Staff

Dr. Diana Uchiyama, JD. Psy.D.
Executive Director

Dr. Diana Uchiyama joined LAP in 2018.  Prior to joining LAP, she was the Administrator of Psychological Services for DuPage County where she oversaw a DASA licensed substance use treatment program, including a MISA program, and DHS Domestic Batterer Intervention Program for a court mandated population of clients.  Dr. Uchiyama has also worked for the Kane County Diagnostic Center, as both a Staff Psychologist and Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator, and has an extensive background doing court ordered psychological, sanity, fitness, and sex offender evaluations and therapy.  She has implemented numerous changes to court ordered programs both in Kane and DuPage County and is a certified trauma informed care trainer.  Prior to obtaining her masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Uchiyama was an Assistant Public Defender in Cook County working in various felony courtrooms at 26th and California. She obtained her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. duchiyama@illinoislap.org

Tony Pacione, LCSW, CSADC
Deputy Director

Tony Pacione joined the LAP staff in 2013 and became LAP’s clinical director in January 2014. Tony has worked as a clinician and program director in the addiction and behavioral health field — at Humana-Michael Reese HMO, Rush University Medical Center, the Advocate Addiction Treatment Program, and Harborview Recovery Center.  Tony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Certified Supervisor Addiction Counselor. He holds a Master of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Education degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. tpacione@illinoislap.org

Jamie Dureno
Project Manager

Jamie Dureno joined the LAP staff in June 2016. Before coming to LAP, Jamie worked for The Office of the Illinois Attorney General for 18 years advocating on behalf of victims of violent crimes and those with disabilities. She then entered into the corporate world for 3 years before feeling the pull back into social services. Jamie oversees our Volunteer Peer Support Program, new client intakes and various administrative tasks as needed. jdureno@illinoislap.org

Shelley Sandoval, JD
Director of Development

Shelley Sandoval joined the LAP staff in 2017. Shelley’s work prior to joining the legal industry focused on business development, and operations strategy. Emerging tech and public interest work remains the cornerstone of her marketing and communications background. She earned her JD from Northern Illinois University, and dual degrees in Communication Sciences and Rhetorical studies, and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ssandoval@illinoislap.org 

Joe Scally, MA, JD
Clinical Case Manager

Joe Scally is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.A. from the Program of Liberal Studies.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois Law School and an M.A. in clinical psychology from DePaul University.  He completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, UIC.  Joe also did postgraduate study at the Family Systems Program, Institute for Juvenile Research, UIC. As a lawyer, Joe has practiced in Illinois for many years, most recently for the past eight years at The Child and Family Law Center.

 

As a clinician, Joe has been on staff at the DePaul Community Mental Health Center, the Parenting Assessment Team at UIC, the ASSETS clinic at University of Chicago Hospital, and St. Raymond’s Psychological Services.  Joe served as clinical co-director of the Clinical Evaluation and Services Initiative (CESI), a joint project of Northwestern University Law School and the U. of Chicago Hospital. CESI was based in the Juvenile Court of Cook County at the invitation of the Chief Judge with funding by the MacArthur Foundation. The multi-year project examined how mental health information was obtained and utilized in the court and made suggestions for reform.   Joe has taught graduate courses in Mental Health Law, Ethics, and Assessment at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. jscally@illinoislap.org

Lisa Hayasaki, MSW, LCSW
Champaign Clinical Consultant

Lisa’s experience includes work overseas in international schools, as a substance abuse counselor for U.S. military families, and treatment for chronically mentally ill adults. In Central Illinois Lisa held positions in child welfare as a therapist/supervisor in a foster care program. She has had a private practice in the Champaign community for over ten years. Lisa welcomes clients of all ages and of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Lisa specializes in anxiety and mood disorders, including OCD, panic, Bipolar disorder and PTSD. She provides counselling for many other concerns: ADHD, grief/ loss, post-partum, relationships, parenting, divorce, work and school stress. Lisa is skilled in short-term, solution focused counseling, CBT, play therapy for children, and marriage and family counseling. She pays close attention to her client’s collective life experiences and uses a treatment approach to best fit individual needs. Lisa earned her Master of Social Work from University of Illinois and a bachelor of Psychology from Eastern IL University.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.

Dr. Olivia Grant
Quad City Clinical Consultant

Dr. Grant is very interested in working with clients from all walks of life and utilizing psychodynamic therapy models, along with, evidence-based treatments to help clients understand and improve their current symptomology. This is critical in helping clients develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to grow and move forward in their lives. Dr. Grant really enjoys working individually with clients and conducting psychological assessments, as well as helping clients’ process and understand issues of identity, race/culture, trauma/abuse, grief/loss, PTSD, childhood trauma and/or abuse, silent grief and loss-Miscarriage/Stillborn/Infant Loss, personality disorders, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders and symptoms of Depression and Anxiety.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.

Dr. Collin Lodico
Quad City Clinical Consultant

Dr. Lodico is the owner of Family Counseling & Psychology Center, P.C. Dr. Lodico uses many cognitive therapy techniques, but works with each client to formulate treatment goals and an individualized treatment plan. He has extensive experience in working with a wide range of problems and issues including but not limited to: anger management, anxiety disorders, ADHD, childhood behavioral problems, depression, bipolar disorders, stress management, marital counseling, adolescent behavioral problems, panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, domestic violence, addictions, learning disabilities, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, and general life adjustment issues.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.

Faye Freeman-Smith
Mid-State Clinical Consultant

Faye Freeman-Smith joined the LAP Staff in July 2017 as the Mid-State Clinical Associate. She is a Clinical Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Trainer, and is certified nationally as a Distance Counselor and Approved Clinical supervisor. She received her Masters at Northern Illinois University and has served in the mental health field 20 + years. Faye also serves as the Director of Student Counseling for Heartland Community college and founded the college’s Counseling Services. She is an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of Illinois Department of Educational Psychology. Faye has worked as a clinician in substance abuse and mental health counseling fields. She specializes in Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders and Addictions (both Behavioral and Process). Her Treatment Approaches include Cognitive Therapy, Motivational interviewing and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.

Tori Kaase (Cullen), LCSW
Metro-East Clinical Consultant

Tori brings over twenty years experience working with individuals and families. Tori strongly believes that her role is to provide a safe and warm environment to allow individual growth and healing. Tori has experience working with a variety of issues but has a particular interest in autism spectrum disorders; eating disorders; addictions; depression; anxiety; parenting; stress management; grief; and self-esteem building.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.

Lisa Russow (Vargocik), LCSW
Metro-East Clinical Consultant

Lisa is a well-rounded counselor who sees adults, teenagers, and children. She respects that every client begins counseling with a different perspective and starting point, focusing on truly hearing out each client’s individual story and beginning where they are at that moment. She is skilled with a range of presenting problems including abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm and trauma.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.

Cara Cassidy, LSCW
Metro-East Clinical Consultant

Cara has a strong background in providing outpatient therapy.  She is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy and is solution-focused in her work.  Cara focuses on strengths in the individuals she meets with to leverage the issues they are facing.  She works with both adolescents and adults and provides both individual and couples counseling.

Please contact LAP directly to obtain a referral, 312-726-6607.