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Meet Our Clinicians

 


 
Dr. Christopher Watson is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychologist with several years of training and experience in neuropsychological assessment, personality assessment, and psychotherapy. He earned his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School.  Dr. Watson specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent challenges such a Asperger's Syndrome, anxiety disorders, OCD, explosive behaviors, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Watson also worked from 2008-2011 for Alexian Brothers Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Center on a multi-disciplinary diagnostic team.  Dr. Watson earned his certification in the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach from Dr. Ross Green in April 2014.  On the other end of the age continuum, he provides assessment and treatment for the aging population when there are concerns regarding memory loss and the ability to maintain independence. Dr. Watson is a Cogmed qualified coach and enjoys using this tool to help clients achieve behavioral change through improved working memory.  In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Watson has taught both assessment and supervision courses as an adjunct professor in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at Argosy University Schaumburg Campus and Wheaton College Graduate School.
cwatson@nwbhs.com


Dr. Peter Dodzik is Board Certified in both Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology.  He specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. His particular practice specialties include dementing disorders, ADHD, Sleep Disordersdyslexia, pervasive developmental disorders and children with complex medical conditions such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic and toxic/metabolic disorders. Dr. Dodzik is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Indiana University Medical School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He teaches courses in psychiatry to second year medical students including lectures on autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and neurodevelopmental conditions.  Dr. Dodzik is the previous Associate Chair of Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Schaumburg. Dr. Dodzik is currently involved in research related to pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease, and the assessment of developmental dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD.  Dr. Dodzik has published and presented in the area of neuropsychological assessment and sleep medicine, including three book chapters in Sleep Psychiatry, on autism, dementia and ADHD with sleep disorders. He has recent chapters on issues related to pediatric neuropsychology in the Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology and citations in The Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has an upcoming chapter on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For a list of Dr. Dodzik's publications, click here
pdodzik@nwbhs.com



Dr. Dana McKennon earned a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.  She also has obtained certification as a School Psychologist from National-Louis University.  She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified School Psychologist.  Her education and experience contributes to a unique sensitivity to children's emotional, behavioral, and educational needs.  She worked for eight years in the capacity of a school psychologist for an elementary school prior to entering full time private practice.  She is also an adjunct professor at National-Louis University, teaching educational and counseling psychology.  At our practice, she provides adult and child therapy specializing in mood and anxiety disorders, including anger management through cognitive behavioral interventions.  She also conducts psychological assessments which include learning disabilities, gifted evaluations, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder evaluations.  She is an advocate to children and adolescents with special needs and consults as an expert witness. 
dmckennon@nwbhs.com

Dr. Mark Rauser is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in psychological evaluations. He earned his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.  He has spent the last several years providing inpatient assessments and evaluations within the school context. Dr. Rauser also provides counseling for adolescents and young adults. At our practice, he provides assessment for the aging population when there are concerns regarding memory loss and the ability to maintain independence.
drmrauser@hotmail.com



 
Dr. Whitney Tschan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with training and experience in neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults.  She earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Argosy University. She also holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from DePauw University and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. Dr. Tschan has trained and worked with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings including primary and secondary schools, college counseling centers, hospitals, and private practices. At our practice, she provides neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults for such issues as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities and social disorders. In regards to psychotherapy, Dr. Tschan treats children, adolescents, adults, families and couples dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, behavioral difficulties, ADHD, eating disorders/body image concerns and emotional regulation difficulties. 
wtschan@nwbhs.com



Dr. Ben Gesing is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology-Argosy University-Schaumburg Campus (formerly the Illinois School of Professional Psychology).  Dr. Gesing has several years of extensive training and experience in neuropsychological assessment, personality assessment, and psychotherapy. His training has focused primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood/adolescent and geriatric disorders. Dr. Gesing provides therapy at our practice for patients aged 10 through 110.  He is a Cogmed qualified coach and enjoys using this tool to help clients achieve behavioral change through improved working memory. In addition to providing services at our office, Dr. Gesing also works at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Heath Hospital as a clinical liaison working with school-aged patients to help facilitate a successful transition from the hospital back into their home schools
gesingben@um.att.com

 


Aaron McMahon, M.Div., M.A., LPC, earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He specializes in counseling adolescents and young adults in the areas of parent-child relationships, couples and family problems, men’s issues, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and Christian spirituality. Having completed clinical training with the Lake County Addictions Treatment Program, he has extensive first-hand experience in the treatment of individuals and families dealing with substance abuse and its human impact.
amcmahon@nwbhs.com

Anthony Mule is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master’s in Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University in Oak Brook, IL.  Having both inpatient and outpatient care experience, he works with a wide range of mental health issues and daily life struggles. Anthony's experience extends to working with a youth population at the inpatient treatment center at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates IL and also volunteers for the Crisis Text Line, helping individuals experiencing crisis situations in real time.  Anthony specializes in children, adolescents, and young adults coping with behavioral and self-esteem issues, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and depression and has been certified in Couples and Family Therapy through Prepare & Enrich. He receives ongoing supervision and specialized training with children experiencing social, emotional and behavioral issues at home or at school. Anthony.Mule20@gmail.com

 
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