PROVIDERS

Kenneth Restor, MSN, APRN

Hi, my name is Kenneth Restor and I am honored to tell you about myself.   I am currently licensed an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Illinois.  I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) at Silliman University in the Philippines and went on to earn my Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Family Practice from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.  As a nurse, I have attained certification in Wound Care since 2015, Wound Care Nurse Preceptor through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, and as a Certified Crisis Program Interventionist since 2014.  I am presently completing my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification.

As a Nurse Practitioner, I have completed several internships around the Chicagoland area with major rotations in primary care, pediatrics, and internal medicine.  I finished my residency training in psychiatric advanced practice nursing at Dr. Parisi & Associates, P.C. in Mount Prospect.  I also have experience working as a visiting advanced practice nurse for those clients who are unable to go to outpatient clinics for services. I have received more than twenty-five awards for nursing care excellence as a provider in inpatient settings and has brought that same level of professionalism and commitment to excellence to my clinic in Hinsdale.  I have served as the owner and director of GENERATIONS BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, P.C. since 2019 and have served the behavioral healthcare needs of children, adolescents, and adults dealing with an array of psychiatric issues.

I reside in Skokie with my family and enjoy having family time together, traveling the world with my friends and family, reading books, cycling, running, bowling, attending plays and movies, and watching documentaries on TV.   I also volunteer my time in remote communities to provide primary care to underserved populations.  I have served as a chairman for several medical missions and spearheaded an earthquake rescue mission in the Philippines province of Negros Oriental.

I am a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing, Red Cross International, the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, and the American Nurses’ Association.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D.

Hello.  It’s great to meet you.  My name is Dr. Mark Parisi.  Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I am licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Florida since the late 1990s.  I earned my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from  Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1991 and went on to earn my Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology  and my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) in 1995. 

I completed my internship and residency while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army  from 1995 – 1998 and specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychology,  Community Mental Health, Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Neuropsychology. I am proud to say that I am a U.S. Army Veteran having deployed  overseas to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in 1997 with the 10th Mountain  Division of the U.S. Army as part of Task Force 2-87.  I was awarded  the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for my active duty military service  in 1998.  I have worked as a Psychologist and Healthcare Chief Executive Officer since 2000 and have served as a consultant to businesses, schools, and law offices on a wide variety of mental health issues.

As a child psychologist, I have worked as a child advocate, as a consultant for Head Start, and as a  pediatric evaluation and treatment expert.  I have highly specialized  training in the disruptive behavior disorders of childhood (ADHD / ODD) under Drs.  Russell Barkley and Robert Brooks.

I sold much of my healthcare practice some years back to focus on spending more quality time with my family and grandchildren.  I still maintain a clinical practice largely focused on providing remote, telehealth-based counseling and evaluation services.  I have expertise working with children, teenagers, adults, families, and couples.  My treatment style is pragmatic, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused, and strongly influenced by my exposure to such renowned pioneers in the field as Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Dr. Albert Ellis, and Ms. Insoo Kim-Berg – all of which I had the pleasure of learning under during my post-graduate training.

I helped co-found GENERATIONS along with my son, Kenneth, and envisioned a company that provided high quality behavioral healthcare to all clients regardless of insurance, background, presenting issues, cultural orientation, or financial resources.

I grew up in Park Ridge.  I am married and live with my family in Skokie where I enjoy family time, playing with our dogs – Gertrude and Blanca, watching the White Sox and Italian soccer, attending movies and plays, reading, hiking, and running.  I am a member of the  American Psychological Association, the Skokie Valley Rotary Club, and the Des Plaines Elks Club.

Tiara Herring, MSN, APRN

Hello.  It’s a privilege to meet you.  My name is Tiara and I’d love to tell you a bit about myself!   My career in healthcare spans more than ten years.  I began my career working as a nursing assistant and licensed practical nurse.  It was during these formative years of working that I knew I wanted to pursue nursing at the highest levels.  I went on to earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) from Purdue Northwest University and later my Master of Science in Nursing degree (M.S.N.) with a concentration in Family Practice from Governor State University.

