Affiliated Staff of The Family Institute

As an extension of our Family Institute Staff Practice and to provide the best possible services to our clients, The Family Institute has engaged a select group of highly-qualified consultants in 15 metropolitan Chicago satellite locations. These specialists, listed below, include psychiatrists, counseling psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers who have been carefully selected by The Family Institute for their expertise in treating families, couples, individuals, children and teens. Several of our Affiliated Staff are graduates of the Northwestern University Master in Marriage and Family Therapy Program with clinical training at The Family Institute.

Affiliate Psychotherapists

John Ardizzone, PhD

  • Long history of doing Family Therapy with a concentration of conflict situations; sees Middle School and adolescent boys and individual adults; child and adult psychological and neuropsychological assessments with a concentration on AD/HD, Learning Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders including adolescents and adults with mild Autism Spectrum difficulties
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown (on Saturdays)

Jeremy Bloomfield, PsyD

  • Individual adults and late adolescents; developmental issues, resolving repetitive relational conflicts, addressing issues of intimacy and isolation, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, personality disorders, psychotic and dissociative disorders, intensive therapy and psychoanalysis with individuals seeking deep and lasting change, group and individual consultation, and supervision with students and fellow clinicians.
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Evanston

Leah Brennan, LMFT, CADC

  • Specializes in working with couples, families and individuals impacted by addictions and/or substance abuse. Additionally treats issues around life-stage transitions, family roles and behavior patterns; conflict and communication as well as family of origin issues. Works with couples, families and individuals
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston

Jodi Smith Cohen, LMFT

  • Individual children, adolescents and adults; couples; parent-child relationships; adoptive families, adoptive parents and adopted individuals; developmental and life cycle transitions; girl's and women's development and self-esteem
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston

Mary Cooley, MSMFT, LMFT

  • Children, adolescents and adults; athletes and student-athletes; divorce; depression; peer and social issues; problems with school, life transitions; individual, couples and family therapy; infidelity
  • Northbrook

Rita Quinn Dominguez, MSW, LCSW

  • Couple conflict and intimacy; adult life transitions; developmental issues in women; gender issues; individual adult therapy; divorce and post-divorce issues; infidelity
  • Wilmette

Carol M. Donnelly, PhD

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for individual adults and adolescents with anxiety, panic, and depression; women's and relationship issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Siegal Eli-Gers, MSW, LCSW

  • Specializing in children, adolescents, young adults , parents and families. Treatment areas include depression, anxiety and fears, self-harm, mood disorders, family conflict, peer relationships, dating violence, healthy relationships, trauma, body image, self-esteem and grief/loss. Works with families to create communication, understanding and meaningful change. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Works evenings and weekends
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston

Catherine Weigel Foy, MSW, LCSW, LMFT

  • Families, couples, mother-daughter relationship; developmental transitions to middle school, adolescence and young adulthood; adoption; family preparation and adjustment to death; supervision and training
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Westchester

Paulette Freed, LCSW

  • Adult individuals, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adjustment issues, behavioral change, women's issues, parenting issues, parent child relationship and school issues, couples counseling, supervision and training
  • Accepts Medicare
  • Downtown Chicago

Michelle Gavin, MD

  • Psychiatric evaluation; psychopharmacology; women; young adults; mood and anxiety disorders
  • Northbrook

Rhonda Goldman, PhD

  • Depression; anxiety; grief and loss; post-traumatic stress; couple conflict and intimacy; individual adults; couples
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

James R. Harris, PsyD

  • Adult individuals and couples; anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral change, men's issues, LGTB identity and relationships, pre-marital counseling, couple conflict and intimacy, life and family transitions
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Chicago

Sharon Risch, PhD

  • Children, adolescents, and adults, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, loss, emerging adulthood, premarital couples, transition to marriage, marital conflict and intimacy; psychological testing for children and adults: ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, differential diagnosis of behavioral and emotional disorders
  • Specialized training in Therapeutic Assessment
  • Loop, Ravenswood

Autumn Starks, LCSW

  • Individual adults, children, adolescents and families. Specializes in processing family of origin issues, life transitions, spirituality, working through trauma, depression, personal development, self-esteem, parent-child relationships, and group therapy for adolescent girls. Provides supervision and training.
  • Weekend and evening hours available
  • Accepts BCBS PPO
  • Oak Park

Jean Terrien, JD, MA, LPC

  • Adults, couples and families; family business and career issues; anxiety and depression; couple conflict and intimacy, infertility and divorce transitions; grief and loss; cancer and other health issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Richard E. Zinbarg, PhD

  • Individual adults and adolescents with anxiety, panic and depression
  • Evanston


Licensure and Certification Key

The licensure and certification key is provided for your convenience in identifying our affiliates' credentials.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
* Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
ABPP Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CSADC Certified Supervisor Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor
LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist