The Team

Who We Are

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Bridgette Maurino, LCSW

Owner & Therapist 

Bridgette Maurino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Aurora University. I work with clients ranging from children, adolescents, adults, and parents struggling with depression, anxiety, mental illness, substance abuse, self-esteem, anger management, as well as those coping with relationship issues. 

Bridgette's passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults using a variety of different therapeutic modalities such as play therapy, art therapy, walk and talk therapy, etc. 

Bridgette has also worked in a wide variety of settings such as: after-school programs, juvenile justice departments for domestic violence, hospitals inpatient psychiatric units and PHP (Partial Hospitalization Programs) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).


I hope to have the opportunity to work with you!  


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Mikayla Cairo, LSW

Telehealth Therapist

Mikayla Cairo is a licensed social worker who obtained her master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May of 2020. She has a master's degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. Her passions include working with individuals who live with depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.

Mikayla currently works as a social worker at a hospital for inpatient geriatric psychiatry and completes admissions for the emergency department. Although she works with some of the geriatric population, Mikayla works with a diverse population including people who have complexed medical issues. Mikayla is passionate about working with people and learning about them to best work towards treatment goals.

In her free time, Mikayla enjoys spending time with her golden retriever Cholula and watching Netflix. Mikayla also has a love for her cacti plants and traveling.



Anita Funkhouser, LCPC


Anita Funkhouser is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Heidelberg University.   I work with clients ranging from children, adolescents, adults, and parents who are dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-injury, adjustment disorders, grief/loss, anger management, and mental Illness.

Anita works as an intake worker in the ER of a hospital doing behavioral health assessments.  Anita also worked at Little City Foundations for 6 years working with adolescents.  Her therapy style is active and goal-oriented, teaching cognitive-behavioral techniques.  Her goal is to help you reach your desired solution. She believes that all people are cable of change and have it within themselves to make any changes necessary to build a better life.

In her free time, Anita enjoys spending time with her cats and family. Anita loves planting flowers and working in the garden. Anita has a love for traveling.

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Rachel Barry, M. Ed

Educational Advocate 


Rachel‌ ‌Barry‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌special‌ ‌education‌ ‌teacher‌ ‌who‌ ‌has‌ ‌worked‌ ‌with‌ ‌students‌ ‌with‌ ‌emotional,‌ ‌behavioral,‌ ‌and‌ ‌learning‌ ‌disabilities,‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌students‌ ‌with‌ ‌Autism‌ ‌Spectrum‌ ‌Disorder.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌Masters‌ ‌in‌ ‌School‌ ‌Leadership‌ ‌and‌ ‌has‌ ‌worked‌ ‌in‌ ‌schools‌ ‌for‌ ‌10‌ ‌years.‌ ‌ ‌

As‌ ‌an‌ ‌educational‌ ‌advocate,‌ ‌Rachel‌ ‌helps‌ ‌families‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌options‌ ‌available‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌school‌ ‌setting,‌ ‌advocates‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌services‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌student,‌ ‌and‌ ‌helps‌ ‌families‌ ‌communicate‌ ‌with‌ ‌school‌ ‌teams.‌ ‌ ‌

Rachel’s‌ ‌passion‌ ‌is‌ ‌helping‌ ‌parents‌ ‌and‌ ‌students‌ ‌get‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌education‌ ‌services‌ ‌possible‌ ‌and‌ ‌helping‌ ‌parents‌ ‌navigate‌ ‌the,‌ ‌oftentimes,‌ ‌complex‌ ‌world‌ ‌of‌ ‌schools.‌ ‌ ‌

Currently‌ ‌Rachel‌ ‌teaches‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌school‌ ‌for‌ ‌students‌ ‌with‌ ‌behavior‌ ‌disorders‌ ‌who‌ ‌need‌ ‌a‌ ‌highly‌ ‌structured,‌ ‌therapeutic‌ ‌environment,‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌providing‌ ‌advocacy‌ ‌services‌ ‌for‌ ‌families‌ ‌in‌ ‌need‌ ‌of‌ ‌support.‌ ‌ ‌

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