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Tania Boisson Sainvilier, MA, LCPC

Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Director, Student Case Management 

Tania Boisson Sainvilier is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. Tania’s career has focused on supporting individuals during critical times to meet their needs in order to have a successful life. This has included both direct service work as well as in management roles in community mental health agencies. In addition, Tania has worked in private practice providing mental health services since 2014 for adults, couples, and adolescents. Prior to University of Chicago, Tania spent four and a half years at Oakton College (formerly Oakton Community College) as the inaugural Student Care Coordinator, assisting students experiencing various life events, through appropriate interventions, referrals and follow up services. She also worked closely with faculty and staff to create a culture of care and increase mental health literacy in order to aid in student persistence.

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Thomas “Lee” Cravens II, Ed.D., LCSW, CADC

Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Director, Student Case Management 

Thomas “Lee” Cravens II is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and credentialed as a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois. Lee holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University Bloomington, a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago, and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Northern Illinois University. Lee has participated in additional training to provide trauma–informed services to students that may have experienced sexual misconduct. Lee has experience working in colleges and universities, hospitals, and nursing facilities and utilizes a solution–focused, brief treatment method of practice while incorporating elements of cognitive–behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Lee previously served as the Director of Student Relations at Columbia College Chicago where he led a team of clinicians charged with providing case management services for students experiencing difficulty. Additionally, Lee has worked in advising at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work.

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