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.

David Panahi, MA, NCC, LPC

Life has its complicated twists and turns and sometimes it is too much to handle alone. When hardship hits, it can affect our mental health, relationships, work performance, and our spiritual well-being. If this describes you, I want you to know that you’re not alone. Over the years, I have worked with many clients suffering from depression, anxiety, substance use/pornography, anger, grief and life transitions. I will work with you to identify your concerns and come up with a collaborative, therapeutic goals that will work for you. For example; when treating anxiety, depression, and anger, we will focus on your current circumstance and the cause of discomfort. Together we will establish a manageable treatment goals to make sustainable progress. In treating substance use and pornography, we will explore triggers, cravings, and the underlying issues behind the use. Additionally, I work with teens struggling with school performance and social anxiety with peers. I also do premarital counseling using the Prepare/Enrich assessment and dating/marital issues using the Emotion Focused Therapy approach.

 

I have transcultural exposure and have lived in many diverse settings. I have learned that we all share the need for connection, belonging and love. My graduate education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has equipped me to blend my clinical and life experience. I consider it a privilege to do the work I do.