Thomas Kalapurakal

Thomas Kalapurakal, LPC,NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Millennium Counseling. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Thomas utilizes an eclectic psychodynamic approach, accompanied with humanistic and Jungian techniques, that allows clients to explore the complexities of their current circumstances. Through this process, Thomas guides his clients as…

Elizabeth is an intern at Millennium Counseling Center. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College and is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at DePaul University. Prior to entering the field of counseling, Elizabeth spent over 15 years in advertising working to connect brands with consumers in authentic ways.…

Mariclare Kanaley

Mariclare is an Intern at Millennium Counseling Center. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, Psychology, and History from Marquette University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education degree in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago. Mariclare’s decision to enter the counseling field stemmed from eight years of classroom teaching where she discovered…

Maddie Lewandowski

Nationally Certified Counselor Maddie is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University.  Using an integrative approach, Maddie combines contemporary psychodynamics and mindfulness-based therapy practice. She believes that by acknowledging our pasts and using…

Haydyn Anigan

Haydyn is a Primary Counselor at Millennium Counseling Center and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Haydyn previously worked in the Chicagoland area as a Digital Strategy Consultant for Accenture but decided to shift her career to focus on her passion for counseling and psychotherapy. Haydyn’s theoretical orientation is…

Jessica Kingsdale

Primary Counselor Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. She utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that is relational, trauma-informed, and client-centered. Jessica strives to build a safe, empathic, and collaborative relationship with each of her clients. She provides a healthy environment in which…

Sarah Meister

Director of Sport & Performance Wellness Division Licensed Professional Counselor  Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Millennium Counseling Center and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Sarah previously worked in the Chicagoland area as a Public Relations Specialist upon receiving a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of…

Jennifer Geiger

Primary Counselor As a former journalist, Jennifer is passionate about helping people find their voice and take control of their story. She uses a strengths-based approach rooted in Narrative and Solutions Focused therapies. This approach helps clients examine the roles and scripts people sometimes get stuck in and works with them to effect change by…

Ann Foster | Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Multiple Addiction Therapist

Founder ~ President Ann has earned two Master’s degrees; one in theology from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University and the other in counseling from National-Louis University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a state-certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), a nationally-certified multiple addiction therapist with certifications in sex addiction as well as…

Derek Bylsma | Recovery-related work, Mood Disorders, Co-occurring Disorders

Vice President ~ Executive Director Derek is the Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center and heads our 3A and Sports divisions. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a nationally board-certified counselor. He is also fully trained in EMDR Therapy. In addition to two bachelor degrees, one from Kalamazoo College and the other…