Our Services


We have a holistic model of healing which addresses the emotional, physical (both energetic and biochemical) and spiritual aspects of your well-being.


As Socrates once said, “A life unexamined, is not a life worth living.” Individuals come to therapy to change their lives.  Our emotions, whether we are conscious of them or not, impact every aspect of our life. Working with a psychologist provides you with the opportunity to get to know who you authentically to help foster personal growth.  

  • Individual Therapy is conducted in a comfortable and nurturing environment with the goal of promoting positive changes in one’s life. It is beneficial in identifying and changing thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior that are maladaptive. Some of the conditions treated include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, sexual disorders and many others. Most major insurances accepted. 
  • Couples Therapy helps couples identify and resolve conflict and improves communication and  the relationship.  It can help you make thoughtful decisions regarding enhancing the relationship or going your separate ways.
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a mind-body technique that helps find stuck, negatively charged emotions stored in the body and helps release them. NET can help identify unresolved past events and helps your body release the emotional charge. 
  • Hypnotherapy is a highly effective method for modifying a person's behavior, emotional content, attitude, unwanted habits, anxiety pain and other physical issues.  Hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to access the subconscious mind to create real change. 
  • Brainspotting (BSP) identifies and stimulates any blockages, emotional/body pain, trauma, and other deep seated memories, while resourcing with the inner unconditional love that is sourced from your midbrain. BSP can also uncover seemingly ‘harmless’ memories and conditioning that remain as unaddressed blocks within our bodies. 


Start with an assessment to determine the baseline of your health with the BioScan assessment and functional blood chemistry analysis.   

  • BioScan testing is a great measurement of your overall health. It has the capacity to assess the energy meridians of the body and determine the functionality of your organs and tissue.  This non-invasive  state of the art assessment designed to measure over 50 specific organs and body systems.  Based on the results, it will generate a customized supplemental protocol for your unique body to bring the body back into balance.
  • Functional Medicine Assessments identifies nutritionally significant information in the healthy range of your blood work or the functional range.  It is able to detect patterns which have nutritional significance, such as deficiencies and excesses of nutrients, electrolyte and mineral imbalances.  Once can optimize metabolic processes and help maintain the optimal performance of the body which is is done through this universally accepted blood work which includes glucose, cholesterol, thyroid and more. Nutritional imbalances may cause reduced functionality, reduced energy and vitality and other symptoms.   
  • Other panels such as neurotransmitter testing, gastrointestinal panel, female and male hormone panels, complete thyroid panel and heavy metal testing.   

Alternative Health Care Services

  • Acupuncture is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture helps boost the body's own healing abilities and can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It works by correcting the imbalances in the flow of qi energy and allowing the energy to flow freely.  Acupuncture can help treat even emotional conditions by opening the channels of energy or meridians and allowing emotions to flow more freely and bring them to a balances state.  Acupuncture is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating meridians with the goal of putting your body into a state of balance that allows itself to heal.
  • Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative medicine health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.  The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”   The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.
  • Massage therapy: Swedish massage is the most known of the massage styles. It utilizes light-to-moderate pressure and aims to calm the body and the mind.  Clinical massage therapy is a personalized treatment session for each person. Clinical massage therapy uses postural assessment, biomechanical analysis, trigger point treatment and deep tissue massage to functionally correct imbalances in the body.  Shiatsu massage which is a form of Japanese bodywork based on the theoretical framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This eastern modality involves finger pressure and includes massage with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms and assisted stretching.  This is recommended for anyone with energy or blood blockages and is helpful for many conditions.
  • Reiki is a Japanese energetic technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Our Providers

