A MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
We know that during this current season our mental health is of utmost importance. Every Wednesday starting in February we will be offering a Pursuing Wellness Workshop via ZOOM. Each week, led by a team of professionals in the field of mental health, we will be tackling the hard and sometimes elusive topic of mental health. The topics to be covered include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Addiction, Anxiety, and Depression. To register please follow the button below.
Meet The Team
Steve has a BA in Biblical Studies, a Masters in Teaching from Olivet Nazarene University, and an MA in Community Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Much of his work as a therapist has been in residential working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. He is very trauma aware in his approach to supporting his patients. Steve has worked extensively with substance abuse and eating disorders, as well.
Bonnie Norman, RN, worked for 43 years in the hospital setting where she spent most of those years working as an addiction counselor. Her main experience is working with adults as a group counselor and with dual diagnosis clients. She also has years of experience coming alongside families whose children/teenagers struggled with addiction. As a nurse, she is able to use her expert medical wisdom at addressing addiction from a medical and emotional viewpoint. For the past ten years in retirement, Bonnie has carried her expertise to voluntarily serve and lead in many capacities at CCCH. Her holistic approach to helping people through addiction continues to positively impact people in the community.
Dr. Sherry Miller
Dr. Sherry Miller has professionally served as a hospital chaplain for 17 years engaging in pastoral care, crisis counseling, trauma debriefing, and varied institutional ethics committees. For the past 21 years, she has taught in the social sciences and worked with students in responding to anxiety. She and her husband have attended CCCH since 1983.
Roberta G. Vondrak, LCPC, CADC, has been working in the counseling field for 23 years and has experience in inpatient, outpatient and
residential settings. She’s been in private practice in Clarendon Hills since
2009, providing Christ-centered outpatient therapy to adult clients for
depression, grief, anxiety, OCD, codependency and relationship struggles,
substance abuse, and other issues. Roberta has been married to her
husband Ross for almost 45 years, and they have two daughters and
sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
1. a medical condition in which a person feels very sad and anxious and often has physical symptoms such as being unable to sleep.
Posttraumatic stress disorder
1. is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury.