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ABOUT US

LEADERSHIP TEAM

OUR PRESIDENT & CEO

We’re Better Together.
Kevin Elliott
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Kevin Elliott, LCPC founded the company in 2002. His vision allowed the company to thrive, growing from one counselor to where we are today. The model is a unique hybrid between a private practice and a clinic with each counselor managing their own schedule and attending to their own clients while being fully supported by full staff who manage behind the scene details. Kevin now attends to the financial management of the company and provides clinical oversite. He spends the rest of his days bike riding (he managed a cross country trip in 2014!); creating music (Kevin Elliott Music); producing a folk music show that has national acclaim (heard on WEFT); and loving his role as a grandpa and family man.

Sandra Ahten
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Sandra Ahten, is a serial entrepreneur, who in 2012 stepped in to the business her husband founded. Today she is the CEO. In addition she is an accomplished artist and an agent for social justice in the community primarily through involvement in independent media. She was a founding member of the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, Public i newspaper, and Books to Prisoners. For seven years she had a diet and life coaching business with a top rated iTunes podcast. She enjoys bike riding, creative cooking, growing her own greens and rooting for the underdog.

OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED LEADERSHIP TEAM

We Are Here To Help.

“Acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.”

~Marsha Linehan, Founder of DBT

Lainey Emmons-Topping
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)

Lainey oversees all marketing design and content as well as community relations. She oversees the building operations and works with IT consultants and other contractors with regard to the infrastructure of all locations. She works with the CEO on budget and company direction.

Interesting Fact #1: Lainey is a dedicated crafter and sells custom crafts through her small business.

Interesting Fact #2: She is a animal rescue advocate and is always adding a little chaos to the mix of her already busy home that includes a husband and two toddlers.

Tyler Koontz, Lsw
OFFICE MANAGER

As Office manager, Tyler oversees Reception, Billing, and Client Care departments, and also acts as the liaison between our I.T. third-party. He works directly with the Business Manager by assisting with daily tasks, managing projects, and keeping our protocols up-to-date. Tyler also assists with answering to client questions.

Interesting Fact #1Tyler considers himself to be an expert on all things ‘Harry Potter’ after reading each novel over 10 times.”
Interesting Fact #2: He has a history in rocket science.

ERICA AINA, LCSW
CLINICAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who doubles as a therapist and a Clinical Supervisor: managing clinical happenings, coaching and supporting therapists through monitoring, mentoring, and supervising. She participates in team projects and aids in company direction regarding Clinical growth. She assists with reviewing and revising protocols, and ensuring they are applied company-wide.

Fact #1: Erica has a pet cat, Scout, to honor her favorite book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

Fact #2: She loves to be connected with nature by gardening and hiking.

James Warren, Jr., LCSW
CLINICAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who sees both clients and works as our Clinical Coordinator and Project Manager. He provides Group Supervision to therapists, and works with our Executive and Administrative team to manage and develop projects, support, and cultivate growth of the business. James helps lead the way towards company direction and development.
Fact #1: James and his Dad  have the same name and same birthday (his mom didn’t have to get him anything that year.)
Fact #2: His favorite number is 72 and he sees it pop up in all kinds of places.

It’s okay to not be okay. We are here to help you, no matter your needs.

“After all, we are all Better . . . Together.
Even on the hardest days that you face, you have support to lean on. Sometimes, it takes confidin in someone else to see the light inside ourselves… and that is perfectly okay.
We have over 35 trained therapists who are here to work with you so that you can recognize and process your feelings and thoughts and provide tools to turn those into action. We want to help you realize the empowerment that you already have, within yourself, so that you are able to make the changes you desire most in life.”

You Are Not Alone

National Crisis Prevention Hotline Can Help.

1.800.273.8255

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