The Family Institute Nationally-Recognized Staff Practice

Over 60 licensed psychotherapists - all with advanced training and many with extensive experience - offer comprehensive therapy and assessment services to individuals, couples and families at locations throughout metropolitan Chicago. Each of our respected and caring professionals specializes in specific issues so that clients are matched with an expert in a particular area of care. Teams of psychotherapists are also available for clinical consultation on certain cases, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to clients. Many of our distinguished psychotherapists at The Institute hold faculty appointments at Northwestern University, Department of Psychology, and instruct graduate-level courses in marriage and family therapy. Listed below, please see our Staff Practice Psychotherapists, their areas of specialization, who they treat, practice locations and links to biographies.

Staff Practice Psychotherapists

Alicia Arkin, PsyD

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  • Adults in transition - developmental or crisis generated, parenting, mood and anxiety disorders, affect dysregulation
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Northbrook

Donna R. Baptiste, EdD

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  • Premarital and couple counseling; child and adolescent emotional and behavioral development; parenting issues; divorce recovery; custody issues; and emotional and cultural adjustment in immigrant families; issues in women and girls.
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Medicare
  • Evanston, downtown Chicago

Ellen Bee, MA, LPC

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adoption, Anxiety/Panic, Child Behavioral Problems, Child-Parent Attachment Issues, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Challenges with Peers/Social Interactions, Cultural/Immigration Issues, Custody Issues, Depression/Mood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Eating Disorders/Body Image Issues, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Life Stage Transitions, Loss and Grief, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Parenting Issues, Parenting Issues Post-Divorce, Physical/Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse, Post Divorce Co-Parenting, Single Parenting and Visitation Issues, Psychodynamic Therapy, Remarriage/Blended Families, School Issues, Sibling Issues, Special Needs Children and their Families, Suicidality/Self-Harm, Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Abuse, Young Adult Transitions
  • Northbrook, Downtown Chicago

Danielle Black, PhD, LCP

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  • Anxiety disorders and depression across the lifespan (children, teens, and adults), neuropsychological assessment, work life balance issues, stress management, the application of CBT, mindfulness based therapies, and positive psychology, and applying positive psychology in executive coaching; children, teens, and adults
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Brittney Bolden, LMFT

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  • Adolescent issues, adults who have experienced childhood trauma, victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, multicultural couples and families, middle to late life transitions, challenges facing athletes, support group for people and their families who have been given a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis, women's issues, newlywed transition, transition to parenthood, letting go of past relationships, transition from college to career/adult life, integrating career and family life, men struggling with communication, premarital cohabitation issues, overcoming past relational wounds, anxiety, body image issues, children dealing with the absence and/or loss of a parent, sports psychology, work-life balance for athletes, athletic performance anxiety
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Douglas C. Breunlin, MSSA, LCSW, LMFT#

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  • Couples; intimacy and sexual problems; long-term marriages; siblings, male development; mediation and conflict resolution
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Nancy Burgoyne, PhD, LCP

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  • Life stage transitions (including: adolescent adjustment, emerging adults, adult children and parent relationship issues; personal/existential/ identity exploration & growth; cultural transition). Systemically focused family of origin work. Families with chronically mentally ill members. Divorce recovery; post-divorce co-parenting. Loss and Grief. Culturally sensitive, LGBTQ ally
  • Oak Park, Chicago Loop

Anthony Chambers, PhD, ABPP**

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  • Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues; Couples Conflict; Affairs/infidelity; Premarital Issues and Counseling; Life Stage Transitions; Transition to Parenthood; Cultural Issues; African American Couples/Marriages; Inter-racial/ethnic Couples and Marriages; Sexual Dysfunction; Fertility Issues; Men's issues; Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

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  • Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues, Adolescent Issues (Depression, Physical and Sexual Abuse), Chronic Illness/Caregiver Issues, Couples Issues (Conflict, Sex/Intimacy, Relationship Satisfaction), Cultural/Immigration Issues, Depression/Mood Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Emotion Regulation Issues, Life Stage Transitions (Job Transitions, Transition to adulthood, Transition to Marriage), Loss and Grief, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Premarital Issues and Counseling, Remarriage/Blended Families, Sibling Issues, Special Needs Children and their Families, Women’s Issues (Identity Development, Transition to Motherhood, Self-Esteem), Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Northbrook

