The staff list below includes professional information about our staff members to provide you with a sense of the diversity of our cultures, languages spoken, clinical experiences and specialty areas. Our experienced intake team assigns clients to therapists based on clinical presentation, client needs and preferences as well as staff availability.
Chief Executive Officer
Ann Fisher Raney, LCSW, BCD
Ms. Raney has worked in the field of community mental health for more than 20 years. She continues to maintain a psychotherapy practice and teaches at the University of Chicago. She is currently a member of the Leadership Evanston Signature Class XVIII, and also serves on the Program Committee of the Executive Service Corps of Chicago.
Chief Operating Officer
Kirk Erickson, Psy.D
Dr. Erickson has been employed at Turning Point BHCC for more than 20 years and serving the needs of people with mental illness since volunteering in high school to assist veterans with mental health issues in the mid 1970’s. Dr. Erickson has worked in a wide variety of inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health settings and has strong ties to the community, having lived and gone to school in the Skokie community from pre-school through high school.
Chief Financial Officer
Marsha Hahn, MA, LCSW
Ms. Hahn has over 20 years experience in non-profit and small business management. Her responsibilities include financial oversight and development/fundraising. She is also an active clinician whose areas of interest include the impact of culture and society on mental health, all schools of psychotherapy, mindfulness and body-centered therapies, spirituality and issues of social injustice.
Corrie Callaghan, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Callaghan is the Turning Point Compliance Officer. In her administrative work she helps the agency maintain adherence to federal and state laws as well as accreditation standards. Her clinical interests include anxiety, dual diagnosis, and life transitions. She utilizes an empathic approach incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques, the mind-body connection, and spirituality.
Noorani A. Noorani, M.D.
Dr. Noorani has been a part of Turning Point team since 1994. She is strongly committed to community mental health and has a special interest in woman’s issues, depression and bipolar disorder. She is a strong promoter of healthy life style choices to patients with mental illness. She uses an integrated approach to treating mental illness with medication, cognitive therapy, nutrition, exercise and mindfulness. She also coordinates psychiatric emergency services at Turning Point. She is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Associate Clinical Director
Norwil (Noy) Frial, Psy.D, CADC
Dr. Frial is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has worked in mental health and substance abuse since 1997. He enjoys helping others cope with depression and anxiety, substance abuse, work and school adjustments, and improving their general mental health. He is particularly sensitive to the needs of the GLBTQ, Recovery, Academic, Healthcare and Asian-Pacific Islander communities. Dr. Frial oversees our Psychosocial Rehabilitation, ARCHES Case Management, Residential, Intake, and Living Room programs.
Associate Clinical Director
Mariko Wiseberg, MA, LCPC
Ms. Wiseberg directs the Child & Adolescent Services, the Bridges Program, the Training Program, Emergency Services, and services offered through a contract with the U. S. Probation Office. She is fluent in Japanese and is experienced in working with culturally diverse clients. Mariko works with children, adolescents and adults.
Robert Channon, M.D.
Dr. Channon is a board-certified psychiatrist. He has a strong clinical background working with adult and senior patients in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospital programs, and he enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues in other mental health disciplines. Dr. Channon has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dan Haycraft, M.D.
Dr. Haycraft is a board-certified psychiatrist with an extensive background in Emergency Medicine and business. He served for five years as the Medical Director for Turning Point. He has a private psychiatric practice in Skokie. Dr. Haycraft and his wife are known for their publications in the area of couples and relationship issues. He specializes in men’s issues and helping patients with treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder.
Ella Komarovsky, M.D.
Dr. Komarovsky is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, with 10 years experience in pediatrics. Her primary interests are in pediatric anxiety disorders and OCD, mood disorders and ADHD. She also works at Alexian Brothers Mental Health Center in Arlington Heights and in private practice in Schaumburg. Dr. Komarovsky is fluent in Russian.
Clinical Staff Coordinators
Krisha Arnold, MA, LCPC
Ms. Arnold is the Senior Emergency Services Coordinator and Assistant to the Medical Director. She works with adolescents and adults in individual therapy and works with adults concerning case management needs. Her areas of clinical interest include exploring cultural and ethnic diversity.
Rose Elias, Psy.D.
Dr. Elias is Groups Coordinator and a member of the ARCHES Case Management team. She works primarily with adults and adolescents and also facilitates groups in the PSR program. She has a strong interest in issues surrounding grief, social justice, access to resources, the treatment of trauma, and crisis assessment and intervention. Dr. Elias approaches her work from an existential and interpersonal base of understanding, integrating pragmatic, solution-focused approaches when necessary.
