As a Chicago institution, the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being has a thirty-seven year tradition of providing professional, caring, and holistic counseling and therapeutic services to those in need. We offer uniquely diverse care from a team of experienced therapists representing a broad array of backgrounds, spiritual traditions, and training. The Replogle Center is a welcoming and safe environment. Our attention to detail and ability to help clients find their own path to healing distinguishes our care.
We are open to all and serve a wide-ranging population inclusive in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and religious or spiritual points of reference. The Replogle Center is connected to a referral network to ensure that all those who come to us for therapeutic care or counseling services get the most appropriate help and support.
Replogle Center services are offered on a sliding scale. Professional development and events are offered in as affordable a manner as possible. Scholarships are sometimes available based on need. We provide the same high level of excellent, compassionate care to all of our clients.
Founded in 1976 through the support of Luther I. Replogle, and named in honor of his wife, the Counseling Center was established to help meet the mental health needs of the community. Since its founding, the Replogle Center has grown in the range of services offered and clients served, with healing and well-being always remaining at the core of our mission.
Grounded in God’s love, we are committed to being a place where people of all backgrounds can experience growth, healing, transformation, and well-being. Utilizing counseling, education, self-care training, and spiritual direction, we strive to empower all whom we serve so that they might live their lives to their highest potential.
Our team is made up of clinicians, spiritual directors, and students in clinical psychology, pastoral counseling, and social work and is made stronger by diversity in training, spiritual backgrounds, and approaches to healing.
Thomas Schemper, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Schemper works with adults and specializes in relationship problems, marital counseling, spiritual issues, and the treatment of depression and anxiety. He is trained in the use of EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for enhancement of performance goals and for resolution of past traumatic experiences. Dr. Schemper has more than twenty-five years of experience helping clients adapt and thrive at critical junctures in their lives. Dr. Schemper holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Northwestern University.
Elise Magers, M.Div., L.C.P.C., Assistant Director
Ms. Magers has spent twenty-five years doing pastoral counseling and psychotherapy with individuals and couples struggling with life issues, many of which are rooted in the reconciliation of relationships. Ms. Magers leads the Premarital Saturday Seminars in Prepare Enrich at Fourth Presbyterian Church, a program designed to help couples develop a strong and growing relationship. She holds master’s degrees from McCormick Theological Seminary and Loyola University Chicago and has post-graduate training in Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Marital Therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trauma treatment.
Carolyn Campbell, L.C.S.W.
Ms. Campbell believes life is a process and feels it is an honor and a privilege to be invited by clients to be part of their journey. Every person has a life story and that story matters. She works with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and issues from childhood. Ms. Campbell has a psychodynamic base but also includes object relations theory, self psychology, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), and mindfulness. She is open to discussing faith if a client is so inclined. She has more than forty years of experience as a psychotherapist and has been with the Replogle Center since 1978. Ms. Campbell has served as a second-year field instructor for Loyola Graduate School of Social Work for twenty-five years. She holds a master’s in social work from Loyola University Graduate School of Social Work, Chicago, and is a board-certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.
Nicole M. Chmela, L.P.C.
Ms. Chmela is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has master’s degrees in both pastoral studies and pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She provides individual and group therapy and enjoys working with college students, adults, and couples. Her practice includes work with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and spiritual concerns and interests. Her background training as a spiritual director and a yoga instructor inform her practice. In addition, Ms. Chmela completed a clinical rotation at the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic at Loyola University’s Medical School under the direction of internationally recognized sex therapist Domeena Renshaw, MD, MA.
Kerry Cochrane, L.C.S.W.
Ms. Cochrane is a certified licensed clinical social worker and has been with the Replogle Center for more than ten years. She has extensive experience with adult psychotherapy and appreciates working with individuals who are committed to improving their circumstances through self-reflection and positive change. Ms. Cochrane earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa and her master of social work from Loyola University Chicago.
Nathalie Collins Theodore, J.D., L.C.S.W.
Ms. Collins provides psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. The main focus of her practice is helping individuals who are dissatisfied with their careers, personal relationships, or both. Ms. Collins also has extensive experience helping people with relationship concerns, including seeking a relationship and feeling discouraged; dissatisfaction with a current relationship; or difficulty moving on after a breakup or divorce. She often uses a mindfulness-based approach with her clients and authored “Five Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Daily Routine”. Ms. Collins earned a master of social work from Loyola University Chicago and her JD from Indiana University-Bloomington. Read reflections by Nathalie on our blog.
Susan Cornelius, L.C.S.W.
