George "Paul" Robinson MSW, LCSW
George "Paul" Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is the Clinical Director and a therapist at AMT Counseling. Paul has been with AMT for a little over a year.
Paul graduated from Troy University in 1991 with a Bachelor's of Science is Sociology with a Minor in Psychology. In 2009, he graduated from Loyola University, Chicago, with a Masters of Social Work (MSW). In 2015, he earned his LCSW in Illinois.
Paul has worked in the social service field for 28+ years in various milieus including: residential treatment, foster care, working with the homeless, emergency casework, community service, the school environment, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and as a therapist. Paul uses an eclectic approach with his clients with emphasis on CBT, DBT, Brief Solution Focused therapy and incorporates play therapy with his young clients. Paul provides individual, family, and group therapy with all ages.
Dawn Shields MA, LPC, ICDVP
Specialty: Children to adults, individual, couple, and family counseling, DUI evaluations, and DUI risk education classes.
Individual psychotherapy/counseling addresses depression, self-esteem, regret, anger, coping with loss, lack of purpose or meaning in life, work problems, school issues, relationship issues, and family patterns.
Mariage or Couple psychotherapy/counseling addresses relational conflict, poor communication, divorce, sexual disfunction, drug and alcohol issues affecting relationship, and general discord.
Family psychotherapy/counseling addresses issues involving the entire family including family patterns, roles, parent-child conflicts, child/adolescent behavioral issues, stage of life adjustments, blended and step-family adjustments.
Additional Services DUI evaluations, risk education classes for DUI, anger management groups, stress management, meditation, and lecture presentations for the community or school on varied topics related to psychology including DSMIV-TR disorders.
Dawn is a graduate from Governor's State University. She has a BA in Psychology with emphasis on Mental Health, and a Master's in Counseling with special focus on Marriage and Family.
Donna Mills has an open and affirming practice with all individuals, families and groups. It is important to Donna to have a caring therapeutic relationship in order to assist you with setting and reaching your goals. Donna Mills assists individuals and families with the stresses of immediate or long term situations. Donna has an understanding for people that experience anxiety and/or depression. Come see Donna for any of your problems or stressors in your life.
Donna Mills has training as a pranic healer, is a reiki master/teacher and a hypnotherapist. Donna does accept insurance. Please call to verify your insurance with AMT.
Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. Tracy’s primary focus is to assist individuals, couples and families to work through, cope with, and develop skills to manage all sort of issues (mental, physical, social, environmental, and career) that are common and uncommon in the cycle of life. She has been a volunteer sexual assault advocate since 2004.
Judith Augsburger, MA, LCPC, Ed.D. (abd)
Judith is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria,
IL. She has 35+ years working with
children, families, adults, and small groups in a variety of not-for-profit
community agencies. She utilizes a
systems theoretical approach with an emphasis on what the individual or
situation calls for to assist in resolution of the identified concern.
Judith has three adult children and six grandchildren ranging in ages three to sixteen. When she is not playing with the grandchildren, she enjoys sewing, reading, listening to music, camping, or baking and will include as many of her grandchildren in any of these activities as possible.
Toby Unterfranz MA, LCPC
I am a 38-year old clinical counselor dedicated to helping people navigate their issues with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have had my personal battles with these issues myself. I have dealt with a disability since a young age and also rebounded strongly after suffering a traumatic brain injury at the age of 24. I hope to bring my experience dealing with these challenges together with my education and 10+ years of work experience in mental health dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma together to help with what you are dealing with. I aim to learn your goals and help you achieve them by teaching you coping skills to deal with the obstacles that are currently in the way.
Ziggy, Registered Therapy Dog
Ziggy is a retired service dog and is now specially trained to act as a Registered Therapy Dog. He is able to work with age 16 and older dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental/behavioral health challenges. He works along side his handler Toby Unterfranz and would love to be part of your therapeutic sessions.
Melissa Anderson MSW, LSW
Melissa Anderson is Licensed Social Worker. Melissa earned her Bachelor's degree from Lewis University in 2013 and went on to receive her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 2015. Melissa has worked with a wide range of populations from children and adolescents to older adults. Melissa has worked with clients with serious mental Illness for several years and those who comes from disadvantaged communities.
Melissa has worked with clients in one on one and group settings and primarily uses psychotherapy and CBT. Melissa believes in using a strength based and client centered approach with clients but understanding that not one approach fits all, Melissa uses whatever is best for the client and their needs.
Melissa is excited to work with you and to be a part of the AMT counseling team.
Curtis Richardson MA, QMHP
Curtis graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a BA in Pre-Counseling. He later graduated from Capella University with honors receiving a MA Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
For over 20 years Curtis has specialized in working with children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, and depression. Curtis has found play therapy, bibliotherapy, and CBT effective in helping children and adolescents overcome anxiety and depression issues, while integrating key components of person-centered therapy: empathy, acceptance, and congruence. By doing so, a safe environment is created to build esteem, and a healthy confidence to face internal and external challenges.
Curtis also experienced in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, and marital/family issues. Using a holistic approach, he is able to help explore the cause of the problem, sometimes using the Adlerian or Narrative approach to discuss occurrences during childhood that may have resulted in unresolved issues. Curtis welcomes those who will like to discuss issues from a spiritual aspect as he realizes that all issues are not mentally based.
Jeff Weiss, MA, QMHP
Jeff is a recent graduate of Lewis
University, earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He
completed his internship at Trinity Services, and is excited to be a part of
the AMT Counseling team.
Jeff has worked with child and adolescent clients who have depression, anxiety, social skill deficits, impulse control problems, and more. He primarily works with theories such as CBT and ACT, but has also used DBT, Narrative therapy, and others. He is willing to use whatever theories, style and approach is necessary for the client sitting in front of him, and prides himself on being able to relate to younger people and the issues they are currently experiencing in today’s world.
Jeff believes that it is important for a client, especially a child or adolescent, to have their own private safe space in which to talk about their experiences, thoughts and feelings without judgment. He takes great pride in building a rapport with his clientele and creating a safe space for his clients, as once these tasks are accomplished, the work of healing and making positive changes in the client’s life can then begin.