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Our Specialists

Lotus Wellness Center offers a wide range of services relating to health and wellness to Illinois’ northwest suburbs – Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich & the 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. Our thorough treatment addresses all aspects of life.


Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist

Liana Gerdov, CHT, LCPC, PSY.D.

Liana aims to create a safe and sacred therapeutic alliance oriented on meaning making and insight building. She aims to 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. She will walk with you during your challenges, your dark nights, your initiations, your shadow work… and shine the light to illuminate your path, leading to a deeper intimacy of the individual self, profound healing and transformation.


Chiropractic Physician

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.


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Deisy Rodriguez, MA, LCPC

I honor your choice to make a positive change and move in a healthy direction in your life. My work at Lotus Wellness Center is centered around providing an empathetic, nurturing and beneficial therapeutic relationship and a safe environment for all my clients. I utilize a personalized, evidence-based approach using traditional counseling methods as well as breath work, progressive muscle relaxation and visualization to support the mind, body and spirit.


Licensed Professional Counselor

Jenna Xavier, MA, NCC, LPC

It is my desire to bring warmth and compassion to the therapy experience while taking an active approach. I will respectfully use reflection of understanding, seek clarification, and generate new insights with clients via challenging them at times. I seek to help my clients identify their mental frameworks that are keeping them stuck in suffering. Inner peace, clarity, joy, and healthy and satisfying relationships (with self and others) are the gifts that follow deeper work.


ICF Accredited Holistic Career and Life Coach

Shatzi Nikolai, MSSCM, MBA

There is no one-size-fits all approach. Sessions are unique and customized according to your needs. They can be solution-focused and target your unique challenges, barriers, and problems. There is an option to include holistic tools such as: aromatherapy, herbalism, mindfulness meditation, breathwork, chakra energy balancing and healing, guided visualization, EFT and NLP techniques.


Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist

Alyssa Raiche-Salek, MA, LPC, NCC, CHT

Alyssa supports clients working through depression, anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, self esteem issues, religious/spiritual dilemmas, infertility, women’s issues, and more. She views each client as a unique individual with a story to share. Alyssa’s primary goal is to ensure her clients feel listened to and validated.

Haley Bogdan

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist

Haley Bogdan MA, NCC, LPC, CCHT

I use traditional and non-traditional approaches. I use PLR, hypnotherapy, Reiki, and other modalities to help my clients heal the body, mind, and soul. I intuitively and systematically work on helping you find the root cause of symptoms to bring balance and peace to your life. If you feel perplexed about your life decisions and are looking for guidance on what to do next, I will guide you on your journey and help you find your path.

Emma Kane-Mikan

Licensed Professional Counselor, Hypnotherapist

Emma Kane-Mikan, MA, NCC, LPC

Emma approaches working with individuals in an empathic, solution-focused, and nonjudgmental manner. She strongly feels that to help people, you must look at the entirety of a person and integrate all different aspects of their lives. She works to create an understanding and empowering environment by using humor and gentle yet direct challenges. She welcomes working in collaboration and appreciates feedback.

Emily Dohm

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Emily Dohm, LCSW

Emily specializes in helping individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She also has a passion for working with individuals dealing with chronic illness and other health related issues. She empowers you to find, and build on, your own strengths to make long lasting changes in your life. Together you will increase your happiness, health, and wellbeing.

Jennifer Annen

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Jennifer Annen, MA, NCC, LCPC

My primary approaches to therapy include Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have over 12 years of experience working with diverse populations on various presenting concerns. I have helped adults learn to manage and lessen anxiety and depression, overcome trauma, improve relationships, increase self-esteem, improve overall life satisfaction, reach self-identified goals, and successfully grieve loss of all kinds. Let’s work together to see what is most effective in order to live your best life.

Logan Chambers

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Logan Chambers, MA, NCC, LCPC

I strive to support clients who have experienced trauma, who have been in domestic violence relationships, who have experienced sexual abuse, who have experienced religious trauma, are veterans, are suffering from PTSD or any other client who simply needs to be heard. I have completed the 40 hour domestic violence training, am a level 2 Reiki practitionerand trained in emotionally focused therapy and sex-positive counseling. Additionally, I work with members of the LGBTQIA+ population and am a kink-affirming therapist. My goal is to create a supportive space to work on topics that can be uncomfortable.

Brittany Radziwon

Licensed Social Worker

Brittany Radziwon, MSW, LSW

I support individuals in areas of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, difficult life transitions, religious / spiritual abuse, and individuals with a history of trauma.  I practice from a strengths-based, person-centered perspective, and foster a collaborative process of self-exploration and discovery.

Therapy with me provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to feel seen, heard and connected. This means accepting, supporting, and walking alongside clients as they explore their full identity.  I help clients process emotions, reframe limiting narratives, and I offer insight for thoughtful reflection and personal development.

Christine Sciortino

Registered Yoga Teacher; Birth and Post-partum Doula, Coach and Educator

Christine Sciortino, B.A., RYT-200

Christine Sciortino is an artist, priestess, doula, and yoga teacher.

A film industry veteran, Christine spent 13 years working as an on-set hair/makeup artist, and is educating the next generation of filmmakers as a professor in the department of Cinema + Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of the book Makeup Artistry for Film and Television; Your Tools for Success On-Set and Behind-the-Scenes. Christine wrote and directed the film Paper Crane – a project which she and her team used as an advocacy platform for trauma survivors for nearly a decade.

Carolyn Witkowski

Mental Health Associate

Carolyn Witkowski, M.A., Specialist in Psychological Services

I enjoy helping clients get to the root of and manage their symptoms, provide tools and coping resources, explore interpersonal relationships, increase your self-esteem and self-worth, provide guidance and hope while experiencing difficult emotions, and work through disruptive symptoms that affect daily life. At the core, I blend Adlerian, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral perspectives. I am also open-minded and recognize the uniqueness of each individual seeking counseling. Depending on your needs and preferences, we can choose the most suitable treatment style(s) and therapeutic exercises to move you toward your goals.

Alison White

Licensed Professional Counselor

Alison White, LPC

I utilize a multi-modal approach to therapy by working to tailor the therapeutic process and determining which treatment modality will be most effective and helpful based on needs. I specialize in utilizing techniques from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, gestalt, and mindfulness. I walk alongside individuals to increase self-awareness, develop coping strategies, establish self-care techniques, increase insight, accomplish goals, and work through trauma and unresolved life events to create sustainable change.