Meet Our Staff

Dr Laurie Philipps
Dr. Laurie Philipps


Collen Kay


Caitlyn Suen


Victoria Limon - M.A., M.S., MPH
Victoria Limon

M.A., M.S., MPH

Nicholas Smith


Nicole Wzorek, B.A.
Natalie Wzorek


Joseph Rossi


Michael Traficant, B.A.
Michael Traficanti


Michelle Joos, M.A.
Michelle Joos


Johnathan E. Brenner, M.A., Ed.S., M.Ed.
Johnathan E. Brenner

M.A., Ed.S., M.Ed.

Alex Atolliver - Administrative Associate
Alex Tolliver


Estefania Baez, B.S.
Estefania Baez


Mohammed Alkhazal - Administrative Associate
Mohammed Alkhazal


Kristen Flaws, B.S.
Kristen Flaws


Dr. Deidre Coulter


Brooke Mach B.A.
Brooke Mach


Emma Batson


Busile Zungu B.A., CBM, PGDPM, CMK
Busile Zungu

B.A., C.B.M., P.G.D.P.M., C.M.K.

Amberly Krause, M.A., CADC
Amberly Krause


Dr Laurie Philipps

Dr. Laurie Philipps

  • Principal, Executive Director.
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Clinical Pediatric & Adult.
  • Neuropsychologist.
  • Clinical Pediatric & Adult Forensic.
  • Psychologist

Dr. Laurie Philipps is the founder of NeuroHealth. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Psychology and English Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology from The University of Iowa. She completed fellowships in the areas of Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Neuropsychology at The University of Iowa Medical Center, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, and subsequently completed her residency in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center/Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Philipps has held faculty and clinical appointments at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush Medical Center/Rush Medical College, Northern Illinois University, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and in the Advocate Healthcare System. She also served as the Dean of Students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Philipps is an invited lecturer at a number of academic institutions and professional societies, and she is a member of the training committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has also published numerous original research articles. 

Dr. Philipps is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, with certifications in the areas of pediatric and adult neuropsychology and pediatric and adult forensic psychology. She has been on the medical staff of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital since 1993. She has also held previous medical staff appointments at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. 

Dr. Philipps specializes in direct school consultation and advocacy for patients at NeuroHealth, assisting children, adolescents, and their families in obtaining and retaining 504 Accommodation Plans, as well as Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in both public and private school settings. She also provides direct school advocacy for students whose special education needs require a Private Therapeutic Day School Placement.

Dr. Philipps’ areas of expertise include pediatric and adult psychological, neuropsychological, and forensic assessment, as well as treatment and case management of pediatric and adult autism-spectrum disorders, learning disorders, developmental disorders, neurologic disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorders, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Philipps also has experience and expertise with neurocognitive remediation of executive function and memory disorders. She embraces a systems approach to assessment and treatment, providing both marital and family interventions as well.

Colleen Kay

  • B.A.

Colleen Kay earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin, and her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.

She completed her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship at the Counseling Center of Illinois in Arlington Heights, Illinois where she subsequently became a Site Supervisor upon completion of her internship.

Colleen also completed training in the Advanced Substance Abuse Counseling Program. Earlier in her career, Colleen worked with infants and young children at Bright Horizons in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Colleen has extensive experience with the planning, implementation, and management of programs for the treatment of depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse issues. She has expertise in the provision of individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as parenting work.

On the NeuroHealth team, Colleen provides psychotherapeutic interventions to children, adolescents, adults, and families regarding a variety of concerns including mood/bipolar disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, ADHD, substance use, and neuro-developmental issues.

Caitlyn Suen

  • M.S.

Caitlyn Suen earned her M.S. in Applied Cognitive and Neuroscience from the University of Texas, Dallas TX.

Caitlyn also holds a Bachelor of Honors in Psychology and a Masters of Applied Psychology from HELP University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In the past, Caitlyn has served as an Autism Therapist at the Autism Care Centre and as an Executive Psychological Analyst at EDUVO Academic and Training Center, both in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Caitlyn has also served as a Patient Care Liaison at Divine Residential Care in Dallas, Texas. Most recently, she was a Neuropsychological Testing Technician and Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Dallas.

On the NeuroHealth Team, Caitlyn provides psychological and neuropsychological testing, formulation of diagnoses and recommendations, and co-leads testing feedback sessions for children, adolescents, and adults.