Staff

The clinicians at the MidAmerican Psychological Institute are committed to using the most effective methods in the behavioral and psychological sciences to help you live the life you deserve. Our team members have diverse professional strengths, and you can be confident that we will introduce you to the therapist that best fits your needs.

Laura Jackman, LCSW


While clinically trained in the area of marriage/family therapy, I see adults who present with various concerns (for example, depression, relational issues, anxiety, some forensic work, life coaching). I work with clients to ameliorate psychological and emotional pain with caring, compassionate counseling. My approach to therapy is straightforward, honest, empathic, and relational. My goal is to assist clients modify their dysfunctional thought and behavior patterns to better achieve their life goals, arriving with a sense of contentment, fulfillment, and resolution.

Monica Smiley, LCSW, BCBA


Monica Smiley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is a graduate of University of Illinois and Aurora University, and worked for over 10 years with families and individuals with a variety disabilities ranging from autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. By approaching client’s struggles with effective behavioral and counseling perspectives, Monica strives to assist people to meet short-term goals while living a meaningful life as a long-term goal.

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Dr. Daniel J. Moran is the founder and executive director of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute. He is a recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He co-authored ACT in Practice and Evidence-Based Education Methods. Dr. D.J. has appeared on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and FOX News discussing obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding. Dr. D.J. is also the founder of Pickslyde Consulting, a professional organization aimed at increasing leadership, innovation, and performance in the workplace.

Stacy Schmidt, M.A., LCSW


Stacy Schmidt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing mental health services in Illinois for almost a decade. Earning both her Bachelors and Master’s degree from Illinois State University, with a concentration in School Social Work. Stacy has spent time working in the community, schools, and hospitals providing services to any and all age groups. Stacy focuses on assisting people, through the application of individual evidenced-based psychotherapy approaches, by helping people face the challenges in their lives. Stacy concentrates on helping people with depression, anxiety, past and present trauma, interpersonal relationship conflict, communication conflict, grief and loss, and adoption. Stacy’s professional experience and dedication to her clients will provide you with a comfortable and safe environment to work together to explore concerns influencing your quality of life.

Psychological Services in the Joliet Area

MidAmerican Psychological Institute proudly serves New Lenox, Joliet, Homer Glen, Orland Park, Tinley Park, and the surrounding areas. For more information about our services or to make an appointment, please contact us or call 815-735-0732.