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 has her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She also holds a B.A. in both Special and Elementary Education. Amanda has served as a Learning Behavior Specialist for the past 10 years. She specializes in children, adolescents, families all from a variety of demographic and cultural backgrounds. Amanda’s approach to counseling is from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy technique. She has taken on different roles that include but are not limited to therapy, teaching, tutoring, and advocating for families with children who require additional support. Amanda’s passion is to help others. Her compassion for her clients is evident in the way she presents herself. She is an advocate; and advocate who believes in the successes possible for each unique individual.

Kristina Labriola

Kristina Labriola, M.A., L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in social work from The University of St. Francis. She holds bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Criminal Social Justice. Kristina specializes in working with children, young adults, and families, with a long history of working within the child welfare system. Kristina has experience working in a wide range of settings, including residential care, education, and community services. She has expertise in school refusal and school related anxiety and can assist families in navigating the special education system in the school setting. Kristina believes that genuine and empathetic listening is one of the most important parts about the therapeutic process and that every individual has the right to feel seen and heard. It is a privilege for Kristina to be part of the healing journey for each individual.

Max Cook

Max Cook

Bachelors of Science Kinesiology
Masters Certified in Sports Psychology

Max is currently enrolled in a master's level counseling psychology program. He specializes in adolescents and young adults dealing with depression and anxiety and clients struggling with life skills such as healthy routines and habits. Being recently retired from professional hockey, he can relate to issues of transition and adversities that effect clients and athletes. He has the desire and passion to help the next generation master the mental side of game and life. The skills and techniques he creates helps his clients achieve their highest goals.

Courtney Knazur

Courtney Knazur

Billing Coordinator

Courtney Knazur is The Therapy Center Billing Coordinator. She earned her MBA from Kaplan University and has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, including two years of billing experience and five years of management. For any questions, she can be reached by email at: