Meet Our Counselors
To speak with one of our counselors call 888-545-5707 or e-mail. Most people find that a brief phone call helps to get a feel for the counselor’s style, answer questions, and see if this might be a good fit. If you are not sure which counselor might be best for you, contact Dr. Charles Polcaster, Clinical Director. (Click the counselor’s name to reach them via e-mail)
Charles Polcaster, Ph.D. Clinical Director Email Me
With over 20 years in the counseling field, he brings experience, knowledge and maturity to lead the clinical team. He is a clinical counselor and corporate coach. Dr. Polcaster is known for his effective counseling with professionals and business leaders. He was a leader on the Allied Staff of Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville for many years.
Jane Braun Ph.D., CSAT Email Me
Dr. Braun is a skilled clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the areas of Anxiety, Depression and Marriage & Family counseling. Jane has advanced training in neuropsychology and testing and sexual addiction therapy. She is well known for her ability to integrate faith with clinical issues.
Hobert R. (Rod) Ogilvie, MA, LCPC Email Me
Recognized for his work with adults and adolescents, Rod is a highly experienced Counselor in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has specialized training in Addictions and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Rod was on the Allied Staff of Linden Oaks Hospital where he was coordinator of Faith-Based Programs.
Sara Gibson, MA, LCPC Email Me
Sara is an experienced Clinical therapist having served as case manager at Linden Oaks Edward Hospital in Naperville. She works with children, adolescents and adults and has experience with eating disorders as well as depression, anxiety, and other issues. She is a Clinical Director at APC.
Whitney McDaniel, MA, LCPC Email Me
Whitney is an experienced therapist having worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Linden Oaks Hospital. She specializes in children, adolescents, adults and families treating depression, anxiety, behavioral issues plus women’s and family issues. She has experience working with juvenile offenders at DuPage County Probation.
David M. (Mark) McIntyre, MA, LCPC, C.A.M.F, Email Me
With over 15 years experience, Mark is equipped to work with a wide array of issues. His experience includes treating behavioral problems, ADD, and sexual addictions, as well as working with adults, children and adolescents, couples, and families. He is skilled in integrating spiritual-based counseling and psychotherapy.
Ofelia Miran, RNBC, LCPC, AMFT, C.A.M.F, Email Me
Combining an extensive background in the medical and educational settings with specialized training in marriage and family therapy, Ofelia is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families. She is a highly effective in faith based Counseling.
Kristin Mikolite, MA, LCPC, C.R.A.D.C Email Me
Kristin enjoys working with adults as well as having special training and experience with children, adolescents and families. She also specializes in the areas of substance abuse and DUI cases. Kristin has broad experience addressing emotional and behavioral problems and issues related to depression, anxiety, and troubled relationships.
Rick Hastings, MA, LCPC, CADC, C.A.M.F, Email Me
Rick is an experienced Clinical Counselor with specialized training in addictions. He works well with adults and enjoys helping couples and families improve their relationships. He has extensive experience both inpatient and outpatient. Rick works at the Naperville and Plainfield offices.
Troy Westercamp, M.A., LPC Email Me
Troy Westercamp is a Professional Counselor with a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and an M.A. in Transformational Leadership. Troy has extensive experience counseling in faith-based environments for over 15 years. Troy has extra training and experience in marriage and family counseling, anger management, and young adult counseling.
Jan C. Licht, MA, LCPC, CAADC Email Me
Jan is a highly experienced Clinical Counselor who has served clients in many settings. She has extensive experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, family and other mental health issues. Jan is a specialist in addiction issues and is a counselor in our DUI programs..
Kevin Huyser, MA, LCPC, C.A.M.F, Email Me
A skilled Counselor known for his work with individual, couples and family issues, Kevin is often called upon to work with some of the most difficult school-aged children and adolescents. Kevin has experience working as a consultant and service provider to private schools and was a member of the Allied Staff of Linden Oaks Hospital.
Judy Shumicki, MA, LCPC Email Me
Judy's background as a clinical therapist includes patients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-injury and family issues. She uses a unique blend of Cognitive and Dialectic Behavior Therapy when developing customized therapeutic strategies for treatment. Her experience as a clinical therapist includes working in both inpatient and outpatient mental health units in a hospital setting.
Steven R. Hoekstra, MA, LCPC, Clinical Director, Refuge Christian Counseling
Steve is experienced in numerous areas, has extensive counseling competence and is the founder and clinical director of Refuge. Steve sees clients in South Holland. He can be reached at 708-339-2769, Ex. 0
Joy E. Eshleman, MA, LPC, Counselor, Refuge Christian Counseling
Joy has considerable experience, with a primary focus in grief, loss and life adjustments. She is certified in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) interventions and assists in crisis cases in a variety of settings. Joy works with individuals and families at the South Holland office. She can be reached at 708-339-2769, Ex. 1.