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Amy Luetke MSW, LCSW

Owner and Director of Hopeful Therapy

Amy has been both a therapist and a college professor over the past 25 years.  She has a passion for people and is dedicated to the work she does.  She has been blessed to witness powerful changes and healing in the lives of her clients.  Amy has a masters degree in clinical social work and specialized in families and children.  She is licensed as an LCSW in Illinois.  She is trained in EFT (emotionally focused therapy) for marriage counseling, EMDR Level 2, for trauma issues and in DBT and cognitive therapy for emotional regulation.  She has taught at the College of Lake County a variety of counseling and addictions classes.

Amy does life coaching as well. For more information about life coaching, please click here!

Rick Egbert MA, LCPC


Rick entered into vocational ministry in 2002 and served as a pastor at a local church for 15 years. He felt God's call to transition his ministry into full-time therapeutic healing and has been privileged to see God's life-changing transformation taking place in the lives of his clients. He received his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University and is a professional counselor in Illinois. Rick enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and those struggling with addictions. He has a special place in his heart for pastoral, adoptive, foster and blended families, as well as those raising children with special needs.

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George Xiong MA, LPC


George Xiong has extensive experience working with children, youth, and young adults. Before his career in mental health, George received his B.S. in Youth and Family Studies from University of Northwestern-St. Paul and served as a youth pastor in the church for several years. He completed his Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling with a dual degree in Theological Studies at Trinity International University. George is passionate about helping others (young and old) live healthy and abundant lives in a difficult and broken world, addressing concerns around anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, career counseling, and spiritual formation. George provides individual, family, marital, and group counseling that is rooted in Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory. George is a second-generation Hmong immigrant, and is confident in providing services in multi-cultural and diverse settings, including work with refugee and immigrant backgrounds.

Eileen Rancharan MA, LPC


Eileen Rancharan started her journey at Concordia University Chicago where she provided college admission counseling for five years. More recently she serves as a College Transitions Coach at the College of Lake County. She coaches youth and their families through the college transition process and offers career counseling. She is driven to help others achieve wellness and mental health through teaching positive coping skills and empowerment. Eileen completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Concordia University Chicago and has experience working with adolescents and young adults struggling with depression and/or anxiety; marital counseling; and grief counseling. She is trained in suicide assessment and intervention. She is grounded in cognitive behavioral techniques. She is fluent in Spanish and is very comfortable working in multi-cultural settings or with families with diverse backgrounds.

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Kim Lurvey MSW, LCSW


Kim received her Master in Social Work degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1987 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1993.  She also attended a year of law school as a Civitas Child Law fellow.  Over the years, she has worked in adoption, foster care, family preservation and mental health counseling.   
Kim works with youth and adults on a wide variety of issues and describes her therapy style as eclectic and family-oriented.  She is familiar with anxiety, depression, ADHD, codependency, health concerns, trauma and child welfare Issues, including adoption, foster care, abuse and neglect.   
Kim enjoys working with families as they go through the stages of family life. She herself is married to Kent and has two young adult children.  Having been single well into adulthood, she too understands the challenges for singles in church and society.

Hannah Difrancesca 

Psychotherapist Intern

Hannah was originally drawn to the counseling field as a result of her undeniable passion for bringing out other's highest potential. She creates a safe place for clients to come as they are through cultivating an environment based on acceptance, compassion and trust. She serves as a mentor to at-risk children and adolescents where she helps them to overcome behavioral issues, anxiety, depression and other challenges around mental health. Through public speaking she feels fortunate to be able to share her expertise while connecting with others. Hannah works with all populations and specializes in Christian counseling where she integrates biblical principles into her work. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from North Park University and will have completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University in 2022.