About Us

Plena Mind Center is a beautiful outpatient Pediatric Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs located in a suburban area just north of Chicago. Plena, chosen from the Latin root which translates to “full,” is at the heart of what we want to achieve.  A truly personal approach ensures all participants and their families live their fullest lives.

Our clinical team has extensive experience including:

  • Clinical training and past experience at multiple Chicagoland Academic Medical Centers.
  • Adjunct faculty at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Published works in the areas of pediatric health care delivery and the underlying causes of depression and anxiety in children.
  • Psychiatry Resident lectures at Advocate Lutheran General

Our approach empowers children and adolescents  to actively participate in managing symptoms in the service of living their fullest life.   Plena’s treatment team creates an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration with parents, guardians and referring  behavioral health providers regarding diagnosis, medication recommendations, and symptom management.

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.”

Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Our team consists of a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational specialist, and a recreation specialist.