615 W. Front Street

Wheaton, IL 60187

615 W. Front Street

Wheaton, IL 60187

-Linda Travis-

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630.246.6988

Our Mission

Prairie Path Counseling is a group of experienced therapists who seek to create a safe space in order to walk alongside our clients on their road to growth and healing.  Each of our therapists has had years of experience treating a variety of issues.  We value creating relationships and a space where you feel understood, accepted and supported to face whatever challenges you are facing in your current life. 

 

Meet us

Mark Ramirez, MA, LCPC, LMFT

Mark enjoys treating individuals who feel "stuck" in their lives. There are many obstacles in life that create dismay and life dissatisfaction including phase of life issues, grief and loss, issues with intimacy and attachment, career dissatisfaction, unresolved family of origin issues and impulsive/compulsive coping behaviors to name a few. Mark enjoys helping people getting back to thriving and feeling generally content with themselves and their lives.

Mark has over 25 years of clinical practice experience in treating addiction (both chemical and process oriented), working with men who struggle with depression and anxiety, helping young adults merge successfully into adult living and helping strengthen healthy family relationships.

In addition to my clinical training and experience, Mark is also trained in career counseling and life coaching.

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Anne Kellstedt Ramirez, LCPC

Anne Kellstedt Ramirez, LCPC is an experienced professional counselor. It is hard to have peace of mind if we're not connecting well with others, or at war within ourselves. When we are nourished in supportive relationships, we are less vulnerable to depression, anxiety and addictions. Anne has been assisting people who are looking to make a change in their lives. It is a privilege for her to journey beside her clients as they grow.

 

Anne has been in the field over 25 years. She has worked extensively with individuals, couples, groups, young adults, adolescents and their families. Her work includes treatment of: depression, anxiety, eating disorders & body image, improving relationships, women's issues across the lifespan, and the journey toward self-acceptance. Anne also offers pre-marital counseling.

 

Anne has also been an adjunct professor of Group Therapy at Wheaton College Graduate School.

Anne is passionate about her women's therapy group. Read more about it here.

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Practice Areas

Personal
  • Addictions

  • Anger

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Body Image

  • Depression

  • Grief or Loss

  • Life Changes and Transitions

  • Perfectionism

  • Self Esteem

  • Spiritual Concerns

  • Body Image and Eating Disorders

Social
  • Assertiveness

  • Connecting with others

  • Improving Communication Skills

  • Loneliness

  • Social Anxiety

  • Trouble Trusting Others

  • Stormy relationships

  • Premarital counseling

  • Improving Communication

  • Strengthening a Sense of "Us"

  • Infidelity

  • Understanding conflict patterns

  • Divorce and Remarriage

  • Second Marriages

Career and Life Transitions
  • Choosing of shifting career path

  • Job interviews

  • Once baby arrives

Groups
  • Women's Interpersonal 
    Process Group (Read More)

  • Men and Women's Interpersonal  Process Group

Adolescents and Family
  • Blended Families

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emerging Adults (18-29)

  • Family Relationships

  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

  • School Difficulties

 

Meet us

Mark Ramirez, MA, LCPC, LMFT

Mark enjoys treating individuals who feel "stuck" in their lives. There are many obstacles in life that create dismay and life dissatisfaction including phase of life issues, grief and loss, issues with intimacy and attachment, career dissatisfaction, unresolved family of origin issues and impulsive/compulsive coping behaviors to name a few. Mark enjoys helping people getting back to thriving and feeling generally content with themselves and their lives.

Mark has over 25 years of clinical practice experience in treating addiction (both chemical and process oriented), working with men who struggle with depression and anxiety, helping young adults merge successfully into adult living and helping strengthen healthy family relationships.

In addition to my clinical training and experience, Mark is also trained in career counseling and life coaching.

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Anne Kellstedt Ramirez, LCPC

Anne Kellstedt Ramirez, LCPC is an experienced professional counselor. It is hard to have peace of mind if we're not connecting well with others, or at war within ourselves. When we are nourished in supportive relationships, we are less vulnerable to depression, anxiety and addictions. Anne has been assisting people who are looking to make a change in their lives. It is a privilege for her to journey beside her clients as they grow.

