About Our Teen Group
In partnership with Graceful Therapy, NAMI KDK is proud to offer a peer support group free of charge for teens to explore mental health awareness and concerns. Co-led by a NAMI peer leader and Graceful Therapy Clinician, this series includes a monthly session over a 6-month timeframe at Graceful Therapy Oswego. We hope to provide a safe space to learn about mental health and support each other in their circumstances.
NAMIKDK.ORG & GRACEFULTHERAPY.COM
For questions and resources contact NAMI KDK Executive Director Sara Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our Teen Group Facilitators
Stephanie Burl, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Works with adolescents & adult individuals, Couples
Stephanie says: "Throughout our lives, we all experience life-changing events that can feel manageable, or at times challenging and complex. When coping with these changes no longer feels manageable, the best thing we can do is reach out for help. As your therapist, I will work with you to navigate life's challenges, develop healthy coping strategies, effectively manage difficult emotions, and establish life-long skills. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to support and encourage you through difficult times. You are the expert of your own life, and I am here to help you develop insight and utilize the resources already within you. As a BIPOC-identifying therapist, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding to the therapeutic relationship. I am a strong ally, advocate for underrepresented groups, and am determined to help make the world a better place, one conversation at a time. I look forward to meeting you!"
NAMI Kane-south, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties
Sara is the current Executive Director of NAMI KDK, The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kane-south, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties a nonprofit organization. We are an affiliate of NAMI, the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country. Our mission is to provide FREE education, support, and public advocacy for people living with mental illness, their families, and their communities.
Before working at NAMI Sara worked 20 years in the field of education as an educator, family worker, and child care director for Head Start & One Hope United.