Meet Our Clinical Counseling Team

We are well-trained, warm, and thoughtful clinicians who enjoy getting to know our clients. Our therapy is based on working with you in a collaborative, genuine and productive manner. As counselors, it’s important to us that you feel comfortable and connected so that we can build a positive working relationship where growth and change happen.

Meet Our Team

Ilene Kastel, M.A., LCPC, & Reiki Master
Ilene Kastel, M.A., LCPC, & Reiki MasterLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
CEO & Clinical Supervisor
    • 18 years combined of academic, professional training, providing counseling, and supervising clinicians in the field.
    • Conducting short and long term therapy as well as groups since 2005 with racially, ethically and sexually diverse adults.
    • Specializations in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, dating and life transitions.
    • Highly skilled in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while using an integrative approach that also accounts for Attachment Theory and Family Systems.
    • 4 years teaching psychology courses to undergraduates
    • Reiki Master Practitioner
    Sandra Buecker Spears, MSW, LCSW
    Sandra Buecker Spears, MSW, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
        • 10 years combined academic, professional and clinical experience.
        • Experience with mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, life transitions, substance use, domestic violence, relationship issues and eating
        • Passionate about working with members of the LGBTQ community, men, couples, individuals in non-traditional relationships and individuals
          struggling with self-esteem, identity and body image issues.
        • Utilizes psychodynamic approach and drawing from ACT, DBT, CBT and Mindfulness Techniques as appropriate.
      Alexandra Backis, MSW, LCSW
      Alexandra Backis, MSW, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
        • 11 years combined academic, professional and clinical experience.
        • Experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, identity issues, substance recovery and relationship issues.
        • Utilizes Attachment Based Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.
        • Passionate about using Strength Based, Emotion-Focused, and Relational techniques with individuals and couples.
        • Utilizes humor, open mindedness and an empowerment framework in sessions.
        • Works well with clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse presenting concerns or identities including LGBTQ.
        Corey Wetzel, M.A., LCPC, CADC
        Corey Wetzel, M.A., LCPC, CADCLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
        Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
          • 11 years of academic education and clinical training
          • Providing individual therapeutic services to clients since 2011 conducting both short and long term therapy.
          • Conducts individual and couples counseling.
          • Experience helping adults with anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship concerns, co-dependency and chemical dependency.
          • Passionate about assisting clients in developing healthy relationships with themselves and increasing self-esteem.
          • Provides trauma based therapy for healing from trauma, loss and grief and developing more effective coping skills.
          Reed Allen, M.Ed, LPC
          Reed Allen, M.Ed, LPCLicensed Professional Counselor
            • 6 years of education and clinical training
            • Highly skilled in working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance dependence, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions
            • Utilize strength-based perspectives with interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness
            • Heavily trained in trauma-based therapy and working with those in crisis
            • Passionate about working with clients of diverse backgrounds including the LGBTQ community
            • Conducts individual and couples counseling
          • Anthony Borchardt, LCSW, SAP
            Anthony Borchardt, LCSW, SAPLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Professional
              • 11 years of education and clinical training
              • Experience with relationship issues, grief and loss, addictions and gambling recovery, trauma, depression, anxiety, and men’s issues
              • In depth training in trauma based therapy and hands-on experience with crisis intervention
              • In-depth work providing trauma and crisis intervention
              • Utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness while integrating components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
              • Provides a supportive, empathic setting and empowers clients to become the healthiest version of themselves
              Alexandra Butler, M.A., LPC
              Alexandra Butler, M.A., LPCLicensed Professional Counselor
                • 8 years of education and clinical training
                • Specializes in helping adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship troubles and working though life challenges
                • In depth training in trauma based therapy and hands-on experience with crisis intervention
                • Equip at working with racially and ethically diverse adult clients including the LGBT community
                • Utilizes Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-based theory and Cognitive Therapy within an integrative approach to meet clients’ needs
                • Utilizes mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques