Katie Bogacki, LCSW
Katie Bogacki, LCSW, Director of Committees
I am Katie Bogacki and I am honored to be the Director of Committees for PSI-IL. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Social Work and Psychology and the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master of Social Work. I also have a Master of Education- Administration and Supervision from National Louis University and a certificate of completion in the Components of Care of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice on the Northwest side of Chicago working primarily with individuals coping with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, fertility issues, miscarriage, and perinatal loss. I also work with people who are dealing with life events, transitions, and just trying to figure it all out. My extensive experience and training in the areas of trauma and mental health coupled with my own experiences of becoming a mother fueled my passion in maternal mental health and involvement in PSI. I am also doing my best to raise three small children with my husband in Chicago.
Nicole Woodcox Bolden, LSW
Nicole Woodcox Bolden, LSW, Chapter Liaison
My name is Nicole Woodcox Bolden L.S.W. and I have the privilege of serving as the Chapter Liaison for the Illinois Chapter of Postpartum Support International. I earned my Master’s of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I have been working with families in a variety of capacities locally & abroad for 12 years. Currently, I specialize in supporting women in creating and adjusting to their new role as a mother, through doula, childbirth education and pregnancy & family wellness coaching services. My mission is to help families thrive instead of just surviving parenthood. For more information on how I can help your family thrive, visit www.thrivingwithbaby.com. I also serve as a volunteer support coordinator for the western suburbs of Illinois with Postpartum Support International.
Parenthood pushes us to the next evolution of ourselves. No one should have to make that journey alone. I am a wife to a creative and mother to two strong-willed girls, these roles have helped me to truly value self-compassion.
Erika Knuth, PhD
Erika Knuth, PhD, Treasurer
My name is Erika Knuth, PhD, and I serve as the Treasurer for the Illinois Chapter of Postpartum Support International. I completed my BA in Psychology and Spanish at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and The University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and my MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. My private practice, Magnolia Psychological Associates, is in downtown Wheaton. I specialize in working with people through the many challenges arising due to pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, infant loss, and postpartum difficulties. I am passionate about helping parents and babies form healthy attachments and also offer a weekly postpartum support group. My education, training, and integrative approach provide the opportunity for people of any faith tradition to reflect deeply on spiritual, theological, religious, or existential issues impacting psychological functioning if so desired. Please visit my website for more information: www.magnoliawheaton.com.
I love finding beauty in unexpected places and spending time exploring nature with my loved ones.
Audrey Raden, LCPC
Audrey Raden, LCPC, Secretary
I am Audrey Raden, LCPC, and I am honored to serve as Secretary for the Illinois Chapter of Postpartum Support International. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in 2008. At Attention To Wellness in Deerfield, Illinois, I offer specialized therapy for women and am passionate about helping those with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I incorporate mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and EMDR where appropriate in my work with clients. Visit my website at www.audreyraden.com.
I also serve as volunteer on the Postpartum Support International helpline, providing information, encouragement, and local resources to callers across the country and beyond. Call 1-800-944-4773 for help in English or Spanish.
In my free time, I love to spend time outdoors with my husband and son.
Kathryn Gardner, LCPC
Kathryn Gardner, LCPC, Chair
My name is Kathryn D. Gardner, LCPC, and I serve as the Chair of the Illinois Chapter of Postpartum Support International. I attended Illinois State University, Normal, IL for my bachelor’s degree. I received my Master’s of Arts degree, Clinical Psychology, with an Emphasis on Marital and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA in 2001. I specialize in providing counseling, workshops and training for women coping with fertility, pregnancy issues, complications for mom or baby, perinatal loss, postpartum adjustment, parenthood and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I own a private practice, Tranquility Health and Reproductive Wellness, LLC in Palos Hills, IL. www.KathrynGardner.com
I am a wife and proud mom of 2 kids, who have taught me how to seize the moment!
Miller Shivers, PhD
Miller Shivers, PhD, Events and Trainings Committee Co-Lead
My name is Miller Shivers, PhD and I am the Events and Training Committee Co-Lead for the Illinois Chapter of Postpartum Support International. I earned my MS degree in Clinical Psychology at St Mary’s University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. I completed a clinical internship and an Irving Harris Infant Mental Health Fellowship at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Working at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, I am the director of Lurie Children’s Little Ones, a program providing support, assessment and intervention to infants and young children and
their families. At Lurie Children’s, I am able to provide services to families while inpatient in the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and outpatient to families within the Chicago-land community. I focus on the relationship between caregivers and their infants and young children, and work with the family to improve functioning.