Chicago, IL + Surrounding Areas
Sarah Schwartz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, with a concentration in children and families. Sarah comes to Vive with nearly a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She has worked in schools, in residential treatment facilities, within a therapeutic wilderness program, in various outpatient behavioral health clinics, as well as in the home and community. Sarah uses a strength-based, person-centered approach in her practice and has extensive training in both CBT and DBT. She is purposeful and compassionate in building a strong therapeutic alliance with each client, as she views the relationship between the therapist and client as the foundation for the change-making journey. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time in the out of doors, be it taking a bike ride, going for a long walk with her dog, or enjoying Chicago’s lakefront with family and friends.
Christopher Muscatello, MA
Chris Muscatello is a Marriage and Family Therapist who received his Master of Arts Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. His experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of clinical settings and perspectives allows him to cultivate relationships of hope and strength with his clients. Chris perceives individuals, couples, and families from a systems perspective and is familiar with several major models of family therapy. He is highly trained in social skills groups, premarital counseling, and parenting education. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with friends and family, running with his dog "Riggins" along Lake Michigan, and appreciating all that Chicago has to offer.
Rhonda LaPoint, LCPC
Rhonda LaPoint is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Rhonda has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in community settings. Rhonda’s experience includes family and individual therapy using a relational approach with an emphasis on strength based behavioral strategies. Most recently, Rhonda worked with Ada S McKinley to provide crisis intervention and assessment services in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals and homes in the community. Rhonda’s experience includes training teachers and school staff in effectively supporting children and adolescents with ADHD and other impulsive behavior issues. She also has trained clinicians to effectively intervene and assess crisis situations. Rhonda participates in a variety of experiential programs that promote personal and interpersonal understanding and enjoys various physical activities including hiking, biking and swimming as well as spending time with her four young adult children.
Tina Shrader, AMFT
Tina Shrader is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master of Arts in Couple & Family Counseling from Adler University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. Tina believes that time spent with family should be enjoyable, affirming, invigorating, and safe. She has years of experience working with young people, and families in crisis; and assisting them in achieving their goals with a systemic and solution-focused approach. Tina empowers families by addressing maladaptive communication strategies, parenting techniques, assessing expectations, and balancing power dynamics. Tina’s favorite part of being a therapist is that she has the privilege of being welcomed into families, and being trusted with their deepest vulnerabilities. Tina is a newlywed, a stepparent to two amazing girls, and a pet-parent to a Wheaten terrier and a kitten. She enjoys spending her free time doing yoga, watching Netflix, traveling, and entertaining on her patio with friends and family.
Adam Stewart, LCSW
Adam Stewart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work Degree from Stony Brook University. Adam is dedicated to encouraging teens, young adults, and their families in overcoming challenges. Since graduating from Stony Brook University, Adam has worked with this population in a variety of capacities, including community, hospital, and residential settings. Adam has completed several trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Motivational Interviewing. Adam uses a strengths-based, motivational approach to highlight and capitalize on strengths while strategizing ways to address areas for growth. He firmly believes the challenges teens and adolescents face exist within the context of the family, while simultaneously recognizing adolescence and yound adulthood as unique developmental periods. He is truly invested in his clients’ self-discovery, development, self determination, and healing. In his down time time, you can find him running, watching soccer, and spending quality time with his wife, family, and friends.