Meet The Team at Health First Wellness
Dr. Naveed Elahi, DC
Dr. Naveed Elahi is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, Illinois Chiropractic Society and the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Elahi discovered Chiropractic Medicine while pursuing a career in Optometry. He initially saw a Chiropractor for treatment of crippling low back pain. He was so impressed by the speed and success of his treatment that he decided to change careers and become a Chiropractor himself!
As a Chiropractic Physician Dr.Elahi uses a combination of chiropractic and physical therapy modalities in order to treat an array of conditions. In addition to his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Elahi has also received advanced training in pain management, orthopedics, sports medicine and nutrition. He is one of the few Chiropractors in the nation who are certified to perform Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA).
Jodi Macaluso, MA, LCPC, CADC
Jodi Macaluso is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a therapist practicing in a community mental health setting, as well as in the private sector for over 14 years. Her experience includes working with adolescents, individuals, families, and groups. She received her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral and Social Science from Aurora University and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Ms. Macaluso’s clinical interests include anger management, anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss or grief, relationship issues, self-esteem, and stress management.
Her area of specialization focuses on recovery from alcohol, drug, and multiple process addictions. Motivational enhancement combined with cognitive behavioral interventions assist in targeting stages of change, unique needs and strengths of each person with whom she works.
Albert Einstein once said "in the midst of difficulty lies opportunity." Ms. Macaluso holds fast to his wisdom. If you are open to growth and finding peace, allow Ms. Macaluso to help you to create the life you want. She will use a multidisciplinary, mindfulness-based approach to find the powerful tools needed to evoke individual change, identify and heal false beliefs.
She takes pleasure in spending time with family & friends, reading, exercising, watching movies and peaceful moments enjoying nature.
Crystal Abbate, Clinical Manager
Crystal is the brick, wood, morter and glue of the clinic. She makes sure that the clinical team runs smoothly. She is keen at making certain that clinical goals are being met with special attention to quality of care. Crystal went to Harper College for her education as a Massage Therapist.