Kerry O'Donnell, Bill Utz and Tiffany Green, all pastoral counselors, join Dr. Dillon as clinical staff at GPS. All four are graduates of the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. We recently added a graduate intern from the Institute, who will be at Gateway through August of 2020. Together we work to provide services to the whole system, in that even when working with an individual, we always consider the relational network in which that person lives. We may also collaborate in that one of us may see an individual and another clinician the couple or family. We are committed to ongoing learning and support one another as a staff through regular study and inspiration for the care of our own bodies, minds and souls as we remain faithful in our calling.
Charlotte Dillon, Ph.D., MPS, SEP, DARe certified
Contemporary neuroscience substantiates we are created for connection, we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and how we treat one another matters, across all domains and stages of life. A seasoned clinician of faith, Char bears witness to her client's story, and helps facilitate new insights, language, and practices which promote healthier personal integration and secure relationships. She tends to specialize in developmental trauma and is trained in Somatic Experiencing (SE), Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience (DARe) interventions, and recently completed her training with Steve Terrell in Somatic Resilience and Regulation (SRR). She is a certified DARe session provider.
Tiffany Green, LPC, MDIV, MBA
Psychotherapist and Pastoral Counselor
One of Tiffany's guiding principles addresses the inherent responsibility we have TO and FOR one another in relationships. Tiffany views the therapeutic relationship as a pathway for transformation and healing. She provides an emotionally safe, pastoral presence where one's story can emerge to create greater insight and understanding. Tiffany has a special heart for being a resource to clients with identity issues, spiritual concerns, anxiety, depression, as well as those dealing with life transitions.
Kerry O'Donnell, LCPC, SEP
Psychotherapist and Pastor Counselor
Kerry seeks to empower clients to live into greater insight and understanding, trusting that each person is on a journey towards becoming their best self, for themselves as well as others. Through an integrative approach to psychotherapy and with the ability to incorporate spirituality, if important to the client, Kerry deeply listens and reflects as the client moves toward healing and wholeness in mind, body and spirit. Kerry is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who has also completed the Touch Skills training with Steve Terrill and is currently studying Somatic Resilience and Regulation with Steve. She utilizes these interventions in the healing of trauma and the support of nervous system regulation when appropriate.
Bill Utz, LCPC
Psychotherapist and Pastor Counselor
Bill considers it a sacred privilege to meet people wherever they are in their journey and help them move toward health and wholeness. As a seasoned therapist, Bill specializes in couples' counseling, relational trauma, spiritual concerns, addiction, anxiety, life transitions, and men's issues. He brings a grounded pastoral presence to the therapy process that has been honed through specific life and clinical experience. With authenticity and compassion, Bill respectfully joins with his clients, letting each one know they do not walk alone in their journey.
XIAO FENG LIN, S.J. (VINCENT), MDiv., M.A. Ph.
Graduate Student Intern
Gateway welcomes Vincent as GPS’s graduate student intern for the 2019-2020 school year and into August of 2020. Vincent believes that we are uniquely created and also formed within relationship with self, others, and God. To discover our own unique potential within healthy relationships brings us toward full aliveness and in alignment with St. Irenaeus’ “The Glory of God is the human being fully alive.” Counseling is a sacred journey of discovering our authentic self in our body, heart, mind, and soul through a secure relationship. Vincent will complete Diane Poole Heller’s DARe certification this year and also is familiar with and eager to integrate somatic work, both of which are lenses through which Gateway works. Vincent is a graduate pastoral counseling student at Loyola Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies, a Jesuit Deacon in formation for the priesthood, and a trained spiritual director. His work this year will not include a spiritual direction venue and instead will integrate a strong pastoral and secure presence in his work with clients. In addition to English, Vincent speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.