The Therapy Center
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Clinicans and Staff

Karen Butler-Cook

Karen Butler-Cook, M.A.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Karen Butler-Cook is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Master's Degree in counseling psychology from Governors State University. She has years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, inpatient and outpatient hospitals and private practice. Karen has experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families coping with behavioral health issues. She has a calming interpersonal style that allows individuals to feel comfortable while working through life’s difficulties, concerns, and mental health issues.

Ron Czub

Ron Czub, M.A.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Ron Czub is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a part time professor, who holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. He conducts individual, couples and family therapy to people of all ages. Ron strives to provide professional and individualized assessment and interventions to meet your unique needs. He has a relaxed interpersonal style, where building an empathetic and deeply compassionate therapeutic relationship, works in conjunction with a touch of humor in his clinical work.

Amanda Cichanowski

Amanda Cichanowski, M.A.


Amanda Cichanowski is a clinical intern and has completed her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Amanda holds a B.A in both Special and Elementary Education from Western Illinois University and began her professional career as a Learning Behavior Specialist.  Her passion is to help others. Her compassion for others is evident in the way she presents herself. She is an advocate; an advocate who believes in the successes possible for every unique individual.

Ashley Fazekas

Ashley Fazekas, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashley has completed her Master's in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Christian College. She has a Bachelor of Science from National-Louis University. Having had twenty year’s experience with cancer care, Ashley is passionate about keeping the dignity of the client at the forefront of the therapeutic experience. Her approach to healing is to focus on earning the client’s trust while building a safe therapy experience. Ashley has experience with the 12-Step approach to substance recovery, family & couples support for addiction, adolescents, adults, individual, and couples work. It is an honor to navigate the journey of healing for all conditions.

Lisa Okichich

Lisa Okichich

LMT, Health Coach

Lisa has been practicing massage therapy since she graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2004. She specializes in therapeutic neck massage for relief of chronic headaches and is also passionate about helping new moms as their bodies transition throughout pregnancy and beyond. Lisa is trained as a Certified Health Coach and has studied CranioSacral Therapy, as well as the healing benefits of therapeutic essential oils.

Gabriele Shilkaitis

Office Administrator

Gabriele Shilkaitis is The Therapy Center Office Administrator. Any billing or insurance questions can be addressed by Gabby. Please call her at 630-362-4380 or