Our Staff

Brendan C. Bell, MA, LCPC

Brendan C. Bell, MA, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in private practice working with children, adolescents, and their families. With a background in sculpting, Brendan also enjoys counseling artists. Brendan runs a practice in Wheaton, IL and is also works at a second practice in Lake Zurich, IL.

Carissa Van Schooten, MA

Carissa is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with cross-cultural issues, trauma, and loss, as well as identity, emotional regulation, and relational issues. She values the opportunity to come alongside individuals and families and help them discover their strengths in their process of healing and growth.

Melody Cline, MA, CCTP

After working with children, teens, and parents, for over 20 years, Melody completed her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Wheaton College. She actively enjoys volunteer leadership, speaking in the community, and providing innovative strengths-focused therapy for children and families at Brendan Bell and Associates in Wheaton, IL.

Sharon Bryant, MA, LMFT, RPT

Sharon believes each person’s story is sacred and considers it a privilege to use her skills and training as an agent for healing and growth. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist, she has worked extensively with children, families, couples, and individuals. She enjoys using experiential activities to help with overcoming difficulties and developing resiliency.