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 Jean Garrity Arnold, MS, LMFT is the founder and Managing therapist of The Palatine Center for Behavioral Health. With over 12 years experience as an individual, marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Northwestern University's The Family Institute;  Jean is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are  Couples Counseling (using interventions from Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Relational Life therapy), Family Counseling, Parenting Education and Psycho‐education.  Jean also treats individuals experiencing distress from anxiety, mood disorders, past trauma or life tranisitions using  EMDR (trauma focused therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Problem‐Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. 

Jean specializes in assisting couples who are struggling with the aftermath of infidelity, the stress of child‐rearing or the complications of financial or family of origin issues.

In addition to her experience in private practice, Jean has had extensive experience working with individuals and their families during and after hospitalization for mental health related issues. Jean has served as a staff therapist, family therapist and case manager at Northwest Community Hospital’s Adolescent Inpatient program in Arlington Heights. In addition to her training at The Family Institute, she accepted a voluntary post‐graduate training intern position at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital on the self‐injury unit. Jean is also trained in EMDR, which is an intervention that has proven successful with survivors of trauma.

Jean is an interactive, solution‐focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates empirically‐ supported techniques, with compassion and insight, to offer each client a highly personalized experience in therapy.      

Master in Science, Northwestern University, Evanston IL. 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the state of Illinois IDPFR number: 166.000774 EMDIRA approved EMDR training
Clinical Fellow with The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist
Full Member EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association) 




Nicole Miller, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. Nicole has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Nicole believes that trust, compassion and empathy form the foundation of a supportive alliance in therapy which facilitates positive change no matter what the circumstances.

Nicole’s approach to treatment is integrative with influences from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Nicole has also trained in Divorce Mediation and uses these skills to aid couples and families find balance in their relationships and parenting.

Nicole has treated clients with a variety of presenting problems, including family issues, divorce, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief and loss, PTSD due to physical and sexual abuse, and marital discord. It is her belief that people often try to avoid or suppress emotions, thoughts, or memories which may lead to unhealthy or maladaptive methods. The purpose of treatment is to replace ineffective, unhealthy ways of dealing with life issues and replace with functional and thoughtful responses. Nicole’s approach to therapy emphasizes the acceptance and validation of thoughts, feelings, and actions while still challenging and assisting clients to think of alternative, adaptive ways to dealing with their life situation.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Illinois 178.010158
Certificate: Divorce Mediator - Northwestern University
Member of the American Counseling Association 



Lynne Terranova-Holland, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. Lynne holds a Masters degree in social work from the University of Chicago.

She has over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variey of settings. Lynne works with individuals, couples or families that are struggling with issues due to life transistions, mood disorders, anxiety, complex traumatic stress disorders, and emotional instability.

Lynne's expertise is applying a trauma-informed approach to therapy. She is certified in Crisis Prevention and uses interventions from Dialectical Behvioraly Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Lynne has extensive experience working with adolescents and often sees the adolescent in private therapy and in conjunction,  Jean Garrity Arnold, LMFT provides family therapy for the adolescent's family. 

Masters in Social Work from The University of Chicago
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois 149.018223
Member National Association of Social Workers
Certified in Crisis Prevention Institute


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