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Linda Nguyen, MS, LMFT


Linda holds a Master's degree in Applied Child & Family Studies from Northern Illinois University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Linda has 15+ years' experience working with children and families.  She specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families using a holistic approach of connecting to a person's unique internal system shaped by past experiences/relationships, culture, and the nervous system.  Other areas of expertise include attachment and trauma, depression, infertility, behavioral issues, adoption, anxiety, and PTSD.  Linda believes that the journey of healing takes place when connection, understanding, and balance is restored internally.

B. S., University of Illinois, 2002
M. S., Northern Illinois University, 2004

Membership:  Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT)

Specialized Training

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Transformative Insight Imagery

Internal Family Systems

Polyvagal System (mapping the nervous system)

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

Renita Shores-Gaston, MSW, LCSW

Renita Shores-Gaston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She earned her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Aurora University.  Renita offers a wide array of counseling services, including individual, family, couples, and group services.  Her special interests include parent-child relational issues, adoption, attachment, trauma, depression, anxiety, and sexual abuse. Renita's goal is to create a supportive environment in which clients can explore emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential.  She takes an open-minded approach to client wellness and considers how each individual's mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health impacts their specific situation. 

B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1997

MSW, Aurora University, 2011

Membership:  National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Specialized Training:

Sexual Assault/Abuse


Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Play Therapy

Trust Based Relational Intervention

Transformative Insight Imagery

Carlton Martin, Ph.D.


Dr. Martin has been a counselor for 20+ years.  He started his counseling journey in New York City working with people living with a wide range of mild to severe mental health challenges, including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and addiction.  Later he worked with teenagers in a Behavioral Modification program as an alternative to prison.  Dr. Martin has experience working with teenagers, young adults, individuals, and families.  He is passionate about the promise and potential of healing and recovery through counseling.  He is committed to the science of psychology and its potential to help people grow and mature into wellness and emotional health.  He believes that it takes courage to seek help to start the healing process, and he is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment so that the people seeking help can thrive. 

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Andrews University in Michigan

M.A. Counseling Psychology, Andrews University

B.S. Degree in Psychology, Mercy College in New York


Licensed Professional Counselor

Member of American Psychological Association

Member of NBCC
Specialized Training:

Insight Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Tiltyla Stone, MSW, LSW


Tiltyla Stone joined Resilience Counseling as an intern in 2017 and has worked in community social work for over 20 years.  She has experience working with adolescents and adults in areas of domestic violence, parent/child relationships, self-esteem & self-worth, identity development, trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, spirituality, life transitions, anger management, hopelessness, shame, stress, and balancing self-care.  She is a believer in a holistic approach to focus on the person's overall wellness.  Tiltyla is committed to help explore and identify solutions to concerns that matter to individuals.

Tiltyla enjoys traveling, community & international mission assignments, and spending time with family.

B.A. in Human Services, Judson University

MSW, Aurora University, 2020


Licensed Social Worker

Member of National Association of Social Workers

Alanda L. Smith, MSW, LSW, CADC, CGCS


Alanda L. Smith is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and a member of the National Assoc. of Social Workers.  She earned her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from George Williams College at Aurora University.  Alanda offers a wide array of counseling services, including individual, family, couples, and group services.  Her special interests include addiction, couples and grief.  However, she is proficient in treating all aspects of mental health.  Alanda's goal is to walk beside her clients on their journey towards healing and emotional stability.

Alanda spent 30 years working as a nurse before changing careers.  While continuing what she loves, helping individuals to heal, she has traveled internationally teaching leadership skills, marriage mindfulness and effective communication in relationships.  She has worked with couples for over 15 years and has been working in addictions for three years.

She is married, the mother of three children, God mom to two, and grandmother to four.  She enjoys traveling reading, working in her yard, and spending time with her family.

BSW, Aurora University, Woodstock Campus

MSW, Aurora University, George Williams Campus, 2020


Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Specialized Training:




Lisa Dorleans- Reyes MSW,  LCSW 


Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience. She is Latinx and both bilingual and bicultural that is inclusive to all genders, races, religions, cultures, and the LGBTQIA community. She earned her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from George Williams College at Aurora University. Lisa offers a wide array of counseling services, including children, family, individual, couples, and group services. Her special interests include women’s issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and school advocacy. Lisa has experience in various settings with all ages.

She strives to support and empower individuals, couples, and families through life events and across diverse communities. Lisa’s goal is to help her clients through their self-paced journey of healing to becoming healthy and whole.

Lisa is a wife and mother to three ,and grandmother to three. She enjoys spending time with family running, and playing soccer. 



B.A. University of Illinois 2001

MSW Aurora University 2011, George Williams Campus

Specialized Training:


School Advocacy


Tavares Moore MSW, LCSW



I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress and emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression,  grief, or reducing drama and coping with trauma.  Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.  

I specialize in helping others help themselves, by overcoming fears, improving communication skills and  strengthening relationships, increasing self-esteem, finding purpose, and discovering the root of seemingly recurring problems.  

I have over 25 years of experience working in behavioral health settings, in Non-profit, profit, and government sectors.  I have skills in individual and group therapy, and work with clients with diverse backgrounds. I like to use a tailored, eclectic approach, centered around cognitive behavioral therapy.

Master of Arts, Social Work/Aurora University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/ Rockford University

Specialized Training: 

Crisis intervention 

PTSD, Depression, Anxiety specialist

CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT trained

Strengths based solution focused therapy

Functional Behavior Assessments


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