Dennis Lubchenko LCPC CADC PCGC
CEO Attention to Wellness
Psychotherapist, Addiction Specialist, and Associate Professor
Founder and President of Attention To Wellness LTD.
Dennis has over 16 years of experience in the counseling field helping people overcome their addictive disorders, Dennis has developed an effective, outpatient approach which helps people resolve their addiction issues. Addictions include substance use disorders to drugs and alcohol, or process addictions such as gambling, sex addiction, or compulsive shopping. He uses a combination of three types of therapies: Insight Oriented Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), as well as, CBT and DBT when appropriate. Dennis works with adults, adolescents, and couples and also see family members helping them find wellness, while they encourage their loved ones to enter treatment.
Fred Waltzer LCSW
CEO Associate Behavioral Consultants
Psychotherapist, Consultant, National Speaker and Clinical Educator
Fred Waltzer LCSW established his psychotherapy and consulting practice in 1982. Since then he had worked in virtually every area of mental health and consulted at dozens of Long Term Skilled Facilities and Hospitals. As a clinician, Fred utilizes only evidence based psychotherapeutic techniques and believes in Positive Psychology as a base for treatment. Fred Waltzer is a respected National Speaker and often lectures locally on topics relating to Cultural Competency, Healthcare Regulations, Ethics, and Staff Development. Presently, Fred focuses on counseling individuals, couples, and families. He regularly conducts Clinical Evaluations, and runs an Anger Management Program at his Lincolnwood office.
Pepi M. Silverman, M.S.Ed., Ph.D. (ABD)
Director, Bridge Educational Advocacy
Educational Advocate, Consultant, and Inclusion Specialist
Learning Behavior Specialist and Administrator
Bridge Educational Advocacy has been founded to support students and their families in the action of working with school districts to ensure appropriate services are delivered. Advocacy is the action of “support” that will make the difference when pursuing services for your children.
I have dedicated my life to supporting the rights of ALL students. I have sat on all sides of the conference table. I understand all of the roles and each participant’s responsibilities and I bring that understanding to my work as an advocate. Bridge Educational Advocacy is my opportunity to extend myself and my knowledge and experience to support families needing assistance. It is with an earnest desire to make a difference that I offer my service.
As a former general education and special education teacher, I understand how to meet the needs of a diverse student population. As a former district level school administrator, I know the rules and regulations that schools must follow in the provision of school-based services, As a university professor, I teach future teachers, so I can bring that knowledge and expertise to the work of advocacy on behalf of the families that I serve.
Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, iRNPA
Chief Advocate and President
Teri, an RN with 36 years of experience, has always been passionate
about keeping the patient at the center of the nursing care model.
This passion led her to form NShore Patient Advocates, LLC in 2011.
NSPA is one of the first organizations of its kind in Chicagoland.
With a background in critical care nursing and home based health care,
combined with experience as a cardiovascular nurse clinician, Teri
knows the complexities and challenges of obtaining premium quality
care, especially in fast-paced hospital settings.
Having worked closely with physicians and ancillary health care team
members at some of the country’s premier hospitals, she firmly
believes in the principles of positive collaboration and the benefits
of improved communication between patients and providers. She is
committed to helping patients navigate acute illnesses and reducing
the possibility of medical error. She has an eye for spotting details
a lay person is unlikely to notice.
Laura Novak LCSW CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
Laura Novak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) who sees clients at her Deerfield based private practice. Laura's extensive clinical experience ranges from working at a multidisciplinary group practice, as well as providing substance abuse evaluations and group psychotherapy at an agency setting. Laura's passion is working with girls and young women, helping them increase self-awareness, find direction, and make effective life choices. Over the years she had run workshops on 'Adulting 101' as well as developed a coaching program (now available on video) specifically designed to help young women navigate modern dating. She has a unique approach designed to help empower clients to make decisions that facilitate healing, and lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives.
"I believe in the resiliency of human beings, and my therapeutic approach is to empower you to make whatever changes you'd like to make so you can have a fulfilling life.
Bridge2Horizon Wellness Resource is always looking for partners and associates.
We want to serve the community as best as we possibly could. So, our staff utilizes experienced professionals as consultants on a regular basis. Every one of our clients is unique, and there are times when a multidisciplinary team is needed for the purpose of creating a ‘think tank’ approach to generate an effective treatment plan. As appropriate and with client’s permission, our therapists confidentially consult with:
Healthcare Professionals (speech therapists, occupational therapist, nurses, and physicians)
Geriatric Case Managers
Peak Performance Coaches
Authors and Speakers
Local School Officials
And other Mental Health Professionals