Our Team

All staff

Leah Scanlan, LCPC


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

Jasmin Escamilla

Client account representative

Psychiatric Staff

Dr. Raymond Garcia, MD

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 by the American Board of 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.  He has also been Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine since 2012. Dr. Garcia is licensed in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association, and American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Garcia is the former Medical Director of the H. Douglas Singer Mental Health Center.  He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, where Dr. Garcia has received the Golden Apple, Mentor of the Year, and Faculty Distinguished Teaching awards.

Dr. Shahina Jafry, MD

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.

Dr. Thomas Wright, MD

TMS Consulting Psychiatrist
Specialty areas: Adolescentpsychiatry, 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.


Clare Best, LCPC


Clare Best is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Clare earned her Master of Arts degree in clinical counseling from Webster University in St. Louis. She joined Aspen in 2011 as a therapist and worked there until 2014. Clare worked for the Rosecrance Belvidere Clinic from 2011 to 2017 treating adults with mental health issues. She returned to Aspen in 2017 and has been working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Prior to working for Aspen, Clare spent several years working in the field of Domestic Abuse. Clare works with many issues including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma and PTSD. She is skilled in DBT therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clare enjoys partnering with her clients as they journey toward wellness.

Tom Butler, MS, LCPC, CADC, MISA-I

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.

Teisha Hoppe

Kathleen Kruse, LCSW


Kathleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She graduated from the University of Illinois-School of Social Work at Urbana-Champaign with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her education emphasized mental health services and program administration. Kathleen began her career with high risk adolescents who had behavioral and psychiatric issues. She has served as the clinical director in two residential facilities providing services to these adolescents and their families.  In the last 15 years, she has been self-employed in private practice working with adolescents and adults.  Kathleen has extensive experience and is trained to provide individual, group, family and couples therapy. She is also a Qualified Substance Abuse Provider (SAP) for DOT clients, and a Medicare provider.  Kathleen enjoys the diversity of her work, and the opportunity to help her clients address their specific needs.  She considers it an honor to assist others in improving their emotional/mental health, their relationships and their quality of life.

Jennifer Olson, LMFT


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.

Kathy Terzinski, MA, LCPC, EMDR

LIP Contractor

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor and a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist . I received my Master of Arts/Science degree from Roosevelt University. I specialize in Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt and a range of life adjustment issues. I work with individuals to help make sense of the past and to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the “debris” from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and in the future.

Inspired by experiences with trauma, I focus on learning effective interventions for those traumatized by nature or by other people. EMDR is the foundation on which I help victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, guilt, and negative beliefs. I strive to help people fully process and definitively overcome the past.

EMDR provides the foundation on which I help victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, those overcome with guilt or shame witnesses of horrific crimes, and a host of other traumatic experiences. My goal is to help people process and overcome the events of the past, embrace the present and look forward to the future.

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 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.

Janiece Kumar – TMS Technician

As a TMS technician, Janiece operates Aspen’s TMS system, a non-systemic FDA approved treatment for major depressive disorder. She holds a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (Psychology) from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago and is currently pursuing her PhD. In International Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.