Brendan Murney, Masters Level Intern

Brendan Murney received his BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University Chicago. Brendan hopes to highlight individual strengths and offer clients different perspectives and more adaptive coping practices.  

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”- Viktor Frankl 




 Brendan is available for new clients in person and through telehealth on Mondays and Fridays. 

Melaya Thomas, Masters Level Intern

Melaya Thomas is a clinical mental health counseling master’s student at Adler University. In addition to being a full-time graduate student and intern,  she is a wife, mom of four, and a substitute teacher at a high school. While being a full-time CFO (Chief Family Operator), she  returned to school at Ashford University (online) to complete her Bachelor of Psychology degree in 2020, and at once began to pursue a master’s degree.


Melaya has a passion for working with teens and young adults, offering them support while they figure out who they truly are and transition into adulthood. As she moves through the last phase of her training, she looks forward to honing her skills and perfecting her craft.


“I embrace mistakes. They make you who you are.” – Beyoncé Knowles




Melaya is available for telehealth and in person sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays.