Our path

Working with you

Founded in 2016, the mission of Mindful Wellness is to help people feel better and lead more fulfilling lives.

Our skilled team of therapists are trained in techniques proven to relieve discomfort and actualize long lasting change.

Located in the heart of Berwyn's Depot District, with daytime, evening, and weekend hours, we are able to provide better access to quality therapy services.

We make counseling affordable by accepting most major insurance plans.

Meet our staff

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Jolene Altman MSW, LCSW

Over the years of working with people in intense times of pain, conflict, loss, and hopelessness, I have seen that people possess the ability to heal when given the opportunity to process their experiences in a safe environment. Working with adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of capacities, I provide a supportive yet challenging environment in therapy, helping people to move toward growth, understanding, and positive change. I believe that understanding existing strengths, supports, barriers, and behavior/thought patterns assists people with accessing change. In my work, I facilitate a collaborative process of identifying goals, working toward self-understanding, and ultimately actualizing changes that people desire.

I specialize in treating infertility, postpartum depression/anxiety/PTSD, life-stage issues, relationship issues, attachment, trauma, adolescent issues, women's issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, and family disruption. I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents (ages 15 and older) and family therapy.

My practice takes a unique approach to each individual, tailoring each treatment plan to meet your needs.

I earned my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2006 and my LCSW in 2007 and have been in private practice since 2008.

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Monica Umlauf MSW, LCSW

I believe that most people, at some point in their lives, may face challenging issues, be it job or family stress, relationship issues, death, or illness. My philosophy as a practitioner is to help those dealing with such issues to find support and help in facilitating change where it is needed in order to relieve some of the strain and enhance life experiences. My style is compassionate and individualized. While therapy should always be a forward progress, the pace of therapy should be suited to the individual.

I work primarily within a cognitive/behavioral framework, examining ones belief systems and thought processes to identify possible hindrances and negative behaviors as well as strengths. I consider my methods a goal-oriented team process, in which I help the individual to develop coping skills and utilize one's strengths.

In my practice, I take a holistic approach to helping individuals to manage sometimes difficult life situations. I have an open worldview and non-judgmental outlook.

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Gricel Serrano LCPC

I believe that everybody has the power and ability to better their own lives. Sometimes people seek guidance to achieve their goals—and that is where a therapist can help. I have several years of practice working with clients who have experienced trauma, transitions, and other difficult circumstances. Through an eclectic framework, I utilize various therapeutic techniques to better help clients identify their triggers while processing trauma and utilizing coping skills to improve well-being.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse mental health needs. I am trained to work with issues related to domestic violence and trauma with both adolescents and adults along with a number of other non-trauma related issues. These include life changes, depression, and anxiety.

I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University in 2011 and my Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2014.

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Victoria Manning LCSW

I'm a gentle, compassionate therapist who loves to help people on their journey to healing. I believe the experience of exploring one's personal history in a safe and supportive environment is the pathway to insight. My main objective is to provide that safe place for you to explore the hurt places as well as inventory the strengths you bring to face the situations and emotions that are hard to investigate. As you gain insight into what is going on in your life that is causing you pain, stress, guilt, anxiety, and fear or feeling “stuck”, we can establish a plan to courageously try new ideas and behaviors. Since many of the emotional burdens we carry have deep roots in our early experience with family, I will help you look at those messages and how they may limit your potential.

I have experience with addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety and depression, self-esteem, family and marital problems, empowerment, grief and loss, trust and abandonment issues, LGBTQ informed, trauma, adolescent & emerging adult issues, interpersonal problems and self-compassion.

I have a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work. I've been a practicing clinician since 1988 in outpatient and residential settings.

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Sandra Davenport Belushi MSW, LCSW

Masters of Social Work, 1995

My practice utilizes skills of relationship building and affiliation which contribute to growth, development and healing. I use an eclectic style that incorporates models of coping strategies including Empowerment Theory, Dialectic Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral strategies, among others.

I am honored to be part of Mindful Wellness, a practice that values growth and healing.

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Francisco Adame LSW, CADC

I believe that youth and their families are destined for a balanced life. I will help you reach that balance using various evidence-based techniques that are strength-based and solution-focused. Growing up can be a difficult journey for both youth and their parents. Early intervention can help strengthen the family unit and ensure that a young person reaches their full potential. I am also of Latino ancestry and ready to provide culturally competent bilingual services when needed.

Along with my experience working with youth and their families, I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and assist individuals and families who have been impacted by the challenges of substance misuse. Substance misuse can make it difficult for families to maintain balance in their lives but I am here to help guide them through this delicate process. I use a trauma-informed approach to help families heal and take steps toward recovery and balance. I have over a decade of experience working with youth and their families in various mental health settings. Those settings include schools, residential treatment centers, and the juvenile justice system.

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Tania Trejo LSW

The youth are the strongest and the most resilient people. I believe they can overcome anything with positive and empathic support. As a bilingual Mexican-American therapist I am aware of the various barriers that may stop us from engaging in our own healing journey. For this reason, I have a passion and have experience working with a continuum of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, and immigrant/generational trauma.

I like to provide children and adolescent a safe space to be able to unload and gain insight for who they are and who they are becoming.

I am a Licensed Social Worker. I received my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health at University of Illinois Chicago and my Bachelors in Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University.

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Tricia Griffo MSW, LCSW

I specialize in working with children, families, and adults who have faced and are facing difficult times. I have experience working with people who have endured all types of trauma. I believe in the power of attachment and strengths-based therapy models and a judgement-free environment.

I find it very beneficial to work hands-on, using art, play, music, and other creative techniques in sessions to engage and and encourge individuality. I have experience with many different therapeutic styles and techniques, but I always lean to the individual and see what suits them the best. Some of the styles and techniques I have the most experience with include CBT, DBT, Play TherapyPlay Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Mindfulness.

I hold a Masters degree in Social Work from Indiana University. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years and have been a therapist for almost 10 years. Trust and acceptance and building a solid rapport with my clients is my top priority. My strengths focus on supporting you in making good health decisions, to empower you to take your life back and in witnessing you be the best you can be. Give me a call, I can't wait to meet you and start your new journey of healing with you.