Ms. Cornelius has worked as a psychotherapist for more than thirty years and is continually impressed with the internal resources, resilience, and strength each individual possesses. Ms. Cornelius begins from the premise that we all can find transformation through suffering and can experience growth and healing. Ms. Cornelius holds a master of social work from Loyola University Chicago. She completed a two-year graduate-level training program in marriage and family counseling at the Family Institute of Chicago, which is affiliated with Northwestern University. She also completed the clinical externship program in structural, strategic models of marriage and family therapy at the Institute for Juvenile Research, which is affiliated with University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been on staff at the Replogle Center since 1990.Read reflections by Susan on our blog.
Rabbi Ruth Durchslag, Psy.D.
Rabbi Ruth Durchslag spent much of her professional life as a psychologist. For twelve years she had a private practice specializing in long-term adult psychotherapy. As an expression of her personal journey and to deepen her spiritual life, Rabbi Durchslag began pursuing a path in the rabbinate and was ordained in 2008. She sees clients in therapy and spiritual direction, accompanying people as they seek a path to deeper meaning and spiritual connection to their lives. She also leads our Tuesdays at Replogle meditation offerings. Rabbi Durchslag earned a BA from Yale University, a PsyD from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. She was ordained at Hebrew Seminary in Chicago. Read reflections by Rabbi Durchslag on our blog.
Maureen Garvey, L.C.P.C.
Ms. Garvey provides individual and couples counseling, presents premarital seminars, and co-leads the Replogle Center Grief Group. As a counselor, she helps guide her clients through a journey of discovery to better understand themselves. Ms. Garvey also enjoys working with and learning from multicultural clients. She believes the capacity for insight makes working with her clients, whether male or female, a joy and a privilege. Garvey received both her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She participated in several seven-week rotations with Dr. Domeena Renshaw at Loyola University Hospital’s Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, completed the Level 1 Gottman Couples Therapy Training, and is a certified EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist for trauma resolution. Ms. Garvey is a licensed clinical professional counselor and is currently pursuing a certification in spiritual guidance from the Sienna Retreat Center in Racine, Wisconsin.
Mary Jo Hubick, L.C.P.C.
Ms. Hubick’s style of counseling reflects a willingness to meet clients wherever they are and collaboratively work toward their goals. Ms. Hubick uses an eclectic style, drawing on several approaches—believing “one size does not fit all”—and acknowledging the importance of the counseling relationship. Her work incorporates the aspects of mind, body, and spirit. She holds a master’s in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago and has studied group psychotherapy, grief counseling, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly Curriculum, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), and other mindfulness approaches. Ms. Hubick has completed the Gottman Level 1 Couples Counseling Training.
Nancy Karen, L.C.S.W.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Karen worked in the field of information technology for thirty years. She gained experience working for Fortune 500 companies including the position of Chief Information Officer of a large firm. In 2007, Ms. Karen decided that she wanted to move into a “helping” profession and studied for her master of social work degree in clinical social work. Her first internship was at the Behavioral Health Department of St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and her second was with the Replogle Center in Chicago. Ms. Karen earned her BA from Vassar College, an MS from Columbia University graduate School of Business, and her MSW with a clinical concentration from Loyola University Chicago.
Eddie Meyer, M.S.W.
Eddie approaches therapy from the perspective that all people have within themselves an innate drive towards growth. He is a supportive, empathic, and helpful companion on each client’s personal journey towards increased happiness and growth. Eddie obtained his master of social work degree from Loyola University Chicago. The theoretical frameworks that inform Eddie’s practice include psychodynamic, self psychology, and CBT, as well as existential psychotherapy. Eddie has experience accompanying clients through issues involving anxiety, depression, relational conflict, grief, trauma, and physical disability, as well as existential and spiritual concerns.
Susan Schemper, M. Ed., M.A.S.p., Spiritual Director
Sue Schemper has a ministry of spiritual direction at the Replogle Center, where she brings the gifts of deep listening and the creation of a sacred space to individuals who are seeking insight and connection for the purpose of becoming more fully their authentic self. She received training at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership and Loyola University. Ms. Schemper considers herself to be a curious and lifelong learner and appreciates the journey of walking with others as they explore and integrate different parts of themselves in order to be more fully conscious and whole. In addition to spiritual direction, Sue has worked with schools, teachers, parents, and children as an educator, administrator, trainer, and coach. Her passion has been the human potential to become more fully who God calls one to be, through education, insight, and transformation.
Roger Thomson, Ph.D.
Graduate Education at Replogle: Internships and Fellowships
The Replogle Center offers educational opportunities through internships and fellowships in support of graduate education. We have built a trusted reputation of excellence for graduate education in Chicago. Many Replogle Center alumni we trained now work across the globe helping to alleviate suffering and promote healing and transformation.