Nancy Eschbach, LCSW
Nancy Eschbach, LCSW is a seasoned licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years experience. She has held an array of clinical and leadership positions within the non-profit sector in the Chicago area. In addition to her previous role as Director of Social Work for NorthShore University HealthSystem, she was the long term Director of the Perinatal Family Support Center at NorthShore providing clinical services to patients as well as supervision to clinicians, interns and new graduates. She has been an adjunct instructor with Jane Addams College of Social Work since 2011 and has provided training on a local and national level. In addition, she provides mental health consultation to the District 65 - Family Center.
Her experience also includes extensive organizational and operational expertise related to program development, implementation and oversight to improve services to clients, effective budget managment aligned with cost containment, successful grant writing and personnel administration.
Nancy strongly believes in the resilience of the human spirit and works with clients from a strength-based and relationship focused perspective. Areas of clinical interest include: life transitions, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, loss/grief and challenges related to infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Illinois-Chicago.
Courtney Bowles, LCSW
Courtney Bowles, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience in the field. Courtney began her career as a perinatal social worker with the University of Chicago Medical Center and coordinated the Perinatal Loss Bereavement Program. In addition, she wrote multiple grants to better the lives of the patients she served. She continues her work with the perinatal population today, providing coverage for the NorthShore University MOMS line, a confidential 24 hour crisis hotline providing clinical support and resources to women and families during the perinatal period. Courtney has additional expertise working with individuals and families dealing with aging and chronic illness.
Courtney believes in the inherent power each person possesses to make positive changes in his or her life. She utilizes a strengths based, nonjudgmental approach with her clients. Her areas of clinical interest include grief and loss, adjustment to illness, aging, depression, anxiety, and challenges related to infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Notre Dame and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.
Maureen M. Martin, LCPC
Maureen M. Martin, MDiv, LCPC is a counselor who brings expertise from many areas to her practice. After many years in Pediatric health care, she returned to Loyola University to become a counselor and explore ministry. For 13 years, she worked at NorthShore University HealthSystems as a hospice chaplain. Maureen has offered bereavement support, walked with people through major life transitions and health challenges and supported family members through crisis and changes. With competence and compassion, Maureen addresses issues of aging and chronic illness.
Maureen brings creativity to her counseling practice, believing that new solutions can be crafted for ongoing problems. She views therapy as a collaborative process, where client and counselor explore situations and find solutions that suit the client’s life. As a former hospice chaplain, she recognizes that, for some clients, their spirituality can offer support and insight into life’s questions.
Maureen utilizes a strength-based, nonjudgmental approach to explore issues and themes, which might otherwise keep clients stuck. She helps clients tap into resiliencies, while trying out new approaches. Maureen provides a safe environment, where clients can discover new perspectives and regain balance.
Deborah Janos, LCSW
Deborah Janos, LCSW has over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages. She has previously worked for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care in Chicago where she helped individuals and families overcome feelings of grief and loss due to illness and death. She has also worked for Catholic Charities where she developed extensive experience working with children.
Deborah's approach is eclectic in nature from psychodynamic to practical solutions for life concerns, anxiety, depression and similar challenges. She enjoys helping clients of all ages meet their goals.
Joe Rubin, LCPC
Joe Rubin, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor with significant experience working with a wide variety of clients from many different backgrounds. Joe has spent many years in various roles at Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services, most recently as Psychiatric Counseling Coordinator.
Joe's treatment philosophy helps clients gain a new perspective on the concerns that may be holding them back, which enhances their ability to focus on the things that they value most in life. Joe's clinical interests include anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, grief and loss and life changes such as divorce. Joe works with individuals, couples and families ages 13 and older.