Meet Our Team

Meet Joseph!

Joseph Chae, M.A. is committed to helping you make real changes in your life and in your community. He received his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. He also has over 10 years of experience offering counseling as a pastor of his local church. Joseph provides a warm, nonjudgmental environment that explores the issues that may prevent you from living the life you want. He offers a safe place that deals with these issues in a variety of ways depending on individ ual needs. Joseph is capable in neurocouseling, humanistic psychology, and talk therapy. He is also able to offer faith-based counseling if requested. Within the therapy session, Joseph is also able to provide extensive psychoeducation utilizing his biology background. If you feel like you are ready to commit to making positive changes, Joseph is ready to facilit ate a new beginning helping you meet the challenges of your life.

To make an appointment with Joseph, call Marianne at 630-337-6571.

Meet Christine!


Marianne Tomlinson Therapy, LLC is very excited to have Christine Kim join our staff!

Christine received her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Northwestern University. While her undergraduate and graduate level work has been outside the counseling field, she has taught, advised, and served people from a diverse population such as international students, immigrant families, and business professionals in academic and social settings. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies: World Comparative Religion Track and a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language from Wheaton College, IL.

Christine believes that every life matters. Everyone’s journey presents different seasons of joys, challenges, and unknowns. The way in which one navigates around those circumstances ushers in stress, potential growth, hope, and/or change. How well one chooses to respond is a reflection on the self in the process of transformation, new opportunities, health, and wellness. Christine enjoys exploring and working with people from all seasons of life and backgrounds. Of particular interest to her is working with those who experience tension or challenges in navigating through: anxiety, stress, identity, grief, divorce, relationships, and adjustment issues. She respects the inherent dignity and worth of every individual and aims to create a safe, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere for clients to feel valued and hopeful.

Christine approaches therapy holistically as a means for individuals to feel heard and respected, to better understand themselves and others, and to explore alternative options to gain confidence, healing, and strategies through life’s daily and long-term goals. She desires to assist clients in this therapeutic process by providing empathy, open communication, and insights in the struggles and concerns of every person she has the opportunity to work with. Christine considers it a humble privilege to walk alongside clients to serve them in reaching their full potentials, goals, and healing.

To make an appointment with Christine, call Marianne at 630-337-6571.

Meet Christi!


Christi Johnson received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Kansas. Prior to transitioning to the field of counseling, Christi worked in the pharmaceutical industry in sales and sales leadership roles.

Our emotional responses to people and situations in our lives do not go away simply because we do not give attention to them. Unresolved feelings will bubble up and can damage our relationships and our physical health. Unresolved feelings are also linked to depression and anxiety. Christi is passionate about helping individuals heal and resolve painful emotional experiences so they can be free to pursue their dreams and achieve their life goals.

Christi utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches to help clients achieve their mental health goals and improve their overall wellbeing. These include psychodynamic therapy, emotion-focused therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples, cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She works with clients to resolve a variety of concerns including:

    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Healing from Trauma-including childhood, racial, religious and relationship trauma
    • Grief and Loss
    • Relationship Difficulties and Divorce
    • Sexual and Gender Identity
    • Career Development and Life Transition

To make an appointment with Christi, call Marianne at (630) 337-6571.

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