Reclaim Counseling & Consulting

About Us

About-us

ABOUT US

Get the right care from the people who care

Meet our passionate clinical professionals, Emily and Colleen, who bring a combined three decades of experience. Having worked across all levels of behavioral healthcare in both clinical and senior leadership roles, they lead a team of skilled clinicians at Reclaim.

At Reclaim, we understand that life’s challenges come in various forms. Our team specializes in supporting individuals and couples dealing with:

Years of Experience

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Meet theTeam

Colleen Kula Hopkins, LCPC

Co-founder and Psychotherapist

Colleen is an accomplished Licensed Clinical Therapist, holding a Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She also graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
Beginning her journey at the Child Development Lab in Champaign, Illinois, Colleen’s path led to a leading residential behavioral health treatment center in the US. Over a decade, she assumed diverse roles, including CEO, prioritizing evidence-based treatment and specialized care for critical moments. Her extensive experience nationwide enriches her practice.
 
Active in professional associations like IAEDP and ANAD, Colleen also serves on NAMI Chicago’s board. She’s a fervent advocate for innovative, effective treatment, understanding the depth of mental illness. Her achievements span prior CEO roles, consulting, and adeptly fostering growth across 11 years.
 
Colleen, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, excels in addressing eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. Her goal-oriented approach reflects her passion for unlocking human potential.

Emily Derkin, LCPC

Co-founder and Psychotherapist

Emily is a seasoned Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Eastern University (2009) and a dual Bachelor’s in Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation from Houghton College. 
 

Emily provides compassionate, integrative, and person-focused counseling to help individuals work through challenging issues, gain clarity, and foster personal growth and change. She believes that everyone has the inner resources to lead fulfilling lives, and her aim is to assist people in accessing their strengths, gifts, and talents. Regardless of the specific issue, each person is unique and deserves the opportunity to explore their identity and aspirations. 


Emily’s training and experience has largely revolved around treating co-occurring eating disorders, addictive disorders, trauma, and mood disorders. She has learned that addressing immediate problems often leads to the revelation of underlying issues. It is essential to explore and address all aspects in order to achieve true healing. 

 

Seeking therapy is a significant step towards initiating positive change, and Emily aims to honor that commitment. Whether you have previous experience with therapy and treatment or are considering it for the first time, she strives to create a comfortable and open environment for you.

Alex Spooner, LPC

Psychotherapist

Alex believes that therapy is a collaborative space between clinician and client, in which everyone requires a different treatment and approach. She works hard to offer a space where clients can feel safe and supported through their exploration of self. With transparency, humor, and acceptance, she supports clients toward healing and empowerment. She is passionate about redefining sex and intimacy, acknowledging systems that cause harm, and helping clients to reconnect with self.

She practices from a person-centered and relational approach, applying an anti-oppressive, attachment, and trauma-informed lens. Her primary focus areas are sex and intimacy, relationships, trauma, anxiety, and identity. She specializes working with adults, elders, couples, and those who hold marginalized identities. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in Counseling Practice from Roosevelt University here in Chicago. She brings experience from the community mental health sector, where she provided therapy and crisis intervention services for adults, couples, groups, and elders.

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In-network with United Healthcare and BlueCross BlueShield