Dr. Jacquelyn Augustine
Dr. Jacquelyn Augustine, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Northern Illinois University in psychology with an emphasis on children and family studies. While she assisted the graduate program with their research she completed her own dissertation on anxiety impacted by workload as part of the honors program. She interned at a residential facility for those with physical and mental disabilities before working in community mental health in the Portage Park area of Chicago with chronically and severely mentally ill. She went on to receive her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical training includes experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of struggles including depression, anger, generalized anxiety, PTSD, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, academic difficulties, bullying, school refusal, anger, interpersonal and relationship issues, acting-out behaviors, self-injury, low self-esteem, disordered eating, separation anxiety, sleep troubles, and autism spectrum behaviors. Her training took place in a variety of settings, including an alternative therapeutic day school for those with Autism spectrum disorders as well as other disabilities, an outpatient therapy practice, inpatient psychiatric programs, a partial hospitalization program and community mental health.
Additionally, Dr. Augustine’s experiences include the assessment of children, adolescents, and adults to investigate a wide variety of questions including ADHD/ADD, determining or ruling out learning disabilities, identifying a diagnosis, and diagnosing and developing a tailored and comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. Augustine uses an integrative approach that uses empirically-supported methods of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, exposure response prevention, interpersonal therapy and family systems. Additionally, she works collaboratively with schools, dieticians, primary care physicians and other necessary treatment providers to create the most support for her clients and comprehensive treatment. Due to her wide variety of experiences, she strives to work collaboratively with families and individuals to tailor the treatment plan to meet the needs of the client and create a safe therapeutic environment. Dr. Augustine has a strong background in cultural and diversity issues. She is a member of the American Psychological Association. She comes from a family of first responders and feels strongly about supporting this community.
Dr. Danny McGuire Jr. Is a second generation law enforcement professional who spent over 20 years in law enforcement. Starting his career as an explorer and later a community service officer with the Palos Heights Police Department in Palos Heights Illinois. At the age of 21 he earned a position with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department South Suburban Drug Initiative which was a federally funded narcotics task force. Danny served in the MEG unit from 1992 to 1995 and in the SSDI street unit from 1995 to 1996. In 1996 he took employment with the Chicago Police Department where he was assigned to patrol, special operations, hostage barricade terrorist team (HBT). He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and as part of the process served a 90 day detail in the A/2 violent crimes detective division and then as a Sergeant in patrol in the 008th district. In 2008 he was reassigned to special functions where he served on the swat team in a support capacity as the team leader of the weapons of mass destruction safety and support team and later the chief hostage/crisis negotiator.
Danny earned his Bachelor of Science in Law-Enforcement Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Doctorate of Education emphasis Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University, Master of Public Administration from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition with emphasis on Community Nutrition from the University of Georgia.
He served on the board of the Autism Society of Illinois as Danny has an adult son impacted by autism spectrum disorder and has advocated for parents of children and adults with autism and other special needs.
Danny has worked as an Assistant Professor/Adjunct Professor at local colleges and universities and is currently the Department Chair for Public Safety and Criminal Justice programs at Calumet College of St. Joseph and the Director of the Public Safety Institute. Danny is a certified wellness coach, working on gaining LPC licensure in Illinois as well as CADC certification. Trained in EMDR and hypnotherapy, Danny is passionate about helping public safety professionals as an intern therapist treating first responders
Dr. Inna Mirsky is a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience providing diagnostic testing, therapy, and crisis intervention and management across a variety of settings. Dr. Mirsky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and criminal justice at Western Michigan University. She went on to earn a Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in addition to a certificate in forensic psychology.
Dr. Mirsky has a specialized background in criminal and forensic psychology and is passionate about treating first responders, as well as their families. She is an active member of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and American Psychological Association Division 18 specializing in Police and Public Safety. Dr. Mirsky is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She is an active member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management team, which provides comprehensive crisis response interventions to emergency services personnel. Furthermore, Dr. Mirsky provides pre-employment testing to first responder agencies, as well as annual wellness meetings with police officers.
Throughout her career, Dr. Mirsky has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in addition to correctional centers for adults and juveniles. Her approach to treatment is utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach integrated with other modalities to best meet the needs of the given client. She currently treats adults and has experience treating a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, anger management, self-injury, relational conflict, domestic violence, addiction trauma and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self-esteem, and issues related to mental and emotional health. Dr. Mirsky’s diagnostic background includes violence risk assessment, diagnostic clarification and placement determination. She has worked collaboratively with probation officers and attorneys for clients being prosecuted in Kane County fitness to stand trial, evaluation of mental state at the time of the offense, as well as the Miranda rights and waiver assessment.
In addition to providing treatment at Jacquelyn Augustine, PsyD & Associates she currently provides treatment services at Stateville Correctional Center. She also has experience in providing mental health specialized trainings to correctional, non-correctional and administrative staff, as well as presenting on a wide array of mental health topics.