Our Team

Eric Nolan, M.D.

 

Dr. Nolan was born and raised in rural Kane County, and recently returned to the area after completion of his medical training. He attended Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, earning a B.A. in Chemistry and Spanish. He also attended the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where during his third year of medical school he discovered that psychiatry was where his passion lay. In addition, it was during these years that he learned the vitally important role of humanism in medicine—which continues to inform his practice with both his patients and their families.



He completed three years of training in General Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, where he was able to take advantage of extensive psychotherapeutic training and experience in both psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy. In addition, he began to hone his skills in utilizing pharmacotherapy to treat a variety of mental health conditions. He followed this with the completion of his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. During his time in St. Louis, he was fortunate enough to work with a variety of extremely talented mentors and in a variety of specialized clinics, including an Infant/Preschool Clinic, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, and a Community Mental Health Center.

Shannon Underwood, MS, LCPC

 

Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 18 years of clinical experience. She received her Master's of Science in Education with an emphasis in Counseling from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Illinois State University. Shannon utilizes an integrative approach incorporating multiple theoretical orientations and evidence based practice to best meet a person's and system's individual needs. She utilizes genuineness, transparency and a sense of humor to engage in strong working relationships with her clients. Shannon specializes in: 

 

  • Individual and Family Therapy with Youth and Adults (ages 4-65) in systems facing multiple and/or complex challenges

  • Individual therapy with youth and difficult to engage adolescents, teens, and young adults

  • Empowering, teaching and supporting family members and care givers of youth and young adults with resistant behavior/conduct issues

Angella MacDonald, MS, LMFT
 

Angella is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of clinical experience in community mental health and private practice settings. She received her Master's of Science in Child & Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University and has specialized expertise in working with and presenting on LGBTQ+ issues. Angella mixes evidence-based and trauma-sensitive practices with playfulness, humor, and heart in her work with clients.  Angella specializes in:

  • Individual and Family Therapy with youth and adults (ages 12+)

  • Working with family members and loved ones of transgender or non-binary adolescents and adults

  • Bereavement, loss, and complex grief 

  • Women struggling with perfectionism, body image, miscarriage/fertility/pregnancy challenges, or parenting

Cindy Baleskie, MA, LCPC

Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a background in teaching Middle and High School. She received her Master's of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Cindy uses warmth, science, and sense of humor to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for her clients to learn about themselves and to practice new, healthy ways of approaching life.  Cindy specializes in:

  • Individual and Family Therapy with youth and adults (ages 12+)

  • Individuals who struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, addictions, or other high-risk behaviors, using DBT-informed therapy

  • Trauma, grief, and treatment-resistant issues using Brainspotting, a mindfulness-based approach to reprocessing difficult memories 

  • Perfectionism, giftedness, and challenges with academic or social skills

Ann Diamond, Psy.D

Ann is a Clinical Psychologist that received a doctorate in psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Ann has had extensive training and focus on LGBTQ issues/concerns within college counseling and community health settings. Ann utilizes a clinical approach that is integrative and combines interpersonal, relational, psychodynamic, and feminist practices aimed at enlisting the client as the expert of their own experiences. Ann specializes in:

  • Individual and couples therapy with youth and adults (ages 10+)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Neurodiversity concerns

  • Intimate partner violence

  • Trauma and/or PTSD

Holly Heighway, MA, LCPC

 

Holly was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and completed her masters in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of professional Psychology in 2013. Receiving an award for excellence in Multicultural Counseling Holly has worked in a multitude of settings including community mental health, Chicago Public Schools, and hospital settings. Holly believes an authentic and trusting environment is a primary component of change. With experience working with diverse client populations Holly takes a sensitive and personalized approach in treating clients. Holly has enjoyed her work in all modes of therapy individual, group, family, and couples therapy. Using a combination of integrative and strength based interventions, Holly utilizes each clients specific situation and personal character strengths to create a warm and effective therapeutic setting. Holly specializes in:

 

  • Individual and Family therapy with adolescents and adults ages 13+

  • Older adolescents and Adult populations struggling with mood instability, depression, communication difficulties, low self-esteem, relational issues

  • Life transitions including work, relationship, or life stage

  • Trauma, Emotional/Psychological Abuse, Self-defeating patterns

Jenn Lang, Psy.D

Dr. Lang is a clinical psychologist who earned her degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Lang has extensive training in substance abuse, eating disorders, self injury, domestic violence, and in working with members of the LGBTQ community. Dr. Lang primarily utilizes an emotion focused approach along with Dialectical and Cognitive behavioral therapies. Dr. Lang specializes in:

•Individual therapy for either victims or perpetrators of domestic violence.
•Restricting type anorexia and Binge eating disorders.
•Chronic substance use disorders
•Nonsuicidal self injurious behaviors
•Concerns/issues around the LGBTQ community
•Individual therapy with youth and adults (age 10+) along with parenting work and brief couples counseling.

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240 S 5th Avenue

St. Charles, IL 60174

Contact us:

630.377.1414

contact@creekwoodassociates.com

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