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Counseling  + Workshops + Seminars  + Retreats

Everybody deserves to feel like they have a place in this world and simply bee.  Our philosophy is to approach each client with authenticity and humility because we know everyone is fighting to find their best self. Everyday we sit alongside our clients and we find ways to accept life as it is, all while aiming for change that feels good and true. Our therapists specialize in cognitive strategies to navigate the paradox of change and acceptance all at the same time. 

To setup an initial session, please call 224-424-0432

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Meet Our Team

Counseling  + Workshops + Seminars  + Retreats

Our commitment to you is honesty, integrity, and authenticity in every session
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Audrey Grunst, LCSW

Audrey Grunst is the owner and therapist at Simply Bee. Audrey earned her MSW at Loyola University Chicago in 2011 and is certified in Change Management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Audrey combines over 10 years of clinical experience with her business background to help others improve mental health including anxiety, perfectionism and performance. She is the owner of SHEBE, online community for female athletes and is a mental performance coach for Northwestern Women’s Volleyball Program.

She presents on a variety of issues including emotional intelligence and anxiety management. Audrey has presented at over 100 different schools, nonprofits, and conferences.

Audrey has extensive training in skill based therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Family-based Therapy for Anorexia, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She uses these skills in her strategy formula to promote change.

Prior to Simply Bee, Audrey was a director at Eating Recovery Centers. While at ERC Insight, Audrey build several programs and managed a team of over 20 employees and two locations. She participated in a three-year study with University of Chicago, measuring the outcome of eating disorder treatment using FBT and DBT. Audrey was also a Division I volleyball player at Loyola University Chicago.

Check out Audrey’s blog

Specializations

Athletes Mental Health Performance

Mood & Anxiety Disorder

Public Speaker

Audrey can be reached at audrey@simplybee.net

Child, Adolescent and Adult Women Therapist

Child, Adolescent and Adult Women Therapist

Anna Netzel, LCSW, Type 73

Anna earned her Master’s in Social Work from Dominican University in River Forest. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with anxiety and depression. Anna has worked in the public school system and in therapeutic day school settings since 2014. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, mood disorders and behavioral issues. Anna also holds a certificate to work with perinatal mood disorders and has a passion to help mothers facing new challenges and changes in their lives

Anna works to build a trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship and believes in building on client’s unique strengths and abilities to help individuals find well-being throughout their lives. Use of humor, honesty and empathy help clients to feel empowered to bring about positive change.

Anna incorporates a multitude of clinical approaches in her practice which are tailored to each individual client. She uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Social Thinking®  and Mindfulness.

Specialties

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Self Injury

School Refusal

Behavior Plans

ADHD

Behavior Problems


Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Aimee Rodolff, Psy.D.

Aimee is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctorate at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Rodolff has worked with adolescents and adults experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms, urges and/or engagement in self-destructive behaviors, trauma and complex trauma responses, relational concerns, and stressful life transitions. Dr. Rodolff believes in the use of humor to connect while creating a safe and validating therapeutic space in order to explore vulnerable topics and to move from surviving to thriving. Dr. Rodolff would be honored to join you in your journey to discover how you can be an authentic self as you navigate your life and the world.

Dr. Rodolff emphasizes a relational therapeutic approach informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Behavioral Activation. 

Prior to Simply Bee,  Dr. Rodolff has worked in the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) levels of care for adults with acute mood and anxiety symptoms and with urges/engagement in eating disordered behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury behaviors, substance abuse behaviors, and/or suicidal ideation while at ERC Insight’s Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP). Dr. Rodolff has also worked at alternative clinical settings, including college counseling, private practice, and community mental health working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Read her most recent blog here.

Specialties

Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Trauma & Attachment

Self-Injury

ED-NOS & BED

Relationship Issues

Life Transition


Adolescent and Adult Therapist

Adolescent and Adult Therapist

Monica Bullock, LCPC

Monica earned her Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has been in the counseling field for 7 years.  She has worked with both adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors, mood and anxiety symptoms, self-destructive behaviors, life transitions, and relational concerns. Monica served as a Clinical Site Manager at ERC Insight for 4 years, where she gained extensive experience working with individuals and families within Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).

Monica uses a firm and compassionate approach to meet individuals where they are and provide them the tools and insight to empower them to overcome their current struggles and work towards their life worth living. Monica works with individuals to strive towards achieving more balance and self-compassion on the way to accomplishing their goals.

Monica has extensive training in skill based treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family-based Therapy for Anorexia (FBT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EEFT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).

Specialties

Eating disorders

Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Self-Injury

Relationship Issues


Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Mallory Silberman, MSW, LSW

Mallory Silberman received her master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University specializing in clinical social work. Prior to joining Simply Bee, Mallory spent her clinical experience working in all levels of care treating clients with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She has spent much of her clinical work helping clients that are struggling with complex diagnoses such as major depression and social anxiety. Mallory has a clinical focus in binge eating disorder and emotional overeating. 

Mallory’s goal is to create a safe and empathetic space to build a trusting relationship with her clients. She utilizes a mindfulness and strengths based approach to foster change. She individualizes treatment with each client to set manageable goals, talk through struggles, and develop strategies to cope and enhance one’s life. Mallory also incorporates Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the work that she does.  Mallory is passionate about helping others integrate their authentic self in their every day life.