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  • Addictions; Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues; Adoption; Affairs/Infidelity; Aging Issues - Midlife and Older Adult; Anxiety/Panic; Child Behavioral Problems; Child-Parent Attachment Issues; Couples Conflict; Custody Issues; Depression/Mood Disorders; Divorce/Marital Separation; EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy); Empty Nest Issues; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning; Loss and Grief; Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues; Men's Issues; Parenting Issues; Parenting Issues Post-Divorce; Physical/Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse; Post Divorce Co-Parenting, Single Parenting and Visitation Issues; Premarital Issues and Counseling; Remarriage/Blended Families; School Issues; Sibling Issues; Special Needs Children and their Families; Spirituality/Religion; Substance Abuse; Transition to Parenthood; Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

James E. DelGenio, MS, LCPC

  • Assessment and treatment of anxiety, stress, panic, grief, depression, mood disorders, mental illness and support for alcohol/substance abuse issues; marriage and family issues such as lack of intimacy, infidelity, poor communication, conflict, parenting and behavior issues, premarital and divorce issues; treatment of couples, depression and its impact on relationships and the family.
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Westchester, Downtown Chicago

Laura Willig Dink, MSMFT

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety/Panic, Child-Parent Attachment Issues, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Couples Conflict, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Depression/Mood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Divorce/Marital Separation, Eating Disorders/Body image Issues, LGBTQ, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Parenting Issues, Post-Divorce Co-Parenting, Premarital Issues and Counseling, Remarriage/Blended Families, Transition to Parenthood, Women’s Issues, Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Sydnie Dobkin, MA, LPC

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  • Mindfulness-based therapies; DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy); Psychodynamic Therapy; Depression/Mood Disorders; Anxiety/Panic; Eating Disorders/Body Image Issues; Loss and Grief; Child-Parent Attachment Issues; Stress Management; Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges; Challenges with Peers and Social Interactions; Adolescents; Transition to Adulthood; Life Stage Transitions
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

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  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; anger management problems; anxiety and panic; behavioral therapy; Bipolar Disorder; Borderline Personality Disorder; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; couples conflict; cultural/immigration issues; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; depression; emotion regulation problems; group therapy; impulse control problems; relationships and interpersonal problems; racial and ethnic identity; mindfulness-based therapies; non-suicidal self-injury/self-harm; substance abuse and addiction; young adulthood/emerging adulthood/adults
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Medicare
  • Downtown Chicago

Amy Drucker, MS, LMFT

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  • Substance abuse, alcoholism, addiction; addiction recovery; young adult phase of life transitions; life stage transitions; couples conflict, intimacy, satisfaction and communication; infidelity; premarital counseling; self-esteem, self-worth, identity formation and exploration; personal growth and fulfillment; grief/loss; depression; anxiety; solution-focused and mindfulness-based approach
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Kelly Dunn, MA, LPC

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety/Panic, Depression/Mood Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Life Stage Transitions, Young Adult Transitions, Sex Therapy/Sexual Dysfunction, Stress Management, Work/Life Balance Issues, and Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Timothy Dwyer, PhD

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  • Couple conflict and intimacy; family life cycle issues; adolescence; divorce adjustment; mid-life and aging; grief; loss; medical family therapy; substance abuse; addiction
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston, Northbrook

Marina Eovaldi, PhD, LMFT**#

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  • Families with children with physical or neurological disorders; adoptive families; divorcing families; aging families; adult children and their parents; conflict and intimacy in couples
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Jessica Heiman Freilich, PsyD

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Anxiety/Panic; Autism/Asperger’s; Child Behavioral Problems; Child-Parent Attachment Issues; Emotion Regulation Issues; Life Stage Transitions; Parenting Issues; Physical/Sexual Abuse; Emotional Abuse; Psychological Assessment and Testing/Neuropsychological Testing; School Issues; Stress Management; Transition to Parenthood; Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); Abuse
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Greg B.A. Friedman, PhD**

