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Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois
Helping Children and Adolescents Thrive
2021-23 ACACI Board
Greta Nielsen, President
Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, MBSR, is clinical director at Clinical Care Consultants in Inverness, with over 25 years’ experience working with youth in a variety of settings.
Karolina Hogueisson, President Elect
Karolina Hoguiesson, LCPC, NCC, CCATP, has over 15 years of experience providing services from Early Interventions to Correctional Facilities and is now in private practice.
Cindy Danzell, President-Elect-Elect
Christine Vinci, Secretary, Newsletter Editor
Christine Vinci, LCPC, NCC, CCTP, a therapist at Pillars Community Health, has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups in a variety of settings.
Melissa Paluck, Treasurer
Melissa Paluck, LCPC, NCC is a bilingual (Spanish) therapist at Dynamic Direction Counseling where she works with children and adolescents and their families.
Ammarah Hussain, Membership
Ammarah Hussain attends Adler Univeristy's clinical mental health counseling program. She anticipates working with children and adolescents and is grateful to be part of ACACI emerging leaders.
Julie Langan, Graduate Student Committee Chair
Julie Langan, is a graduate clinical mental health counseling student at Northeastern Illinois University. Graduation expected 2022.
Dr. Leslie Contos, Past President
Leslie Contos, PhD, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC is counselor and counselor educator who looks forward to providing service to ACACI members and support for her amazing fellow board members.
ACACI Leadership History
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