Courtney Emery, MA, LCPC
Ms. Emery is Assistant Program Director, The Living Room and Community Support Services. She is passionate about community mental health and improving access to mental health care for underserved people. Her foremost clinical interest is severe and persistent mental illness.
Eva Kripotos, MA
Ms. Kripotos, Residential Coordinator, provides care for adults through individual therapy, case management and PSR groups. Her areas of interest include cognitive behavioral therapy. She is fluent in Greek.
Ronit Peikes, LCSW
Ms. Peikes, Client Services and Human Resources Coordinator, works primarily with adult clients. Her areas of interest and expertise include working with individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Ms. Peikes works with all agency clients on billing related matters and concerns, as well as explaining benefits to new clients of the agency through the intake department. Ms. Peikes also manages the Human Resources Department at Turning Point and is involved in the hiring of new staff.
Kate Rooney, MA, LCSW
Ms. Rooney is the agency’s Intake Coodinator. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and is especially interested in facilitating healthy communication between family members. She has received special training on helping individuals understand the links between eating habits and mood, and enjoys using an integrative approaches in her therapeutic work.
Lydia Tracy, MA, LPC
Ms. Tracy is the Bridges Coordinator and therapist. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her areas of clinical interest include increasing positive connections and communication between youth and their familes and working with trauma survivors of all ages.
Ms. Afansyev, Bookkeeper and assists the CFO in maintaining the organization’s financial records. She has many years of experience working in the accounting field. She is fluent in Russian.
Lyndal Andrews, MA, MM, LCSW
Ms. Andrews, Outpatient Therapist, works with adults, adolescents, children and couples. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders including trauma and relationships. Her areas of special interests include contemporary analytic theory and practice, women’s issues and creative personalities. She also volunteers as a counselor with the Chicago Women’s Health Center.
Emily Bates, MS, LMFT
Ms. Bates, Outpatient Therapist, has experience providing a wide range of clinical services to children, adolescents, and families. Ms. Bates uses an integrative, strengths-based, and systemic approach to therapy. Her areas of interest include family therapy, mood disorders, life stage transitions, and relationship issues.
Joseph M. Bates
Mr. Bates is one of our agency’s Medical Billing Associates. He has many years of experience in the mental health billing field. Joe also is a member of our support staff team.
Audrey S. Behm, BA
As administrative assistant, Ms. Behm works primarily on CEO-related tasks and with Marsha Hahn and the Development Team. Audrey has worked in similar capacities at the Indian Hill Club and Evanston Golf Club. She is a Skokie resident, a dedicated volunteer and enjoys variety in her daily work.
Tania Boisson, MA
Tania Boisson is a PSR/ARCHES/Residential Case Manager and Therapist. She works with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples. Tania is fluent in Haitian Creole and is interested in issues of cultural diversity and ethnic identity. Tania is also interested in couples interaction and issues related to trauma and crisis.
Marci Brandt, BS
Ms. Brandt is a Peer Counselor in the Living Room program. She has been volunteering for NAMI Metro Suburban in Oak Park for 4 years as a NAMI Connection support group facilitator, and she also facilitates In Our Own Voice workshops for NAMI. In addition to earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Management, Marci has pursued collegiate studies in journalism and graduate studies in Organization Development. She enjoys pursuing educational opportunities for further growth in her counseling career.
Holly Johnson Carr, MSW, LSW
Ms. Carr, Outpatient Therapist, works with adolescents and adults in therapy. Her clinical experience has been in substance abuse and recovery, trauma, and issues surrounding life transitions and career development. Her approach is client-centered, focusing on the innate strengths and unique abilities of each individual. She has received additional training in mind-body therapies including meditation and yoga.
Jamill Collins, MA, LAMFT
Mr. Collins is a Therapist and ARCHES/Residential Case Manager. He also is a group facilitator in our PSR program. He uses a systemic and emotion-focused approach in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Mr. Collins’s areas of interest include promoting communication and strengthening relationships in couples and families.
Morgan Concepcion, MA, LPC
Ms. Concepcion is an Outpatient Therapist and ARCHES/Residential Case Manager, as well as a group facilitator in our PSR program. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents and couples in therapy with a psychodynamic and client-centered approach. Her focus is on promoting wellness and recovery for individuals of all genders, ethnicities, ages, religions and sexual orientations. Ms. Concepcion’s areas of interest include working with anxiety and depression, loss and trauma, and promoting social justice for underserved populations. She also is conversational in Spanish.
