About Us

Hoover & Associates is a mental health private practice in Tinley Park, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. Our caring and experienced clinicians include psychologists, counselors, and social workers. We offer various mental health services including:

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide compassionate, dignified, and effective mental health services to individuals and families in the southwest suburbs of Chicago; using evidence based practices and the highest standard of care, and with respect for privacy, economic access, and the unique nature of each individual’s needs.

Our vision is to empower people to live happy, healthy, and satisfying lives – through the support of nurturing relationships that inspire hope, courage, purpose and resiliency.

If one of us can’t help you directly, we’ll do our best to help you find someone who can.

Our History

We have been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. Dr. Marlin Hoover started the practice in association with Dr. Carol LeFevre and Dr. Sandra Burkhardt. They met through their professional collaboration as faculty members in the Department of Psychology at St. Xavier University.

Hoover & Associates established their first office in Orland Park.  The location on Ravinia Avenue included a peaceful water garden where we drew the inspiration for our logo and slogan, “Find your stepping stones.” Clinicians joined the staff, further enriching the practice. Some of the early additions to Hoover & Associates included Dr. Patricia Morris who chairs the Family Education Center within the practice, and Dr. Sandra Burkhardt who went on to found her own specialty practice. Dr. Connie Natvig, Dr. Carolyn Nowakowski and Dr. Dan Fallon were associates of the practice for many years and have gone on to make notable contributions to the psychological health of the community.

Our Current Practice

Over the years, we have carefully added more clinicians, who are able to provide even more specialties and services. For example, we now provide services not only in English, but also in Spanish, Polish, Korean, Hindi and Gujarati.

Hoover & Associates is also licensed to provide state mandated Continuing Education (CE) workshops for psychologists, social workers, and licensed clinical professional counselors. CE programs take place on Saturdays at our offices in Tinley Park. We do not have CE programs scheduled at this time, but please check back for updates as dates are being added.

Our Affiliations

Family Education Center (FEC)
We are affiliated with the Family Education Center. Several of our clinicians founded the FEC, which is co-located with Hoover & Associates, and through which clients are able to receive sliding-scale services.

South Suburban Youth Services Alliance (SSYSA)
We are members of the South Suburban Youth Services Alliance (SSYSA), a non-profit organization established in 1974, which is a coalition of community-based, youth-centered agencies, service providers, and other interested groups/individuals who collaborate to assist south suburban youth and families through counseling, mentoring, and education.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
We are active members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research, and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all of those in need.

The clinicians at Hoover & Associates are also affiliated with various professional associations including: