Adult Clinic Team — The Antioch Group (2023)

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  • Vice President, Clinical Psychologist

    Specializes in: Individual psychotherapy; treatment of depression and anxiety; women’s issues, particularly pregnancy, infertility, and postpartum depression; psychological and intellectual assessment

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    Populations served: Adults, couples, children and adolescents (assessment only)

    Additional services: Neuropsychological assessment, educational assessment, group therapy

    Dr. Toohill holds a BS degree from Bradley University, as well as MA and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and is currently earning a postdoctoral MS in Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois.

    Dr. Toohill has experience working in both private practice and inpatient hospital settings, working with individuals across the lifespan providing both therapy and psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She has also worked as a school-based counselor with children and adolescents. Dr. Toohill has experience and interest in serving the mental health needs of rural communities. She has also completed and presented research related to infertility counseling and natural family planning. In 2013 she was named a Top Doctor in Illinois by HealthTap, and has received awards for Peoria’s 40 Leaders Under 40 and 25 Women in Leadership, as well as being named one of the Illinois Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2021.

    Dr. Toohill, her husband, Nick, and their children live in the Peoria area and are members at Holy Family Parish.

  • Founder, Clinical Psychologist

    Specializes in: Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, other stress disorders (e.g., work stress)

    Populations served: Adults

    Additional services: Forensic evaluation/testimony (e.g., custody), psychological evaluation of behavioral and academic concerns, stress management, marital therapy, psychological consultation to business and industry

    A co-founder and president of The Antioch Group, Dr. Hamon completed his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Hamon has worked extensively in individual and marital therapy and in treatment of traumatic stress disorders. He is also actively engaged in the practice of Forensic (court-related) Clinical Psychology.

    A regular speaker on an array of topics such as “Virtues-based Discipline” and “Preventing Professional Burnout,” Dr. Hamon has also authored articles in both national magazines and professional journals. Dr. Hamon is a member of the Illinois and American Psychological Associations and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies. He is also a Clinical Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

    Dr. Hamon lives in Dunlap, is the parents of two adult children and two grandchildren, and attends First Evangelical Covenant Church.

  • Clinical Social Worker

    Populations served: Adults and seniors

    Additional services: Prenatal, neonatal, post-natal

    Ms. Grafton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Social Work from Bradley University and her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois.

    Ms. Grafton has worked in the child welfare, health care, addiction medicine, and school based settings. She has experience with individuals diagnosed with serious medical illness, grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, adjustment disorders, post-partum depression, and PTSD. Ms. Grafton enjoys helping others recognize their strengths and make changes to improve their overall daily functioning.

    Ms. Grafton resides in the Peoria area with her husband and two daughters. They attend Bethel Lutheran Church in Bartonville.

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  • Professional Counselor

    Specializes in: Treatment of depression; anxiety; anger management; sex addiction; trauma; spiritual struggles; and relational issues in parenting, marriage and family life

    Populations served: Adults, couples

    Additional services: Prepare-Enrich premarital counseling, stress management, grief and loss

    Kevin Siscoe is an Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with graduate degrees from Western Illinois University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

    Passionate about helping clients live to the fullest with hope, confidence, and peace, Kevin seeks to provide a supportive and safe environment throughout the treatment process. He also does consulting with pastors, churches and other ministries.

    He has experience as an ordained minister, school teacher and hospital chaplain. He and his wife live in Dunlap and have four adult children.

  • Social Worker

    Specializes in: Treatment of trauma, especially for adults sexually abused as children; complex mental health issues; stress management; grief and loss; women’s issues, especially menopausal problems; geriatric patients and their families; issues facing professionals

    Populations served: Young adults, adults, geriatric clients

    Additional services: Geriatric assessment and evaluation, life transition issues (e.g., sandwich generation), public speaking on a variety of issues

    Mrs. Edwards holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bradley University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers.

    Mrs. Edwards has worked in the field of medical social work for over thirty years. Currently she specializes in treating adults with PTSD, particularly those who were abused as children. Another area of specialty is in the field of geriatrics, providing counseling for the individual patient and family members. She has experience in hospital social work, home care social work, nursing home and assisted living social work, and private practice. In addition, she has been both a clinician and a manager. Her experience as a teacher and counselor early in her career provides her with a broad perspective of individual and family dynamics. She has presented seminars and workshops dealing with a variety of topics related to the elderly, in the areas of stress management, grief and loss, and trauma. She has served on various boards in the community.

