All staff

Steve SmithStephen W. Smith, MS, LCPC, CRADC, SAP
Director
Specialty areas: LGBT counseling, DOT/SAP therapy

Stephen has extensive experience working with individuals and families dealing with addictions, mental health problems, life skills development, LGBT issues and life issues specific to young adults.  He also serves as an employee assistance program counselor and provides Department of Transportation Assessments for substance abuse-related problems.  Stephen completed his undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University and his graduate studies at National Louis University.  Stephen is also an experienced trainer on various topics and has conducted educational seminars and trainings both regionally and nationally.

 

Leah Scanlan, LCPC
Coordinator

Leah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree from Roosevelt University in Clinical Professional Psychology.  She has almost fifteen years of experience in the mental health field, where she has worked as a case manager and clinician.  Leah joined Rosecrance in 2013 as the supervisor for the Assertive Community Treatment team before coming to Aspen.  Currently, as the Coordinator,  she manages the intake and referral process for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Employee Assistance (EAP) Programs, and provides oversight for daily clinic operations.

 

 

 

Heather Lara
Front desk support staff

 

Psychiatric Staff

Raymond Garcia

Dr. Raymond Garcia, MD
Psychiatrist
Specialty areas: TMS, adult psychiatry, substance abuse

Dr. Garcia runs his private mental health practice out of Aspen and is also the primary practitioner  for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).  Dr. Garcia has been Board Certified in psychiatry and neurology since 1999, and he completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University, his graduate studies at the University of Illinois and his psychiatric residency at Rush University in Chicago.  Dr. Garcia is licensed in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Garcia is the former Medical Director of the H. Douglas Singer Mental Health Center.  He is the attending psychiatrist at University Psychiatric Services and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois.  Dr. Garcia has received the Golden Apple and Mentor of the Year teaching awards in psychiatry.

 

Shahina Jafry

Dr. Shahina Jafry, MD
Psychiatrist
Specialty areas: Women’s health

Shahina Jafry, MD, is a caring and supportive board-certified psychiatrist in Rockford. Dr. Jafry became interested in women’s mental health due to her background in Ob/Gyn. She is dedicated to helping women of all ages overcome mental and emotional issues that cause them unhappiness. Dr. Jafry is experienced in treating premenstrual dysphoric disorders and mental disorders during pregnancy and the  post-partum period. She also provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, as well as behavioral health care and counseling to adolescents, adults and the geriatric group for ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, dementia with behavioral disturbances and other mental disorders. Dr. Jafry offers a safe and comfortable environment where clients will be inspired to reach their full potential. Her excellent interpersonal communication skills, along with her belief in family support systems, helps patients heal from their trauma and resolve unsettled issues holding them back in life.

 

 

Thomas Wright

Dr. Thomas Wright, MD
TMS Consulting Psychiatrist
Specialty areas: Adolescent psychiatry, dual-diagnosis, addictions

Dr. Thomas Wright provides consultation and support for the TMS services delivered at Aspen Counseling.  Dr. Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance Health Network and the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Adolescent program. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. Dr. Wright has more than 18 years’ experience in the field and is certified as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He served on the faculty at Northwestern Medical College in Chicago and at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rockford. Dr. Wright is a regular conference presenter and has been recognized as a medical educator and leader in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

Therapists

 

Clare Best, LCPC

Therapist

 

 

 

 

Tom Butler

Tom Butler, MS, LCPC, CADC, MISA-I
Therapist
Specialty areas: EAP therapy

Tom has 15 years of experience working with patients who have co-occurring disorders, with a focus on addictions and trauma. Tom uses Multiple Channel Exposure Therapy (M-CET), a research-based therapy developed by Dr. Sherry Falsetti for treating PTSD/Panic Attack symptoms. He believes in the individual’s ability to make positive changes despite serious addiction and mental health challenges. Tom understands the difficulty clients face in making these changes and uses cognitive behavioral and client-centered therapies. Tom is a member of the American Counseling Association. He completed his undergraduate studies at Northern Illinois University and his graduate studies at National Louis University.

