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Dr. Susan L. Streiff graduated Cum Laude from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1984 and has been in practice ever since. She started the Body & Mind Wellness Center in Glenview in 1993 and opened a second office in Gurnee a year later. She is licensed as a chiropractor in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Denmark, and she is also a registered nurse with additional post-graduate training in such areas as physical therapy and impairment rating.

Ivy Kwielford received her Master's degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to academic studies, she gained several years of clinical experience as an intern in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has treated hundreds of patients with a large range of conditions. After graduation, Ivy passed several board exams and became nationally certified and licensed in the State of Illinois to practice acupuncture.

Roberta Alexander has been nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body work since 1994. She has been trained in a number of modalities, including but not limited to Swedish, deep-tissue, pre-natal, and Shiatsu massage. She blends her techniques to best accomodate the needs of each individual patient. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Ellie Gross, LCPC, CADC received her masters degree in Community and Family Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University. She is a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has helped youth and adults with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, mood disorders, trauma, physical/sexual abuse, grief, and drug abuse/addiction. She is comfortable working with individual clients as well as marital or family units. Her therapeutic style creates an atmosphere which promotes healing and growth to those parts of us that have been wounded or impeded in some way. She draws from her experience in different therapeutic models, tailoring her approach and interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. She has found that including art therapy, experiential activities, or the mind/body connection often accelerates the pace at which clients achieve their goals.