forming GRH Consulting, LLC in 2009, he was the director of clinical services at the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A sought-after industry expert, Dr. Hill has been invited to speak at numerous national conferences and routinely presents his training seminars in both the Chicagoland area, as well as throughout the country.

Joe Novak, Psy.D

Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Doctor of Psychology, Psy.D

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago

Master of Arts, MA

Chicago, IL

Lake Forest College

Bachelor of Arts, BA

Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Joe Novak, Psy.D is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois with over 30 years of experience with children, adolescents, and adults. A consultant to local communities, and industry, past hospital administrator, president of Joseph J. Novak, P.C. and practicing professional, Dr. Novak is keenly aware of the importance of promoting the connection between physical and emotional health and well-being. Every personal story traces the path for one's life journey, the emotional pain, the struggle, and overcoming obstacles. Dr. Novak has invested his professional career in the value of the human spirit and the importance of crafting and applying life-changing tools to recover from adversity and growth in the presence of life's challenges. Dr. Novak practice specializes in the psychological needs of youth, families, and adults. In addition, Dr. Novak has extensive experience speaking and consulting to communities, government agencies, and corporations.

 
 
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Mojgan Makki - MD, DFAACAP

University of Illinois

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, MD

Chicago, IL

Washington University School of Medicine

General Psychiatry Residency, MD

St. Louis, MO

PECS Medical University

Doctorate of Medicine, MD

Pecs, Hungary

Dr. Mojgan Makki is a practicing psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience. She is double board certificated physician with American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescents, and adult psychiatry. She has extensive experience in treating psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. She is a distinguished fellow at AACAP and works tirelessly advocating for children and adolescent mental health through her involvement with national organizations and her work with American Medical Association and psychiatric associations. She has been on the board of directors of the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and currently she is a delegate to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has served as a medical director in inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit at Rush Medical University and established and directed specialized programs for toddlers and preschoolers. She has been a mentor to peers and trainees. In addition to her private practice in two locations (Northfield and Chicago), Dr. Makki is a consultant to a number of schools in Cook County and the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL).
Her philosophy of care is collaborative care with the families, schools, and other clinicians working in the team.

 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Karen Fogarty, MSW, LCSW

Jane Adams College of Social Work

Masters of Social Work, MSW

Chicago, IL

Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Over 140 credit hours earned toward Psy.D

Rolling Meadows, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts, BA

Chicago, IL

Karen Fogarty earned her master's in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago/Jane Addams College of Social Work. Karen has training and experience in school social work and is an advocate for victims of domestic violence. This background has aided her work with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing conflict or crisis within the home. Karen has over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field, including: inpatient psychiatric counseling, assessment and referral, business management and utilization review/quality assurance. Karen currently specializes in treatment of children, adolescents and families, and young adults; while also working with adults and couples including parenting coaching. Karen's therapeutic approach is strength-based and solution-focused. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems therapy. Her emphasis is on each client’s individual needs and circumstances.

 
 

Stella Wilson, MSW, LCSW

Loyola University

Master of Social Work, MSW

Chicago, IL

Loyola University

Bachelor of Social Work, BSW

Chicago, IL

Stella has over 25 years of professional experience helping people develop the necessary skills to find solutions and manage life challenges. Stella specializes in the treatment of adolescents, young adults, and families. She encourages systemic change and helps families engage in more productive communication patterns. Stella is known to have a comfortable, relatable style that helps clients feel at ease. Stella has spent the better part of her career working with adolescents in the field of addictions and in outpatient programs that specialize in co-occurring disorders. She understands the challenges of helping families reestablish boundaries and  restore balance, especially when a child is engaging in substance use. Stella has been affiliated with one of the largest behavioral health hospitals in the state for the past 12 years, and as clinical coordinator for youth addictions, oversees programming for adolescents in the partial hospitalization program.

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