Our Team

Our counselors are kind, concerned and ready to help.

It is one of our great joys in life to be able to really help individuals, families and couples here at the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry to find strength in their relationships and really find hope again.  At the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry, we work with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, marital issues, parent-child relationship difficulties and issues associated with adolescence and adulthood.  We believe therapy should be designed around you—therapy that should be personalized to who you are and your unique situation.  Therapy is available in office, on-line and by phone. 

At the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry, we want therapy to be comfortable for everyone.  At our office, you will find we sit in deep comfortable chairs and couches in a warm, inviting and safe environment to look at the problem differently and offer practical solutions for you to take home and outside of the therapy room. 

Algonquin Office

Michael D. Gara, Psy.D.
Michael D. Gara, PsyD.
Chandni Parikh, PMHNP, CPNP
Chandni Parikh, PMHNP, CPNP
Dr. Piper Stratton, Ed.D, MA, LCPC
Dr. Piper Stratton, Ed.D, MA, LCPC
Michelle Maggio, LCPC, NCC, CATP
Michelle Maggio, LCPC, NCC
Tina Loga, Social Worker LCSW
Tina Loga, Social Worker LCSW
Jill Queffelec, LCSW
Jill Queffelec, LCSW
Katie Messer
Katie Messer
Brandi Gries, LCPC, LPHA, MA
Brandi Gries, LCPC, LPHA, MA
Kathryn Scarmardo, LCPC, MA
Kathryn Scarmardo, LCPC, MA
Jessica Davidson
Jessica Davidson
Sydney Karon, M.A., LPC
Sydney Karon, M.A., LPC

Saint Charles Office

Heidi Napolitano, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Heidi Napolitano, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Melissa Welch
Melissa Welch, PMHNP-BC
Samantha Foehringer
Samantha Foehringer, LCPC
Sydney Karon, M.A., LPC
Sydney Karon, M.A., LPC
Donna Gorman
Donna Gorman, LPC CADC
Collaborative Counseling Team with Logo