Our Counselors’ Credentials

OUR COUNSELORS' CREDENTIALS

Welcome to the Chicago Counseling Center! Meet our counselors and their stories. You can also contact each counselor individually.

Taylor Kenneth Newendorp M.A., LCPC
President and Founder of Chicago Counseling Center, Inc.
Taylor Kenneth Newendorp M.A., LCPC

President and Founder of Chicago Counseling Center, Inc.

I founded Chicago Counseling Center in 2011 with the express interest in providing highly specialized and individualized help for people struggling with common issues we all face (stress, self-doubt, and difficulties in personal and professional relationships), as well as lesser-understood mental health disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and Panic Disorders, and Specific Phobias.

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Josh Kaplan, M.A., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Josh Kaplan, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and I specialize in working with individuals struggling with a variety of mental health conditions. I have experience working with diverse populations including individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury, substance use disorders, and personality disorders.

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Carolyn Moriarty, M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Carolyn Moriarty, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. I enjoy working with those struggling with anxiety and depression related to a loss of self-esteem, body image concerns and life transitions. I have a special interest in women’s related issues and have spent time providing mental health services at domestic violence shelter and volunteering on behalf of programs focused on empowering young girls.

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Martin Prete, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Martin Prete, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Hello and welcome! My name is Marty, and I have been a practicing clinical counselor since 2015 with full Illinois clinical licensure since 2019. My experience includes working with adolescents and adults in varied life stages through individual sessions and groups for a partial hospitalization program, community clinics, and non-profit agencies. 

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Spencer Potesta
Mental Health Counselor
Spencer Potesta

Mental Health Counselor

My areas of specialization are working with adults with Anxiety-related disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphia, and gender identity (dysphoria) issues.

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Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…

Anon, Edgebrook, Chicago 2

Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…

Anon, Edgebrook, Chicago