Staff at our facility in Lombard, Illinois are hand-picked for their skill and expertise in the field of adolescent mental health. Led by our board certified adolescent psychiatrist, the treatment team at Adolescent Growth focuses on individualized treatment and personalized care for every teen in our small, ten bed facility.
All staff at Adolescent Growth must continuously demonstrate a commitment to our core values, embodied in the acronym CLIMB: Care, Leadership, Integrity, Merit and Budget. These five values inform everything we do from helping you begin your healing journey, throughout your child’s stay and even after discharge.
Brian McFaul, M.D.
As the leader of our clinical team at Adolescent Growth, Dr. Brian McFaul serves with a passion and an eagerness to instigate change in the lives of struggling adolescents. Dr. McFaul is highly experienced and proficient in evaluating and treating teens and he is well known in his field for providing solutions that are impactful and life changing. His years of professional experience as a board certified psychiatrist make him an essential part of our celebrated clinical team.
Colleen Horgan, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Adolescent Growth is truly blessed to have a resourceful and ambitious captain at the helm in our facility in Lombard, Illinois. Colleen leads her results-driven treatment team with nearly two decades of experience and a passionate certainty that every teen who comes under our care is capable of overcoming their challenges and accomplishing great things.
Colleen wears many hats in her dynamic role as Program Manager. As the leader of the treatment team she lovingly oversees each client’s treatment plan, ensuring that every teen in our program receives the best possible care tailored to their own unique needs. Colleen is known for her ability to quickly connect and develop close relationships with our clients and create treatment strategies for them that are thoughtful, thorough and effective. Every member of our treatment team knows that they can always rely on Colleen for compassionate and steadfast guidance and support.
Colleen has always said that counseling teens is not a career, it’s a calling. In her own high school years Colleen suffered extensive bullying and although she recovered from this trauma, the experience stuck with her. For this reason Colleen says she relates to adolescents and will always have a place in her heart for struggling young people.
With the goal of being a “wounded healer” in mind she chose her path in post secondary education without hesitation and earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Social Work at Southern Illinois University and Aurora University respectively. Colleen went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and begin her helping career in earnest.
Throughout her distinguished career, Colleen has counseled countless children and teens with a level of sincerity and devotion that has earned her a reputation as a leader in the field of adolescent mental health. She has spent many years providing individual and group therapy services to young people in an acute setting, as well as family therapy to support parents, siblings and grandparents of teens who struggle with mental health, eating disorders and substance abuse.
Colleen is a self professed “Lover of Life” and enjoys life’s big pleasures, like sight seeing in Europe as much as she enjoys the little ones, just sitting on her porch and enjoying the outdoors. Colleen comes from a tight-knit family and cherishes her relationships with her identical twin sister, her young sister and her parents. She always enjoys spending time with her best friends, whom she says “are kind of like sisters as well.”
Dr. James Morris, Ed.D.,L.C.P.C.
Assistant Program Manager
From a young age, Dr. James has had a fascination with human behavior and in particular the minds of young people. As Assistant Program Manager at our Lombard location he harnesses this passion by guiding and supporting the treatment team in developing and implementing holistic and individualized treatment plans for the teens in our care. Dr. James credits his colleagues at Adolescent Growth for continuing to fuel his excitement about the quality of care our program provides: “It is the opportunity provided by Adolescent Growth to stand in the gap alongside families and communities to help young people heal and reach their full potential that I find so rewarding.”
Dr. James’s credentials are a perfect fit for the role he plays as a leading member of our treatment team and confidante to our clients. He earned his graduate degree in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University Chicago and is a current doctorate candidate in Clinical Supervision and Counselor Education at the Illinois Professional School of Psychology in Schaumburg, Illinois. James is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Psychotherapist.
With extensive clinical training in crisis and trauma informed care across a variety of clinical and community settings, Dr. James is a veteran in the field of psychotherapy and counseling. He prides himself on his ability to tailor his interventions to meet the specific needs of every client, utilizing an eclectic range of therapeutic techniques and integrative, evidence based approaches. Dr. James describes his approach to treatment as a humanistic one that prioritizes the client/therapist relationship and the creation of a safe and therapeutic environment for teens.
As a Doctorate Level Clinician, Dr. James is highly knowledgeable about the neurobiological underpinnings of problematic behaviors in teens. He is skilled in the use of brain-based counseling interventions which are aimed at helping young people produce new neural pathways that aid them in their optimal development: “My personal interest are aligned with Adolescent Growth’s holistic, systemic, multidisciplinarian approach to treatment, and this is yet another reason why I so strongly endorse the care we provide.”
Having grown up the son of a musician and a dancer, Dr. James finds no greater joy than the gift of music and “cutting a rug every now and then.” He also enjoys grilling and cooking with family and friends from the community, marveling at the growth of his nephews, lecturing as an adjunct and assistant professor and eating Asian and Louisiana Creole Cuisine. He is also an active member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counseling Association and Illinois Counseling Educators and Supervisors. When asked to describe himself he simply states, “I’m just a regular blue collar kid from Chicago, with southern roots that loves to connect with people from all walks of life; Just trying to live with purpose and beyond myself.”