About Our Team

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The clinical team of Willow Clinical Services is committed to guiding couples toward relief and recovery. We are a team of clinicians that specialize in the treatment of sex and love addiction, including the use of compulsive pornography, and partners affected by this behavior.
We appreciate what it takes to receive treatment and are collaborative, directive, compassionate,
and empathic with our clients.
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Aaron Subich
MA, LCPC, SOTP, CMAT, CSAT, Clinical Supervisor
Aaron is a compassionate therapist with advanced training in multiple therapy modalities that address a wide range of sexual behavior and its challenges including overcoming compulsive behaviors, resolving trauma, repairing relationships, and dealing with legal ramifications. Aaron is committed to the use of evidenced-based treatments and naturally weaves together neuroscience, creativity, and approachable media to facilitate better communication, help clients gain insight, and make changes that lead to desired growth. In therapy, Aaron utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach that is also person centered, mindful, trauma informed, and considers polyvagal, attachment, family systems, and developmental theory. He has a Master of Science degree in communication from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor and Associate Sex Offender Provider, Aaron is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). Aaron firmly believes in the dignity, worth, and value of all people and prioritizes relationship with his clients. He understands that all people have made choices that are inconsistent with their values but also knows that it is possible to grow from these experiences and become who we most want to be. Aaron considers it a great honor and privilege to walk alongside people who undertake that heroic journey as he also unashamedly describes himself as a person in long-term recovery from addiction. He is available to speak or write about his own experiences in both recovery and the treatment of addiction.

Aaron provides services via Telehealth as well as in person in our North Barrington office.

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Anastacia Favela
MA, CSAT-Candidate, Counseling Intern
Anastacia’s nonjudgmental and understanding approach help to create a safe environment for clients to explore their inner worlds so they can further understand themselves and the nature of their challenges. She operates from a trauma-informed psychodynamic perspective to help her clients understand and heal from their core wounds. Anastacia is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate and utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes's Task Model to support those struggling with sexually compulsive behavior as well as their partners. Anastacia has a Masters in Jungian Psychoanalytical Psychology from the University of Essex in England (2019) and is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of West Alabama (2024). Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of psychodynamic theories, existential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and solutions-focused therapy (SFT). Her practice is rooted in helping clients find their greatest potential by growing in their conscious awareness and understanding of their problems and how to overcome them. Anastacia has experience working as a meditation teacher and offers various techniques to help calm the mind and nervous system. She has worked as a psychotherapist for both adolescents and adults in a residential and hospital setting. Anastacia also loves to travel and has a deep appreciation for culture, this has enhanced her ability to understand people from various cultures and communities.

Anastacia provides services via Telehealth as well as in person in our Wheaton office.

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Darius Collins
Darius’ empathetic approach guides his attitude toward helping individuals who experience pain because of their impulsive or compulsive sexual behaviors. He utilizes Dr. Carnes’ Task Model and incorporates psychoeducation, rational emotive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and expressive or artistic techniques to help individuals to gain a deeper understanding of how their lived experiences have influenced their development, sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. These insights can present an opportunity to find workable solutions, heal emotional wounds from the past and present, and increase overall life satisfaction. Darius works to create an environment conducive to facing the shame, guilt, and judgment associated with sex addiction. Using evidence-based practices and incorporating practical tools, he believes that individuals can safely encounter and address their struggles related to their sexuality and achieve their desired goals. Darius also has experience working with children and adolescents, which involves education about the neurological effects of exposure to sexually charged media and discussing sexual behaviors in developmentally appropriate ways. He can assist with developing insight regarding their challenges and learning to build and maintain satisfying relationships. His approach acknowledges that healthy relationships—with self and others—are fundamental and essential to overall well-being.

Darius provides services via Telehealth as well as in our Wheaton office.

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Laura Lucas-Silvis
With experience spanning over 35 years, Laura offers a dynamic treatment approach which integrates a variety of methods addressing the unique needs of each client. These include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Treatment, Hakomi, Internal Family Systems, Satir Family Therapy, Gestalt, and Dr. Patrick Carnes' Task-Centered Model for sex addiction treatment. The heart of her work focuses on mindfulness as a way to attune to oneself and others in order to cultivate emotional, physiological, and relational well-being. Laura works in partnership with clients as she guides specific activities which may include psychoeducation, safe emotional discharge, inner dialogue, movement, meditation, or guided relaxation. Significant family members may be invited to participate in couple or family counseling, including those in nontraditional relationships. Laura specializes in sex and love addiction and trauma resolution, including childhood and adult attachment injuries. Her Somatic Trauma Treatment for Partners is a unique model which supports healing the physiological as well as psychological impact of discovering the betrayal of sexual acting out. Laura is also a Professional Clinical Counselor in MN, CO, and OH. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Minnesota Counseling Association, and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.

Laura provides services via Telehealth.

