As experts in the field of psychology and counseling, the Center for Creative Arts Therapy team offers you and your family comprehensive clinical services. Learn healthy and proactive ways to achieve wellness and balance in your lives through personal attention, compassionate communication, creative therapeutic interventions, and professional counseling to achieve the best outcomes for success. Learn more about us below.


Azizi Marshall, MA, LCPC, RDT-BCT, EAT

Drama Therapist & Expressive Arts Therapist

Two Master of Arts Degrees in Community Counseling & Theatre,

Northeastern Illinois University

Adjunct Faculty, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Couples Therapist 
Board Certified Trainer/Registered Drama Therapist

Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
Past Board Member, North American Drama Therapy Association



Adolescents, High Achieving Women, First Responders, Mindfulness,

Trauma​, Divorce and Separation, Grief and Loss​, Nutrition for Mental Health

Actor, Dancer, Director

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Rachel Wagner-Cantine, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT

Dance/Movement Therapist

Master of Arts Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental Health Counseling,

Columbia College Chicago
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

DIR Floortime Specialist 
Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

American Dance Therapy Association Member



Autism Spectrum, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy, Anxiety & Depression, Women's Issues, Trauma Recovery​

Dancer, Choreographer

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Pamela Slane, PhD, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA, A-AT

Dance/Movement Therapist & Expressive Arts Therapist

Doctorate in Philosophy in Expressive Clinical Therapies, Lesley University

Master of Arts Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Columbia College in Chicago

Graduate Laban Certified Movement Analysis , Columbia College in Chicago

Animal-Assisted Therapist, Animal Behavioral Institute 

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Certified in Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

American Dance Therapy Association Member

Pet Partners Association Member



Children, Adolescents, Emotional Regulation, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Trauma Recovery, Depression, Behavioral Disorders, Mood Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Self-Harm, Self-Identity, and Anxiety.

Dancer, Child Supporter, Artist

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Rachael Clauson, MA, LCPC, ATR

Art Therapist

Master of Arts Degree in Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Licensed Professional Counselor

Registered Art Therapist



Adolescents, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Body Image and Identity Issues, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm.

Artist, Painter, Ceramicist

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Stephanie Driscoll, MA, DMT

Dance/Movement Therapist

Master of Arts Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy, Antioch University of New England, Keene, New Hampshire



Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Teens & Adolescents, Group Therapy, Adults, Addiction, and Various Mood Disorders.

Dancer, Mover, Creator

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Linnea Carrera, MA

Drama Therapist

Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications and Theater, Northwestern Illinois



Depression, LGBTQ+, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation, Self-Expression, Self-Esteem, Trauma, and Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Director, Actor, Musician

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Ciara Athy, MA, ATR-P

Art Therapist - Provisionally Registered

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling: Art Therapy, Adler University

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art & Psychology, Adrian College



Art Therapy, Children, Adolescents, and Adults, Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Emotional Regulation


Artist, Painter, Figure Skater

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Sara Hood

Drama Therapy Student

BFA Musical Theater, Music Minor, University of Central Florida

Master of Arts Degree Student, Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Drama Therapy specialization, Lesley University

Performer, Actor, Singer

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Nicole Castek

Art Therapy Student

BFA Painting, Daemen College, Amherst, NY

Baking and Pastry Diploma from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, IL

Master of Arts Degree Student, Counseling in Art Therapy, Adler University, Chicago, IL


Pastry Chef, Artist, Painter

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Leslie Kane, MA

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Leslie earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling through Minnesota State University, and is currently an Assistant Theatre Director at Lemont High School. She is responsible for connecting people in the broader community by cultivating relationships with students, businesses, schools, and other relevant mental health and arts organizations. 

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Kristen Sipek

Billing Specialist

Kristen offers billing support for our clients and their families while maintaining HIPAA compliance, sensitivity to insurance claims and challenges, and expert customer service.

Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Give us a call today to learn more about creative arts therapy (art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts therapy) in the Downers Grove, Hinsdale, DuPage county and Chicago area! Feel free to call us at (847) 477-8244 or email us.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.