About Us

About the Founders

The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center provides expertise marriage family and individual counseling services in Schaumburg Illinois and has for over 15 years. Dr Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian founded The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center in 2002 with an original desire to provide a new and more successful approach to helping couples improve their relationships. Dr. Ray and Jean were married on February 14th 1998. They met while working in a community mental health setting and discovered they were both attending Roosevelt University and working on their master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Their passion for their own relationship and how to learn and grow together led them to create Couples Synergy and found The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center.

They believe that their relationship needs to be a beacon for all the couples and families they work with and they certainly practice what they preach. They are constantly working on developing both as individuals and as a couple. All living things are either growing or dying. Relationships are no different. If a couple is not investing time, energy and new experiences into their relationship it becomes stagnant. From this perspective Dr, Ray and Rev, Jean are committed to creating an extraordinary relationship. Their adventurous and creative spirits have led them on many adventures such as climbing a volcano in the Philippians and hiking the John Muir Trail for 180 miles over 19 days to riding motorcycles and scuba diving to traveling to many exciting places like Tahiti, Japan and Spain. They are currently working on writing and publishing the second version of their book “Good Boundaries – Great Relationships”. They have a grown son and a daughter-in-law who live in Washington DC and a grown son in Texas. They have a dog named Jasmine and a fishtank with 3 stingrays. They have a passion for creating beautiful spaces and even designed and helped build their office in Schaumburg Illinois. You can follow their blogs on facebook “On the Trail with Ray and Jean” and “Couples Synergy with Dr Ray & Jean”.

Be sure to check out great ideas for “Date Night” on the resourses page!

Our Staff

 Eddie Oriole, LCPC, NCC

Eddie Oriole, LCPC, NCC

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Samantha Peritz, LPC

Samantha Peritz, LPC

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Christine Carbonara, LCSW, CADC

Christine Carbonara, LCSW, CADC

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Ory Kresl, LPC

Ory Kresl, LPC

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Kamal Zaretzky, LPC

Kamal Zaretzky, LPC

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Counselor in Training

Arbin Memisi

Arbin Memisi

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Administration

Bridgette Reece, Practice manager

Bridgette Reece, Practice manager

Brianna Allen, Receptionist

Brianna Allen, Receptionist

Megan Hendrix, Receptionist

Megan Hendrix, Receptionist

Certified Therapy Dog

Jasmine

Jasmine

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Couples & Marriage Counseling

We began our practice working with couples. Today it is the cornerstone of our practice.
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Couples Synergy

The 90 Day Program and Workshop designed to revitalize marriages and bring back passion and excitement again in your relationship!
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Individual Counseling

If you’re depressed or anxious about your situation in life, how are you coping with it?
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Family Counseling

Together as a team we create healthy boundaries and powerful interactions within the family system.