Cira Center for Behavioral Health

About Cira Center

Cira Center for Behavioral Health (CCBH) is a group practice that serves the age and gender spectrum and specializes in Women/Femmes, LGBTQIA+ Folks and Neurodivergence.

There are SO MANY parts to who you are: your age, race, gender, sexual identity, religious and/or spiritual beliefs, culture and so much more all profoundly influence your past, present, and future.  At CCBH we are able to hold multiple truths: all of your different identities matter.  A lot. AND you are so much more than the sum of your parts.  

We want to understand how alllllll the different parts of you – your identities, your history, your struggles, your strengths, and the future you wish for – all work together to make up YOU.  When this kind of deep knowing is combined with a strong and supportive relationship, direct feedback, and skill building, people change and lives improve.

Your therapist will work with you to heal deep wounds that were never your fault to begin with.  When true healing begins, integration becomes possible: coming to accept and love who you are right now, not despite your struggles, but *because* of them.  And when you love and accept yourself and your narrative exactly the way they are, you finally feel deserving again, empowered to go out and design the life of your dreams.  Start your journey today. ❤️

Heal

Empower

Integrate

Our therapeutic path not linear and most of the time they do not proceed in an orderly fashion. But they are the essential components of therapy that we will work our way through.

What Makes Us Unique?

Our Prescribers

Dr. Magdalena Malloy, PMHNP, DNP, APRN
she/her

Children 6+
Teens & Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓Self-Pay

Alfreda Shields, APRN-FPA
she/her

Adults Only
✓BCBS PPO
✓Self-Pay

Our Therapists

Annie Banuet, LSW
she/her

Kids 7+
Teens
Adults
Available in-person in Oak Park
✓BCBS PPO

Jonah Stevenson, LCSW
he/him

Teens 12+
Adults
Couples
✓BCBS PPO
✓aetna
✓united hlth

June Bradford, MA
they/them

Teens
Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓Cigna
✓Aetna

Arusy Lemus, MA
she/her

Teens 15+
Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓cigna
✓aetna

Jeannie Martinez, LPC
she/her

Adults
✓BCBS PPO

Annie Genetti, LPC
she/her

Kids 7+
Teens
Adults
Available in person in oak park
✓BCBS PPO

Kamaria Excell, LSW
she/her

Adults
Couples
✓BCBS PPO

Aeysha Kaeley, BA
she/her

Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓CIGNA
✓AETNA

Amanda Jue, LCPC
she/her

Young Adults
Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓Aetna
✓united hlth

Capri Izzo, LCSW
they/she

Teens 12+
Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓United Hlth
✓Medicare
✓Aetna

Abeha Jafri, LPC
she/her

Adults
✓BCBS PPO

Austin Newcomb, M.Ed
he/him

Adults
✓BCBS PPO

Ilse Escamilla, MA, CMNCS
she/her

Teens 12+
Adults
Spanish Speakers
✓BCBS PPO

Cynthia Sanchez Vazques, LPC
she/her

Adults
✓BCBS PPO

Tara Sabol, LCPC, RYT
she/her

Teens 12+
Adults
People who Identify as HSP
✓BCBS PPO
✓United Hlth
✓Aetna

Dr. Kayla Sivesind
she/her

Adults
✓BCBS PPO
Carolyn

Carolyn Raitt, LCPC
she/her

Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓United Hlth

Lexus Goings, LCSW
she/her

Clients 13+
Adults
Couples
✓BCBS PPO
✓United Hlth
✓Aetna

Lindsey Smart, MSW Intern
she/her

Children 7+
Teens
Adults
✓BCBS PPO
✓Cigna
✓Aetna

Amber Walker, MA
she/her

Teens 15+
Adults
✓BCBS PPO

Ashley Mahoney, MA
she/her

Teens 15+
Adults

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Multicultural Issues, ADHD, Sex-Positive, Kink-Allied, LGBTQIA+ Issues

✓BCBS PPO

Jordan Valentic-Holden, MA
he/him

Adults

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Sex-Positive, Kick-Allied, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions & Stress

✓BCBS PPO
✓Cigna
✓Aetna

Our Management Team

Dr. Colleen Cira
she/her

CEO & Founder

Dr. Samantha Gehr
she/her

Clinical Director

Dr. Kathryn Brandenbrog-Conti
she/her

Director of Financial Operations

Dr. Petya Randelova
she/her

Director of Training

Maria Villarreal-Ochoa
she/her

Practice Manager

Lupita Villarreal-Ochoa
she/her

Client Care Coordinator

Maria Villarreal-Ochoa
she/her

Practice Manager

Lupita Villarreal-Ochoa
she/her

Client Care Coordinator