Our Practitioners

Labyrinth’s Psychotherapists

  • Suzanne Peroutka, M.S., LCPC, ATR-BC, SEP

    Peroutka is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. She is also an EMDR Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She works with children, adolescents, and adults.

    Peroutka uses Art Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Hypnosis, HMR (Holographic Memory Resolution), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Play Therapy and Vibrational Sound Therapy to treat a wide range of issues such as trauma, anxiety, overwhelm, eating disorders, self-injury, abuse and depression. She assures clients that Art Therapy requires no experience in the “arts” only a willingness to explore the creativity within.

    Peroutka offers a monthly Somatic Experiencing Consultation Group for SE Therapists (see Consultation for more information.) She is also a provider for SE personal and individual consultation sessions, at all levels, for SE Therapists pursuing their SEP.

  • Dr. Paula Jo (PJ) Hruby, Ed.D., LCPC, SEP

    Dr. P. J. Hruby is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She earned her doctorate in transpersonal psychology, which considers the whole person: mind-body- spirit. Her therapeutic background includes individual, relational, group and family counseling. In all of her sessions, Dr. Hruby uses alternative or experiential methods of therapy, which help accelerate change and often reduce time in counseling. Dr. Hruby is a Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant in EMDR and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

    Dr. Hruby believes that each individual is unique and has an innate drive to develop to her/his fullest potential. Her therapeutic approach is client-centered and focuses on insight-oriented therapies including transpersonal forms of therapy, particularly Jungian Psychology and Psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis is a process of personal and spiritual growth that combines Western psychology and Eastern disciplines.

    Dr. Hruby integrates many techniques and therapeutic methods into her work with clients. These include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Somatic Experiencing, Guided Imagery, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Dream Work, Expressive Therapies, Hypnosis, TWR/WHEE (Transformative Wholistic Reintegration), HMR (Holographic Memory Resolution), Voice Dialogue, Dream Work and SoulCollage® in promoting growth and healing and to address relational issues, family problems, trauma, abuse, depression, disordered eating, overwhelm and grief.

    As a trauma and anxiety specialist, Dr. Hruby helps individuals who have had intense experiences (sad, mad, bad, and scary) that keep popping up or in some way interfering with their lives. Past experiences can drain energy and prevent happiness. Her expertise is in resolving these events/memories/feelings by aiding the mind and body in integrating or digesting them. Her goal is always to help clients feel more centered, in control, and moving forward in their lives.

    Dr. Hruby offers two monthly EMDR Consultation Groups for EMDR Therapists (see Consultation for more information). She is also a provider for SE personal sessions (Beginning & Intermediate Years) for SE Therapists pursuing their SEP.

  • Dianne Samp, M.S., LCPC, ATR, SEP, RYT

    Dianne Samp is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Registered Art Therapist, Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist, a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner and a Registered Yoga teacher. She is also a Personal Session Provider for Beginning and Intermediate Level SE Students. Samp received her Masters Degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in both Counseling and Art Therapy.

    Samp specializes in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and the overwhelm of trauma. She has much experience working with women who are survivors of domestic abuse helping them navigate back to their inner strength and wisdom. Samp also works with women in transition facing the quandary of what to do next in their lives. Using her therapeutic skills and life experiences, Samp works alongside adults of all ages as they encounter the various challenges life presents helping to bring back to them the excitement of possibility. She also helps troubled teens master the challenges they face daily and gain the skills necessary to achieve personal success. Adolescents learn, from working with Samp, how to maneuver through the minefield of their ever-changing emotions.

    Samp uses a combination of therapeutic methods including Art Therapy, Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Yoga and Somatic Experiencing (SE). These therapeutic methods and practices can work together to help you travel through what is overwhelming to a place in which you are able to experience the spaciousness, grace and joy of life.

  • Dr. Valerie Maty, DAT, ATR-BC, LCPC, SEP, CADC

    Dr. Valerie Maty journeys with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a Board Certified /Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC). She earned her Doctorate of Art Therapy Degree at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Masters Degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois, specializing in Counseling and Art Therapy, as well as Addictions Counseling. Dr. Maty utilizes many therapeutic approaches including: Art Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Sand tray Therapy, Relaxation and Solution-oriented techniques to promote healing and growth. Dr. Maty incorporates the Twelve Steps and Relapse Prevention Planning to assist individuals who are exploring recovery.