Martina Cortez, MS, LCPC
Ms. Cortez, Outpatient Therapist and Senior Clinical Supervisor, has experience working with adults, children, adolescents and families. She uses a psychodynamic and client-centered approach, with a recovery-orientated focus. She believes that the most important thing she can bring to the therapeutic experience is an empathic and non-judgmental perspective that allows people to feel comfortable and safe. She has 10 years of experience in community mental health.
Mr. Davis is part of Turning Point’s administrative and clinical support team. In addition to his work at Turning Point, he is taking prerequisite courses for the Radiology program at Triton Community College with the hopes of becoming a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Karen Fayden, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Fayden, Outpatient Therapist, provides individual therapy to adults and adolescents and also enjoys working with families and couples. Her practice is empathic and client-centered.
Beatrice Finkelstein, Psy.D
Dr. Finkelstein, Outpatient Therapist, works on a wide variety of issues with adult clients. She provides clinical supervision to a number of staff clinicians and graduate students. Her areas of special interest include anxiety problems and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Cassandra Firkins, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Firkins, Outpatient Therapist, has experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her clinical interests include children and women’s issues, adjustment to motherhood, infant mental health, typical and atypical child development, attachment patterns, parenting, adoption/foster care, depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal relationships.
Jessica Gray, MA
Ms. Gray is a Child and Adolescent Therapist and Bridges Case Manager. She works with children, adolescents, families and adults. Her areas of clinical interest are working with adolescents, as well as focusing on the treatment and management of anxiety, grief and life transitions with all ages. Her approach is integrative, consisting of Cognitive Behavioral and Strengths-Based practices. Jessica believes in providing comfort and inspiring self-empowerment within all individuals.
Susan Haggard, BAS, MHP
Ms. Haggard is a Peer Counselor in The Living Room program. Her experience includes peer support, facilitating groups and crisis intervention. She is an active volunteer in the community and strives to educate, advocate and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
Robert Haggard, BA, MHP
Mr. Haggard is a Peer Counselor in the Living Room. He has 8 years of experience in peer counseling, public speaking on mental health issues, as well as experience in crisis intervention trainings for law enforcement officers. He cofounded a NAMI On Campus Chapter at Washburn University in 2002, and is passionate about helping de-escalate acute crisis situations. He believes in full recovery for people diagnosed with mental illness and their families.
Michelle Heyland, BSN, RN-BC
Ms. Heyland is the Nurse in the Living Room program. She started her career in psychiatric nursing after completing her BS in Nursing with a minor in Psychology. She has worked as a nurse on an inpatient psychiatric unit and also as a clinical educator for behavioral health, educating nurses, doctors, and other associates about mental health. She is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse and is currently pursuing her Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree.
Khiem Huynh, BS, MHP
Mr. Huynh is a Peer Counselor in the Living Room Program. He has clinical experience as a Psychosocial and Activities Aide at an Intermediate Care Facility. He has spent most of his adult life on a personal journey of recovery from mental illness. Self-reflection and compassion guide his approach as a provider and consumer of mental health care. He is active on the board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago.
Mary Laura Jones, MA
Ms. Jones works as the Grant Consultant for the agency’s Development Team. She has worked in nonprofit development and funding in Chicago and internationally for more than 20 years. Ms. Jones earned her MA from Northwestern University in 2003 in Asset-based Development. She has written “Uptown Then and Now” and several funding training modules. She has experience in research and funding development for capital improvements, international development, HIV prevention, community development, energy efficiency projects and mental health.
Sharon Kater, LCSW
Ms. Kater is an Outpatient Therapist who combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and the art of healthy living to assist clients in making choices that promote increased well-being. Sharon is a Reiki practitioner, and she combines psychodynamic and holistic training to create a healthy environment for healing.
Karolina (Karoline) Kowalczyk, MA, LCSW
Ms. Kowalczyk, Outpatient Therapist, facilitates groups in our PSR program including CBT and art therapy. She also maintains a private practice.
MaryAlice Lavin, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Lavin, Outpatient Therapist, has more than twenty years experience working with children and adolescents with social/emotional, learning and developmental challenges and their family members in a variety of settings. She also works with adults and couples coping with an array of issues such as: depression; anxiety; trauma; life transitions; and interpersonal relationships. Ms. Lavin utilizes an integrative approach to treatment tailoring to each client’s individual needs and goals. Ms. Lavin’s clinical interests include: contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice; and military service members, veterans, and their family members struggling with the profound effects of war and integrating back into civilian life.
Adam Levin, Psy.D.
Dr. Levin, Outpatient Therapist, facilitates groups in our PSR program including organic gardening and weekly goals groups. He also maintains a private practice.
Alan M. Levin, JD, MA
Mr. Levin is an Outpatient Therapist. His areas of special interest include working with adults, couples and adolescents, with particular attention to relational issues, anxiety, transitional challenges, men’s issues and personal growth to achieve greater satisfaction in living. Apart from his work at the agency, he serves as a co-leader of experiential weekend programs for men, and also maintains a part-time private practice.
Ms. Marcheva started at Turning Point in August 2011 as a member of our maintenance staff. She is originally from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She is fluent in Bulgarian and Russian and is an avid gardener.
Abigail Mathewson, MS, AMFT, QMHP
Ms. Mathewson is a part-time clinician as well as the agency’s Volunteer Coordinator. She is trained in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University, which has provided her with an integrative and systemic orientation to treatment with individuals, couples, families, and children. Some of her clinical interests include working with couples, providing assistance with parenting issues, and improving the quality of parent-child relationships. In addition to her clinical work, Abby is thrilled to continue the development of the agency’s volunteer program.
David McCracken, MA
Mr. McCracken is an Outpatient Therapist who has worked with adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and panic disorder. He uses an integrative approach drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques.
Amanda Moswin, MS
As Finance Coordinator, Ms. Moswin supervises the medical billing clerks and works closely with the CFO to monitor billing, review agency procedures, create financial reports and administer the clinical and fundraising databases. She holds a master’s degree in Public Service Management and is strongly committed to health care accessibility.
Ms. Nelson is one of our agency’s Medical Billing Associates. She has several years experience in the medical billing field. Ashley is also a member of our support staff team and assists with our Quality Performance Improvement Committee.
Emily Nicholas, MA
Ms Nicholas is a Child and Adolescent Therapist and Bridges Case Manager. She works with children, adolescents, families and adults using an integrative psychodynamic model which is tailored to best fit the client’s need. Emily also has a special interest in providing mental health services to the special needs of performing artists and athletes.
Peter Robichaux, LSW
Mr. Robichaux, Linkage Case Manager and Therapist, has helped people transition out of state hospitals and the justice system by connecting them with resources. As a therapist, he works primarily with children, adolescents and their families to improve relationships and deepen the understanding of a young client’s experience. His areas of interest include family systems, play therapy, mindfulness and CBT approaches. He also has an interest in establishing effective interventions for people with autism spectrum disorders.
Meghan Roekle, Psy.D.
Dr. Roekle, Outpatient Therapist, works with adolescents and adults. She maintains a private practice in the community. She is a core faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and enjoys working with students both at school and as a supervisor at Turning Point.
Julianne Rooney, LCPC
Ms. Rooney, Outpatient Therapist, works with individuals who experience severe, chronic mental illness. She is also a group facilitator with our PSR program. Her experience includes work with adolescents, family therapy, co-parenting issues, and individual therapy with those who experience depression and anxiety.
Caitlin Spies, MA
Ms. Spies is a Child and Adolescent Therapist and Bridges Case Manager. She works with families, couples, and individuals of all ages. Ms. Spies was educated at the school of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She employs an integrative psychodynamic approach to help treat a variety of problems in living, with a particular interest in helping adults and children who have experienced trauma. Ms. Spies has worked with adults and children who live with anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, and relationship difficulties. She helps children and families find healthy and effective ways to address emotional and behavioral problems as well as difficulties with attachment. She also helps with improving parenting techniques and coping with stress within the family.
Rebecca J. Strauss, MSW, LSW
Ms. Strauss received a Masters of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago with a specialty in Mental Health. She utilizes an integrative approach in providing individual, group, and couples therapy for issues related to past trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, life transitions, and interpersonal challenges. Ms. Strauss has a particular interest in incorporating mindfulness-therapies with cognitive and psychodynamic approaches to empower clients and help them move towards recovery.
Ms. Trayanova is our Office Manager. She manages the support staff and works with all clinical staff. She is fluent in Bulgarian and has some knowledge of Russian and Serbian.
Adam Weg, MA
Mr. Weg, Outpatient Therapist, works with adults, children and adolescents. He trained in clinical social work at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and has experience working in inpatient as well as outpatient mental health settings. Mr. Weg employs a relational, psychoanalytically-informed approach in his work with individual clients of all ages, as well as with families, couples, and groups.
Thomas Yokoyama, MA, LCPC
Mr. Yokoyama, Child and Adolescent Program Therapist, works with adolescent males, adult males and females. He leads a bipolar support group. His areas of interest include diversity and career exploration.