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  • Adults; adolescents; couples; depression; anxiety; adjustment disorders; personality issues and their impact on work and relations; personality disorders; adult psychological evaluation
  • Evanston, Northbrook

Amy Freed, MA, LCPC

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  • Adjustment/life transition concerns, pre-marital counseling, stress management, adolescents in high school, transition to college, college students, transition into the working world, work/life balance, anxiety/panic, depression/mood disorders, family business, workplace issues, transition to parenthood
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston

Renay Gartner, PsyD

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  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy); Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues; Anxiety/Panic; Autism/Asperger’s; Child Behavioral Problems; CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy); Couples Conflict; DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy); Depression/Mood Disorders; Developmental Disorders; Emotion Regulation Issues; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning; Job Loss or Retirement; Medical Illness/Chronic Illness/Disability; Mindfulness-Based Therapy; Psychological Assessment and Testing/Neuropsychological Testing; School Issues; Stress Management; Suicidality/Self-Harm; Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Abuse; Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Francesca G. Giordano, PhD

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  • Sexual issues, anger, couples conflict, sexual sub-cultural groups, LBGT relationships, sexual orientation, forgiveness dynamics and trust building; clinical supervision; and diversity issues
  • Evanston, Downtown Chicago

Jacob Goldsmith, PhD

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  • GLBTQ; Life Stage Transitions; Men's Issues; Substance Abuse; Adult Children & Parent Relationships; Trauma; Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Carl Hampton, MSW, LCSW

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  • Eriksonian hypnotherapy; mediation; conflict resolution; premarital counseling; sport psychological services
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston

David Hauser, PhD, LCP

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  • Launching of young adults; College students; Family therapy; Couples (early in life couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s); Children with emotional and behavioral challenges; Adolescents; Men’s issues; Depression/anxiety; Life-stage transitions; Spirituality/religion; Sports psychology
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Heidi J. Hayden, MA, LCPC

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  • Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues, Anxiety/Panic, Depression/Mood Disorders, Divorce/Marital Separation, Emotion Regulation Issues, Life Stage Transitions, Job Loss or Retirement, Loss and Grief, Physical/Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse, Psychodynamic Therapy, Stress Management, Suicidality/Self-Harm, Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Abuse, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Jayne Kinsman, MSMFT, LMFT#

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  • Individual adults and young adult therapy; couple intimacy and conflict; couples recovering from an affair; families with adolescents; school-related issues; LGBT identity and relationships; mindfulness; stress management; depression; loss; trauma; anger management
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Emily Klear, MS, LMFT

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  • Couples intimacy, conflict, communication, and life stage transitions; transition to parenthood (infertility, adoption, postpartum depression/anxiety); parenting issues (co-parenting, single parents); Same sex couples; LGBTQ issues; depression; gender issues; attachment; identity formation; Individual adults and young adults; women’s issues; work-life balance and career/work issues
  • Northbrook, Downtown Chicago

Sara Klein, AMFT

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  • Mindfulness-based therapies; women's issues/women's mental health, postpartum depression/mood and anxiety disorders, transition to parenthood, child-parent attachment Issues, parenting consultation; marital conflict and satisfaction.
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Lynne Knobloch-Fedders, PhD**

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  • Couples; premarital counseling; depression and anxiety; family life-stage transitions; women's issue; infertility; adoption
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Medicare
  • Evanston, Northbrook

Karen Krefman, MSMFT, LMFT#

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  • Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy; Couples Conflict; Affairs/Infidelity; Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues; Empty Nest Issues; Aging Issues-Midlife and Older Adult; Women's Issues; Men's Issues; Life Stage Transitions; Pre-marital Issues; Transition to Parenthood; Divorce/Marital Separation; Remarriage/Blended families; Parenting Issues Post-Divorce; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual (LGBT) issues; Sibling Issues; Work/Life Balance Issues; Family Business
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

David X. Le, PsyD

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  • Mood and anxiety disorders; substance abuse; LGBTQ and sexuality concerns; identity development; life stage transitions and adjustment; academic difficulties; first-generation and international college students; interpersonal, communication, relationship, romance, sexual, and intimacy difficulties; couples conflicts; infidelity; emotional regulation; familial discord; acculturation process; impulse control and behavioral challenges; Non-suicidal self-injury; Asian and Asian-American mental health; career planning and difficulties; grief and loss; men issues; stress management.
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Jay Lebow, PhD, LMFT, ABPP**#

