Denise K. Netko
Denise K. Netko is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and families.
While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Clarke University, Denise worked extensively with children and adolescents in the Dubuque community, as well as in internships in New York and Montana, working with children and adolescents affected by social, emotional, and learning challenges. Denise then went on to earn her Master’s of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with specialization in Child and Adolescent Development, from Purdue University. Throughout her graduate education, Denise was involved in the research of the effects of trauma on eating disorders and self-esteem. Denise completed her Master’s Thesis on The Relationship between Sexual Assault and Eating Disorder Symptoms.
Upon completing her graduate education in 2007, Denise began working for Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4). She provides community based psychiatric crisis intervention, assessment, and therapy services to children, young adults, and their families. With over 10 years of experience working with children & adolescents, Denise works at length with crisis intervention, trauma, and family dynamic issues.
Denise is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a member of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT). In addition, Denise co-authored the chapter Risk Factors and Suicide, published in the textbook Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy. Additionally, she is a Level 2 trained Gottman Couples Therapist.
Denise actively engages with clients to facilitate insight into their lives, relationships and behavioral patterns. This is accomplished through the exploration of problematic issues, family and relationship patterns, and life experiences. Denise dedicates herself to providing a safe and supportive environment for her clients while working toward treatment goals. Her approach is collaborative, and she works to empower clients in order to create growth and healing within treatment.
Neiha Dhar is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.
Neiha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Rochester. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Northwest.
Her graduate and post-graduate experiences include providing treatment in an all female-identified residential treatment center; and at the Community Counseling Center of Chicago (C4) providing outpatient therapy for individuals and families experiencing acute trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Neiha draws from her significant clinical experience in the therapy room and often utilizes mindfulness techniques in her treatment. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, relational conflict, grief and communication patterns. She is also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, which is an effective assessment tool often used when working with couples to enhance relationship quality.
She has a special interest in culturally diverse relationships. As a child of immigrant parents, Neiha is able to provide special insight into immigrant family backgrounds.
Neiha believes in promoting a safe, relaxed atmosphere in the therapy room to help clients feel comfortable exploring and sharing difficult topics. She views her clients’ presenting concerns in the context of their relationships and the communities they identify with. Neiha is dedicated to helping clients to develop relational skills that are critical in personal, academic, and professional settings which will enable them to enjoy more successful, meaningful lives.
Neiha is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a member of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT). Additionally, she has received post-graduate training in body focused repetitive behaviors (i.e., nail biting, skin picking, hair pulling) from the TLC Foundation for BFRBs and also in integrated healthcare and medical family therapy from the University of Rochester.