Licensed Clinical Psychologist for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families
Lisa Konick, PhD, Founder
Dr. Lisa Konick is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of a range of psychological and behavioral problems, including depression and mood disorders, anxiety, attention and hyperactivity (ADHD), and autistic spectrum disorders. Dr. Konick earned her doctoral degree from Northern Illinois University and completed her psychology internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. She has been involved in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families across a variety of settings, including community mental health, residential, intensive outpatient, and inpatient hospital environments. Dr. Konick was extensively involved in research at Northern Illinois University and Case Western Reserve University's Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Her research has been widely disseminated through journal publications and national and international conferences. She is also a Cognitive Behavior Therapist so she will help you change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind your difficulties.
Since 2008, Dr. Lisa Konick has helped people just like you or your loved one live a fuller, richer life. With that much experience, you can be sure she has seen a situation like yours and helped to resolve it. As hopeless as it can seem sometimes, there is a solution and we can help you find it.
We are also a trusted resource for area schools, hospitals and other psychology practices. If you or a loved one are in need of services from a licensed clinical psychologist, please contact us today.
Sandra Lukashevich, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Sandra Lukashevich is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Park University. She works with children, adolescents, adults, seniors and families to provide counseling for anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence, and other life challenges. Sandra is a dynamic, compassionate, and insightful therapist. She is able to quickly establish rapport with individuals, couples, and families. As a Cognitive Behavior Therapist, Sandra combines supportive education with research-based methods to equip clients with the necessary tools to overcome their symptoms and to transfer learned skills to real-life situations outside of the therapy session. Sandra takes a mindful approach to counseling. Her work with couples incorporates validated intervention approaches, including the Gottman Method and Emotional Focused Therapy techniques, which enable the couple to uncover and address foundational challenges in their relationship.
Sandra’s background includes experience with trauma and domestic violence victims. Her skills in these areas focus on empowering children and adults to prevail over the pain that has impacted their lives. Her experience also includes counseling for self-harm, bullying, PTSD, and gender and sexual identity issues.
In addition, Sandra provides counseling and cognitive rehabilitation therapy to persons with a dementia diagnosis with a clinical focus on preserving cognitive function, addressing co-occurring mental health symptoms, and assisting patients to maintain their highest level of independent functioning.
Jennifer Palmer, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Jennifer Palmer is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about working with individuals with developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as general psychological or mental health concerns. Throughout her work, Dr. Palmer strives to create individualized plans for each client that incorporate empirically-based assessment tools and treatment interventions.
Dr. Palmer values working with patients’ families, educational teams, and outpatient providers. This allows her to create a comprehensive understanding of each client and to facilitate collaboration and consistency among the patients’ support systems. Often, this can lead to greater support for clients and, consequently, improvements in their functioning across different settings.
Dr. Palmer received her Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from Midwestern University and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego. Throughout graduate school, she trained at various Chicagoland sites, including settings such as community mental health, hospital, and private practice. She completed her APA-approved internship in NYC, which focused on supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities and comorbid mental health challenges.
Annie Farnaus, Administrative Manager
Konick & Associates welcomed Annie Farnaus as the Administrative Manager in 2019. Annie helps clients schedule appointments and facilitates the required paperwork and forms so you can be assured that all of your administrative needs are completed with diligence and consideration. Annie’s gifts of understanding, communication, and attention to detail make her perfect for her position at Konick & Associates.
Heather Schoolfield, Billing Manager
Heather Schoolfield joined Konick & Associates in 2019. Heather is the Billing Manager for the practice. Heather has a degree in Medical Billing and Coding and she has worked in billing administration since 2010. Heather assists clients with all aspects of their patient accounts, including verification of insurance benefits, pre-authorization documents, claims submissions, and invoicing and payment processes. She has a passion for helping others while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality in communications with existing and prospective clients.
Kristina Kochanova, M.A., Graduate Student Intern
Kristina Kochanova, M.A., is a doctoral student at Northern Illinois University’s Clinical Psychology program. Kristina’s assessment and treatment approach is founded within a cognitive-behavioral framework. She is committed to collaborate with the client, their family, and other providers to determine a treatment plan that takes into account the client’s unique goals, values, and situation. She has experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, emotional dysregulation, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, behavior disorders, learning and developmental disorders, intellectual disability, oppositional defiant disorder, and bipolar disorder. Additional experiences include intensive exposure-based therapies for children with selective mutism, co-leading anxiety and depression groups, and administering comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescent, adults, and geriatric patients.
Kristina graduated from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in the Fall of 2018. With passion to work with children, adolescents, and their families in clinical settings, Kristina is thrilled to have the special opportunity of working as a practicum clinician at Konick and Associates.