Christina Samycia, PsyD, Psychologist, Author and Speaker


Dr. Christina holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a masters degree in Kinesiology and is the author of Discovering Inner Peace. She seeks to inspire and challenge individuals to discover their authentic selves and lead a more meaningful and spiritual life. She works with individuals who are interested in personal and spiritual growth, looking to enhance their lives and are ready to make life-altering changes. She has over ten years of experience as a psychologist in Chicago.  She is eclectic in her approach and utilizes insight-oriented, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions in combination with neuro-emotional technique (NET) and hypnosis.  She emphasizes mindfulness and a mind-body approach. Her method is unique and impactful because she assists in uncovering and releasing conscious and subconscious patterns and belief systems that trigger emotional responses and keeps us stuck in dysfunctional behaviors. She believes that in order to transcend our emotional pain and make permanent lifestyle change, it is important to work on the conscious, subconscious and energetic levels. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, as well as working with individuals who are highly sensitive, introverted and/or intuitive.  To reach Dr. Christina, please call (312) 285-5287.

Patricia Zemaitis, DC, Chiropractor and Acupuncturist


 Dr. Patty graduated from National University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.  She also obtained certifications in acupuncture and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   She holds certifications in Merciér Therapy, Graston Technique®, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and Mastering the Thyroid. She is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and  the Illinois Chiropractic Society. Her specialties include women’s health issues such as fertility problems, menstrual disorders and P.M.S. along with issues such as food sensitivities, G.I. complaints and adrenal issues. Dr. Zemaitis works with each patient to design a comprehensive treatment plan that will improve their condition while remaining true to individual lifestyles. Treatment may include supplementation, nutritional changes, rehabilitation exercises, or chiropractic treatment.  She looks forward to helping you lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. To reach Dr. Patty, please call (312) 852-1021.

Katie Freeman, LCSW, Psychotherapist


Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and adjustment issues. She believes in meeting a client where they're at, taking time to build a strong therapeutic alliance, and focusing on how to help them become the best version of themselves. Katie is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. She often incorporates mindfulness, yoga and Reiki in sessions where appropriate and welcomed. Her combination of empathic understanding and a strong skill set for healing past troubling experiences helps clients find peace of mind, and open up space for personal growth.  To reach Katie, please call (419) 343-3374.

Alyson Lyon, Founder of Bright Light



Bright Light offers a variety of yoga and Reiki services that facilitate greater wellbeing in a fun and soulful way. Alyson Lyon, Founder and Manager of Bright Light, is a 200 RYT and Reiki Master Teacher (Usui lineage). She has been practicing yoga since 2005, is a member of Yoga Alliance an has taught Vinyasa Yoga in both Chicago and Costa Rica since 2013. She has been practicing Reiki since 2014 and is an Affiliate Member of the Reiki Membership Association. Alyson also completed the Meditation Course at the Zen Buddhist Temple in Chicago. Additionally, Alyson holds a Master of Education with a concentration in Secondary Education (endorsements in English and Theatre) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies both from DePaul University. She has a background as an educator and professional performer. Alyson is passionate about wellness, creativity and is dedicated to being a source of positivity in the lives of others. See what Bright Light can do for you! Website: www.brightlight.love. For Reiki and Private Yoga Bookings, go to: www.calendly.com/brightlight.  

Kaori Ikeda Andresen, LCPC, Psychotherapist


Kaori is a bilingual Japanese, raised in Manila, Philippines (she/her/hers). She is a licensed clinical professional counselor in art therapy, a spirit medium, a yoga teacher, as well as a Reiki practitioner and Akashic records reader. As a clinician and intuitive worker, Kaori's work is founded on genuine trust and recognition that each individual is the prime holder of all knowledge, wisdom and capabilities to heal and transform their core true selves. She believes in being an empathic witness for one another; we heal and expand through meaningful and compassionate relationships with one another, as well as with the environments that hold us. Through art, reiki, Brainspotting (somatic processing), and mediumship, She explores traumas, blockages, life experiences that are deeply seated in our cellular and energetic memories of our beings. The mix of modalities can bring movement into areas seeking to be cleared of what no longer serves our highest good, as well as a invite a more open flow of inner communication and connection. In addition, Kaori deeply value the powers of the transgenerational narratives that bring us to our present experiences. We are here to not only with the resilience to heal and expand in our current lifetime, but with the ability to extend this compassionate work to our past and future lineages.  Kaori has been trained in all phases (1-4) of Brainspotting, as well as specialty areas in BSP for Addictions and Generational healing. She works with all ages and of all backgrounds - individuals who are curious, looking to rediscover their truths. For more information, please visit Kaoriwanders.com or email kaoriwanders@gmail.com