I am board-certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Family Practice and have completed major rotations in family practice, pediatrics, OB-GYN, and primary care psychiatry.  I have worked in wide array of healthcare settings as a nurse – from medical surgical units in the hospital to outpatient and inpatient dialysis / telemetry clinics to skilled nursing facilities where I have served as an LPN and RN Supervisor,

I am a proud member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association.

I reside in Northwest Indiana with family.  I am a wife and mom to four amazing daughters.  I enjoy traveling with my family, doing yoga, and reading books in my spare time.

Nashat Shams Ali, M.A., Ph.D., LCPC

Hello, my name is Nashat!  I am so happy that you found me and that I might be of service to you.  I would love to tell you a bit about me.

I am licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and as a Physician in Dubai.  I completed by dual-Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Fatima Jimah Medical College in Pakistan prior to immigrating to the United States.  I went on to earn my Master’s of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois, and my Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Health Psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

My background in the mental health field is varied including clinical work, research, and teaching.  I have traveled the world in my role as a counselor working in private practice and as an administrative physician in Dubai and working as an LCPC specializing in telehealth in the United States.  I have conducted workshops on health-related topics such as coping with stress due to chronic illness, managing the psychological aspects of chronic pain, alleviating caregiver stress, and smoking cessation strategies.  I specialize in helping people of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life stress, behavioral problems in children or teenagers, chronic pain, coping with illness and health issues, and healing from physical and / or sexual abuse.  I am especially committed to working with immigrants from all countries or any groups facing marginalization and acceptance challenges.  I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and provide services for individuals, couples, and families.  My research experience includes studying Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in breast cancer survivors and studying the effectiveness of CBT on women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.  I consider myself to be a multicultural specialist and highly attuned and sensitive to clients for diverse ethnic backgrounds.  I am fluent in English, Hindi, and Arabic.

I am married with two lovely children and a devoted husband.  In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, going for walks, and playing with my beautiful Persian cat, Simba.  I look forward to the opportunity to help you move forward in your life and overcome your difficulties!

Donita Lester, Ed.D., LPC

Hi, I am delighted to meet you.  My name is Dr. Donita Lester.  I am honored to tell you a bit about me.  I am certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Illinois.  I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Applied Behavioral Science from National Louis University in 2002 and went on to earn my Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Counseling and Human Services from National Louis University in 2004.  I completed my Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Pastoral Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2017.

My work experience is broad-based.  I have worked in hospital, university, correctional, and private-practice settings.  I have run intensive treatment programs with both men and women in correctional settings.  I have worked in private practice in Chicago serving a varied clientele providing individual and couples counseling with specialization in depression, anxiety, executive coaching, trauma-related issues, stress management, grief and loss, family conflict, and faith-based counseling.  I also have extensive experience working with addictions and in crisis stabilization and have worked in academia and teaching as an Adjunct Professor with Ivy Tech Community College in Chicago, Trinity Christian College, and Colorado Christian University teaching courses in Human Services, Ethics, Interviewing Skills, Juvenile Delinquency, Empathy Training, Counseling Skills, and Theology.

I pride myself on using a flexible and multi-faceted approach in working with clients.  As a therapist, I believe in tailoring my therapeutic approach to the needs of my clients.  I am comfortable integrating a multi-cultural approach into my counseling approach and have a strong foundation in offering faith-based counseling to a varied clientele.  My goal is to create a therapeutic environment where my clients get the help and support needed to achieve their goals.

I reside in Chicago and enjoys spending time with my family.  I provide teletherapy services for Generations and Home Psych Services using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

Elizabeth Martinez, LSW

Hello there.  It is a pleasure to meet you and tell you a bit about myself.  My name is Elizabeth Martinez.  I am licensed as a Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Illinois.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors (B.A.) in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014 and went on to earn my Master of Social Work Degree (M.S.W.) from Loyola University of Chicago in 2018.  I am proud to hold several prestigious certifications including in Domestic Violence Counseling, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling (CADC), and in Screening and Triage.

I have worked in a variety of capacities over the years including my most recent work as an Ambulatory Social Worker in a hospital setting.  My past experience includes work as an addictions specialist, case manager serving Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities, community mental health counselor, youth services advocate, crisis hotline worker, and volunteer within the Latino community specifically focused on domestic violence.  I have treated adolescents, adults, families, and couples and have worked with anger management, support with managing chronic medical conditions, life transitions, domestic violence, paraphilias, substance use disorders, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and grief / bereavement.

