Meet Our Team

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Ciara Ward
MSW, LCSW, CAMS-II

My name is Ciara Ward and I am the founder of Caring Conversations Center. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio with over 8 years of clinical experience. My services are offered to adults, specializing in difficulties related to: stress, coping with life’s changes, anxiety, trauma, identity, body image, self-esteem, career challenges, and LGBTQ+. I received my undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College majoring in Social Work, with an emphasis on Social Justice and Gerontology. Upon completion I continued my education at Dominican University, where I received my master's degree in Social Work. My counseling approach starts with compassion, providing a warm and intimate atmosphere. I use strength-based, insight-oriented, and collaborative techniques individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. The client is always welcomed to a supportive environment; feeling accepted and understood, while also challenged and inspired to take on new perspectives and daily practices. Sessions and treatment plans will be designed to meet your unique, specific needs. It takes courage to seek an unfamiliar alternative approach to life. If you are ready to take the first step, let’s take it together.

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La Juan Baines

LSW, MSW, M. ED

Therapy is a collaborative space to improve better outcomes by meeting individual where they are. I have diverse experience collaborating with individuals, families, children, and adolescents who experience behavioral and emotional concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, grief/loss, and trauma. My approach is client-centered allowing the client to work at their own pace, while using solution-based therapy, CBT and DBT which are successful treatment approaches. I also provide a safe space for individuals to be heard while reinforcing trust. I am here to provide all the support you need by listening to your needs and establishing goals. I have over 10 years of experience working in mental health with women, children, and adolescents. I have also worked as a QMHP, SASS/Crisis Therapist and in Case Management.

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Komora Morrison

CAMS-I, NACM

Welcome, My name is Komora Morrison owner of Meaningful Mediation LLC. I am a Certified Mediator of two years who also Specializes in Anger Management. I also offer life coaching sessions for individuals wanting to make a change in their life. Consulting with you over various reasons or said situations will result with understanding. Communication isn’t always so common to set forth in most cases so having a better set tone can enhance communication a deal. Here at Caring Conversation Center, we will sort through the barriers that causes you and said party the voice to clearly see through issues being brought forward.