If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

We offer a variety of class series and toolkits inspired by evidence-based therapeutic techniques, empowering individuals with knowledge and insight to enhance their lives.

Our Team

Founder, Mental Health Therapist & Educator

Marissa Raglin, MA, LPC, NBCC

Marissa's academic and professional journey has been marked by a deep commitment to the field of psychology and counseling. While completing her BA in Psychology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Ecuador and India which furthered her understanding of culture, perspective, and intentionality. Marissa's dedication led her to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in adolescent treatment from Northwestern University in Evanston. Publishing an article on Technology Assisted Counseling and presenting her research at the Internaltional Association of Marriage & Family Counselors, Marissa is dedicated towards providing access and innovation. Throughout her career, she has provided counseling services in the Chicagoland area, working with individuals of all ages, from children to adults, facing a wide range of conditions and disorders. She is grateful to walk alongside her clients, providing a safe space to process challenges and offer insight to fuel next steps.

Marissa is currently focused on offering mental health education to all, her weekly class series are offered to middle school and adult clients who face various challenges. She firmly believes in the transformative power of psychoeducation, recognizing that by providing individuals with valuable insights and information, it can empower them to navigate life more effectively. Additionally, Marissa serves as the lead creator behind all Simplifying Therapy toolkits, which are designed to offer individuals practical resources and guidance for improving their mental health and well-being. Her dedication to education and resource development underscores her commitment to helping others live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Public Relations Officer & Color Code Personality Educator

Tena Raglin, MA

Tena’s teaching journey began in the San Joaquin Valley in California and continued in the greater Chicagoland area, including the renowned Chicago Public Schools system. With a Master of the Arts in Early Childhood Education from Governors State University, she has dedicated her life to education and has worked with students of all age groups, ranging from infants to college-level. Throughout her career, Tena has seemlessly integrated the use of Color Code Personality Science to understand indivudal motive and use one's strengths to achieve goals.

Tena currently serves as our Public Relations Officer, where she plays a pivotal role in managing public outreach and communication with clients and community members. She is dedicated to advocating for our organization's values, ensuring that our messaging is both clear and impactful. In addition to her PR responsibilities, Tena also serves as a ColorCode Personality Educator, conducting weekly workshops for adults and companies. Her belief in the importance of the Color Code theory extends to both educators and students, as it provides deep insights into the dynamics of relationships and the underlying factors that influence human interactions. Tena's commitment to enhancing understanding and communication through the Color Code theory is a valuable asset to our organization and our clients.

Intern, Communications Coordinator

Katherine Smail

Katherine's educational background in Human Development and Family Sciences, with a specialization in Family Social Services, clearly demonstrates her dedication to assisting individuals and families. Her commitment to broadening her knowledge in the field, particularly in the context of supporting children and families within a clinical setting, is indeed commendable. In addition to her academic pursuits, Katherine brings valuable real-world experience as an undergraduate research assistant and her role as an after-school counselor in an elementary school. These experiences have equipped her with insights and skills for working effectively with youth. 

As an intern, Katherine's current focus on understanding internal family systems and challenges, as well as working directly with families, which exemplifies her commitment to making a positive impact in her community. Her aspirations and dedication align seamlessly with our mission at Simplifying Therapy, and we have full confidence that her passion and expertise will be significant assets in achieving our organization's goals. 

Contact Information

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221 E Chicago Street, Suite 104, Elgin, IL 60120

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 9 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 2 pm
Weekend: Closed or by appointment
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