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Dr. Katie Richards, MD

Dr. Richards graduated from Priztker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2014. In 2019, she completed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to become triple boarded in General Pediatric Medicine, Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She worked in a hospital setting for a few years before starting this clinic in 2022; the goal was always for her to return and serve the patients in her hometown of Oswego. 

After spending time working on an inpatient unit where she was only able to work with patients on a short-term basis, she is happy to be working in her own clinic, building long-term relationships with her patients and delivering more personalized care. Although child & adolescent work is her specialty, she does enjoy seeing patients across the lifespan and feels comfortable treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, psychosis and more in both adults and children. She also likes to put her general pediatric knowledge to use in her patients where the biologic and psychiatric symptoms overlap. 

She enjoys using some therapeutic techniques in session, or at least explaining what kind of therapy interventions they might expect from their outside therapist; she also does see a handful of patients for individual psychotherapy as well. She wishes she could do therapy with every patient because of how much she enjoys it, but her medication management skills are more needed because of the nationwide shortage of child psychiatrists. In her free time, Dr. Richards likes reading, painting, kickboxing, puzzles, going to concerts and relaxing with family and friends.

Nancy Atobrah, LCSW

Nancy is a licensed clinical social worker with six year of experience since obtaining her LCSW In 2017. Nancy is passionate about working with all populations, and is specifically experienced in working with clients who are experiecning severe depression and anxiety symptoms which may include suicidal thoughts or self harming urges. Nancy really enjoys working with adolescents and families, and will strongly encourage family sessions when able to develop better understanding of needs and improve communication in a family unit.

She is passionate about using a trauma informed perspective in her therapy, and working to obtain her CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional) Certificate by fall 2023. Nancy has clinical experience working in child welfare, inpatient psychiatric care and medical social work.

Nancy really values the importance of rapport and trust building in the therapeutic relationship and believes the beginning of this process starts by meeting the client where they are at. Nancy encourages all of her clients to reclaim their voice, and establishes a dual partnership with clients and families in developing goals for therapy.

Utilizeing the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interview and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model in her practice. Taking it step by step, Nancy strives to help you in your journey towards better health and well-being.

She also loves to incorporate art, music, and movement into her practice, as these are the things she loves and finds most helpful. In her free time, Nancy enjoys yoga, doing art with her Mom, staying active with her toddler, and having family picnics in the park