Contact Us

Oakton's counselors are generalists prepared to help with a variety of problems and circumstances. To make an appointment with a counselor for either campus, call 847.635.1744 or stop by the Student Affairs Office (Room 2270, Des Plaines campus).

  • Melanie Battestoni, M.A. (Des Plaines and Skokie)
    Clinical interests: eating disorders, LGBTQA+ students, and group therapy
  • John D’Anca, Ed.D., Psy.D. (Des Plaines)
    Clinical interests: anxiety, mood disorders, acute trauma, and post traumatic stress disorders
  • Michelle D. James, Ph.D. (Skokie)
    Clinical interests: depression, women of color concerns, and relationship issues
  • Paul Johnson, M.S.Ed. (Des Plaines)
    Clinical interests: relationship issues, anxiety-related issues, and men's psychology
  • Mark Kiel, Psy.D. (Des Plaines)
    Clinical interests: identity issues, group dynamics, and eating disorders
  • Rebecca Nino, M.A. (Des Plaines)
    Clinical interests: women's issues, trauma, and wellness programming
  • Jan Thompson-Wilda, M.S.Ed (Skokie)
    Clinical interests: grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, and adjustment issues
  • Josette Wolthusen, Psy.D. (Des Plaines)
    Clinical interests: women's issues, family conflict, GLBTQ students

Note: At this time, Oakton Counseling Services does not offer practicum, externship, or internship training opportunities for mental health students.