High-Quality Therapists for Teens
Providing Early Intervention and Solutions for Mental Health
You’ll experience the Dayrise Wellness difference from the first time you contact us to find the best therapy for your young adult or teenager. Our dedication to finding the best data and support services you and your child need is unmatched.
Our team of therapists for teens and college-aged adults and our care coordinators are all in this for the same reason: to help your child overcome mental health struggles, stay in school, and thrive. Every individual you work with at Dayrise Wellness has been hand-picked to provide only the best in therapy for young adults, teen depression treatment, and parental support.
Jami Aitken, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health
With a Masters in Social Work and formal training in CBT, Jami Aitken is the perfect person to lead our team. She specializes in teen depression treatment, anxiety, trauma and family therapy. Jami’s goal is to connect emerging adults with their parents through open communication and strategies.
Megan Buetifkofer, LCPC
Being a former collegiate athlete and an experienced counselor, Megan is the perfect person to help athletes and adolescents struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders. With a specialization in sport and health psychology, her goal is to help clients gain insight and awareness to live a meaningful life.
Rayven Cornelio, LSW
Rayven is a bilingual therapist (English and Spanish) with experience working with individuals and families of all ages. With a master’s in social work, her goal is to empower clients and create a safe, non-judgmental space for them to take control of their lives again.
Kelly Laban, LCPC
Valuing honesty and transparency, Kelly is a licensed counselor with 5+ years of experience working with adolescents and their families. She specializes in anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, mood disorders and behavior concerns.
With a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and experience working with youths and adults, Bridget is an experienced Care Coordinator who helps guide families to the best fit therapist and connects them with the resources they need.
Heather Olsson, LCPC
Being a firm advocate of mental health and having 15+ years in the field, Heather has experience working with a variety of issues, such as EDMR, LGBTQ issues, bipolar disorder type 2, anxiety and depression. Heather values walking alongside her clients on their journey to finding whatever it is they are searching for.
Amanda Scott, LCP, NCC
With an education in both teaching and clinical mental health counseling, Amanda has the expertise to help clients of all ages build the necessary skills and processes needed to make meaningful changes. She specializes in anxiety, ADHD, OCD, depression and life goals.
Meet Our Director of Behavioral Health: Jami Aitken, LCSW
When we opened Dayrise in the Chicago area, we searched for just the right person to head our team. We needed a qualified mental health professional who shared our values: Integrity, Compassion, Empathy and Dedication
And we found that in Jami Aitken, LCSW. She has worked in the mental health field since graduating from the Western Illinois University of Social Work in 2000. She has worked in various teen and adolescent therapy settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and residential.
- Teen depression treatment with a certification in CBT
- Family therapy
As the director of our clinical team, Jami’s goal is to connect teenagers and emerging adults with their parents through open communication and strategies.
She also graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work focused on mental health and has received formal training in CBT.
Meet Our Clinical Therapist: Megan Buetikofer, LCPC
Megan has experience working with adolescents and adults with co-occurring mental health disorders as well as athletes who are struggling in their sport and/or with the transition out of their sport. Being a former collegiate athlete and growing up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, she understands the pressure and stressors that not only athletes experience, but young adults and adolescents experience as well. Megan has worked with collegiate, high school, middle school and athletes in club sports; in addition to those who have “retired” from the sport they were in and are struggling with finding who they are outside of the sport they have engaged in for so long.
- Trauma informed care
- Sports Psychology
Megan’s goal is to help clients gain insight and awareness to be able to find and use skills to help them live a meaningful life they have envisioned for themselves.
Megan graduated from Adler University (previously known as The Adler School of Professional Psychology) with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a specialization in sport and health psychology. She completed her undergraduate at Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Clinical Professional Counselor.
Meet Our Therapist: Rayven Cornelio, LSW
Rayven is a bilingual therapist (English and Spanish) with experience working with individuals and groups of all ages. Her mental health work experience includes working in private practice with individuals and families, inpatient hospitalization, outpatient PHP/IOP, and group therapy.
Rayven’s Goal is to help clients feel empowered, create a safe non-judgmental space, and take control of their lives again.
