Providing Healing, Recovery and Growth

About Us

Make an appointment

Rev. David W. Rennard, LCSW, CSAT

David Rennard

David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Ordained Minister of the United Church of Christ. He is certified as a Sexual Addictions Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals.

He holds degrees and certificates from the University of Washington, Yale University, Loyola University of Chicago, and the Pastoral Psychotherapy Training Institute. His clinical interests include the treatment of children and their families, the treatment of trauma and its aftermath, sexual compulsivity and addiction, internet addiction, and the integration of spirituality into psychotherapy.

David has expertise in the treatment of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Attachment Issues (particularly as they are related to adoption), Behavioral Problems at Home and School, Parenting Support and Guidance, Recovery from Trauma and Abuse, Relationship Difficulties, Grief and Loss, Men’s Issues, and Issues related to Faith and Spirituality.

David’s approach to his clients is gentle, thoughtful and open. Initially working in the child welfare field, David treated many young victims of abuse and abandonment, sparking a lasting interest in the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. This interest continues through his work with sexual addicts, their spouses, partners, and families. For more information, please contact David at (708) 769-1509, or email him at david@aspencounseling.org.

Donna A. Rennard, LCPC, CAADC, MISA II, EMDR-Certified, CAMT, SRT

Donna Rennard

Donna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Addiction and Drug Counselor, Mentally Ill Substance Abuse, Level II Registered, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified.

Donna has been a therapist at a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center for fourteen years, serving as a Program Manager for the last four years. She has trained student interns at the Associates, Bachelors, and Masters Level. Donna’s clinical specialties include working with chemically dependent persons and their families, victims of sexual and physical abuse, women’s issues, and maladaptive anger. Donna regularly uses EMDR to help children, youth and adults struggling with unsettling experiences.  She also helps her clients with practicing mindfulness and stress reduction.  (For more information on EMDR, please visit www.emdr.com.

Donna has been described as sensitive, with a genuine openness, humility and simplicity in her approach to people. Her depth of experience allows her to be fully present to the emotions and needs resulting from physical and emotional trauma. Donna truly connects with her clients and enjoys working with adolescent and young adult women. For more information, please contact Donna at (708) 769-1547, or email her at donna@aspencounseling.org.

Tom Trousdale, LCSW, Licensed School Social Worker
Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist-C
Clinical Supervision/Consultation

Tom Trousdale

Tom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed School Social Worker. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate and runs a weekly support group for men recovering from porn addiction.

Tom holds certificates in Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy. His clinical interests include the treatment of adolescents and their families, advocacy for children with educational disabilities and children who are intellectually gifted, the treatment of trauma and its aftermath, sexual compulsivity and addiction, internet addiction, and the integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Tom also specializes in providing consultation and clinical supervision, including preparation toward licensure.

Tom has expertise in the treatment of Sex Addiction, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Problems at Home and School, Family of Origin Issues, Men’s Issues, Parenting Support and Guidance, Recovery from Trauma and Abuse, Relationship Difficulties, Self-Injurious Behaviors, and Issues related to Faith and Spirituality.

Tom creates a safe, collaborative space for clients to explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have developed as a way to handle life’s challenges. Tom’s belief is that all clients have, at their core, a centered, confident Self that, when accessed, frees them to lead their lives with more courage and clarity. Tom has over 20 years of experience working with teens in the public school system and 17 years of experience as a clinical supervisor. For more information please contact Tom at (847) 529-6184, or email him at tom@aspencounseling.org.

Michael Agapito, M.A., LPC

>Michael Agapito

Michael Agapito earned his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and his B.S. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He is currently working on a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), also from Wheaton College.

Michael’s past experience includes working with clients struggling with chronic mental illness and those recovering from trauma in outpatient and rehabilitation settings, as well as with adolescents struggling with behavioral problems in their family. His clinical interests cover a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and attachment issues. Michael is passionate about issues of meaning-making and identity, and seeks to help clients find meaning in their lives in the midst of pain. He enjoys working with people of all ages, especially college age and young adults.

Michael uses a strengths-based approach with clients that is collaborative, engaging, and person-centered, and believes in utilizing clients’ strengths and resources. His approach integrates aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, existential therapy, and others. For more information please contact Michael at (217) 663-2261, or email him at michael@aspencounseling.org.