Meet Our Team

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Sunitha Chandy PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Lead Trainer

Dr. Chandy’s goal is to help people transform pain into growth that improves their lives, relationships and communities.

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Jackie Chavez MA

Couples and Family Therapist

Jackie strongly believes in balance and growth, meaning she works together with her clients to turn pain into purpose.

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Erin Foster

Operations & Client Engagement Director

Erin takes care to understand our corporate clients’ unique stories and spark movement toward their goals.

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Ben Tudor LMFT

Licensed Couples and Family Therapist

Ben is passionate about bringing the real world into the therapy room in order to improve people’s daily lives.

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Sithara Stohr LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Sithara loves helping clients explore the intersectionality of their identities and values as they work toward their personal goals.

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Ryan Mercer

Creative Director

Ryan is skilled at taking complex ideas and communicating them simply through various forms of media.

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Rosondunnii Marshall MA

Couples and Family Therapist

Rosondunnii is passionate about helping clients move through the fears and doubts that come with stepping into change.

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Ben Durchslag LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ben collaborates with clients to create a safe and secure environment to help them return to their core selves.

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Marion Harris

Client Support Administrator

Marion has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry helping clients access the care they need.

Our Philosophy

We nurture a community of professionals who provide excellent mental health services and training for all.

  • We are the foundation of the work we do. Learning and growth continues for the lifespan of our career. We take every opportunity to learn through conversation and collaboration, training and education and from the stories and experiences of our clients. For the team at Artesian Collaborative, developing as providers means getting to know our strengths and weaknesses intimately so we can utilize and protect from them for the growth of the group. We emphasize self-care, community care and meeting together regularly. We strive for mutual growth and development for all the organizations and individuals we work with.

  • We strive for a positive feedback loop; healthy people in healthy workplaces & families adding to the overall health of our communities and society which leads to healthy people. As an organization we recognize that our culture, communities and selves are in-process.  Our goal may not be accomplished in our lifetime. It will require active engagement. It will require sacrifice. It will require a team.

  • The hard work and sacrifice will be worth it.

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As a team, we aspire to…

  • Create a business that embodies the values of growth through authenticity and community, emphasizing equity throughout its processes and structure.  

  • Develop a business model that can compensate its workers fairly while also allowing them to do work that is inspiring and life-giving.

  • Increase access to the skills and knowledge found in Clinical Psychology, Sociology and the counseling fields by providing services in non-traditional settings.

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Work With Us

We are excited to add great people to our growing team. At this time we're not actively hiring for new positions, but if you'd like to leave your resume with us for future consideration, please explore the opportunities below.

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Licensed Therapist

Established therapists will have the opportunity to develop their clinical practice through continued exploration of empirically validated and culturally competent clinical tools; support and training to supervise according to our model; foster their professional development and acquisition of skills needed for program development and collaboration with our community and corporate partners. 

Ideal Candidates

  • Have a masters or doctorate degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, couples or family therapy (PsyD, PhD, LCSW, LCPC or LMFT).

  • Have been licensed in Illinois for a minimum of 2 years and able to practice independently.

  • Have experience working cross-culturally, with a diversity of clients.

  • Have knowledge of empirically validated and culturally informed treatments.

  • Have experience leading and facilitating large and small groups.

  • Have experience as a clinical supervisor of therapists.

  • Have experience working with community organizations and in community based settings.

  • Are excited about working with a team to create an innovative and supportive organization.

Job Expectations

  • Build a caseload of 25 clients per week with no more than two evenings a week expected.

  • Willing to work in a community based setting.

  • Provide clinical supervision for unlicensed therapists. 

  • Participate in all weekly supervisory and monthly staff meetings.

  • Contribute to program and resource development projects.

  • Facilitate and lead consultation and peer supervision meetings.

  • Work with a team to develop community based projects and initiatives. 

  • Once established in our company culture and in your clinical work there will be additional opportunities for you to:

    • Apprentice with our training team to learn our model on corporate and systems consultation and learn to lead, develop and facilitate large group training events.

    • Develop, implement and support community based initiatives geared towards bringing emotional health services throughout Chicago.

Interested Applicants please complete the interest form.

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Emerging Therapist

Emerging therapists will have the opportunity to develop their clinical practice through learning empirically validated and culturally competent clinical tools; integrate nonclinical responsibilities into the model and philosophy of care; foster their professional development through supervision, assessment and program development and collaboratively engaging with a others to bring their full selves to the workplace and community.

Ideal Candidates

  • Have a masters or doctorate degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, couples or family therapy.

  • Working towards licensure hours, license eligible or are newly licensed.

  • Have experience working cross-culturally, with a diversity of clients.

  • Have experience leading and facilitating groups and training.

Job Expectations

  • Build up to 25 clients per week caseload with at least two evenings a week by 12 months.  

  • Participate in all weekly supervisory and monthly staff meetings.

  • Work with team to develop community based projects and initiatives.

Interested Applicants please complete the interest form.

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