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The Aspen Center Team
Our Clinical Staff

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Alisa Matteson Mundt, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Center Director 

Dr. Matteson Mundt's Approach

The Aspen Center's Founder and Director, Alisa Matteson Mundt, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. She holds a Doctor of Psychology degree and a Masters in Clinical Psychology.  

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Matteson Mundt studied Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida and trained to work with people with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Dr. Matteson Mundt's clinical experiences span a variety of settings, including forensic, community mental health, inner city, non-profit, university counseling, and hospital.  She is well versed in short-term interventions, crisis management, and longer-term treatments for individuals, couples, and families.  

Dr. Matteson Mundt works with patients with a variety of presenting concerns, including relationships, family of origin, adjustment to disability, sleep, mood, ambivalence, grief and loss, and oppression / discrimination. Throughout her experiences, Dr. Matteson Mundt has worked with people who are diverse across a number of areas.  She has been involved with LGBT advocacy and the Independent Living Movement.  Her commitment to culturally sensitive treatment and social justice continues through clinical practice, teaching, and publications.

 

Dr. Matteson Mundt practices from a perspective that appreciates phenomenological experience and is hermeneutic in nature.  She believes that the patient's individual experience and his/her interpretation of these experiences is the appropriate place from which to work.  She approaches intervention with flexibility and consideration for the context each patient brings.  

 

Dr. Matteson Mundt maintains an attitude of openness and flexibility in which the treatment process actively involves the patient.  

 

Theoretically, she pulls from object-relations, self-psychology, existential, and Buddhist perspectives.  An ongoing area of interest for her is the development of personality organization and the impact of culture and media on the development of the self.

 

Dr. Matteson Mundt’s Focus Areas:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Divorce, Separation, Relationship Complexity

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Chronic Illness

  • Grief & Loss

  • Ambivalence

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Midlife Transition

  • Oppression/Discrimination

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Jill Bajorek, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Director / Psychotherapist

 

Dr. Bajorek's Approach

Guiding those interested in a journey of self-discovery, Jill's approach begins with a comprehensive exploration of the inner self.  This deeper understanding not only boosts our sense of fulfillment, but also fosters a real inner connection and an increased understanding of our social circles.  When we achieve this, we feel more empowered to effectively advocate for our needs.

Dr. Bajorek works with a diverse range of adult patients, each grappling with a spectrum of symptoms.  She possesses an affinity for working with individuals who may feel ostracized for various reasons—social anxieties, identity exploration, appearance, social norm deviations, or familial or peer rejection.  Her specialized expertise includes providing a nurturing environment for LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as helping all in the broader pursuit of finding their own voice. 

In her practice, Jill utilizes a psychodynamic approach as a foundation.  Jill also embraces alternative concepts within her therapeutic approach.  For example, her research has explored the role of tattoos as an unconventional way for recipients to process emotions, grieve hardship, and learn about oneself.  In the end, Jill ensures that the therapy experience is tailored to each individual's needs.

By gaining a deeper understanding of her patients, Jill collaborates with them to uncover the underlying and sometimes unconscious reasons behind their emotional reactions and responses.  Jill acknowledges and works with them, rather than dismissing these emotions, an approach that fosters significant personal growth and healing.  Through this joint exploration of thoughts and feelings, individuals can gain profound self-insight, paving the way for lasting transformative change.

Dr. Bajorek’s Focus Areas

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Social Anxieties

  • Difficulty Accessing Emotions

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming

  • Identity & Self-Esteem Exploration

  • Panic

  • Trauma

  • Grief & Loss

  • Interpersonal Relationship Conflicts

  • Attachment Disorders

Jill is currently accepting patients with BCBS and United Healthcare (UHC) PPO plans.

To Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Bajorek, click here or call 312-263-9400 x0.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Bajorek's training and experience. 

 

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Lindsey Drummond, MA, LPC, NCC

Team Lead / Psychotherapist

Lindsey's Approach

Lindsey’s work is guided by respect in one’s personhood and a belief in the capacity for personal growth. She uses a psychodynamic framework to understand the role of past experiences in shaping one’s present, while incorporating elements of the mind-body connection and existential thinking. Lindsey believes each person has their own story and unique needs which requires individualized care. She understands the importance of developing a genuine therapeutic relationship which allows for collaborative and active work.

She has a direct, playful, and attuned presence that invites curiosity and empathy about one’s self. Lindsey is experienced working with adults and young adults. She finds it meaningful to work with patients across varying concerns and believes in treating the whole person, not the symptoms.

Lindsey's Focus Areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety & Panic

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions / Life Stressors

  • Grief and Loss

  • Perfectionism

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Family Conflict

  • Existential Concerns

Contact Lindsey

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Jocelyn Marzec, LCPC, ATR

Staff  Psychotherapist

Jocelyn's Approach

Jocelyn utilizes an integrative theoretical approach with a trauma-informed lens to draw upon a range of interventions that meet patient needs.  She views the therapeutic relationship from a holistic and sacred place.  Jocelyn draws upon insight-oriented and psychodynamic theories to guide individuals in exploring both their history and their internal perspectives to help them gain an understanding of the patterns that have emerged in their lives and how to change those patterns to so they can build the life they want.  She also utilizes CBT techniques when appropriate, particularly when examining and identifying unhelpful patterns and discovering healthier ways of coping.  

 

Jocelyn has a history of specializing in art therapy to guide patients in exploring personal experiences through their artistic expressions.  She views art as an agent of change, bringing the implicit into the outer realm of tangible reality where individuals can be an observer to their inner worlds.

With these approaches, Jocelyn works to help people increase their self-awareness and feel more connected to their place in the world, which leads to positive change in themselves and their relationships.  Jocelyn’s therapeutic relationships build upon a non-judgmental space where she provides a genuine, empathic, and intuitive presence.  

 

Jocelyn takes pride in seeing people’s unique perspectives and trying to understand the origins of their feelings.  Jocelyn has developed versatility in communicating with a wide range of ages, cultures, and personality types. She provides a safe environment to hold on to what a patient brings and to honor their invitation to provide support through therapy.

Jocelyn’s Focus Areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Relationship Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

 

Contact Jocelyn

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Carolyn Milliman, BA

Clinical Counseling Intern 

Carolyn's Approach

Carolyn is dedicated to fostering a secure and authentic therapeutic connection, facilitating collaborative efforts for profound and lasting transformation.  She encourages her patients to approach their challenges with curiosity and compassion, supporting them on their journey of self-exploration, growth, awareness, and understanding.

Carolyn’s approach is trauma-informed and integrative, emphasizing Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Feminist counseling considerations.  Carolyn’s focus is empowering people of all identities to develop skills and strengths to manage their mental health, gain insight and understanding, and uncover the ability to advocate for their own needs and the needs of their communities.

Carolyn's Focus Areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety & Panic

  • Interpersonal Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions / Life Stressors

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming

  • Identity and Self-Esteem Exploration

  • Perfectionism

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Family Conflict

 

Contact Carolyn

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Our Administrative Staff

Michael

Practice Manager

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