About Us

Our vision is to provide emotional healing through client-centered care.

Our Vision

The vision of Peace of Mind Psychological Services (POMPS) is to help you take the first step toward emotional healing in order to create positive life changes. Our therapists and psychologists work with individuals aged 13+ and their families to promote healthy emotional healing. Call us today for more information.

Peace of Mind Psychological Services (POMPS) is a full psychological practice specializing in teens 13+, adults, and geriatrics in the Chicagoland Area and Illinois.

Dr. Olesia Shalayska


Founder, CEO, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Dementia Practitioner, CDBT

Dr. Olesia Shalayska specializes in a diverse client population ranging in ages from younger adults to the aging geriatric population.

Dr. Olesia Shalayska is a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified dementia practitioner specializing in a diverse client population ranging in ages from 13+.

Dr. Olesia Shalayska earned her M.A. and Doctoral degree at Illinois School of Professional Psychology. As a clinical psychologist, and certified dementia practitioner, she has worked with a diverse clinical population ranging in ages from 13 to 100+ years old. However, her specific interest and strengths are in adult and geriatric clients that struggle with comorbid mood disorders and medical conditions. Her clinical work focuses on working with individuals who have mood disorder, depression, trauma, comorbid substance abuse, difficulties with life transitions, grief/loss, and others.

Dr. Shalayska works primarily from a Dialectic Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral framework, incorporating other approaches when needed to help the client achieve their goals. From the first session she develops a strong therapeutic alliance with the client to help empower their journey to emotional wellbeing.” Dr. Shalayska is much more than “Just Talk Therapy”.

  • Professional Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Discord
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support
  • English
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Personality and Mood Disorder Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Working with Aging Clients and Families
  • Psychological Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Neuropsychological Treatment and Diagnosis

Kurt Jackson


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kurt Jackson is an empathetic and solutions-oriented professional counselor, highly skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Modification Therapy and in ASCA School Counseling Model. He is committed to providing exceptional care and therapeutic solutions to distressed populations.

Kurt specializes in working with adults and adolescent teenagers who struggle with psychological and behavioral disorders and social ills, skillfully counseled in school-based, one-on-one, and group settings.

He possesses the innate ability to establish rapport, build confidence, and relate to individuals on all levels, with an outstanding track record for maintaining strong relationships with parents, students, peers, administration leaders, and community partners.