EMPOWERING TRANSFORMATION THROUGH COMPASSIONATE CARE. Welcome to Munster Behavioral Health, where we are committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care for adults, families, adolescents, and children facing mental health or substance abuse challenges.

At Munster Behaviour Health, we understand that each individual's journey is unique. Our dedicated team of experienced doctors and mental health professionals is passionate about empowering transformation through compassionate care. We believe in increasing access to mental health services, ensuring that everyone receives the support they need to navigate life's complexities.

OUR APPROACH:


Our approach is rooted in customization and collaboration. We work closely with our patients to develop tailored care plans that address their specific needs and circumstances. From counseling and addiction services to psychiatric care and crisis intervention, our team is equipped to guide you towards holistic well-being.

WHY CHOOSE MUNSTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH?


  • Experienced Professionals: Our team comprises highly qualified and experienced doctors who specialize in various aspects of mental health and addiction treatment.
  • Personalized Care: We prioritize individualized care plans to address the unique challenges and goals of each person we serve.
  • Holistic Well-Being: Beyond symptom management, we focus on fostering overall mental, emotional, and relational well-being.
  • Accessible Services: We are dedicated to breaking down barriers to care, ensuring that our services are accessible to all who seek help.

Join us on the path to healing and empowerment. Munster Behavioral Health is here to support you on your journey to mental and emotional wellness.

MEET OUR TEAM


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Farid Wardak, – CEO, Chief Executive Officer


He is a natural born entrepreneur. He has managed multiple businesses for over 30 years.

Emily Djorovic, – Manager of Operations


Ms. Djorovic has been in management for over 15 years.  She works closely with our staff to ensure our clients have a positive experience.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, exploring new places and learning something new everyday!

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Laura Borowiec, MS, LMHC


Laura Borowiec, MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with fifteen years of experience focusing on the following, but is not limited to: Children: Adolescents: Adults: Couples/Family; Anxiety: Depression: Anger Management: Defiant Behaviors: Stress: Grief/Loss: Interpersonal Communication: Trauma: Behavioral Conces. Laura received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counselor from Purdue Northwest located in Hammond, IN. Laura received her licensure and became a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in 2019.

Laura’s main objective is to provide a calming, trusting environment for her clients to feel welcomed, sate and comfortable throughout their therapeutic journey. Laura implements a collaborative, client-focused approach to therapy with an emphasis on client strengths and needs. Her theoretical orientation includes, but is not limited to: Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/ Trauma-Focused CBI, Psychoanalysis and Solution Focused Therapy. She provides age-appropriate educational resources and therapeutic skills/ tools relating to her client’s treatment goals and needs which allows for her clients to apply the knowledge and implement the skills into their everyday

Juan-Estefan Vitela, MSW, LCSW Clinical Supervisor


Mr. Vitela graduated Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science Human Services Counseling Concentration 2015 Graduated Master of Social Work 2018 Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Vitela has worked in a variety of settings including a psychiatric group home, a substance abuse and counseling center, as an on campus student counselor at a Indiana University, with Lake County Juvenile Probation, and with families in distress via the Indiana department of child services as a family and individual therapist. Mr. Vitela has extensive experience counseling individuals and couples and families experiencing adversity. Mr. Vitela specializes in anxiety, depression, processing trauma, and healthy relationships. Mr. Vitela often uses a Solution Focused approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with components of motivational interviewing and person-centered therapy. Mr. Vitela is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mr. Vitela uses Mindfulness techniques to help clients confront distress. “I believe in a person centered therapeutic approach where a client feels supported and valued. I work with clients to develop positive thinking and to navigate life’s challenges by utilizing therapeutic skills.”

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Dr. Vahid Osman, MD, Psychiatrist (Director)


Education:
MD from Medical University of Casablanca
Psychiatry residency at Varrene Jarcy Hospital in France & Austin State Hospital in Texas

About Vahid Osman:
Dr. Vahid Osman is a board-certified Psychiatrist and Addictionologist with over nineteen years of experience in skillfully treating patients with mental illness, as well as chemical dependency and developmental disorders. He is the owner and founder of Osman Clinic & Associates and American Telepsychiatry Associates. He practices in Indiana, Wisconsin, and California—which is facilitated by the telepsychiatry option as treatment for patients unable to be seen in the clinic.

He is one of the pioneers of telepsychiatry in the state of Indiana. As the medical director of multiple facilities in both Indiana and Wisconsin, he treats a variety of clients including those seeking inpatient treatment, outpatient services, and intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization programs for substance-related/addictive disorders and mental illness. Dr. Osman has the ability to positively impact patients being treated for an array of mental health problems by drawing on his years of experience.

Jacky Liszewski, LCSW


EDUCATION
School: University of Illinois at Chicago Northeastern Illinois University
Degree:Master of Social work B.A in Social work
jacky Liszewski is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with 8 years practicing Social work. Mrs. Liszewski’s primary population served includes people experiencing addiction, mood and eating disorders as well as case management with adolescents and people with disabilities. Jacky is of Mexican descent and speaks Spanish fluently.

Jacky is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. On her spare time, Jacky enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

ISSUES TREATED

Alcohol Use
Anger Management
Antisocial Personality
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality
Depression
Domestic Violence
Dual Diagnosis
Family Conflict
Self Esteem
Stress
Substance Use
Trauma and PTSD
Impulse Control Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders

SPECIALTIES

Addiction
Mood Disorders
Coping Skills

SESSION TYPES

Telehealth
Individual, Couples and family Therapy

AGE SPECIALTIES

Elders (65+)
Adults
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

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