Our Therapists

Dr. Maloy-MatuzikDr. Maloy-Matuzik is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in South Barrington. 

Dr. Maloy-Matuzik attended undergraduate at Saint Xavier University and graduated, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Psychology and Clinical Counseling in 2002. She then entered the doctoral program at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and graduated as a Doctor of Psychology in 2009 with a specialty in Addiction and Recovery.

While attending the Adler School, Dr. Maloy-Matuzik was able to engage in research with fellow students and her professor utilizing neuropsychological testing to address learning and behavioral disorders.  This research was presented at several professional conferences. Dr. Maloy-Matuzik completed internships in community mental health, Forensic Psychology and Addiction while simultaneously working as a Police Crisis Worker in the Near West Suburbs of Chicago. In the role of Police Crisis Worker, Dr. Maloy-Matuzik engaged in brief counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, critical incident debriefings, and the development of alliances with several community resources to better serve the surrounding communities.

Shortly after graduating from her doctoral program, Dr. Maloy-Matuzik became employed by Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital at the Center for Addiction Medicine, outpatient program, as a therapist.  Dr. Maloy-Matuzik helped to develop program curriculum and was an ongoing presenter in their Family Night education program.  Dr. Maloy-Matuzik remained in this role for just under 5 years before transitioning into private practice.  She has recently returned as an allied staff member who provides therapy consults for inpatient clients with a variety of mental health concerns.

Dr. Maloy-Matuzik currently has 13 years of experience and, through her various career pursuits, has adopted a client-centered approach to therapy. Dr. Maloy-Matuzik truly believes in developing a strong rapport with each client in order to facilitate the development and utilization of practical, pro-active treatment goals. Dr. Maloy-Matuzik aims to help each person find creative options to lead them towards confidence, peace and fulfillment.

Dr. Maloy-Matuzik works with an adult population to address any of the following issues: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and Recovery, Mood Disorders, Marriage and Pre-Marriage Counseling, Prenatal and Postpartum concerns, Professional Growth and Communication, Life Adjustment Issues, Grief and Bereavement and Retirement Coaching.

Dr. Maloy-Matuzik does not have free time, as she’s often chasing two young daughters; however, she truly enjoys traveling, documentaries, and cooking. 

Elisabeth Eyer

Elisabeth is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy

Elisabeth Eyer attended undergraduate at Arizona State University with B.A. in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy in 2006. She then went on to pursue her graduate degree at Aurora University with a Master’s degree in Social Work specializing in Addiction. 

Elisabeth has devoted many years in a multitude of areas within the field. Before pursuing her graduate degree, Elisabeth was a counselor and supervisor for Maryville academy (specializing in duel diagnosed adolescents). While attending Aurora University, Elisabeth was able to complete internships in community mental health, addiction and engage in research and advocacy through a Community HIV/AIDS clinic.  During her graduate work, Elisabeth also was employed by Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and worked inpatient specializing in eating disorders and self-injury for adults and adolescents.

After completing her graduate degree, Elisabeth moved to Austin, TX to work with the probate court and got her guardianship certification.  Elisabeth spent two years working as a social worker, advocating for vulnerable and diverse populations.

In 2015, Elisabeth returned to Illinois and was once again employed at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital as a Senior Clinician for adults, specializing in depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Elisabeth helped train clinicians on therapeutic modalities, crisis intervention and group therapy.

With 11 years of experience, Elisabeth believes that rapport and respect are paramount to a therapeutic relationship. She values a collaborative approach in developing client centered treatment goals. Elisabeth’s objective is to help empower each person to take steps to become the best version of themselves. 

Elisabeth works with adult and adolescent populations to address any of the following issues: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Divorce/Family Conflict, Relationship Counseling, Infertility, Life Adjustment Issues and Grief/Bereavement.

When Elisabeth is not working, she enjoys baking, hanging out with family/friends, listening to podcasts and tries to get to yoga when she can.

Samantha Horton

Samantha Horton is a therapist specializing in individual, family and substance use disorder therapy.

Samantha attended undergraduate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 2011. She then entered a vocational certificate program at Elgin Community College and completed the Human Services Certification for Substance Abuse Counseling in 2013. In 2014 Samantha began her graduate studies at DePaul University and graduated with a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018.

While attending Elgin Community College and DePaul University, Samantha completed internships at two half-way houses, a residential treatment program for substance use disorders, and a county health department. While pursuing her graduate degree, Samantha worked in various treatment settings, including residential, inpatient, and community mental health.Throughout her career, she has engaged in brief counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, case management, individual and family therapy and has developed relationships within the community to utilize for her clients.

Shortly before graduating from her graduate program, Samantha became employed by Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital on the inpatient unit for Center for Addiction Medicine as a behavioral health counselor. She was responsible for milieu management, group therapy and brief counseling for patients going through detoxification of alcohol, opiates and benzodiazepines. After graduating from DePaul University, Samantha was hired as a counselor for Child and Adolescent Services at Lake County Health Department. It was here that she became more experienced in trauma-informed care and crisis assessment and intervention.

With 11 years of experience, Samantha has adopted a client-centered approach to therapy. Utilizing an eclectic array of therapeutic techniques, she has the belief that meeting a client where they are in their journey is an important aspect of the therapeutic relationship. She believes collaborating and having an individual approach with each client can help foster self-awareness and overcome barriers preventing personal growth.

Samantha works with adolescents and adults to address any of the following issues: Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, Mood Disorders, Professional Growth and Communication, Life Adjustment Issues, and Grief and Bereavement.

Outside of work, Samantha enjoys cooking, baking, and watching cooking competitions and true crime shows on television.

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