 

 

Jean Cooper

Jean Cooper
Therapist

 

Beth Drennen

Beth Drennen, MSW, LCSW
Sr. Mental Health Therapist
Specialty areas: Child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, DBT, Autism and Special Needs

Beth has four years of experience providing formal therapy services and an additional five years of experience working with families in home and school settings.  Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Beth has training and experience providing DBT services.  She also has extensive training and experience working with individuals with special needs including Autism.  Beth takes a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy and believes in the importance of treating the individual as a part of their surrounding environment and assisting clients in recognizing their strengths.

 

 

 

Susan Hofstetter

Susan Hoffstetter, MS, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Specialty areas: Substance abuse, mood and personality disorders

Susan has extensive experience working with adults and families with substance abuse, mood disorders and personality disorders.  Susan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Judson College in Human Services/ Counseling and a Master of Science degree from National Louis University in Human Services/Counseling. Susan uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, and is client-centered.

 

Kathleen Kruse, LCSW

Therapist

 

 

 

Jennifer Olson, LMFT
Therapist

Jennifer Olson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is trained in EMDR. Jennifer earned her Master’s degree in Applied Family and Child Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. She joined Aspen in early 2016 as a therapist and before starting with Aspen had experience working with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults in both crisis and with less acute symptoms.  Jennifer works with clients from a strength-based and systemic perspective. She acknowledges the power of the mind-body connection and incorporates this into her work.  Jennifer works with a wide range of issues, including, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and other mental health diagnoses, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss and relationship/family concerns. Jennifer’s creativity, compassion, and sense of humor help her connect with the people she works with and she partners with them on their journey of healing, change, and self-expression.

 

Glenn Sample, Psy.D, LCPC
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Glenn Sample has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in a variety of settings which have included community mental health agencies, public and non-public schools, private practice, and inpatient settings. Dr. Sample has had specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy for couples, and LGBT communities. Dr. Sample graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology in Orange County with a Master’s in clinical psychology, and completed his Doctorate in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco.

 

 

Suzanne Stephan

Suzanne Stephan, LCSW
Sr. Mental Health Therapist

Suzanne Stephan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten-years-experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Suzanne earned her master’s at Loyola University Chicago.  Suzanne specializes in building skills to cope with anxiety, depression, self-injury and anger from mood disorders and/or past trauma, and enjoys client’s of all ages.  Suzanne works to empower the individual to meet their personal life challenges and find inner strength by using their minds, bodies and spirituality to promote overall wellness. Family focus is always encouraged, and building support relationships among family members is a key aspect of therapy.

 

 

Robert Tutt

Robert Tutt, MS, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Therapist
Specialty areas: EAP counseling

Bob has worked with both adolescents and adults in individual therapy, family and group therapy.  His primary focus has been substance dependence.  Bob is a member of both the American Counseling Association and the Illinois Counseling Association.  Using a variety of techniques, Bob will work to individualize care.  His approach is very client centered, and care is tailored to meet the needs of each individual.  Bob specializes in substance abuse and chemical addictions, stress, anxiety and senior care consultation.

 

James Viggiano, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Jim Viggiano is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He graduated from Rutgers University- Camden and earned a Master’s degree from Connecticut College and a Ph.D. from Catholic University of America.  He has been a licensed psychologist since 1980 and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers for children and correctional facilities. For nearly 17 years he was the Director of Clinical Services at Janet Wattles Center, now the Rosecrance Ware Center.

Over the course of his career he has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families. He is skilled in a number of therapies including cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavior

therapy (DBT) which includes training in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. He is trained in EMDR which is helpful for relieving the effects of trauma and he uses the principles of the Course in Miracles to help with forgiveness and spirituality.  He is also skilled in assessment for diagnosis of ADHD and other disorders to assist clients in getting the best treatment for their condition. Over the past decade he has assessed candidates for surgical procedures that assist in weight loss. He has also helped individuals in achieving weight loss goals.

TMS Staff

Andrew Jones – TMS Technician

As a TMS technician, Andrew operates Aspen’s Neurostar TMS system, a non-systemic FDA approved treatment for major depressive disorder. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Carthage College and is pursuing his BSN at Rockford University.

 

 

 

Asjah Syphommarath – TMS Technician

As a TMS technician, Asjah operates Aspen’s Neurostar TMS system, a non-systemic FDA approved treatment for major depressive disorder.  She is currently working on finishing her Bachelors of Science in health sciences and biology at The Ohio State University and plans to attend pharmacy school in August 2018.