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our therapists

 

Kelly M. Flanagan, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kelly is the founder of Artisan Clinical Associates. 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, Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life, was published by Zondervan in 2017 and debuted as the #1 New Release in Interpersonal Relations on Amazon. His second book, True Companions: A Book for Everyone About the Relationships That See Us Through, was published by Intervarsity Press in February 2021.

If you’d like to reach Kelly directly, his extension is 101.

If you’d like to get to know Kelly better, you can click here to read a collection of his blog posts.

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.

Benjamin Andrews, Psy.D. Postdoctoral Resident

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 102.

If you’d like to get to know Ben better, you can click here to read a collection of his blog posts.

Madeleine Winter, M.S.W., Clinical Intern

Madeleine brings more Big Ten excellence to Artisan Clinical Associates, with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. Her social work background means she is passionate about mental health, both in the therapy room and outside of it.

As a therapist, Madeleine enjoys working with clients to resolve the problems that originally brought them into therapy, as well as helping them to cast an even more satisfying vision of life through the embrace of their authentic selves. She believes whole-heartedly in the potential of every client, while honoring their unique identity and experiences. Madeleine specializes in working with teens and adults, especially those who want to explore and address anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, body image, sexuality, gender, and self-acceptance.

Outside of the therapy room, Madeleine is dedicated to mental health advocacy, social justice, and lifting up vulnerable populations. She enjoys outreach to the community and draws upon her background in nonprofit management to collaborate with local non-profit mental health entities.

In her free time, Madeleine enjoys spending time with her loved ones, listening to podcasts, lifting weights and doing yoga.

If you’d like to reach Madeleine directly, her extension is 105.