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 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. Orseno received his Masters of Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School as well. During his Masters, Dr. Orseno specialized in trauma psychology and has been certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He completed his masters level internship at Silver Cross Hospital where he was trained in group therapy for individuals who were in crisis or with chronic mental illness. While completing his doctorate, He has had training in multiple area’s of psychology including performing behavioral and educational evaluations for schools, providing therapy for lower income families, working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, and training in neurofeedback. He completed his internship in 2020 and his post doctoral residency at Linden Oaks Hospital. While at Linden Oaks, he worked with adults and adolescents in crisis, worked on with individuals with eating disorders, and with chronic mental health disorders. While at the hospital, Dr. Orseno participated in an integrative care model, working with both clinicians and psychiatrists to provide the best care for clients. He further received training in case management, identifying community resources, and provided family therapy for multiple clients within his care. While completing his internship and residency, Dr. Orseno also worked at V & R as a psychometrician, where he completed neurological psychological assessments. Dr. Orseno further specializes in the treatment of personality disorders and utilizes a collective, integrated, strength base approach to therapy as a whole.
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.
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.
JD received a Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University. He currently has 20 years of law enforcement experience. His journey into mental health began after seeing a need within the law enforcement community, beginning as a Mental Health First Aid for First Responders instructor, and continuing to become an instructor for the Illinois Training and Standards Board, for officers across the state.
As the Crisis Intervention Coordinator for his agency, he coordinated services for hundreds of families since the team’s inception. JD has worked with individuals in crisis, ranging from children to older adults. These individuals experienced wide ranging issues such as suicidal ideology, severe substance use, chronic mental health illness, PTSD and trauma. He has participated in promoting positive change for both the law enforcement community’s mental health awareness and supports, in addition to community members’ by having participated on numerous task forces, including The Illinois Supreme Court Mental Health Task Force. Through various law enforcement positions including supervisor, training officer, Peer Support, truck enforcement officer, community relations in addition to positions within his local Labor Board, he has experienced many of the challenges law enforcement and First Responders face today. This provides a unique perspective when working with First Responders, understanding them from first hand experiences. JD seeks positive change through the therapeutic process while applying a biopsychosocial approach.