The Whole Team

With You Every Step of the Way

Bright Light Counseling Center's clinicians provide quality, individualized, and attuned counseling and psychotherapy sessions. We strive to play a positive role in the lives of a broad range of teens, young adult, adults, and families through in person and teletherapy/virtual therapy sessions throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Texas. We are dedicated to helping light a path through life’s most complex and difficult matters.


Meet The Team


Sarah Archer, MA, LPC

Licensed Outpatient Therapist

Provides In Person Services in Austin, TX

Provides Teletherapy services in Texas

I believe that awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion are the cornerstones of a balanced life; helping us to see our life from a new perspective, allowing space for change to occur. To change we must identify and replace old patterns that keep us feeling “stuck.” Supporting clients throughout the process, my presence has been described as relatable, funny, flexible, direct, and insightful. Therapy is filled with the potential for growth. I am excited to work with clients who are open to change and ready to challenge themselves to reach their personal growth as the process unfolds.

Noha Khalifa, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC, PMH-C

Licensed Outpatient Therapist

Provides In Person Services in Austin, TX

Provides Teletherapy services in  Illinois and Texas

You have the power to change. You have the ability to find the solutions you are seeking. The journey to discovering them requires courage; a trait you surely have if you are visiting this website. We all deserve the chance to be heard and understood. That is why I am here. I offer a warm, calm, and compassionate space for you to feel safe as you participate in the therapeutic process. I am honest, empathetic, genuine, and creative. I will be there with you as you find new ways to overcome the challenges that have made you feel stuck. I want to give you the tools to understand yourself more deeply and to resolve the troubles you are facing. Contact me today to begin your journey of introspection.

Beth Marnix, Psy.D., LCP, HSPP, LP


Provides In Person Services in Austin, TX

Provides Teletherapy services in Illinois, Indiana, and Texas

I believe the most important part of therapy is the relationship between us. I build open, warm, calm, and collaborative relationship with my clients. Acceptance, honesty, empathy, and affirming are key pillars in my practice. Through our therapeutic relationship, change is fostered by the development of insight and the implementation of behavioral changes. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

Adam Scartozzi, MA, LCPC

Adam Scartozzi, MA, LCPC, LMHC


Provides In Person Services in Chicago, IL

Provides Teletherapy Services in Illinois and Indiana

I help people develop flexible, resilient, and kind minds. I bring a sense of direct, lighthearted collaboration to therapy. Open, thoughtful dialogue, in tune with the needs of my clients, is central to my practice. I regard my practice as explicitly anti-racist and LGBTQ+ affirming which is a reflection of my values in and out of the office. A world in which there is a shared acceptance of our variation as strength, acting in solidarity with one another as we strive to reach both our personal/collective potential. 

Nancy Samardzic 

Uplift Virtual Assistants

Client Care Coordinator

To Bright Light Counseling Center I bring 10+ years of office administration. I developed my passion for staff development, employee engagement, and office administration at an Illinois non-profit agency serving adults and children with mental illness and developmental disabilities. I am transplant to Savannah by way of Chicago. Although I miss the city, my family, and friends, I am embracing the change in weather and leaving behind the cold and the snow. I deeply believe in appreciation and recognition. Kindness should be seen not only in professional lives but personal lives. I constantly try to show gratitude to others and be an inspiration for others to do the same. From my own experience, I know that feeling appreciated and recognized at work is a reason to stay and not having this can be a reason to leave. When not at work, I am an avid reader; enjoying mainly fiction and autobiographies. I am also learning to crochet and enjoy crafting gifts for family and friends.

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"In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person?  Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?"

Carl Rogers, Ph.D.

Let's rediscover your Bright Light.