Marc Taylor, Breathwork Specialist/Coach


Marc is a recent transplant to Chicago from Detroit, where he has been offering public ecstatic breathwork sessions since 2016.  Now in Chicago, Marc is setting the foundation for his own contribution to the city’s existing breathwork community.  In 2014, he was introduced to ecstatic breathwork through Jacques Theron and continues to benefit from his ongoing mentorship.  Marc is also working toward a formal breathwork certification from breathmaster and rebrither, Dan Brule'.  He has been working with Dan since 2016 and expects to complete the certification in 2018. When not engaged in breathwork, Marc is a project manager for a medium sized software company, and also a student at the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. At the University, Marc is earning a Masters Degree in Transformational Leadership and Coaching, with certifications in Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching.  At his company, he is developing a new internal training and coaching program to educate and facilitate the use of emotional intelligence (EI) in the workplace.

Classes and Events

 Ecstatic Breathwork Workshops,

Sunday, October 6th from 6-8 pm, Monday, October 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm, Sunday,  November 3rd from 6-8 pm, 

Monday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm, Sunday, December 8th from 6-8 pm and Monday, December 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm  

These sessions are designed to increase energy flow and facilitate the release of physical and emotional blocks. Breathwork super-charges the body with oxygen to break through physical and emotional blocks. You will be guided through a state of rapid breathing set to music. The breathing session itself will last approximately 75 minutes. $40 fee. To register, please contact Marc Taylor at (231) 510-0316.   

Rental Opportunities

Join our team!

Come work in a supportive and collaborative environment.  Whether you would like to use our therapy room, treatment room or offer a class or workshop, we would love to work with you.  We have various options available. Practitioners who rent space will be advertised on our website and other forms of marketing. 

Therapy Room


Our therapy room rates are as follows:

  • $100 per month for half day mornings/afternoon, i.e. all Mondays from morning until 2.
  • $150 per month for half day afternoon/evenings i.e. all Mondays from 2 until close.
  • $250 per month for a full day Monday-Thursday, i.e. all Mondays of the month.
  • $200 per month for a full day Friday-Sunday. i.e. all Fridays of the month. 

Large treatment/classroom


 Our large treatment/classroom (200 square feet) rates:

  • $300 per month for a full day Monday-Friday, i.e. all Mondays of the month.
  • $250 per month for a full day Sunday. i.e. all Sundays of the month.
  • $150 per month for half day morning/afternoon, i.e. all Mondays of the month from morning until 2.
  • $200 per month for half day afternoon/evenings, i.e. all Mondays of the month starting at 3:00 pm.  
  • $50 for a four hour rental.


Contact Us

To schedule for an appointment for psychotherapy, group classes or have general questions regarding the center, please contact Dr. Christina at (312) 285-5287. 

To schedule an appointment for psychotherapy with Katie Freeman, LCSW, please call, (419) 343-3374 or Kaori Ikeda Andresen, LCPC, please visit  Kaoriwanders.com or email kaoriwanders@gmail.com.

To schedule an appointment for chiropractic, acupuncture, massage or functional medicine, please contact Dr. Patty at (312) 852-1021.

To schedule an appointment for Reiki and private yoga bookings contact Alyson Lyon at www.brightlight.love or go to www.calendly.com/brightlight.  

Mind Body Healing Center

77 W Washington, Suite 1704, Chicago, IL 60602, US