The Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation offers an
interdisciplinary approach to counseling, coaching and developmental therapies to support your well-being, your career satisfaction and your children’s growth.
We are glad you are here! Our therapists and coaches offer therapy and coaching for adults, children, couples, and families.
Are you ready to enjoy more meaning and fulfillment in your life?
Are you ready to help your children gain the tools they need to thrive?
Our mission is to help you overcome challenges, enhance your relationships, support your child, navigate life transitions, maintain work-life balance, and find career satisfaction.
It is time to partner with a counselor, coach or therapist.
CAREER & EXECUTIVE COACHING
We offer a collaborative goal setting and pace in a dynamic, evolving partnership. Coaching is focused on supporting your professional growth, emotional intelligence, and career satisfaction.
Empower your leadership potential and align your purpose and strengths to support career success.
Career guidance and discovery for new graduates, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Gain clarity, direction and purpose!
Widen the Lens
This book provides a roadmap for slowing down and contemplating new ways of understanding a family’s and child’s circumstances.
Elevating Your Kids Growth
This assessment tools offers a simple way of measuring the influences in kids’ development so that you can address problems spots and capture growth opportunities.
Embrace life’s challenges as a path to stronger, more rewarding and more enjoyable relationships with all the people in your life – from the boardroom to the bedroom.
MEET THE CLINICAL TEAM
Steve Ritter, LCSW
Executive Coach & Founder
Kerry Galarza, MS, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Rachel Surprenant, LSW
Cara Milianti, LCSW
Therapist & Coach
Kris Kirilova, LCPC
Nicole Francen, Psy. D.
Darcy Josephson, M.S. CCC-SLP/L
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Aleksandra Gavrilovic. LCSW
We are conveniently located downtown Elmhurst, IL, and serve Chicago Western
suburbs. We are just minutes from the city of Chicago, and accessible by Metra train.
Our Elmhurst therapy office offers a safe and comfortable setting for counseling,
coaching, and therapy.
For organizations, we provide executive coaching services on our site or yours.
Questions or curious to learn more?
Midwest Institute for Workplace Innovation
Midwest Institute is a premier counseling, coaching and therapy firm located in Elmhurst, IL, serving adults, children, families & companies interested in optimizing health. Providing developmental therapies, wellness services, career counseling & executive coaching, we help clients in Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and Chicago communities.