The FFCC Family  

Candace Clark, LCSW
Mental Health Clinician 

Candace has been in the field of mental health for over five years. She obtained my Masters in Clinical Social work from Loyola University in 2013. Candace is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. She specializes in treating those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, and couples counseling. Candace practices from a strengths based perspective. She believes that everyone has an innate ability to move past life’s issues. With Candace you will work on strategies that will allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.

Alicia Hall, MA, LPC 
Mental Health Clinician 

Alicia received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health from Northeastern Illinois University in 2018. Alicia has worked as a Clinical Counselor for Employee Assistance companies providing assessment, crisis intervention and short-term therapy. Alicia has experience inclusive of working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and work-life concerns. 

Sara Herman, MA, LPC, CADC
Mental Health Clinician 

Sara Herman is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified alcohol drug abuse counselor (CADC). Sara received her Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology from Adler University.  Sara believes in the importance of a therapeutic alliance and collaboration between therapist and client. Sara currently provides therapeutic services, both individual and group therapy, to adolescents and teens in Chicago Public Schools and has previous experience working in a private practice setting with court-mandated adults. While Sara’s theoretical orientation is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy, she utilizes several evidence-based therapeutic approaches depending on the client’s needs. Sara’s clinical interests are working with teenagers and adults experiencing trauma, difficulty in life transitions, social and emotional needs as well as anger and stress management.

Mental Health Clinician 
Mariana Martinez, MA
    Mental Health Clinician 

Mariana is a bilingual Spanish speaking highly culturally competent and welcoming clinician. She works from a framework that allows her to support clients holistically with the core understanding that each person is different and is in need of different guidance. She has experience supporting clients from needs of emotional regulation and thought processing, to trauma healing, and learning to cope and manage those intrusive anxious and depressive symptoms. She makes it her core focus to build a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients as she believes it is a core need to successfully meet their goals. She specializes in working with individuals who are going through life transitions, uncovering and healing their traumas, and learning to cope and manage life's disruptions. 

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Felicia Muhammad, LPC
Mental Health Clinician 

Felicia graduated from DePaul University in Chicago and has been a licensed professional counselor for more than 7 years. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and humanistic therapies are some of the approaches used in her sessions. It is her belief that healing starts from within and she occasionally integrates meditation, breathing techniques and principles of yoga into her sessions. Felicia enjoys guiding the therapeutic journey of individuals, couples, and families of all ages to better health and focuses her practice in anxiety, depression, anger, grief, trauma, stress, conflict, and postpartum issues. Her desire is to help you to become your best, authentic and positive self. Felicia is confident that the struggle you're in today will transform into the strength that you'll need for tomorrow. 

Cydne Peterson, MA
Mental Health Intern

Cydne received her first graduate degree from National Louis University in 2011 and returned to Governors State University in 2019 to pursue a clinical degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a projected graduation date of December 2021. Cydne has worked in social services for over fifteen years, working with underserved and underprivileged youth and families. She has worked as a specialized play technician, Mental Health Professional and placement stabilization worker. Using a strengths-based perspective, Cydne seeks to support clients as they work through life difficulties, addressing trauma and building social supports for a healthy future.  

Marquis Hill, BA
Office Assistant 

Marquis received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Illinois in 2019. Marquis has experience working in administrative and educational settings with individuals, children and families. Marquis is interested in helping those who are seeking to heal and evolve throughout various aspects of their lives. Marquis believes that personal growth results from interpersonal relationships, self-reflection, and the evaluation of individual and family dynamics.  

Jessica Miller, M.A, LCPC, CADC, CPAIP  
Mental Health Contractor

Jessica received her Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She became a LCPC in 2018. With 4 years of experience, Jessica specializes in domestic violence and substance abuse.