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Ann-Marie Sands

LCSW, CADC | Therapist | Clinical Director

Ann-Marie Sands is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She earned her B.S. at Purdue University in Child Development and Family Studies and her M.S.W. at Loyola University Chicago. She specializes in addiction, dual diagnosis, mood disorder, and anxiety disorders. Ann-Marie utilizes mindfulness, narrative therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in sessions. Also, she provides family treatment to families who have children in early adolescence, late adolescence, and early adulthood.

Kristen Oberc

LMHCA, MS | Therapist

Kristen Oberc is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Kristen earned her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University Calumet, as well as completed education certification as an Addiction Counselor. Kristen has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety and depression, addiction, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, behavior plans, working with families adjusting to parenting roles, as well as postpartum depression, and insomnia.

Erin Swinson

LMHCA, MS | Therapist

Erin specializes in working with adults and children and adolescents who are looking to improve their mental health, manage emotions, improve communication, and cope with stressors. Erin’s areas of expertise are  anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal/relationship issues, and trauma. She uses a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, exploratory, and problem solving techniques to promote progress in one’s overall well-being.  Erin holds a Master’s in Science in Counseling from Purdue University Calumet.

Kathryn Druzbicki

LMHCA, MS | Therapist

Kathryn is a National Certified Counselor with over 20 years of experience, specializing in addiction, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and depression, as well as grief counseling and stress management.

Kathryn utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Gottman Relationship Therapy in session to increase clients’ self-awareness and restore hope and balance in their lives. Kathryn works with adolescents and adults and elderly, specializing in both individual and couple’s therapy.

Kathryn earned her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Chicago.  Kathryn is also a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders.

Catherine Buksar

Dr. Catherine M. Buksar is a Clinical Psychologist currently licensed in Indiana. In addition, Dr. Buksar is an Associate Professor at Indiana University Northwest. She has an extensive background working with children, adolescents, adults, and families,specializing in family therapy, divorce related issues, custody evaluations, IEP/gifted evaluations, domestic violence, bereavement, LGBTQ concerns, and issues specific to women.

Dr. Buksar uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and Adlerian psychodynamic therapy with her clients and has worked in prominent Chicagoland settings including Psychological Assessment Institute, Rush University Medical Center, Center on Halsted, and Regional Mental Health Center.

Natasha Williams

LMFTA, MS

Natasha is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University Calumet. Natasha uses solution-focused and narrative therapies along with mindfulness to empower clients in their healing. She has experience working with families where high-functioning Autism is present, parenting training, couple communication, divorce, and issues facing marginalized populations. Natasha is a Safe Zone Advocate and is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH as well as Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Publication: Applying Structural Family Therapy in the Changing Context of the Modern African American Single Mother

Mashone Parker-Wright

PhD

Dr. Parker-Wright, a National Certified Counselor, earned her PhD from the University of Iowa. Dr. Parker-Wright has experience working with small children, teens and adults treating depression, anxiety, family planning/treatment, trauma, grief/loss, LGBTQ concerns, domestic violence and addiction. Although she works with all populations, she specializes in teen and young adult counseling. Specifically, she focuses on working with teens whose mental health and/or behavioral issues are manifesting in maladaptive ways and poor functioning in home and school environments. Dr. Parker-Wright has familiarity with collaborating with school officials around behavioral problems as well. Dr. Parker-Wright uses a multitude of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness during her sessions. Additional experiences include teaching in university settings, court ordered services, substance abuse assessments, parenting assessments, and diagnostic assessments.

Kemuel Hawkins

LMHC, MS | Therapist

Kemuel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and an Addictions Counseling Certification from Purdue University Calumet. Kemuel’s clinical work has led to him specializing in men’s issues, addiction, and how both issues interrelate to the family system and children and adolescences.  As part of his training, Kemuel has worked in several education and outpatient mental health settings where he has has helped clients address psychological issues related to depression, addiction, anxiety and fears, life transition and adjustment struggles, relationship problems, childhood developmental difficulties and parenting concerns. Kemuel’s work with addiction expands into process addictions such as pornography, technology, and relationships or codependence.

Kemuel employs an integrative approach in which he uses Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, and somatic therapies to assist his clients in navigating a path to enhanced self-awareness and personal development. Kemuel approaches psychotherapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and logical perspective, and through a collaborative effort with the individual, couple, or family, treatment is highly tailored to the needs of the client.

John Wall

Intern

John is a marriage and family therapist (MFT) intern. John’s integrated approach includes emotionally-focused, solution-focused, and narrative therapies to work with families, intimate partners, and individuals. He has worked with issues related to couple communication, conflict resolution, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, and life transitions. John also focuses on issues related to identity, discrimination, and LGBTQ individuals. John can offer services on a sliding fee scale as well as those with insurance plans.

About Clarity Clinic


Clarity Clinic specializes in Adults, Pediatric, Couples/Families Psychotherapy Services serving clients throughout Northwest Indiana. Our experienced therapists combine exceptional clinical skills with sound, research-based treatment options.

Our providers specialize in a wide-range of mental and behavioral health concerns and utilize a client-centered approach to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

We serve all areas of Northwest Indiana, including: Chesterton, Crown Point, DeMotte, Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Highland, Hebron, Hobart, Kentland, Lake Station, La Porte, Merrillville, Michigan City, Munster, Portage, Rensselaer, Schererville, St. John, Cedar Lake, Valparaiso, and Winfield

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Email
info@claritynwi.com

Phone
219-595-0043

Address
9250 Columbia Ave Suite E2
Munster, IN, 46321

fax
219-237-2894

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Clarity Clinic Chicago
1 E Superior St #306
Chicago, IL 60611