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Elmhurst Counseling is a premier therapy, counseling, and coaching practice located in Elmhurst, IL, serving Chicago’s west suburban communities. Our mission is to create long lasting relationships with clients to help you transform and grow your potential.
We are independent practitioners providing assessment, therapy, counseling, and consultation services to adults, children, families, and organizations who are interested in optimizing health, development, careers, and overall well-being.
Our training in psychology, human development, family, and team dynamics allows us to provide you with personal guidance, tools, and expertise to advance yourself, your child’s growth, your relationships and career.
MEET OUR CLINICAL TEAM
Our team of experienced therapists, career coaches, and clinical social workers are ready to partner with you.
KERRY GALARZA, MS OTR/L
Clinical Director & Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Kerry is a pediatric occupational therapist and the Clinical Director of Elmhurst Counseling. She provides specialized assessment and home-based intervention with children of all ages and their families. Kerry engages clients with naturally occurring, meaningful home-based methods to empower autonomy and maximize functioning. While providing focused experience in sensory processing disorder and emotional regulation, Kerry partners with the network of professionals collaborating in the targeted care of each child’s circumstances. Kerry also provides family-centered occupational therapy services addressing a range of developmental delays in collaboration with the Illinois Early Intervention Program.
Earning her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois, along with extensive training and an Associate’s degree in Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Kerry specializes in helping her clients navigate the impact of the environment on their ability to thrive holistically.
Children | Emotional Regulation | Sensory Processing | Social Skills | Adaptive skills | Motor development | Family education & support
Kerry has developed a Family Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in conjunction with Steve Ritter, co-authored Elevating your Kid’s Growth, and authored: Widen The Lens: Hidden Forces That Shape Kids.
CARA MILIANTI, LCSW
Therapist & Coach
As a small business coach, consultant, and advisor, Cara has partnered with organizations in the human services industry to optimize operations and maximize results. With a specialization in management, program development, training, transition planning, and business continuity, Cara integrates the clinical and operational requirements to empower team effectiveness and business deliverables. Cara’s partnership strengthens her business partners and elevates their organizational structure.
Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Illinois Jane Addams College of Social Work, Cara has immersed herself in a broad spectrum of professional engagements enabling her to deploy targeted intervention skills in interpersonal, family, group, community, and organizational settings.
Adults | Families | Life Transitions | Clinical Supervision | Leadership Coaching
SALLY WELD, LCSW
Sally is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in psychotherapy for trauma and stress-related disorders, emotional regulation, anxiety, behavioral conditions and parental support. She has a passion for supporting people through challenging experiences towards growth, healing and change.
Sally received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration where she focused on understanding the impacts of trauma across systems and within families. She also has considerable experience in mental health crisis work and is certified in crisis prevention and de-escalation.
Sally currently works as a Social Worker at Cabrini Green Legal Aid. Previously, Sally worked as a therapist at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Gateway Foundation, Spectrum Health Systems and Pacific Clinics. She has clinical experience with adolescents, young adults and adults with a focus on family work. She believes that healing and growth happen in the context of supportive, trauma-informed and strengths-based relationships. Sally joins with youth and families to navigate trauma, prolonged crisis, life changes, identity formation and differentiation.
Adolescents | Adult | Families | Trauma | Anxiety | Depression
Elmhurst Counseling is a premier therapy, counseling, and coaching firm located in Elmhurst, IL, serving adults, children, families & companies interested in optimizing health. Providing developmental therapies, wellness services, & career counseling, we help clients in Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and Chicago communities.