TEAM

Get to Know Us

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JASON PECKELS, MSED, NCC, LCPC

Jason holds a Master's in Education from Northern Illinois University's graduate counseling program. He has over 19 years experience working with adolescents and adults in the field of mental health treatment. Jason specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and traumatic stress and is an EMDR Institute trained therapist.

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STEPHANIE YATES, NCC, LCPC

Stephanie graduated with a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University in 2017 and is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University. Stephanie's experience and specialties include families, relationships, children, adolescents, sexuality, and alternative lifestyles. She has published an article on kink and Stephanie is LGBTQIA+, Kink, Swing, and Poly friendly. Other areas of Stephanie's focus and experience include depression, anxiety, trauma, and intersectionality.

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JENNIFER MITCHELL, LMFT

Jennifer graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2004 with an MS in Applied Family & Child Sciences with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with individuals of all ages. She provides counseling for depression and anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and ODD.  Jennifer offers individual counseling and also works with couples and families. With training in EMDR, Theraplay, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Therapy, and CBT as well as others, she is able to draw from several different treatment approaches to meet the unique needs for each client.

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ANDREW CULHANE

Andrew is a master’s level graduate student at Northeastern Illinois University. He is currently a pre-licensed counseling intern at Along the Path Counseling and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is interested in working with adolescents and adults, specifically in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and trauma. Andrew works from an existentialist perspective with a person-centered approach. He frequently uses mindfulness interventions in his work with individuals. 


Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy that informs his work as a counselor. He has been a professional guitarist for 20 years and enjoys finding ways to use art and the creative process with his clients.  

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AUTUMN SCHAAL

Autumn graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Adam State University in 2021. She is currently a pre-licensed counselor working towards clinical licensure. Her approach is collaborative and empathetic and focuses on the whole person.
Her educational background includes a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and a master’s degree in Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine. She has also worked as a licensed massage therapist for several years. Autumn works with a wide variety of clients including adults with serious mental illness and college students.

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REBECCA QUIRK

Rebecca is the Administrative Director and the voice on line 1. She will help answer your questions and schedule your appointment. Rebecca joined Along the Path in 2013 and has over 17 years experience in healthcare. Are you a therapist looking to join the practice? Rebecca is the person to contact.