I use a strength-based approach in helping my clients where I try to cultivate optimism, hope, and realistic goal-setting.  My treatment is informed by a multicultural perspective that displays sensitivity toward my clients’ life experiences, but also ground my treatment in evidence-based practice to ensure proper care.  My theoretical orientation borrows from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am a member of the Latino Association of Social Workers and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and am proudly fluent in written and spoken Spanish.  También puedo realizer sesiones de terapia en español. Por favor comuníquese con confianza.

I reside in the suburbs of Chicago. I provide teletherapy services for Generations and Home Psych Services using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

“What is necessary to change a person is to change their awareness of themselves.”  – Abraham Maslow

Damilola Monehin, LPC

Hello!  My name is Damilola Monehin and I am so grateful that you have found me and would look forward to being of service to you.

Just a little bit about me.  I studied Microbiology in Lagos, Nigeria and graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) before immigrating to the United States.  Here, I completed my Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.  I am currently credentialed in Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

My varied background in mental health counseling includes work with individuals, couples, and families.  I have provided expert services for older children, teenagers and adults and have worked in community mental health as well as non-for-profit healthcare.  I believe in tapping into the unique strengths and capabilities of the clients I work with – helping them unlock their own innate potential to overcome the challenges they might be facing.  I have a passion for helping others live fulfilled lives.  My life experience has taught me that everyone has internal value and a natural desire to contribute it to humanity.  I enjoy helping my clients gain self-awareness, understanding, and gaining a “big picture” viewpoint of their presenting problems to make the most healthy and holistic decisions for themselves and their lives.

My areas of expertise include working with family problems, multicultural issues, immigration and life transition problems, anxiety, stress, depression, women’s issues, trauma and domestic violence, infertility, grief and loss, pre- and post-marital conflict, communication problems, dual diagnosis, addiction, and adults with personality disorders and severe mental illness.  I also have a strong background in ministry and pastoral counseling and feel comfortable integrating issues of spirituality and faith into the counseling process as my clients request this type of intervention.  My preferred counseling approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Pastoral Counseling, and Psychodynamic Therapy.  I provide teletherapy services for Generations and Home Psych Services using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

I reside in the South Suburbs of Chicago.  I enjoy travel, watching medical dramas, listening to music from the 90’s and early 2000’s, and spending time with my family.  I look forward to helping you on your path toward wellness and recovery!

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Tom Naratadam, Psy.D., LCPC

Hi and thank you for choosing me!  Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Dr. Tom Naratadam.  I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and both my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Masters Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S.) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  I completed my Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) certification in Illinois in 2015.  My professional work experience is diverse and includes work in multiple settings including residential, inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, group private practice, and school-settings throughout the Metro Chicagoland area.

I have worked as an outpatient provider with Dr. Mark Parisi since 2010. In addition to my work with Dr. Parisi and Home Psych Services, P.C., I have worked as a bilingual school psychologist at the Chicago Public Schools – performing extensive diagnostic testing and spearheading group therapy with children and adolescents – and more recently in the private school systems.

I have expertise working in multicultural populations and have conducted numerous workshops on cross-cultural issues related to the Latino and Asian-Indian cultures. My experience also includes several years of assessing and working with children and adolescents who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Conduct and Mood Disorders, and issues related to adolescent sexuality and identity.  I provide in-office and teletherapy services for Generations and Home Psych Services using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

I am proud of his Asian-Indian heritage. I enjoy traveling, enjoying Chicago’s wide array of restaurants, and spending time with his family and friends. I am a non-native speaker of Spanish and have excellent fluency.

Heather Nemeth, LCPC

Hi, my name is Heather Nemeth.  I am so happy to meet you.  I am delighted to tell you a bit about me.  I am certified as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois and have worked in the behavioral healthcare field for over twenty years. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Social Sciences at Washington State University in 2008 and my Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology from Capella University in 2010.

