Kelly M. Flanagan, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Kelly is co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates, LLC, along with his good friend, David Clinton. They share a passion for music and a passion for wellness. Kelly works with adults and adolescents and also specializes in family therapy and couples therapy. His areas of particular clinical interest include relationship challenges, conflict resolution and communication skills training, treatment of substance abuse and relapse prevention, depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of self-esteem and development of personal identity. He also believes it’s important to work openly with issues of faith and spirituality if they emerge naturally during the process of personal growth.
“The decision to begin therapy can require a lot of courage,” Kelly says, “and I feel blessed to work with people of such courage every day.” His approach is to honor that courage with a counseling environment that emphasizes genuineness, openness and respect.
Kelly received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pennsylvania State University and completed his clinical psychology residency at Hines VA Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. His weekly blog posts at DrKellyFlanagan.com have been featured in The Huffington Post and Reader’s Digest and led to an appearance on The Today Show in 2014. His first full-length book will be published by Zondervan in 2017.
If you’d like to reach Kelly directly, his extension is 102.
If you’d like to get to know Kelly better, you can click here to read a collection of his blog posts.
If you are planning to meet with Kelly for a first appointment, click here to download your registration forms.
David Clinton, M.A.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
David is a licensed clinical professional counselor. He cofounded Artisan Clinical Associates with his good friend and colleague, Dr. Kelly Flanagan. David works with adolescents as well as adults. His clients deal with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship and family conflicts, trauma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and spiritual struggles related to mental health.
Friendships and family relationships are strong influences for David – as is his offbeat sense of humor. “Therapy tends to be serious work overall,” he says, “but humor is one of the secret ingredients to my approach.”
A native of Cincinnati, David majored in psychology at Indiana University before earning his master’s in clinical psychology from Wheaton College. He has counseled in private practice since 2002. His previous private practice work was at Alliance Clinical Associates. He’s also a guitarist, an amateur photographer and an avid reader.
David and his wife live in the western suburbs of Chicago with their two children, who David says “fill my days with laughter, excitement and a significant amount of property damage.”
If you’d like to reach David directly, his extension is 101.
If you’d like to get to know David better, you can click here to read a collection of his blog posts.
If you are planning to meet with David for a first appointment, click here to download your registration forms.
Miranda Meadows, Psy.D.
Miranda is a Postdoctoral Resident at Artisan Clinical Associates. She works with couples, families and individuals of any age, and she is especially fond of working with young adults. Miranda’s specific interests include trauma, family of origin issues, identity development, shame and relationship issues. She also values walking alongside clients who are in transitional seasons of life, as she believes these are often the seasons when our identity is challenged the most. When possible and fitting for the client’s therapeutic goals, Miranda practices expressive therapies, such as art, as a way of engaging in the therapy process.
Originally from Mississippi, Miranda received her undergraduate degree at Samford University and her doctorate in clinical psychology at Wheaton College. She completed her doctoral internship at the University of Maine Counseling Center in Orono, where she survived Maine’s snowiest winter on record.
A firm believer in the power of stories, Miranda believes therapy is a way of finding the truest narrative in the stories that clients want to tell with their lives. “My clients are a testament to resilience and the power of hope and grace,” she says, “and I feel more courageous simply by witnessing their vulnerability and bravery.”
Miranda has been known to paint anything that stands still long enough. She cherishes time spent writing stories, playing the ukulele or piano and performing off-Broadway productions in her home to an audience of two dogs.
If you’d like to reach Miranda directly, her extension is 104.
If you’d like to get to know Miranda better, you can click here to read a collection of her blog posts.
If you are planning to meet Miranda for a first appointment, click here to download your registration forms.
Rory Scher, M.A.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rory is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She sees couples and individuals of all ages to work on relationship issues, anxiety and OCD, depression, and issues of self-esteem and shame. Rory values helping her clients sort through and overcome difficult life circumstances. “It’s important to know you are not alone, and that there is a way through the pain and circumstances you are in.” Rory believes it’s important to live your most fulfilling life and that no situation is beyond hope for healing and change.
Rory received her M.A. in clinical psychology from Wheaton College. She has undergone training in EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy), which is a scientific model for couple’s therapy designed to increase emotional connection and intimacy, and uses ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) for treating OCD and anxiety related disorders.
Rory believes that therapy can provide a safe place for clients to begin the courageous journey of rediscovering who they truly are and give them the tools needed to make their lives reflect their true self and personal values.
In her free time, she finds herself hiking around local forest preserves with her dog, holed up in a cozy coffee shop reading a good book, or enjoying downtime on the couch watching reruns of her favorite television shows.
If you would like to reach Rory directly, her extension is 103.
If you’d like to get to know Rory better, you can click here to read a collection of her blog posts.
If you are planning to meet Rory for a first appointment, click here to download your registration forms.
Benjamin Andrews, Psy.D.
Ben is a doctor of psychology who works with adolescents and adults encountering a variety of challenges in their lives, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, history of trauma, addiction, and bipolar disorder. He is particularly interested in faith and spirituality as they arise during the course of therapy.
Ben graduated with his B.A. in psychology from Bryan College, after which he joined a non-profit organization that served genocide survivors in Kigali, Rwanda. He returned to the US to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology at Wheaton College. He completed his doctoral internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Ben says, “In therapy, we do the worthwhile work of finding our way to a fulfilling, meaningful life together.” He emphasizes a collaborative approach by engaging clients in a warm, supportive relationship to help them cultivate meaning and growth in daily life and recognize life patterns that create distress and pain.
In his free time, Ben enjoys getting lost in his thoughts and imagination. Other times, he can be found spending time in nature, reading a book, or playing board games with his friends.
If you’d like to reach Ben directly, his extension is 105.
If you are planning to meet Ben for a first appointment, click here to download your registration forms.