Madrigal Consulting and Counseling, LLP is a group practice counseling agency with multiple therapists devoted to helping others with life challenges whether it is related to individual, couples, family, or work environments. Our therapists have experience in organizational systems.
We specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, hoarding, OCD, PTSD, domestic violence, sex addition, trauma and abuse, self-harm, sexuality and identity, addictions, marital, faith-based, civil service, educators, therapists, law enforcement, military, disability, school aged children, couples, adults, families, and employee assistance.
Madrigal Consulting and Counseling, LLP is an interactive, solution-focused therapy group that integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, we work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
A commitment that we make to you is to provide a comfortable environment for you to explore yourself. Together, we will identify strategies and tools to manage your thoughts and feelings, become aware of your strengths, and grow as an individual. We are looking forward to being on this journey with you.
Cesar Madrigal, PhD, LCSW, Therapist & Owner
Dr. Madrigal has been in the field of social work for over 35 years and has served in many capacities and environments with the focus on working with the behavioral health of those who are clinically significant. Areas of expertise include working with adults with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, hoarding behaviors, sexual identity, and addictions. Dr. Madrigal has served in the capacity for many years as a community leader, university instructor, coordinator, and consultant. He has dedicated his life to help others discover their true being by helping strengthen his clients to live a life of purpose and meaning. Dr. Madrigal is very sensitive to the spiritual needs of his clients. Working with Dr. Madrigal, you will see how his gift of relationship and individual care makes such an impact in the lives of others.
Carie L. Johnstone, M.Ed, LCSW, Therapist & Owner
Carie has been in the field of social work for the past 20+ years. She has served in the capacities of crisis intervention, child and family welfare, community mental health, school social work, and special education. Her expertise is in behavioral health, foster and adoptive care, EAP services, family systems, divorce with children, LGBTQ+, academia, policy, PTSD, trauma with a focus on sexual related issues, and offers a faith-based approach. She serves children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Carie has been a university instructor for the past 14 years along with holding administration positions and offering consultative supports and services. She currently serves in a legislative appointment to the Illinois Community and Residential Services Authority (CRSA) which helps strengthen policy and supports for children and adolescents with behavioral health needs in Illinois and was recently appointed to the IL Adolescent Suicide Prevention Ad Hoc Committee. Carie is also listed with the Illinois Gender Affirmed Clinicians Group. Her mission in life is to support the healing journey of others so they can live a purposeful life.
Amanda Stephenson, LCSW, Therapist
Amanda has over 15 years of experience in the field of social work. She is very experienced working in a variety of settings including hospitals, public schools (all grade levels), and providing social work overseas to trauma survivors. As a school social worker for the past 12 years, she has experience with developing behavior intervention plans, strategies for supporting learners with ADHD, anxiety, or other emotional health concerns, and teaching students how to regulate their emotions. She also support families in transition and divorce. Amanda is truly passionate and warm in her demeanor and approach in helping children, adolescents, and adults develop skills to increase their emotional health and well-being.
Holly Mareski, LCSW, CADC, CCTP, Therapist
Holly has over 15 years of experience in the field of social work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Her specialties include: treatment of substance use disorders, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, domestic violence, self-injurious behaviors, intellectual disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Holly specializes in addictions treatment, the management of anxiety, and therapeutic interventions for survivors of trauma. She has experience working in a variety of settings that include: addiction treatment facilities, medical clinics, and residential treatment programs. Holly is a compassionate therapist who strives to create a non-judgmental atmosphere; where patients can open up at their own pace, while feeling validated. Holly specializes in a wide range of interventions typically rooted in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She also has experience with Solution Focused therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Holly serves adults and couples.