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Meet Our Team




Clinical Director & President

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science, Nursing

Bachelor of Science, Nursing


Our Clinical Director and President, Sarah Skea, is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Illinois as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Sarah graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution, ranked by "US News & World Report" as the #1 university in the United States for nursing education.


Sarah's role within Values Based Psychiatry includes the provision of psychiatric services including therapy and medication management for our clients. 


Becky Singer, MSW

Mental Health Clinician and Office Manager

Provisionally Licensed under the Supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Master of Social Work

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Becky Singer, MSW is the Mental Health Clinician/Therapist for Values Based Psychiatry, she is also currently our Office Manager. Becky has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and her Masters of Social Work from Aurora University. Becky is provisionally licensed under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), she also has an extensive network of Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatrists that she has worked with since 2010.

Becky's role within Values Based Psychiatry includes being the Office Manager and an additional provider of therapy - Becky is now accepting new clients and is eager to work evening and weekend hours for your convinience! 

Lauren Lawson, PhD, RN

Our Chief Executive Officer, Lauren Lawson, is PhD prepared in nursing and has over 30 years of experience in administrative roles in nursing and academics.


Lauren's role includes daily management tasks, ensuring that our practice is continually following proper policies and guidelines according to national and state laws as well as overseeing the hiring of any adjunct or independently contracted employees as the practice grows.

Thomas Skea, CFO

Chief Financial Officer


Our Chief Financial Officer, Tom Skea, has a history of providing financial management for his own business, which he started 26 years ago as well as for other businesses within his hometown. Tom's role within Values Based Psychiatry is the provision of management services for our accounting needs, taxes, monitoring of overhead costs, payroll for independent contractors, and the payment of monthly bills.  


Values Based Psychiatry operates as cash based practice providing patients with the option to submit claims for out of network reimbursement so that we can provide our clients with care that is unparalleled. 

Del Calhoun

Director of Business Development

Our Director of Business Development, Del Calhoun, utilizes his creative talents to reach out to families and individuals who are seeking superior psychiatric treatment but have yet to hear about Values Based Psychiatry. Del has also recently used his unique skills as a craftsman to create beautiful, wood tables for our practice; we are incredibly grateful for the many hours he has spent in the shop making these handmade pieces from scratch. 


Del is an enthusiastic member of the team who consistently promotes the mission of our practice, which is the provision of quality care that supersedes average expectations.

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