Mallory is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), as well as a member of the Heartland chapter of The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She previously served on the Junior Board at the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).

Specialties

Eating disorders

Binge Eating Disorder and Emotional Overeating

Depression and Anxiety

Trauma

Self-esteem 

Life transitions  


Child and Adolescent Therapist

Child and Adolescent Therapist

Galina Lipkin LPC, NCC

Galina is a licensed professional counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Galina has worked with children and adolescents in various levels of care including outpatient treatment, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and crisis response. Galina has experience with a wide range of clinical issues from interpersonal conflict to depression to symptoms of psychosis. Additionally, Galina worked in a program that specifically addressed anxiety and depression in the context of autism spectrum disorders. Galina’s clinical focus is anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, school anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias.  

In order to help her clients progress toward wellness, Galina uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In addition to building a strong relationship with her clients through humor, compassion, and a strength-based focus, Galina uses skills from these theories to decrease the impact of symptoms on daily functioning so clients can resume thriving at their fullest potential. 

Galina has presented at local and national conferences, is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and has contributed to manuscripts that are pending publication in national counseling journals. Galina is also board certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Specialties

Children & Adolescents

Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Self-Esteem

Depression

Chronic Illness


Resident Dietitian

Resident Dietitian

Teresa Romano, RD LDN

Teresa Romano is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bastyr University training in Functional Nutrition Therapy and a Master’s degree and Dietetic Internship from Dominican University studying mindful and intuitive eating. Teresa focuses on adolescent and adult eating disorders, weight management, individualized medical nutrition therapy, and functional nutrition therapy. Teresa has years of training and experience in eating disorder and behavioral health at centers such as Timberline Knolls and Center For Discovery. Her past experience includes nutrition research, clinical medical nutrition therapy, pediatric nutrition and residential eating disorder treatment. Teresa’s passion for nutrition started with the idea that we eat to give our body the chemical compounds it needs to function appropriately, and through experience found that food does so much more for us than that. Food connects us to ourselves and others feeding mental, emotional and social aspects of our lives. Teresa is specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and is in the process of becoming a certified eating disorder specialist, CEDRD, a rigorous program that involves 2,500 logged hours, continual supervision and exam showing advanced competency.


Resident Yoga Teacher

Resident Yoga Teacher

Stephanie Bersh

Stephanie Bersh is the resident Yoga Teacher at Simply Bee.  She has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years and teaching the past four years. Stephanie is Hatha certified with a strong foundation in basic postures for grounding and increased flexibility, gentle yoga for relaxation, and restorative yoga for releasing tension in the mind and body.  She is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

Stephanie’s teaching style is dedicated to alignment, safety and growth.  In each yoga session, Stephanie strives to create a welcoming and un-intimidating environment to allow clients to receive the health and relaxation benefits of yoga. Clients are guided to feel safe to travel within, to reconnect with their bodies, and to find strength and courage on and off the mat.  Sessions focus on simple practices such as breathwork, body movement, journaling, relaxation, and meditation.

Stephanie is also a certified facilitator for Embody Love Movement (ELM). She leads ELM workshops for tweens, teens, and adult women. In these workshops, Stephanie delivers interactive content in conjunction with yoga to empower women of all ages to reconnect with their bodies and practice self love and self compassion.


Director of Business & Community Education

Director of Business & Community Education

kate kelley, msw

Kate Kelley earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2011. She previous worked at a non-profit community center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin serving LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24; as well as in an elementary school in Madison, Wisconsin as she trained to become a school social worker.

For the past 8 years Kate has worked in the promotional product sales field, most recently leaving a company as a Director of Strategic Accounts. In that position she focused on leadership, relationship building and gained a lot of insight into the operational side of running a business. Those lessons married with her foundational understanding of the importance in networking and mental health advocacy are what led her to join the Simply Bee team as the Director of Business & Community Education. Kate is excited to help expand the footprint of Simply Bee while working to serve the community. It is her goal to partner with businesses, healthcare professionals and schools to work together in mental health awareness and education.

Feel free to reach out to Kate anytime at kate@simplybee.net if you would like to discuss our referral network program or schedule an upcoming workshop, speaking engagement or partnership opportunity with the Simply Bee team.


Practice Manager

Practice Manager

Tina badgerow

Tina Badgerow has administrative and bookkeeping management experience from early in her professional career. Twelve years ago she decided to switch gears and went back to school to become a Licensed Nail Technician. After gaining that certification she worked in local salons & spas until four years ago when she opened her own successful nail salon in Libertyville.

Tina is kind, compassionate and has a great understanding for the importance of building relationships with people of all backgrounds. Tina’s passion is to love and serve people for who they are and where they are in life. She enjoys connecting people through referrals for great local businesses, products and to other people in the community. Her enthusiasm for networking and her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start a second business two years ago with a health and wellness company. She believes in the mind, body connection and the importance of physical and mental health.

Tina joins the Simply Bee team as the Practice Manager. She is excited for the opportunity to put all of her backgrounds and skills to use as a mental health advocate and looks forward to growing in her position and serve the community. If you are a client in need of booking an appointment, please contact Tina at (224) 424-0432 or at Tina@simplybee.net