Dr. Vaselakos received a Masters degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. This clinical training was shaped by his work as a domestic violence counselor and legal advocate for a domestic violence shelter. As the only male in the shelter he learned great empathy and insight into domestic violence issues. He then completed his doctoral training at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1998 and was one of the members of the first graduating APA approved class. Dr. Vaselakos’ clinical training continued with psychological testing of domestic violence batterers and the chronically mentally ill to assist in differential diagnosis and treatment planning. He engaged in advanced clinical practicum in psychological testing with DCFS to assist in diagnosis, parent bonding assessments, and treatment planning. Further, he engaged in an advanced therapy externship in clinical outpatient therapy with individuals,couples and families across the lifespan. He completed his internship at Colombia Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center. This was a diverse training in neuropsychology, inpatient and outpatient psychological treatment, behavioral medicine, psychopharmacological training and geriatric services. Dr. Vaselakos then completed a postdoctoral residency in geriatric neuropsychology and treatment with the chronic mental ill populations in long term care facilities and intermediate care facilities. Dr. Vaselakos is the clinical director of V&R Behavioral Health Services and is also a fellow and Divorce Mediator with the Collaborative Institute of Illinois. Dr. Vaselakos maintains a full time caseload of clinical patients in their Orland Park and Homer Glen offices, and is an expert witness for the courts.
Dr. Tracy Robinson is the co-owner of V & R Behavioral Health Services located in Orland Park and Homer Glen, Illinois. He has been actively been practice psychology for or 20 years. His practice experiences have included working in prison setting, within the sexually dangerous persons program and in traditional outpatient settings. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1999. He earned is Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University in 1994 and his Bachelor of Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 1990. He has advanced specialty training in forensic psychology, health psychology, clinical hypnosis, rational emotive behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and schema therapy. He completed initial training at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Bureau of Prison, Department of Justice. He completed is internship at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center.
In n addition, to his clinical work Dr. Robinson was a Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Roosevelt University (1997-2003), an adjunct profession in clinical psychology at the Adler School (1999-2003), Dean of Clinical Training at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP), Schaumburg Campus (2003-2007) and Vice President of Academic Aﬀairs at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Schaumburg, Campus (200-2009). As the VP of Academic Aﬀairs he secured the clinical psychology training program at the Department of Corrections which include Stateville, Dixon and Dwight Correctional Facilities.
Currently Dr. Robinson coordinates the psychological testing division for V & R Behavioral Health and provides outpatient psychotherapy for adults, teens, children, families and couples.
Patricia Vaselakos received her Bachelors of Arts degree. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Social Work. She then achieved her Masters Degree in School Social Work. She completed her internship at the Little Company Hospital where she provided care throughout the hospital,
Following her internship Patricia worked in the school system as a clinical Social worker at Bremen High School. She counseled adolescents with complex clinical issues, Her social work background also allowed her to develop her treatment with families and family issues.
Patricia has maintained her outpatient work at V&R with focus on children, adolescents, families, parenting issues, and woman's issues.
John obtained his BA in Communications and a Masters degree in social work from Dominican University. He is clinically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all mental health disorders. John received additional training from Thrive Counseling Center in Oak Park, Illinois and Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, Illinois where he worked as a mental health specialist and life skills facilitator. His concentration includes evaluating and treating depression, anger, anxiety, addictions, trauma, marital issues and crisis intervention. His work experience includes hospital, community mental health and school settings.
Isabel received a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Lewis University and a BA in Psychology from St. Xavier University. She received further counseling education from her work at Guardian Angel Community Services Sexual Assault Service Center. Isabel is certified as a Divorce Mediator with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and is involved in Fraser Vaselakos & Associates positive parenting classes. Her clinical experience has been shaped by her previous work with sexual and physical abuse survivors, outpatient and residential drug treatment programs, and DCFS. Her concentration and expertise remains in effective parenting, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, and children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, self esteem issues, depression, FASD, and behavioral/cognitive issues.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and received a Master’s Degree in Community and Agency Counseling from St. Xavier University. Elizabeth also has a Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy, and is a Licensed Handler through Pet Partners.
Elizabeth has experience working with adults dealing with mild to severe mental illness, as well as adults with developmental disabilities..
She also has experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, and in therapeutic horseback riding programs.
Elizabeth also has a background in animal care and enrichment. She is currently working with The Legacy Ranch in Lockport, and offers Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy.
Elizabeth has been able to combine her passion for animals as well as helping people to deal with a wide variety of mental, physical and emotional issues across the lifespan. She believes in the human-animal bond, and strives to use animals as interventions to treat a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, attachment issues, trust issues, relationship issues, mood disorders and self esteem issues..