Ken Phillips, M.D., Psychiatrist, Medical Director
Ken is the founder and medical director of Alliance Clinical Associates. He has been in practice in Wheaton for over 25 years. In addition to his practice with Alliance, Ken is involved in a number of hospital programs including a crisis stabilization program and partial hospital programs for adolescents and adults at Central DuPage Hospital. A member of both the American Psychiatric Association and the Christian Medical Society, Ken is deeply concerned about the integration of psychology and Christian faith. He has special interest in working with depression, anxiety disorders, adolescent and family problems, and recovery from childhood sexual abuse.
"Most of my patients would much rather have a physical problem, like a broken leg, than an emotional one where they look fine on the outside but suffer great pain on the inside. I’m an optimistic doctor who loves to help depressed people feel better."
Ken completed his undergraduate education at Northwestern University, and went on to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Following a period of foreign medical service in India, he undertook internship and specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Ken enjoys wakeboarding, golf, and playing the piano and keyboards in a church worship band.
Dr. Phillips can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 450.
Breanne Briskey, M.D., Psychiatrist
Dr. Briskey completed her undergraduate education at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. She went on to complete her medical degree at Rush Medical College, followed by a residency in Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and Illinois Psychiatric Society and is a board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Briskey has had extensive training in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Dr. Briskey utilizes both cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic/insight-oriented psychotherapy. She values the ability to integrate both medications and psychotherapy in order to provide the most comprehensive, effective care for her patients.
Dr. Briskey treats both adolescents and adults with a wide range of difficulties, including Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic attacks, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other struggles related to trauma, grief, loss, and spirituality.
"Peace can be the most elusive state. It is the inner calm that comes from acceptance, the moment when thoughts of future and past vanish, and there is only now. Sometimes peace comes from surrender, when you stop trying to impose your will and begin to appreciate what is given you. Because in doing so you may find the greatest gifts of all- confidence, serenity, and peace".
It is this inner peace, calm, and acceptance that Dr. Briskey aims to help all patients achieve.
Personal interests and activities of Dr. Briskey’s include foreign travel, serving as a mentor for undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine, running and swimming. She also has a passion for animals and enjoys volunteering at the local animal rescue, as well as spending quality time with her own rescue companion animals.
Dr. Briskey can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 507.
Robert Marseilles, M.D., Psychiatrist
Dr. Marseilles is a graduate of Wheaton College, the University of California, the Davis School of Medicine, and the University of Iowa College of Law.
Although he originally trained in family medicine, he later followed his passion for understanding the complexity of the human mind and human behavior by re-training in psychiatry at the University of Chicago followed by a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Northwestern University.
His areas of clinical interest include addictions and professional impairment, mood and anxiety disorders (especially PTSD and OCD), the relationship between psychiatric disorders and medical conditions, and the role of spirituality and faith in healing and wholeness.
Dr. Marseilles has had training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation, and integrates these modalities in his treatment programs. In addition to the role psychotherapy and psychopharmacology may play in improving mental health, he believes “lifestyle” modifications are of central importance as well. Therefore, he is dedicated to encouraging individuals to examine the role, physical activity, diet, interpersonal relationships, and social connections play in improving their quality of life and daily functioning.
To complement his work as a clinician, Dr. Marseilles is also planning to teach on topics of professional interest such as the interface between medicine, law and ethics and the relationship between creativity and psychiatric disorders.
His personal interests and activities include writing fiction and non-fiction, fly fishing, chess, cross country skiing, hiking, and playing the blues on his guitar.
Dr. Marseilles can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 507.
Elliott Pae, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Elliott Pae completed his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his psychiatry residency at Lutheran General Hospital and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He served as chief fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.
He specializes in treating pediatric and adult depression, biopolar disorder, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, parent-child conflicts, disruptive behavior disorders, PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders.
Dr. Pae can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 450.
Migdalia Sotir, M.D., Psychiatrist
Dr. Sotir completed her undergraduate education at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. She went on to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Psychiatry. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
“Each of us has unique gifts that can empower our path to health.”
With that in mind, Dr. Sotir treats patients with a multiplicity of conditions. She utilizes a wide range of biological, psychotherapeutic and psychosocial treatments which are tailored to the specific needs of the patient. In doing this, she wants to be sensitive to various personal and family growth issues and wants you to feel welcomed to come to her office. She aids women in navigating different mental health issues throughout their reproductive life, and those dealing with the complexity of parenting a child with special needs. She has a special interest in those challenged with anxiety disorder (panic, OCD, social anxiety) and mood disorder (depression, bipolar disorder).
Dr. Sotir was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has lived most of her life in the States. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising and walking outdoors.
Dr Sotir can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 450.
Lyndon Villasenor, D.O., Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Lyndon Villasenor is a board-certified physician with specialties in both Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Midwestern University, and completed medical training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Villasenor adds to Alliance a practice style that recognizes patients as unique individuals, treating each with humble respect, duty and compassion. He fosters preventative and collaborative medicine, and practices with an intention to address his patients' biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, embracing both medicine and non-medicine therapies alike.
"My approach involves cultivating awareness of one's own values and gifts. I also enjoy promoting an active dialogue with my patients when tailoring individualized treatment plans, and what I hope unfolds are strategies that are multi-faceted, evidence-based, and meaningful."
Dr. Villasenor integrates both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in his practice. He specializes in ADHD, Adjustment issues, Anxiety disorders, Autism/Aspergers, Depression, Disruptive behavior, Eating disorders, Thought disorders. Tic disorders and various Parent-child/Family problems. Special interests include mindfulness practices and its application in healthcare.
Lyndon was born in Chicago and raised in the southwest suburbs. In his free time, he enjoys travel, sports, and playing the piano. Also, Dr. V enjoys volunteering throughout the community and staying active in his parish.
Dr. Villasenor can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 507.
Rick Wolff, M.D., Psychiatrist
Dr. Wolff graduated as the valedictorian of MNU prior to completing medical school at the University of Kansas. Subsequently, he left his home state and spent four years of residency training in southern California where he served as Chief Resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Since 1994, Dr. Wolff has served thousands of patients at Alliance Clinical Associates.
Dr. Wolff enjoys working with individuals from age 18 to 65 who have a wide range of challenges that include depression, anxiety, trauma, mood swings, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, fatigue and despair. His expertise involves understanding the whole person in all of their complexity; body, mind, soul, and spirit. Dr. Wolff is deeply aware that many of the distressing conditions that his patients experience require more profound interventions than simple medications. But when physiological and medical treatments are deemed appropriate, Dr. Wolff is highly experienced in discerning the most graceful and effective medication to prescribe. While he strives for simplicity, he also realizes that complex situations require comprehensive interventions.
Dr. Wolff can be reached at (630) 653-2300 ext. 450.
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