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Gilead Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
132 E. 79th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619
About Gilead Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Gilead Behavioral Health, Inc. was created to provide culturally sensitive, clinically sound services to meet the mental health needs of Chicago communities. We seek to provide a place of Hope and Healing. Our staff is highly skilled and credentialed. To read more about our staff please see below:
About Dr. Karen Douglass, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Illinois and Indiana, Dr. Karen Douglass has more than 25 years of experience in mental health and child welfare. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and her background includes casework services, clinical work and administrative and fiscal oversight. Dr. Douglas has been an integral part in providing ministry support, training, counseling services and curriculum development at the Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago, Illinois.

While working at Catholic Charities, Dr. Douglass started a day care center at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. During her tenure at the City of Chicago Department of Public Health, she developed the first child and adolescent program at Chatham Avalon Mental Health Center.

Dr. Douglass has served as keynote speaker at Chicago Public Schools events on behalf of the City of Chicago, Department of Public Health Community Clinics. She currently serves as Project Director of a Federally funded grant that provides mental health services to low income families in the Chicago Public Schools.

Dr. Douglass is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, and a Board Member of the Community of African American Mental Health Professionals (CAAMHP).

About Yvette Davis, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Yvette Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of post-graduate experience. She received her M.A. in counseling from the University of Chicago. Yvette has worked in the human services field since 1988 in various roles including direct clinical work, management, and administration. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
About Penny Ervin Caldwell, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.
Penny Caldwell has been in the social service field since 1976. Working within the clinical psychiatric arena with individuals, couples, families and groups. She holds an Masters of Social Work, (1989) from Aurora University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois (2007), Certified Facilitator for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) (1988), Certified Facilitator for Equipping Ministries International (1990) and a member of National Association of Social Workers.
About Shanquinnell Bullock, M.A, L.C.P.C.
Shanquinnell Bullock has been in the field of social services for the past 13 years in various treatment settings, which include school-based, outpatient and inpatient settings. Shanquinnell specializes in working with children/adolescents and families, as well as adults with treatment issues such as depression, anxiety, women's issues, anger/stress management, and phase of life/life transition. Shanquinnell obtained her Bachelor in Human Services and Psychology and Master in Human Services Counseling from National-Louis University. Shanquinnell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Shanquinnell is a current member of the Illinois Counselor Association and Illinois Mental Health Counselor Association.
About Ericka A. Rouse, M.A.
Ericka Rouse is a graduate from Roosevelt University. Ms. Rouse has worked with children and families for over 10 years. She has been a therapist, program supervisor and consultant for children and families involved DCFS and private social service sector. Ericka is license eligible.
About Nicey Webb, M.A.
Nicey Webb is a recent graduate of National-Louis University with a Master's degree in Counseling. Ms. Webb has been employed in the field of social services for over 17 years. Her internship at Gilead Behavioral Health, Inc. has provided the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals in an economically diverse setting.
About Mia Ferdinand, B.S.
Mia Ferdinand currently works as a clinical associate for Gilead Behavioral Health Inc. She spent the past 15 years dedicated to providing training, counseling and parent coaching services to adults and children. Mia received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Governors State University. She worked for various agencies such as Chicago Public Schools, The Woodlawn Organization, Abraham Lincoln Centre and other religious organizations.
About Vivian Moore, M.A., L.C.P.C.
Vivian Moore is a licensed clinical professional counselor who prides herself on being able to work with a wide range of people and their situations. She received her Master's degree in Counseling at Chicago State University, where she has been successful helping children, teens, adults, and families to relieve the pain and conflict in their lives and move towards a happy and healthier life. Her approach is generally eclectic; however, her treatment style is to work with a team. She believes a collaborative effort where needs are determined, options are explored and a plan is put into place is the best way to assist with meeting life goals.
About Yvonne Selvie-Gogins
Yvonne Selvie-Gogins has been in the field of Social services for 12 years, in various capacities. She has a passion and willingness to serve those in need. Yvonne has worked in mental health(in-patient), group homes, independent living, foster care, shelter services (counseling), and has specialized training with S.A.C.Y. (sexually aggressive children and youth). She has clearly been able to adapt and embrace the Gilead Agency philosophy. Yvonne has attended the American Academy of Art, is a graduate of Chicago State University. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Counseling at Governor's State University.