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Chicago Campus

Schaumburg Campus

430 S. Michigan Avenue
Room 470 (4th floor)
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-341-3548
FAX: 312-341-3550

1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd
Room 114
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone: 312-341-3548
FAX: 312-341-3550

Chicago Hours: Schaumburg Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesdays By Appointment Only

Clinical Staff

Mary E. Grigar, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Grigar received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University after completing her internship training in the Student Counseling Center at Illinois State University. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also completed a post-doctoral year of training at The University of Michigan's Counseling Center. Dr. Grigar is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. Her clinical experiences include primarily university counseling center work which involves a range of services including individual, group, and career therapy, as well as outreach and consultation services. She has also provided psychotherapy supervision of therapists in training. Dr. Grigar is a member the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology).

Andrea Seefeldt, Psy.D, Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Andrea Seefeldt received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Adler University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Seefeldt’s clinical training and interest in working with young adults has led her to several university counseling centers where she actively engages with the campus through outreach and advocacy efforts. She completed her APA accredited internship at Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago Student Counseling Services. She enjoys reaching the student body at large through outreach programs as well as working with students individually in therapy. Dr. Seefeldt’s clinical interests include identity development, relationship issues, and eating and body image concerns. Dr. Seefeldt is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American College Counseling Association (ACCA), Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and is the Communications Chair for the Early Career Psychologists division of the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA).

Ann Diamond, Psy.D.,Outreach Coordinator

Dr. Ann Diamond completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University. The majority of her clinical experience has been in university counseling centers, in addition to working within community mental health. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Miami University in Ohio and her postdoctoral fellowship at Roosevelt University. Dr. Diamond enjoys the opportunity to collaborate and join efforts with those working within university settings to promote the mental health of students, in addition to providing supervision/training, outreach, and consultation. Some of Dr. Diamond's other interests include sexual orientation and gender identity development, women's issues, interpersonal relationships, family of origin concerns, and trauma.

Postdoctoral Staff

Ashley Bradley, Psy.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Ashley Bradley received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University after completing her internship training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s student counseling center. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University. Dr. Bradley has worked in a variety of clinical settings serving diverse populations, including community mental health centers, private practice, and forensic settings. She enjoys working within a university setting to promote mental health and well-being for students. Some of Dr. Bradley’s clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, body image and disordered eating concerns, racial identity development, family of origin concerns, and issues related to anxiety.

Elizabeth Aram, Psy.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Elizabeth Aram completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from York University in Toronto. Dr. Aram has trained in a variety of college counseling and community mental health settings, with a consistent focus on social justice and diversity. She completed her APA accredited internship at Purdue University in Indiana, where she further developed skills in individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as supervision and consultation. Dr. Aram views her outreach and advocacy work in university settings as opportunities for developing strong, collaborative relationships on campus that improve mental health awareness and access. Dr. Aram's other interests include: interpersonal issues, sexual orientation and gender identity, trauma, family of origin issues, couples therapy, mood and anxiety, eating disorders/body-image, and identity development.

Psychology Externs

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Office Staff

Charla Johnson, M.A., Administrative Secretary

Charla Johnson joined the Counseling Center in February 2009. Charla earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University. During her spare time Charla enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Elysia Soria, B.S., Senior Secretary

Elysia is a current graduate student in the MA Clinical Psychology program at Roosevelt University.  Having graduated from Illinois State University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Elysia went on to serve as a Registered Behavior Technician in Bloomington, IL where she provided therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities, primarily non-verbal individuals with Autism in both the clinic and in-home settings.  Elysia's clinical interests include cultural psychology and child psychology, including neurodevelopmental disorders. Upon completion of her Master's program, Elysia intends on obtaining a doctoral degree in Clinical Child Psychology to research and serve underrepresented populations coping with intellectual and developmental disabilities while teaching at an institution of higher learning.  When Elysia isn't studying, you can find her traveling, reading, running, exploring new foods, or as a St. Louis-area native, you'll find her cheering on her St. Louis Cardinals.

Peer Advocates

Amber Hegewald, Peer Advocate

Amber is an undergraduate senior, majoring in psychology, with a minor in sociology. She serves as a violence prevention intern with UCAN Chicago, a facility that serves youth in care of the state child welfare system, and youth who have been removed from their homes for reasons of abuse or neglect. Amber plans to pursue a M.A. in clinical psychology (counseling practice) to prepare her for working with at risk youth in inner cities. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and networking.

Larissa Valentino, Peer Advocate

Larissa is a first year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology MA program. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University, and one day plans to continue for her doctoral degree in Clinical Child Psychology. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders and trauma. Additionally, she is an advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. In her free time, she loves to read, ride horses, and spend time outdoors.