    Mrs. Edwards and her husband attend Grace Presbyterian Church where they are both very active in the music ministry and serve on various boards and committees. They are the parents of Nathan and Paul (deceased) and the grandparents of Emmelia, Eli, Eden, and Evelyn.

  • Professional Counselor

    Specializes in: Treatment for anxiety, depression, marital dysfunction, life transitional issues, sexual addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma

    Populations served: Adults, couples

    Additional services: Marital therapy, bereavement, multicultural counseling, spiritual issues

    Mr. Love obtained his Master of Arts degree in counseling from Bradley University. Mr. Love is an ordained minister. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Olivet Nazarene University. He currently serves as a guest speaker in local churches when called upon. He focuses upon individual counseling with adults, couples counseling, and adult family counseling. Mr. Love’s special interest is in creating a more solid linkage between the counseling clinic and the local church.

    In addition to his academic preparation and professional experience as a pastor, Mr. Love has had life experiences in such varied capacities as assembly line worker at General Motors, plumber, bookkeeper for a feed business, and grain elevator maintenance man. These varied experiences have helped Mr. Love to connect with a diverse population in the daily existence of life. He has a particular interest in working with military personnel and their families.

    Mr. Love is certified by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. He and his wife, Crystal, and their son Jeffery reside in Peoria Heights.

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  • Clinical Professional Counselor

    Specializes in: Treatment for grief and loss, stress and trauma, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, family of origin issues, career/workplace issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression

    Populations served: Adolescents, adults

    Additional services: EMDR, attachment-focused EMDR, EMDR flash technique, DBT for individual therapy and adult life skills group, pre-marital and marital enrichment assessments, critical incident stress management, sand play therapy, career and leadership skills coaching and development

    Ms. Poertner completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University. She is a Board Certified Coach, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. Additionally, she is a certified leadership feedback specialist for the Executive Development Center at Bradley University.

    Prior to joining the mental health profession, Ms. Poertner was a corporate Human Resources Manager at Caterpillar where she oversaw world-wide human resources operations. Her counseling experience includes work in agencies ranging from ABC Counseling and Family Services in Bloomington to Behavioral Health Advantages, Lutheran Social Services, and the Women’s Pregnancy Center in Peoria. Ms. Poertner provides counseling to individuals and adolescents, training to companies, and personal development workshops for clients. Her research studies have been published by the American Psychological Association and the Midwestern Psychological Association. She also developed a 12-session sexual abuse survivors’ support group published by the Illinois Counseling Association. Ms. Poertner is a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association.

    Ms. Poertner and her husband, Terry, attend Grace Presbyterian Church.

  • Clinical Professional Counselor

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    Specializes in: Treatment of marital and relational issues, divorce recovery, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, spiritual issues, grief and loss, parent training, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders, sexual and emotional abuse, gender issues

    Populations served: Adolescents and adults

    Additional services: Stress management, self-esteem, ADHD adults, EMDR, marriage preparation, Prepare/Enrich testing, ACOA issues

    Mr. Bucknam completed a Bachelor of Theology degree from Tyndale College, a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. He has done graduate work at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Bucknam was a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the first state president of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is a National Certified Counselor.

    With over twenty-five years in the mental health field, Mr. Bucknam has been staff therapist for the doctors of the Primary Care Centers in Grayslake, Gurnee, and Antioch, IL and was an owner and program director for The Arlington Center in Arlington Heights, IL. He is an ordained minister who has worked on staff with churches.

    He and his wife have led marital groups and conducted marriage retreats in both the United States and Canada. Through Illinois Central College, Mr. Bucknam led Children First groups for parents in the process of divorce. He oversaw the parent training program for families with strong-willed and defiant children for fifteen years at The Arlington Center. He is past president of CHADD both in Lake County and in Peoria, IL and has spoken to groups on the subject of ADHD in the Chicagoland and Peoria areas.

    Mr. Bucknam and his wife Bobbi have three children and attend Northwoods Community Church.

  • License-Eligible Counselor

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