For more than twenty years, I have committed my life to helping others by promoting positive developmental growth personally, academically, and professionally. I have worked in a wide variety of settings during my professional career – working as a mental health counselor, case manager for the Medicaid population, teletherapist, hospital mental health professional, substance abuse counselor, and executive function / life coach. I have broad expertise treating depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship problems, and childhood disorders. I have specialized expertise working with the physically disabled, trauma victims, refugees, HIV, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, early childhood intervention, and autistic spectrum disorder. I volunteer at local churches for individuals seeking a faith-based approach to wellness. My philosophy on self improvement is based on empowering my clients to ask for support and being open to new ways of thinking.  I provide in-office and teletherapy services for Generations and Home Psych Services using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

I live in the Western suburbs of Chicago. In my spare time, I enjoy enhancing my primitive survival techniques, hiking, gaming with my kids, and motorcycle riding. I am a proud member of the Bikers Against Bullying club and have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Eric Peebles, Ph.D., LPC

Hello!  My name is Dr. Eric Peebles and I would love to tell you a bit about myself.  I am presently certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the States of Illinois and New Jersey and as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).  I  completed my Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Wright State University and went on to earn my Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (M.Ed.) and Doctor in Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) focused on Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education from Auburn University in Alabama.

I offer an authentic and unique approach to individual, family and couples counseling.  I have worked with individuals across the lifespan with a specialization on persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties from life transitions.  With experience as a postsecondary educator, I have a unique understanding of the challenges faced during emerging adulthood.  I founded Abilities Unlimited, LLC and serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer.  This unique company focuses on acceptance of chronic illness and disability and developing strategies of adaptation.  I have served as a telehealth counselor with the TalkSpace Network, LLC and have worked with a wide array of clients including adolescents, adults, families and couples.  I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Chronic Disease and Illness, Grief and Loss, Relationship Problems, Addiction, Identity Issues, and LGBTQ+ Issues.  I provide teletherapy services for Generations and Home Psych Services using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

I happily reside in Alabama and serve clients living in Illinois and New Jersey.  I enjoy spending time with my family and serving as a voice and advocate for those who might be marginalized or misunderstood due to the stigma attached to the label of “disabled.”

D. Nathan Evans, LPC

Hello. My name is David “Nathan” Evans (he/him/his). It’s great to meet you and to be able to tell you about myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois. I earned an M.A. in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

People seek therapy looking for change and looking for answers that have escaped their grasp. Some feel discouraged. As a therapist, I offer non-judgmental encouragement. I help clients explore their relationship to themselves, the world, and others in an honest and direct manner, free from the constraints that deter them from living their full potential. I have worked with clients from across the lifespan in community mental health, agency, and private practice settings. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, childhood trauma, addiction, coping with illness, and family of origin issues. In addition, I am particularly interested in grief work with clients.

My treatment style is relational, encouraging, and playful. I enjoy working with clients to develop practical insights to help them cope, adapt, and change.

I currently live in Austin, TX with my wife. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and travelling. I look forward to the opportunity to help you move forward with a new perspective on where you have come from and where you are going.

Crystal Villegas, LPC

Hello!  My name is Crystal Villegas (she/her/hers).  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Illinois.  I received my Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) from the University of Arizona in 2013 and went on to earn my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling (M.S.) from Grand Canyon University in 2017.  I began my career in Phoenix, Arizona soon after graduating and took a huge leap of faith in 2020 and moved to the amazing city of Chicago where I have continued my career as a bilingual Spanish-speaking counselor.

I have a background in social work, where I have worked primarily in child protective services, foster care, and adoptions.  I also received my Crisis Intervention and Victimology Certifications in 2013, which allowed me the opportunity to work alongside law enforcement in the victim services department in Tucson, Arizona.  As a counselor, I have experiencing working in outpatient settings, community mental health, juvenile detention centers, and school settings.  I also have extensive experience working with the Latinx communities both in Illinois and Arizona and speak Spanish fluently and intimately understand Latinx cultural issues.  I have worked with clients of all ages, and have treated anxiety, depression, anger issues, life transitions, domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, disruptive behavior disorders in children and teenagers, relationship issues and grief / bereavement.  Although my preferred counseling approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), my approaches are always tailored to each client’s needs.

I practice psychotherapy because I believe that mental health plays a significant role in our daily lives and relationships.  I have a strong desire for helping people become the best version of themselves; and, I believe psychotherapy can be both a healing and empowering experience.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, lounging at home with my pets, traveling, and trying all of the delicious restaurants that Chicago has to offer!