 

Anne has been in the field over 25 years. She has worked extensively with individuals, couples, groups, young adults, adolescents and their families. Her work includes treatment of: depression, anxiety, eating disorders & body image, improving relationships, women's issues across the lifespan, and the journey toward self-acceptance. Anne also offers pre-marital counseling.

 

Anne has also been an adjunct professor of Group Therapy at Wheaton College Graduate School.

Anne is passionate about her women's therapy group. Read more about it here.

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Dorothy O'Halloran, LCPC

Everyone needs relationships. Whether you're looking for a safe, healing relationship within which to explore and repair past hurts or trying to mend or strengthen existing relationships, Dorothy is there to help. She believes personal growth requires a supportive and secure environment, and she has been told her warmth and humor have put clients at ease as they seek to understand what they are wanting from therapy in order to increase meaning or satisfaction in their marital, parenting, family, friendship, work and spiritual relationships. Walking with clients as they let go of old patterns and learn new ways to live more authentically is an honor.

 

Dorothy has been in practice for over 20 years. She primarily understands client concerns through the lenses of attachment and trauma theories. While always remaining client-centered, approaches she uses include Emotion Focused Therapy for couples, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (including DBT and ACT), and relational interventions. She has also been trained in life coaching and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. If you'd like to learn more about any of these approaches or explore whether you might work well together, she'd be glad to hear from you.

Ann Stoesser, MSW, LCSW

Ann wants to offer you two challenges: First, stop hiding your pain. Second, don’t be afraid to hope. If you can answer these two challenges, you are already exactly the sort of person she's looking for. Those two steps are not easy, and if you are willing to undertake the work with me, Ann would love to talk with you. She believes everyone has a story to tell, and her honor is to listen.

She also believes that everyone has the capacity to grow. She wants to help you learn to shape and discover your identity within the context of others. Relationships are vital to our well-being; she will help you practice the skills to connect to those around you. She specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and is Gottman Level 3 trained.

 

If you’re shy about your concerns, she desperately wants you to know that to her your personal intricacies and circumstances are unique and valuable. She wants to bring her full attention and care to learning your story. Together you will uncover the joy of life and grapple with its challenges. She looks forward to hearing from you.

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David Panahi, MA, LCPC, EMDR

Life has its intricate twists and turns and sometimes it's too much to manage alone. When difficulties arise, they can affect our mental health, relationships, job performance, and spiritual wellbeing. If this describes you, I want you to know that you’re not alone. You might be wondering, "How do I get out of this funk?" and my role as a therapist is to help you through these struggles and explore alternative ways to find hope and live well. I will offer a compassionate place for you to freely express yourself and give you honest feedback. We will tailor individual treatment to reflect your concerns and goals while we regularly re-evaluate our progress. 

As a professional counselor with years of experience in mental health, I specialize in relationship conflict, anxiety & depression management, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, and substance abuse. My approach to counseling is based on empirical research and feedback from my clients. I am a trained EMDR trauma therapist and a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator for premarital counseling and couples counseling. Read More click here

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Jennifer L. Kiebles, PhD.

Dr. Jennifer is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in health and rehabilitation psychology. She provides a warm, compassionate, and safe setting for her clients to explore life’s most difficult experiences. She is formally trained in cognitive behavioral treatment (including dialectical behavior therapy), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. After completing her graduate studies in Chicago, residency in the VA, and clinical fellowship at Northwestern University, she has spent her career as a mental health provider integrated in medical settings and continues to work in an intensive outpatient mental health program at a local hospital. She is genuinely committed to helping clients build resilience and optimize their health and wellness across a full range of medical and psychiatric conditions and disabilities.

 

Dr. Jennifer is a dedicated clinician providing evidence-informed treatment for depression, anxiety, anger, grief / loss, stress management, communication skills, relationship issues, and adjustment to chronic illness and disability. If you would like to hear more about Dr. Jennifer’s approach to therapy and experience, she would love to hear from you. 

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