Our Patient Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Dr. Kristen Taylor

Owner/Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kristen Taylor is the owner of Taylor Psychological Services, PC and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois.  She earned both her Masters of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Psychology Degrees (Psy.D.) from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program at Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree (B.A.) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Dr. Taylor completed her Post Doctoral Residency at Advanced Behavioral Solutions (ABS), a group private practice, in Schaumburg, Illinois.  During her residency, Dr. Taylor worked with a wide range of clients and created and facilitated psychotherapy groups on a variety of topics such as:  ADHD, divorce, depression, and social skills groups.


Dr. Taylor also designed several community based seminars that focused mainly on internet based issues.  Dr. Taylor has served as a topic expert on local radio talk shows and mental health programs at local colleges. Prior to her Post-Doctoral Residency, Dr. Taylor completed her internship at Grand Prairie Services in Flossmoor, Illinois.  Dr. Taylor received her additional clinical training at the Weiss Memorial Hospital, Associates in Behavioral Sciences, and Illinois Community Mental Health Council in Chicago, Illinois.  She has worked within outpatient settings, intensive inpatient settings, and emergency/critical care settings.


Dr. Taylor works extensively with children, adolescents, adults, and families, and specializes in treating individuals with anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g., depression), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, learning disabilities, sexual abuse and sexual assault issues, and personality disorders. She also administers psychological testing/assessments and ADHD evaluations. Dr. Taylor currently works as both an outpatient and inpatient Psychologist for her psychological practice Taylor Psychological Services, PC.  As an inpatient provider, Dr. Taylor works as a lead psychologist in the treatment of chronic mental illness and the rehabilitation of these individuals.  Dr. Taylor is friendly, compassionate, and inspired by her clients. Dr. Taylor is currently an active member with the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) and of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Her volunteer work includes providing free psychological services to underprivileged individuals with chronic mental illness and actively participating in fundraising for charitable organizations throughout the city. Dr. Taylor grew up in Michigan and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.  On her free time, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with friends and family, biking along Lake Michigan, supporting the Lincoln Park Zoo, playing flag football, and cheering for the University of Michigan football team.

Dr. Kristen Taylor
Dr. Kristen Taylor

Dr. Jessica Towsky

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jessica Towsky is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois.  She earned both her Masters of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Psychology Degrees (Psy.D.) from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program at Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree (B.A.) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Dr. Towsky completed a clinical internship at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a postdoctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, California. Dr. Towsky has experience working in a variety of settings including university counseling centers and integrated medical centers.  Dr. Towsky is committed to providing individualized support and encouragement as well as instilling hope and confidence throughout the therapeutic process.


Dr. Towsky utilizes a collaborative treatment approach to facilitate positive change. Her specialties include: improving self-esteem, managing depression and anxiety, eating disorders and body image issues, and relationship concerns.

Dr. Jessica Towsky
Dr. Jessica Towsky

Caitlin Boshardy, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Caitlin Boshardy, MA, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.  She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with her Bachelors degree in Career Counseling.  She received her Masters degree from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Community Counseling.  Caitlin completed her clinical training in Career Counseling at DePaul University where she worked with a diverse population with a wide range clinical symptoms.


Caitlin has experience working in a variety of settings including university career counseling centers, community mental health outreach, outpatient settings and in inpatient addiction treatment.  She specializes in treating individuals with career concerns, relationships, life transitions, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, major depression, mood disorders, gender identity, women’s issues, relationships, grief and loss, life transitions, and career concerns.


Caitlin is dedicated to helping those in need by utilizing eclectic and collaborative treatment approach to facilitate positive change.  Therapeutic modalities used include, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and crisis intervention. Caitlin provides individual, couples, and family treatment and works collaboratively with her clients. Caitlin is committed to providing empowerment, support, and encouragement as well as instilling hope and confidence throughout the therapeutic process.  Through acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches, she provides opportunities for individuals work through challenging thoughts, emotions, and experiences.


Caitlin helps clients reach their maximum potential by providing a safe and non-judgmental clinical environment.

Caitlin Boshardy, MA, LCPC
Caitlin Boshardy, MA, LCPC

Caryn Musiala, MS, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Caryn Musiala, MS, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor practicing in Chicago, Illinois. She first studied at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois earning her Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in psychology. Caryn then attained her Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Her clinical internship was completed at the Neurobehavioral Health Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a focus on health psychology.


 Caryn has experience working with diverse populations of all ages in hospital, private practice and university settings. She specializes in treating bereavement/loss, major depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosomatic disorders (e.g., chronic health problems affecting mental health), obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, life transitions, relationship problems and LGBTQ issues. Caryn strongly believes in the mind-body connection as physical and mental wellness go hand-in-hand; we often do not realize how much our internal monologue effects and is affected by our everyday habits. She provides an unconditionally supportive environment where clients can challenge their current thought processes and change behaviors through action-oriented exercises.


 Caryn is committed to helping clients overcome their issues and lead a better quality of life. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic, each client’s unique life story drives the types of theories and techniques she uses during therapy sessions and in the development of treatment plans. She also utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), solution-focused, narrative and existential approaches. Caryn has led mindfulness meditation and stress-reduction groups and often incorporates these techniques when appropriate. She realizes that deciding to seek out therapy and address your issues can be overwhelming and will do everything she can to support you on your journey to mental wellness.

Caryn Musiala, MS, LCPC
Caryn Musiala, MS, LCPC

Claudine Clarke, MS, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Claudine Clarke, MS, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She earned her Master’s degree at a CACREP accredited clinical mental health counseling program from National Louis University. She also earned a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology from Roosevelt University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University. She completed her clinical internship with the P.A.C.E. program at NLU, a three-year post-secondary program for adults with intellectual, learning, and developmental disabilities.


Additionally, Ms. Clarke has experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral disorders in a variety of settings. In her practice, she integrates different psychotherapy approaches to best fit the individual needs of clients. She incorporates elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She believes that thoughts can influence behaviors and subsequently affect the mind-body connection.


Ms. Clarke has worked with clients struggling from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, identity disorders, grief and loss, trauma, relationships, work issues, and life transitions. Clients can expect a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental introduction to the therapy process. Ms. Clarke will see clients during the work week, late evenings, and on weekends. Her office is accessible on foot, by train, and is near public parking.  The office is also accessible to those with physical disabilities and has a private, secure entrance. 

Claudine Clarke, MS, LCPC
Claudine Clarke, MS, LCPC

Mara Silvestri, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Mara Silvestri, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.  She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in Pennsylvania with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  She received her Master’s degree from a CACREP accredited mental health counseling program at Marywood University in Pennsylvania.  Mara completed her clinical internship at The Friendship House Outpatient Program in Scranton, Pennsylvania working with children, adolescents, and their families.


Mara has experience working with diverse populations of all ages in hospitals, private practice, and community mental health settings.  She specializes in treating individuals with relationship concerns, life transitions, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, grief and loss, behavior disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma and LGBTQ issues.


Mara provides individual and family therapy and works collaboratively with her clients.  Mara utilizes an eclectic and collaborative treatment approach to create a safe space to process challenging thoughts and unhelpful behaviors.  Her therapeutic modalities include CognitiveBehavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.  Mara is very committed to providing a supportive, open, and empowering environment throughout the therapeutic process.  Her goal is to make you feel comfortable, meet your needs, and reach your maximum potential.

Mara Silvestri, LCPC
Mara Silvestri, LCPC

Stephanie DiMaggio, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Stephanie DiMaggio, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor practicing in Chicago, Illinois.  She received her Bachelors of Arts degree (B.A.) in psychology from Northern, Illinois.  Shereceived her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  Stephanie completed her clinical internship at the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Chicago, Illinois.  Additionally, she volunteered with Rape Victim Advocates as a medical advocate, in order to advocate and support survivors in a hospital setting. Stephanie spent more than two years working as a case manager with Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare where she then transferred to a family therapist position working with adults and adolescents in an individual and family therapy setting.


Stephanie has experience working with diverse populations and works with adolescents, adults, and families.  She specializes in treating bereavement/loss, depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, self-esteem and life transition issues, relationship problems, LGBTQ issues, chronic illness, personality disorders, and Schizophrenia.  Stephanie believes that therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves and to take steps to live a more fulfilling life.  She builds on the strengths of each client and places a high value on the therapeutic relationship.


She specializes treatment based on the individual needs of each client.  Stephanie believes in a collaborative and eclectic approach based on the individual needs of each client.  Stephanie specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness, and trauma focused approaches.

Stephanie DiMaggio, LCPC
Stephanie DiMaggio, LCPC