About US

Sarah Prendergast, LCPC, NCC

Owner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Email: Sarah@RechargeCounseling.com

Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.2

         My therapeutic approach is supportive, engaging, and collaborative. I work to foster trust and compassion with each and every client and family I see. My mission is to help my clients identify goals and help them learn strategies to attain those goals through therapy techniques tailored to meet their needs. I also enjoy using humor in my sessions to engage clients and help them feel at ease. I have 12 years experience working in mental health and a Master of Arts degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling.  My background is in community mental health where I learned it can take focusing on several facets of life for one to be successful.  
               In my practice, I provide individual, family, and couples therapy. I work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults who are struggling with depression, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, ADHD, addiction, emotional/behavioral disorders, grief/loss, trauma, stress, relationship issues and adjustment to developmental and life transitions.  My therapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength Based practices. Together we work to understand the way your thoughts and emotions affect your behaviors and how to develop new, healthy ways of coping to get you effectively living your life and achieving your life's goals.


Learn more about the Therapists at Recharge Counseling

Kristina Stavroplos, LCSW

​Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Email: Kristina@RechargeCounseling.com

​Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.3

                       My therapeutic approach has a strong emphasis on building rapport as I want my clients to feel as comfortable as possible through their journey of change. I have unconditional positive regard for my clients and take a nonjudgemental stance in the sharing of their stories and weekly challenges. I believe in meeting a person where they are at and providing a safe space to explore themselves and their lives. I will help you create treatment goals that will set you up for success and make any changes along the way. I always have my clients’ best interests in mind and will tailor my approach to best fit your needs. My goal is to help you learn the most effective coping strategies and feel empowered in managing your life circumstances and stressors. 
                       My background is in community mental health, schools, crisis intervention, and outpatient behavioral health hospital work. I provide individual and family therapy and treat adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, social anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma, stress, bipolar, family/relationship conflict, self-esteem, and adjustment/life transitions. My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused, Solutions Focused, Strengths Based, and Psychodynamic. I believe in integrated care and will collaborate with psychiatrists, school staff, and doctors to ensure you are getting the best possible care in all settings. 

Jessica Kush, LPC, RYT, TC-TCSYF

​Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator

Email: Jessica@RechargeCounseling.com

​Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.4

                   I believe one of the bravest things you can do in life is to begin to understand your own story. My passion involvesworking with folks who seek personal growth, mind and body connection, and a desire to live a meaningful life. My therapeutic approach is supportive and collaborative to foster comfort, compassion, and trust. My approach is an intention to help you build the comfort and trust necessary for us to work together in understanding and healing all the hiccups, hurdles, mountains that exist in your life experiences/transitions.  I will assist you in achieving your desired goals, solutions, and building a meaningful life all while experiencing yourself in new ways.

                   My therapeutic skills include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT, TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Informed, Client Centered, Solutions Focused, Strengths based, Psychodynamic, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitation (Individual and Group). My goal is to tailor my approach to best fit your needs in order to learn your most effective coping strategies to feel empowered in building your meaningful life. I have been fortunate to provide individual, family, vocational, and couples counseling to all ages. Together, we can work to tackle struggles with Anxiety (general and social), Depression, Bipolar, Suicidal Thoughts/Ideation, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Stress Issues and Management, Self-Injury, Personality Disorders, Eating, Disorders, Substance Use/Abuse, Family/relationship conflict including domestic violence, Life Purpose, and Adjustment/life transitions. Also, my holistic approach includes collaborating with psychiatrists, dietitians, doctors, and school staff to ensure you are getting the best possible care for your overall wellbeing. 
                Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning.  Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. Jessica received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Lewis University. Jessica provides individual, family, adolescents and couples counseling to all ages.