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.

Yakima Diemer, LPC
Mental Health Clinician 

Yakima Diemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Yakima received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. Yakima believes that healing occurs when approached holistically; focusing on one's mind, body and spirit, allowing one's authentic self to emerge. Yakima enjoys working with individuals, couples and families wanting to address challenges pertaining to anxiety, boundaries, depression, relationships and trauma, as well as their own personal growth and development. Yakima has experience working with individuals of all cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings including treatment facilities, intensive outpatient programs, private practice and managed care. 

Kesha Geans, LCSW
Mental Health Clinician 

Kesha received her Master's degree in  Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from University of Illinois  at Chicago (Jane Addams College of Social Work). Kesha believes in holistic care and is trained in trauma focused CBT (CF-CBT) to work with individuals who have experienced complex trauma. Kesha has also been trained in Integrated behavioral health. Kesha enjoys working with individuals, couples and families wanting to address challenges pertaining to anxiety, boundaries, depression, relationships, and trauma, as well as their own personal growth and development. Kesha has experience working with individuals of all cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings including treatment facilities, intensive outpatient programs, and managed care. Kesha uses therapeutic modalities based on the needs of her clients drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused and Trauma – Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

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.

Sandra Labastida, LCSW
    Mental Health Clinician 

Sandra is a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who received her Master of Social Work from Aurora University in 2017. Sandra believes in providing a safe, welcoming, and empathic therapeutic environment where the client can explore issues and develop effective coping strategies. Sandra is trained in trauma informed care with individuals who have experiences complex trauma. Sandra specializes in working with individuals struggling with grief and loss, anxiety, stress management, anger, crisis management and depression. Sandra uses therapeutic modalities based on the needs of her clients drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC) Framework, and Trauma – Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

Ericka Rouse, MA, MSW, LSW
Mental Health Clinician

Ericka Rouse obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2018 from Chicago State University and a Master of Art in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University in 2003. Ericka has over 18 years of experience of providing individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescents, teens and adults. Majority of Ericka’s clinical experiences were regarding addressing the mental health needs of those exposed to trauma. Ericka’s theoretical modalities draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness practices. In Ericka’s private time she engages in community services and improving culinary skills.

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. 

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