Interns

Lindsey Jones, Masters Level Intern

Lindsey Jones received her B.A. in International Studies from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Governors State University.  She spent several years doing business and administrative work for a small company before deciding to pursue her master’s degree, and presently works as a homeschool tutor for elementary and middle school students.  Lindsey has a passion for cultural diversity and believes a strong therapeutic relationship is built on trust, empathy, and a respect for the uniqueness of the human experience.

“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Contact: lindseyjones@thecognitiveclinic.com

Lindsey is not currently accepting new clients.

Kristine Puente, Masters Level Intern

Kristine Puente received her BA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University Chicago.  She has worked with children in both a caretaker and school setting and spent the last 7 years working in business at a healthcare IT company as both a people leader and trainer.  Throughout her career, Kristine has always found a way to connect with people and help them in whatever way she can.  She is passionate about respecting people as individuals with their own histories and strengths and believes in the importance of a trusting and empathetic relationship in a therapeutic setting.

Contact: kristine@thecognitiveclinic.com

Kristine is available for clients on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings, both virtually and in person.

 Michaela Williams, Masters Level Intern

Michaela Williams received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Human Relations from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She is currently enrolled in the master’s program at Adler University, studying clinical mental health counseling. Michaela is very passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families. She previously worked as a youth service worker for children with psychiatric and development disorders with a history of trauma. Michaela hopes to help clients focus on their individual strengths and how these strengths will help them overcome their personal circumstances and past trauma so that they can move forward.

“Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether.” – Stephanie Garber

Contact: michaela@thecognitiveclinic.com

Michaela is available Tuesday afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings , in person or virtually. 

Tiffany Dean, Intern

Tiffany Dean received her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Governors State University. She is currently a graduate student in Social Work. She has over 14 years of healthcare experience from bedside care to case management. She is a  woman of optimism, faith, and kindness. She wants to be a voice to adolescents and young adults to promote resiliency, awareness, and strategies in coping with trauma. As a  future social work practitioner, she wants to work with people from all different cultural backgrounds. The focus should be on assessing, identifying, and evaluating the whole person. She wants to build on a person’s strengths and work on their weaknesses. She is an advocate for empowerment, perseverance, and promoting a sense of belonging and resilience. Social work is about serving individuals and meeting their needs. It is centered around human relationships. As she continues to advance in her studies, she recognizes the importance of cultural competence and sharpening her skills.

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is power to it.  -Marianne Williamson

Contact: tiffany@thecognitiveclinic.com

Tiffany is available for clients on Mondays and Fridays, both in person and virtually.

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