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Manya Howie
Manya Howie has an innate gift of intuition, insight, and connection. Her clients feel known, understood, and heard by her. Manya naturally has a trauma informed lens which she utilizes to help clients understand themselves and heal. Manya specializes in supporting betrayed partners of those who experience sexual compulsivity and addiction. She also supports those who have experienced other traumas as well as mental health concerns. Manya works to aid clients in self-compassion in understanding what happened to them and how they have responded to triggers and guides them as they learn new ways to cope. In addition to the 30-task CSAT model created by Patrick Carnes, Manya utilizes parts work, somatic awareness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as psychoeducation, and mindfulness-based practices to facilitate healing.  Manya is honored to be a part of her client's journey towards self-discovery and believes in the human capacity to continuously learn and grow into ones ideal self at any age and stage. Manya received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014.

Manya provides services via Telehealth as well as in person in our Lincolnwood office.

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Maya Benning-Codina
MA, LCPC, CRC, CSAT-Candidate
Maya is an attuned, sharp, and incredibly compassionate therapist. She is gifted in developing rapport with her clients and helping them feel safe and comfortable to do deeper therapeutic work. Maya understands trauma and the different parts that make up each person and she supports her clients to provide healing for those other parts that might otherwise ‘hijack’ and get in the way of the client living the life they hope to live. She is currently a Certified Sex Addiction Therapy – Candidate and specializes in supporting women struggling with relational challenges. Maya also has experience and success in helping her clients grow in awareness of themselves and their needs so they can communicate that with their partner to foster growth in intimacy in their relationships. In addition to trauma and parts work, Maya utilizes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, gestalt, and narrative therapy. Maya has extensive career counseling experience that she utilizes to help clients that may feel stuck in their career, are struggling with their work, or are looking to switch the path that they are on. Maya is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and she has worked with veterans, individuals with severe psychopathology, and people with disabilities. She holds a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is a native English speaker and speaks advanced German (although not a native speaker). Her favorite psychologists are Carl Jung, because of his work and focus on individuation, dream analysis, personal archetypes and whole person therapy and Fritz Perls, as the father of Gestalt Therapy, which focuses on one’s conscious observer and inner awareness to tap into the whole self not only symptoms. She is a strong advocate for the promise of hope and everyone’s ability to make positive and sustainable life changes. She offers an empathetic, genuine, and compassionate therapeutic relationship to help foster trust and promote growth that her clients truly feel.

Maya provides services via Telehealth as well as in person in our Wheaton office.

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Yael Sonenthal
MA, LPC, CSAT-Candidate
Yael Sonenthal is a compassionate and dedicated therapist, committed to helping individuals on their paths to healing and self-discovery. With a kind and welcoming nature, Yael creates a safe space where clients can comfortably engage in the therapeutic process. Yael's genuine care and openness provide a supportive environment for clients to explore, heal, and grow.
 Yael believes in the inherent strength of every individual to ground themselves and move purposefully toward a fulfilling future. Yael draws from expertise in attachment-based therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and parts work through the internal family system model to specially tailor her approach to meet each client’s needs. Yael understands the profound impact of past traumas on present lives and considers it a privilege to accompany clients on their journeys of self-discovery and reconnecting with those around them. Yael is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate and supports betrayed partners and couples throughout the recovery process. In work with couples, Yael employs Dr. Sue Johnson’s interventions to help each partner recognize and understand how their early attachments inform their current relational styles. Yael utilizes the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model to inspire belief in each partners' ability to care for themselves while deepening their capacity for empathy and vulnerability within relationships. Yael earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from North Park University of Chicago in 2019 and a bachelor's degree in speech and communications disorders from the Blitstein Institute of Hebrew Theological College in 2016. Her professional journey includes valuable experiences in agency and private practice settings, as well as in schools and rehabilitation facilities. Yael looks forward to the opportunity to support individuals in their therapeutic journeys. Together, they can navigate challenges, embrace growth, and cultivate meaningful connections.

Yael provides services via Telehealth as well as in person in our Lincolnwood office.

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Cynthia Reetz
MA, LCPC, CSAT-Supervisor
Cynthia is a licensed clinical professional counselor that believes her purpose is to guide individuals and couples toward relief and recovery. She is trained and skilled in the treatment of sex and love addiction, healthy sexuality, family of origin issues, other process addictions, codependency, depression, anxiety, traumas, relational and parenting challenges. Cynthia specializes in working with partners of those experiencing sexual addiction. To promote healing, Cynthia utilizes an integrative method that begins with a fundamental appreciation of attachment theory, deep empathy and compassion, experiential work, a task centered approach, Eye Movement Desensitization and Recovery (EMDR), and healing within the mind/body connection. In working with many individuals and couples that have been impacted by sexual addiction, she has come to appreciate the deeper level of intimacy and healthy sexuality the couple can experience. She has worked with many couples through the process of Sexual Reintegration Therapy (SRT), and has witnessed the healing that occurs within each person at a fundamental level. She has developed and facilitates intensive outpatient programs as well as experiential and task focused therapy groups. These programs provide a safe space to challenge old patterns providing each person with the opportunity to create real change in their lives and relationships. Cynthia received her Master of Arts in Counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2008 and has been practicing throughout the Chicagoland area since then. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005.

Cynthia provides services via Telehealth as well as in our Wheaton office.

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