Who We Are?

Lotus Wellness Center offers a wide range of services relating to health and wellness to the Northwest Suburbs (Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich & surrounding areas). Learn more about our specialized approach, talented staff and the benefits of turning to us for your health and wellness needs. Browse through our website to find out how we can put you on a healthy path for life. All aspects of one’s life must be addressed if one is to be thoroughly treated..

OUR ELITE TEAM OF WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS

LIANA GERDOV

Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist

Liana Gerdov, LCPC, PSY.D.

Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you feeling lost/lonely/unfulfilled in the world? Do you have trouble communicating your needs/expectations to others? Do your symptoms prevent you from having the life you want? Liana aims to create a safe, non-biased space, and guide you to the roots of your issues, assist you in gaining a better understanding of self, provide you with appropriate coping skills, and foster insights that will help you make appropriate decisions and actions in your life.

Liana is a Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Meditation instructor and a Reiki Master Practitioner. She incorporates traditional psychotherapy with integrative holistic methods such as clinical/spiritual hypnotherapy, mindfulness meditation, life coaching, and Reiki & chakra energy healing whenever appropriate. She has significant experience working with teens and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, substance abuse, self-esteem, weight loss, smoking cessation, grief/loss, chronic pain and sleep disorders. She also works with couples and families to provide effective tools for communication, blended families, parenting, and life coaching.

LEO GERDOV D.C.

Leo focuses on chiropractic care, massage, light therapy, cupping, and other techniques that aid in balancing the neuromuscular system and in doing so, improves a person’s ability to overcome psychological obstacles. Integrative healthcare is a priority for him and he often works with providers of medical care in a prompt and professional manner in order to coordinate and provide the best quality care to his patients.

Dr. Leo Gerdov holds a B.S. in Biology from Benedictine University as well as a Doctorate in Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences. He specializes in musculoskeletal injuries of acute and chronic nature. He has a third-degree black belt in Shorei-Ryu karate and holds community lectures on a variety of health-related topics.

Chiropractic and massage aids in balancing the neuromuscular system and in doing so, improves the patient’s ability to overcome psychological obstacles. Integrative healthcare is a priority for him and he often works with providers of medical care in a prompt and professional manner in order to coordinate and provide the best quality care to his patients.

He treats a variety of ailments including sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder and foot injuries. Dr. Gerdov also assists patients with nutritional counseling in order to implement a holistic wellness approach.

BRANDY HANSON

Licensed Professional Counselor, Hypnotherapist

BRANDY HANSON, SCH. CO., NCC, LPC

Choosing a therapist can be a difficult task, especially when you need one the most. She values the therapeutic relationship and brings forth patience, guidance, empathy and understanding in order to help you as you begin to experience success, joy and happiness in your life.

Brandy enjoys working with individuals, children, teens, college students, young adults and families on a variety of presenting concerns, such as anxiety & depression, self-esteem, motivation, school performance/test anxiety, parenting effectively, transitioning young adults into adulthood and the world of work, mid-life transitions, finding purpose and meaning, uncovering what’s next, women’s issues, and infertility.

Her goal in therapy is always to guide and empower you to overcome whatever challenges you are facing today. Together, we will create a clear pathway to the kind of life you want to live. Brandy utilizes different therapeutic methods based on your needs and preferences, from traditional psychotherapy, stress reduction/relaxation, life coaching to hypnotherapy. In the session, she calls on a lifetime of experiences to bring forth the skill set to best serve your needs. That includes over 24 years of experience as a therapist, school counselor, hypnotherapist, corporate management professional, wife, mother, parent, etc.

JENNA HILTON

Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

JENNA HILTON, MA, LPC

Jenna is a clinical mental health counseling associate who is eager to journey with clients to meet therapy goals and increase overall life satisfaction, wellness, and holistic health. She aims to equip clients with practical tools they can use to direct their own growth and personal development in the years to come following treatment. While utilizing a variety of techniques and approaches based on individual client needs, her treatment orientation is grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Adlerian Therapy while incorporating Mindfulness-based approaches. Throughout the counseling process, it is her desire to cultivate an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance where genuineness and understanding bring about renewal and holistic wellness.

Her specialty treatment focus is: anxiety, depression, adjustment/life-cycle transition issues, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, women’s issues, and work-life balance struggles.

SHARI BRADY

Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

SHARI BRADY, LPC

Life can be overwhelmingly painful and frustrating, and very few of us know how to navigate through the tough times. Happiness, peace, and contentment can seem unattainable. Sometimes turning to substances, food, social media, gambling, or even excessive shopping can become the only way to cope. As a therapist who is passionate about helping clients harness their inner power to create lifelong change, Shari will guide you through the processes necessary for healing and transformation. She will guide you in learning how to embrace who you truly are while discovering your purpose in life. She will help you look at your life through a new lens, set exciting attainable goals, and empower you to begin a journey towards living your most authentic life.

Shari is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Drug and Addiction Counselor. Drawing on both professional and personal experience, Shari brings a unique level of depth and authenticity to her work. She approaches the therapeutic process in a holistic manner, utilizing scientifically proven methods for change, mindfulness practices, life coaching and nutritional treatments based on what’s best for you. She has extensive experience working with adolescents through adults treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief/loss, life transitions, school performance/motivation, substance abuse, weight loss, and women’s issues.

Your new life journey can begin now.

PAUL CHERNYAK

Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

PAUL CHERNYAK, MA, LPC

Constant worry, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness can rob a person of any joy and greatly limit their ability to live a vibrant life. Paul’s goal is to help you find peace of mind and to help you get your life back on track. As the founder of an anxiety based non-profit, he has had the privilege of helping hundreds of people tackle their anxiety individually and in groups over the years.

His experiences with counseling as well as through years of self-development practices have given him a genuine perspective on the mind, body and spirit connection. Paul doesn’t see clients as labels or himself as someone on a pedestal, but as a collaborator who helps others uncover deeper layers of themselves beyond their own concepts/defenses while providing the space for vulnerability, acceptance, with encouragement and accountability to make the appropriate changes. His approach includes research based-interventions along with a focus on uncovering the mental, behavioral, physical, spiritual and environmental issues. He collaborates with clients to come up with effective and targeted interventions in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Paul is committed to helping you both in session and beyond\!

His treatment focuses on: General Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Obsessive-Compulsive, Body Dysmorphic Issues, Social Anxiety, and stress related issues.