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Meet Your CAPS Team

Check out the list below to get to know the CAPS staff. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed mental health professionals, please feel free to call our office at (847) 543-2032.


Nicole Wuerl

  • Staff Therapist & Prevention Specialist
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Specialization, Adler University (2014)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Certified-TeleMental Health Provider
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Theoretical Orientation

Nicole believes that therapy can offer a safe, open, non-judgmental, collaborative space for healing and growth where the client is the expert on their own life experiences and the therapist provides empathy, genuine support, empowerment, and encouragement. Nicole’s therapeutic style derives primarily from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) along with an integration of solution-focused, mindfulness, self-compassion, creative, strengths-based, and culturally informed approaches.

Professional Interests/Expertise Areas

Nicole’s areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, personal identity exploration, coping with life transitions, self-esteem, grief, trauma, relationship concerns, and stress management. In addition to individual therapy, Nicole provides group therapy, coordinates outreach events and initiatives, and facilitates psychoeducational workshops. Further, Nicole is certified as a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor.


Glorivette Albino

  • Staff Psychologist
  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, MN (2016)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Certified-TeleMental Health Provider
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Theoretical Orientation

Glorivette approaches the therapeutic process as a genuine and warm collaborator. Using the therapeutic relationship as vehicle for change, she integrates cognitive, behavioral, and other evidence-based strategies to assist clients in their healing and growth.

Professional Interests/Expertise Areas

Glorivette is a bilingual therapist and provides services in English and Spanish. She has experience working with diverse populations in college counseling, primary care and community mental health settings. Glorivette has worked with a variety of client concerns in individual, couples and group therapy modalities. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, identity and phase of life concerns, grief and loss, among others. She is a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor.


Beth Wrobel

  • Staff Therapist
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Community Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University (2012)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Couple and Family Counseling, Graduate Certificate (2022)
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Theoretical Orientation

Beth believes that therapy can change lives and she helps build on the strengths and abilities of those who seek it. She appreciates sharing a non-judgmental space with clients and validating their life experiences with care and support to help them identify and meet their goals. Beth provides a warm, inviting atmosphere in therapy that allows clients to feel accepted, valued, and connected.

Professional Interests/Expertise Areas

Beth has considerable experience working in higher education with diverse populations of students, as well as working with adolescents and adults in private practice. She employs an eclectic, strength-based approach while providing therapy to individuals and couples. Beth has worked with clients through developmental transitions and exploring their identities, as well as clients dealing with issues related to gender, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, relationships, grief, career exploration, and more.


Cassandra Deniston

  • Staff Therapist
  • Master of Social Work, Mental Health Specialization, Jane Addams College of Social Work, Chicago (2003)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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Theoretical Orientation

Cassandra takes a strengths-based, solution focused approach to engage clients in a collaborative working relationship. Cassandra provides a nonjudgmental space to help clients engage and discover their own ability to cultivate and expand their personal growth.

Professional Interests/Expertise Areas

Cassandra has experience working with adult and adolescent clients who are experiencing distress around anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, relationship issues, and trauma. Additionally, Cassandra has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and Motivational interviewing.


Ashley Hutchinson Tluczek

  • Staff Therapist
  • Master of Social Work, Mental Health Specialization, Loyola University (2019)
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
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Theoretical Orientation

Ashley's therapeutic style is collaborative, compassionate, and authentic with a strong focus on establishing a safe, meaningful therapist-client partnership that is key to personal growth, healing, and adjusting to life changes.

Professional Interests/Expertise Areas

Ashley's client-centered, strengths-based approach blends psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused therapy modalities for each client's individual needs and goals. Ashley's experience includes helping individuals with a complex trauma history, including domestic violence, addiction, substance abuse, and adverse childhood experiences. She is also a Certified Domestic Violence Professional.


Sandy Ramos

  • Administrative Assistant
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Get to Know Sandy

Sandy has been at The College of Lake County since 2017. She was an Office Associate in Judicial Services and in 2021 she transitioned to being the Administrative Assistant for the CAPS department. Working in higher education has ignited her passion for working with students and contributing to their academic, personal, and professional success. She looks forward to working with the CLC community everyday while instilling the values of the college in her work.