At Psychotherapy 4U, we have highly trained and experienced staff available to work with all of our client’s needs. With over 15 years of experience, we provide specialized resolutions and treatment for:
Seong Cho-Ju, MA, MSW, LCSW is the Clinical Director and Outpatient Provider at Psychotherapy 4U. She is highly experienced in clinical therapy, is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and is bilingual in English and Korean. Having earned her Master of Arts degree in Gerontology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University in River Forest, IL, she can provide you with guaranteed, quality care. Her mediation works to provide tools to all ages that can be used to save relationships and has a wide range of clinical experience with special focus on work with depression, couples, family difficulties, anxiety, and work-related problems. She offers a cognitive and dialectical behavioral and/or spiritual approach in her work with individuals as they deal with difficulties, distress & concerns related to depression , anxiety, premarital/marriage counseling, family/divorce mediation, relationship conflicts, parenting skills deficits, behavioral issues, career counseling and biblical counseling.
Warner’s responsibilities include geriatric in-home care, intake clinical assessment, care plan development, on-call caregiver management and senior and family counseling. Warner’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Social Workers, NJ/IL Chapter; National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); and New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health.
Lee received a Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, with a concentration in mental health and mental retardation. Lee is bilingual in English & Korean and is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. Lee also offers biblical and cognitive behavioral approaches with individuals as they deal with difficulties.
With approximately 15 years of experience, Jailawai provides quality care for nursing home, hospital and community settings that include case management, clinical social work and various psychotherapeutic interventions consisting of individual and group sessions. Jailawi’s specialties include addiction, anger management, depression, grief and spirituality. His experience also includes working for about four years as a Social Worker with United States military veterans. I, too, am a U.S.M.C. honorably discharged active-duty veteran.
Laura McGee-Otunde is a licensed clinical social worker. She obtained her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Over the years her professional practice has transitioned in many areas of clinical therapy. She has worked with children, young adults, adults and the elderly in a variety of settings. Her clinical practice has been predominately Behavioral Health. She is known as a "psychiatric psychotherapist" with a specific emphasis on Cultural diversity.
Laura has done extensive work in the Behavioral Health arena working with the socially economically disadvantaged residents throughout Chicago. Her work places a strong emphasis on clients’ strengths rather than weaknesses. Laura recognizes that clinicians must be responsible for empowering clients to help themselves as they struggle to acquire "coping skills" to effectively handle life challenges. Her ultimate goal throughout her clinical interventions with her clients is to inspire and motivate them to achieve life enhancing outcomes. Her ultimate goal is to enable them to achieve self-reliance, self-sufficiency and an overall sense of well-being and facilitate their endeavors to live healthy lives for themselves and those they love.
Heain Chung earned a Master of Social Work and a Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Chung is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional. During last 10 years, she has been providing trauma informed counseling and assessment to clients who have traumatic experiences. Chung is bilingual in English and Korean and speaks Spanish.
Justin Carpanzano is a licensed clinical social worker. He obtained his Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. During his 9 years working in the social service field, Mr. Carpanzano has gained valuable experience in serving institutionalized adults suffering from severe mental illness including schizophrenia. In addition, he also has experience serving the emotional needs of the geriatric population which consist of those who have lost their independence and remain nursing home bound. His goal is to alleviate suffering and improve functioning as well as the overall quality of life for those impacted by severe mental illness and emotional distress.