Rayven graduated from Jane Addams School of Social Work also known as University of Illinois at Chicago with a master’s degree in social work. She completed her undergraduate at Benedictine University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Social Worker.
Meet Our Therapist: Kelly Laban, LCPC
Kelly provides a safe and open space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and how they interact with the world around them. She values honesty and transparency from her clients and expects them to be active participants in their own treatment. In her work with clients, Kelly helps them identify values, identify a meaningful life, develop coping skills, create short-term and long-term goals, address past experiences and current distortions. Her approach to counseling is centered around Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and family systems.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Family Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Behavior Concerns
- LGBTQ+ Experience
Kelly earned her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University in 2017. She has five years experience working with adolescents and their families in a residential setting, school setting, and outpatient care.
Meet Our Therapist: Heather Olsson, LCPC
Heather Olsson is a highly experienced therapist who has worked in the field for over fifteen years. She possesses an LCPC and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Illinois State University, as well as a Masters in Psychology from St. Xavier University. Heather has experience working in schools, hospitals, group & private practices – and she has also spoken and presented at many conferences across the United States.
- LGBTQ Issues
- Bipolar Disorder Type 2
- Anxiety disorders
- Life transitions
Heather is a therapist that truly believes in the power of therapy. For her, it’s about walking alongside her clients on their journey and helping them find whatever it is they are searching for. She considers herself to be a very direct therapist, who also values humor in a therapeutic setting. Heather typically includes identifying what coping skills her clients are already utilizing and figuring out which ones are serving them and which ones are not. For older clients, exploring the past is paramount to understanding sometimes where that voice in our head originated from and cultivating whatever goals the client brings to the table.
Heather is a firm advocate of mental health because it has always been a huge part of her life – she has leaned on therapists all throughout her life and learned from every one of them. And when she ‘s not busy providing therapy, she enjoys spending time with her son and cooking frozen pizzas to perfection!
Meet Our Therapist: Amanda Scott, LCP, NCC
Amanda is a licensed professional counselor with experience in individual counseling with children, adolescents, and adults. She has extra training with anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. A passionate therapist, her background in education as a teacher drives her to help people learn the skills and processes needed to make meaningful changes in their lives. Amanda believes that there is no failure – only feedback. Through therapy she helps people build necessary coping skills and work towards desired goals of the future. In her personal life she draws on her journey into motherhood as the biggest motivator of her therapeutic self.
- Life Goals
Amanda graduated from Concordia University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has 5+ years experience in the field. She has additional trainings with CBT, DBT, and ACT treatment approaches and has completed certification training for anxiety and ADHD. When she isn’t helping her clients reach their goals, you can find Amanda reading a book, curled up next to her dogs or listening to an audible book!
Meet Our Care Coordinator: Bridget Brewer
Bridget has experience working with both teens and adults with a wide range of life and mental health experiences. Previously working hands on with women and young girls in a residential treatment facility, Bridget is well versed in the needs of crisis management, various evidence based therapeutic approaches, and the ability to provide encouragement to those doing the work involved in trying to function day-to-day when it feels like one’s mind is working against them.
As our Care Coordinator, Bridget works as first point of contact- aiming to place new clients with their best fit therapist, as well as connecting families with resources they need beyond the walls of our clinic. Bridget’s goal is to be a trusted resource for clients and families looking to take the courageous steps towards healthier and more meaningful life and along the way hoping to simplify the process of getting treatment to support local teens, emerging adults, and families.
Bridget grew up in the area and graduated from Concordia University of Chicago with her Bachelor’s degree in psychology.
If you are interested in joining the Dayrise Wellness, check out our Careers Page.
What You Can Expect From Our Team of Teen Mental Health Profesionals
It is exhausting to navigate the challenging waters of young adult or teen depression and anxiety while advocating for your child in school and doing your best to support them through mental health challenges.
That’s why you can count on our clinicians and every single care coordinator on our team. We are ready to equip both you and your child with the tools, resources, support, and the best therapy for teens and young adults.
We know they can thrive. And with our help, they will.
You can trust our therapists for teens and young adults to be:
- Dedicated to helping teens and young adults
- Skilled in leading therapeutic models