    Dr. Maty believes in compassionately and creatively encouraging and supporting you on your unique journey, while providing a safe context of hope where you can discover your authentic strengths and illuminate your inner light as you move towards wellness in your life. Dr. Maty has many years of experience walking alongside children, adolescents, adults and families journeying with them in the therapeutic process. Dr. Maty assists with exploring parenting concerns, parent/child relationships, adolescent transitions, overwhelm due to divorce/life transitions, medical trauma, anxiety due to ongoing medical procedures/treatment, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family of origin issues, PTSD, self-esteem, stress, school anxiety, and substance use.

    She welcomes the opportunity to meet you and join you on your unique “journey” towards wellness.

  • Joseph Glim, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

    Joseph Glim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Glim enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families using a collaborative approach to foster a therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive environment. You will find him to be passionate about his work, non-judgmental towards your challenges and confident in your ability to heal and overcome those challenges.

    During therapy sessions, Glim utilizes both traditional psychotherapy and experiential therapies that include: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Sand Tray therapy, and the use of Play and Art in therapy sessions. Glim’s areas of specialty include: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, managing stress and overwhelm, chronic pain, interpersonal/communication challenges, parenting concerns and behavioral issues with children at home and/or school.

    Using a holistic approach, Glim’s goal is to help clients enjoy life more fully in the present and to experience healthy/fulfilling relationships by finding balance in Mind, Body and Spirit.

  • Emily J. Fitz, M.S.W., LCSW

    Emily J. Fitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a passion for working with overwhelm as it manifests through anxiety, depression, self-injury, suicidality, disordered eating, and school refusal. She utilizes her training in Somatic Experiencing, Jungian Psychology, and small group dynamics to empower adolescents and adults to create and lead their ideal lives.

    Emily enjoys teenagers’ spunk and depth of feeling and works with them to heal, uncover their gifts, and develop morals and values. She inspires teens to fully participate in life and seek meaning and fulfillment.

    Emily understands the struggle to transition from adolescence to young adulthood and guides older teens and early twenties to functioning independently. She helps them navigate obtaining their own housing, maintain jobs or finish school, and begin their adult lives. She assists them in exploring how they wish to share their unique gifts with the world.

    Emily deeply appreciates adults’ dedication to seeking wholeness, peace, and joy in the midst of financial responsibilities, parenting struggles, and loss. Through compassion, humor, and providing a sense of stability, she helps clients discover or return to their authentic selves.

    Emily has deep trust in every client’s propensity toward health and aliveness. She believes that in our wounds lies our greatest potential for fulfillment and deep connection with self, others, and the world around us.

    “I am not what has happened to me; I am what I choose to become.” -C. G. Jung

  • Eppo

    Eppo enjoys spending time at Labyrinth Counseling & Consulting Center. Whether working with clients in Suzanne Peroutka’s office or greeting clients in the reception area, she loves to be with people.

    Eppo is a 9 year-old, European Labrador Retriever. She’s a service dog with a gentle nature and calm personality. Her specialities are napping and using her skills to assist clients with PTSD.

  • Journey, AKC CGC

    Journey is a people dog. She enjoys rolling over for belly rubs while enhancing peoples’ joy and softening their sadness. She is a 40-pound German Shorthaired Pointer and Blue Heeler American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. She is delighted to call Labyrinth Counseling & Consulting Center her home away from home.

Labyrinth’s Behavior Analysts

  • Brian Alhorn, M.A., BCBA

    Brian Alhorn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Brian has been in the Applied Behavior Analysis field since 2006. Brian has experience working with both children and adults. He has extensive experience working with dually diagnosed adults ages 21 to the elderly. He has worked with these individuals in day programs and Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes. He also has experience working with children and adolescents, ages 4 to 20, in their home and school environments.

    Brian currently works with dually diagnosed adults in their day programs and CILA homes. He also works with children in residential and school settings. While working with both of these demographics, he develops, implements, and maintains programming focused on improving adaptive skills (communication, daily living activities, social skills, academics, etc.) as well as decreasing maladaptive behaviors (self-injurious behavior, physical aggression, verbal aggression and other maladaptive behaviors).

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