We guide and accompany you on your journey.
Founder & Clinical Director
Dr. Kellie Rice is the founder and Clinical Director of the Mind Body Co-op. Kellie leads her team with a solution focused approach, while attending to the clinical needs of her clients. Kellie is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and believes that the power of creating honest, open relationships in the context of group provides fertile ground for change.
Registered Therapy Dog
Drummond is a registered therapy dog who is 6 years old and has a passion for helping clients’ learn about setting boundaries. Drummond loves to cuddle and is always looking for a lap to lay upon. Fortunately, Drummond also respects the word “No,” and will gracefully take a nap if his cuddles are not wanted. His ability to shameless take up space, ask for love and respect boundaries of others makes him a special addition to the MBC team. Please contact Drummond’s handler, Dr. Rice for more information regarding sessions with Drummond.
Aimee Dokko, LPC, NCC
Aimee Dokko is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Somatic Psychotherapist. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Aimee earned her M.A. in Clinical Counseling and School Counseling from University of Northern Colorado.
Whether you desire to make changes, heal wounds or develop a more genuine and authentic life, Aimee honors you and your courageous journey forward. She invites you to partner with her in creating a safe, supportive space for reflection and growth. Here, you can examine, explore and discover how maintain a more gratifying and joyful lifestyle. As your story unfolds, she tailors a wholistic approach that meets your personal needs, goals and aspirations.
Anne Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor with an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She believes that therapy can be a safe environment to sculpt your truth and create a more abundant life. Anne supports women, men, trans, and gender non-binary individuals in examining and finding recovery from trauma, addiction, alcoholism, codependency, and eating disorders. Anne also works with individuals who have family members with chemical or process addictions including unhealthy relationships with love, sex, food and gambling.
Anne believes change is possible through collaborative work around your needs and goals. She has experience in treatment centers and adventure therapy settings. Having grown up in rural New Hampshire she appreciates the impact of nature and adventure on mental health.
Anne offers mixed gender process groups for adults. Through group therapy, you can examine relationship dynamics, become aware of reenactments that are familiar, yet painful and have a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings. In addition, group therapy provides an excellent place to gain confidence practicing new ways of engaging others and setting and maintaining boundaries. These dynamics will ultimately translate to relationships outside of the therapy group.
Dr. Baheia A. Derweesh completed her bachelor degree in Sociology from Birzeit University and graduate degree in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University and a doctoral in education from Argosy University. Prior to joining National Lewis University, she was Student life acting chair/ Lead Counselor and lecturer at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi for the past 8 years. Dr. Baheia held the position of Psychotherapist at the American Center for Psychiatry & Neurology in Abu Dhabi from 2004-2010 as well as Care & Rehabilitation Director for the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children from 2008-2009. She was the Director of clinical program at Baheia Derweesh, LCPC from 2010-2017.
Baheia has many years of experience working with trauma survivors (includes domestic violence and sexual assault), and War Victims. She is experienced in working with Depression, Anxiety, Eating disorder, and children with behavioral issue.
Recipient of many awards including the Arab American Action Network Outstanding Commitment to Empowering the Community, the Fitzer Award of Administrative Services, Metropolitan Family Services, Graduate College, Northeastern Illinois University and Jane Adams Graduate Scholarship, Northeastern Illinois University.
Dylan Nelson-Sease, LCPC
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Dylan Nelson-Sease practices from a humanistic approach that is trauma-informed and tailored to each client’s needs. He believes that trauma is a universal human experience that can be complex in nature or characterized by the struggles of daily life. He aims to create a warm, reflective environment where people have the capacity for personal growth and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.
Irina Katz, LCSW, RYT-200
Irina Katz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with her Masters in Clinical Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health. Irina also completed her Kundalini Yoga teacher training in Washington, DC at Yoga House Washington in 2011. She speaks Russian and is able to offer treatment to Russian speakers.
Jamie Elizabeth Klausing, RMT
Jamie Klausing is a Somatic Movement and Mindfulness Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher. Her personalized, gentle guidance encourages and empowers clients to discover authentic movement from within.
Jamie believes in conscious movement, where the intention of focus is on the internal experience, (sensations, thoughts, emotions), of the movement rather than external appearance or an external result of the movement. She believes this level of body-mind integration addresses layers and levels of the body’s inherent ecosystem and supports homeostasis, co-regulation and neuro-plasticity.
Jamie specializes in combining Reiki, energy psychology methodologies, neuromuscular integrative movement (Nia Technique, Inc.), and developmental movement patterning (Nia 5-Stages). She has experience working with people who are coping with trauma, depression, body-image, stress or anxiety.
Jenni Osborne, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Jenni Osborne earned her Masters in Nursing from Rush University in 2010 followed by graduating with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice specializing in Psychiatry in 2017 from Rush University.While pursuing her degree, Jenni completed her clinical training at Haymarket, Timberline Knolls, and SunCloud Health where she specialized in treating eating disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. Jenni has experience in all levels of care including inpatient, residential, PHP, IOP, and outpatient psychiatric treatment.
Miren Guereca, LCPC, NCC
Miren Guereca is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and offers therapy in Spanish. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Miren earned her M.A. in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Miren Practices from a humanistic theory, incorporating mindfulness and meditation techniques focusing on an overall mind-body approach. Miren is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy and Person Centered Therapy (PCT). She has experience working with couples, families, adolescents, children and people of all ages treating trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD as well as an array of mood disorders. Miren also specializes in working with Latinx and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Stephanie Christian, LMT, RYT-200, RM
Stephanie Christian is a Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master. She has worked in residential treatment, wellness centers and retreats, and has a true passion for understanding stress and its impact on our physical bodies. Stephanie’s mindful and grounded approach to bodywork allows our clients to experience a better understanding of the foundation of structure and self.
Stephanie combines a variety of techniques into her practice including Acupressure, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Ayurvedic breathwork, Reiki, and Esalen. Stephanie graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC in 2004 and has had extensive training in her field since.
Traci Patterson, LPC, RYT-200, Y12SR
Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher
Traci Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader. She incorporates yoga, meditation, and mindfulness techniques into the psychotherapy process in order to enhance self-awareness, encourage clients to feel safely embodied, and increase a client’s ability to manage the inevitable stress of everyday life. Traci has experience working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and OCD. Traci has worked in outpatient and residential settings for addiction treatment, as well as in community mental health.
She weaves contemplative and existential psychotherapy tenets with the empirically supported modalities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Yangxi Li, LPC
Yangxi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who offers therapy in both English and Mandarin. She graduated and received clinical training from Northwestern University with her Maters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She completed her practicum at Asian Human Services where she served immigrants and refugees from China.
Yangxi believes that the cause of suffering can also be the means of release and healing. She strives to construct a holding environment that creates a safe physical and psychological space wherein clients feel more free, more seen, and more authentic, so that spontaneous interactions, feelings, and experiences can occur. Yangxi views therapy as an illuminating journey where she collaborates with clients as a fellow traveler to explore the unseen and better equipped to constant growth with self-acceptance, courage, resilience, and creativity.
Yangxi is an eclectic practitioner and her therapeutic approaches include psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Her integrative approach focuses on incorporating mindfulness and self-acceptance to holistically empower the connectedness of mind, body, and spirit.