Primary Counselor Reylla Santos is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a master’s degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School and a doctorate degree in Counseling Education and Supervision from Adler University. Dr. Santos specializes in substance addiction, multicultural counseling and social justice. Clients who benefit the most from Dr. Santos’ approach…

Lilly Wehman

Primary Counselor Lilly is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Lilly works with a wide population of clients including teens, young adults, and student athletes. Lilly embarked on a career in counseling to help…

Amelia Abernathy

Intern Amelia is an intern at Millennium Counseling Center. She holds a B.A. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Counseling from Garrett Theological Seminary. She is training to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Amelia approaches counseling with a firm belief that everyone…

Thomas Kalapurakal

Primary Counselor Thomas Kalapurakal is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Thomas utilizes an eclectic psychodynamic approach including humanistic and Jungian techniques. Through this process, Thomas guides his clients to reflect on their life experiences and utilize new information to overcome present challenges…

Jessica Kingsdale

Primary Counselor Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. She utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that is relational, trauma-informed, and client-centered. Jessica is passionate about working with survivors of trauma, loss, and abuse. She strives to build a safe, supportive, and collaborative relationship…

Sarah Meister

Sports & Performance Wellness Division Director ~ Primary Counselor Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 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 after receiving a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri. She shifted careers…

Jennifer Geiger

Primary Counselor Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has a bachelor’s degree in English from DePaul University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. Jennifer works with a wide population of clients including emerging adults and student athletes. Her clinical focus includes, but is not limited to, anxiety…

Ann Foster

Founder 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 clinically licensed counselor in Illinois, Michigan, Virginia and Ohio, as well as a licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselor Level II (LADAC) in Tennessee. She holds certifications…

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

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 from…

Oren Matteson | Sexual and Relationship Addictions

Vice President ~ Clinical Director Oren is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Oren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Denver and a Master’s degree in counseling from DePaul University. Oren’s early work in the field was with adolescents and families in residential and…