New Dawn Wellness Group provides specialized care and support for women and their families coping with and improving reproductive and perinatal health.
We understand the high stress of starting a family, pregnancy and postpartum. We want you to be aware of the bio-psycho-social factors. We know that mood and anxiety can shift to levels you have never experienced. It can be frightening to feel out of control at a time when you wish to be in total control. A support sytem may exist around you, we will guide you to best utilize your supports. We are here to provide a place for you and your partner to turn.
Collaboration of care with OBGYNs, high risk OBs, reproductive endocronologists, midwives, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, support groups, postpartum depression specialists, doulas, hospital staff and pastoral care.
KATHRYN D. GARDNER, MA, LCPC
I love what I do and how many people I have seen get stronger through counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been providing quality care to adults in Individual and Couples Therapy since 2001. I have searched out and completed specialty training in women's health, including Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, reproductive health, pregnancy, fertility, menopause, grief and loss.
I work with women, their partner and loved ones to gain a better understanding of the situation and new ways to cope. My therapy style includes listening to the struggles, giving education and setting a plan for progress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Family Systems and Psychodynamic therapy. I have a sensitivity to various concerns and dedication to working with each patient to feel hope again.
I am a Co-Founder of New Dawn Wellness Group. In 2014, after years of being in private practice, I saw a need for a place for women to receive specialty counseling. I have years of training and have helped hundreds of women struggling with becoming pregnant, during their pregnancy, coping with the loss of the pregnancy or infant, and managing the high resonsibility of a newborn and oneself postpartum. It is important to me that moms have the best support to enable them to do the hardest job!
In 2017, I became the Group Leader of Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss support group at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, IL. The group is free and runs the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30am-12noon, no registration is required.
In 2018, I became the Co-Chair of the Postpartum Support International Illinois Chapter. After years of collaborating with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder clinicians around Illinois, I am happy to lead the state in unifying services and resources to all women. I have been a member and involved with Postpartum Support International since 2010.
Memberships: Illinois Counseling Association, Postpartum Support International, Postpartum Depression Alliance of Illinois and International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy
Completed the Postpartum Support International Certification of Completion course on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in 2010.
About: I live with my husband and 2 children. My favorite things to do are baking, reading, spending time with family and traveling.
HILLARY PILOTTO, MA, LCPC
In 2017, I completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion Course in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders to help better serve the women and moms in our community. In 2018, I joined the PSI-IL chapter board and serve as the Treasurer. I'm excited to be a part of this organization to help the women of IL receive the support and care they need while on their motherhood journey.
About: I'm a married mom of 2 young kids and when I'm not working with my clients, I spend time connecting with my family. When I have a time to myself, you can find me practicing self-care by enjoying my local spa, listening to a favorite podcast, or bingeing on a Netflix show (if you have any recommendations I am all ears).