The Counseling Center > Meet Our Staff

Get to know us and how we can help you…

We’ve built a team of compassionate and talented mental health professionals, each with their unique strengths. The Counseling Center is unique among mental health clinics because we invest heavily in the ongoing professional development of our therapists. Each clinician is provided with ongoing study, supervision, and consultation in order to keep on the cutting edge of mental healthcare research and practice.

Our approach is as simple as this: we support our clinicians so we can better support you.

Dr. Loren Williams, Director of Social Impact

630-323-7500 Ext. 232   lwilliams@thecommunityhouse.org

Dr. Loren Williams holds a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership with concentrations in non-profit management and social entrepreneurship. She has operated in various leadership roles across Chicago and its surrounding Suburbs. In these roles, she has led teams to accomplish strategic goals by implementing strategic interventions. She believes in the overall health and wellness of communities and their economies. She is an advocate for equitable access to quality products and services for all.
Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her loved ones, traveling the world, working in her garden and cooking.

Stephanie Seppanen, Staff Therapist

630-323-7500 Ext. 233   sseppanen@thecommunityhouse.org

Stephanie is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) specializing in adolescent and young adult behavioral and mood issues.  She combines experience, education and empathy with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to therapy.
Stephanie earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1996 and a Masters of Social Work from USC in 2000.  She has worked in a variety of clinical environments including inpatient hospitals and community health settings, providing short and long term therapeutic services.
Stephanie has lived in the western suburbs for 10 years and enjoys being outdoors with her husband and 3 teenage sons.  She loves to backpack, travel and hang out with her dog, Dixie.

Samantha Fox, Staff Therapist

630-323-7500 Ext. 246   sfox@thecommunityhouse.org

Samantha Fox is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has a Master of Counseling degree. She previously worked in the field of education as an English Language Arts teacher for eight years before deciding to transition into the field of mental health counseling services. Samantha has worked on several collaborative teams with focus on best practices for working with children and adolescents, and she operates from a family systems approach with a focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Samantha is dedicated to working with her clients to improve their overall mental wellness, and thus, quality of life. She finds joy in long walks with her German Shepherd and couch cuddles with her tuxedo cat. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, working out, new recipes, and family time.