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  • Couples; individuals; divorce and post-divorce issues; depression; family relationships; child custody evaluation; the resolution of custody disputes
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Nikki Lively, MA, LCSW

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  • Postpartum depression/mood and anxiety disorders, women’s issues/women’s mental health, marital conflict and marital satisfaction, transition to parenthood, parent-child attachment problems, adult attachment, mindfulness-based therapies
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Daniel Lopez, LCSW

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  • Trauma; processing childhood sexual trauma; LGBTQ/Queer issues; grief and loss; life transitions
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Adam Margol, PsyD

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues; Anger Management; Anxiety; Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome; Borderline Personality Disorder; Child Behavioral Problems; Child-Parent Attachment Issues; Caregiver Issues; CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy); Couples Conflict; Depression/Mood Disorders; Developmental Disorders; Emotion Regulation Issues; Job Loss or Retirement; Learning Disabilities; Life Stage Transitions; Loss and Grief; Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues; Parenting Issues; Parenting Issues Post-Divorce; Personality Disorders; Physical/Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse; Psychodynamic Therapy; Psychological Assessment and Testing/Neuropsychological Testing; School Issues; Sibling Issues; Special Needs Children and their Families; Stress Management; Substance Abuse; Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Abuse; Work/Life Balance Issues; Workplace Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Northbrook

Michael Maslar, PsyD

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  • Individual adults and young adult therapy; family and couples therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; personality disorders, self-injury and suicidality, trauma recovery work and post traumatic stress disorder; anxiety; depression; anger, stress, and emotion management; mindfulness and fulfillment; and consultation for clinicians on complex, multi-problem, difficult to treat individuals, insomnia
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Gustavo Medrano, PhD

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  • Depression/Mood Disorders, Anxiety/Panic, Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Abuse, Emotion Regulation Issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Suicidality/Self-Harm, Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues, Couples Conflict, Cultural/Immigration Issues, Empty Nest Issues, Job Loss or Retirement, Life Stage Transitions, Loss and Grief, Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues, Medical Illness/Chronic Illness/Disability, Premarital Issues and Counseling, Stress Management, Work/Life Balance Issues, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Medicare
  • Evanston, Northbrook, Downtown Chicago

Sara Morrow, MSMFT

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  • Anxiety/Panic, Depression/Mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness, Trauma disorders, Stress management, Complicated Grief, Couples Conflict, Pre-marital therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Relapse Prevention, Transition to Parenthood, Infertility, Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Postpartum depression, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Chronic pain/illness, Adult children and their parents, and Adoption issues.
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Medicare
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Sonali Nanayakkara, MD, ABIHM

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Anxiety/Panic; Child Behavioral Problems; Depression/Mood Disorders; Mindfulness-Based Therapy; Psychiatry/Medical Management; School Issues; Special Needs Children and their Families; Stress Management; Suicidality/Self-Harm
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Velizar (Vill) Nikiforov, MA

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  • Anxiety/Panic, Depression/Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Paul Pagones, LCPC

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  • Trauma, addiction, cultural/immigration issues, LGBTQIA issues, grief, loss, spirituality, EMDR
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Mimoza Paloj, MSMFT

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  • Families with young children, child behavioral problems, emotion regulation, transition to parenthood, co-parenting issues, adolescent issues, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, attachment disorder, parent-child relationship, grief/loss, conflict resolution, stress management, communication, body image issues, children dealing with the absence and/or loss of a parent, divorce, blended family issues, foster care, adoption childhood trauma, victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, PTSD, complex trauma, multicultural couples and families, immigration issues, women's issues, work/life balance
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Northbrook, Evanston

Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, PhD

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  • EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy), Premarital Issues and Counseling, Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues, Couples Conflict, Affairs/Infidelity, Divorce/Marital Separation, Parenting Issues Post-Divorce, Transition to Parenthood, Parenting Issues, Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues, Life Stage Transitions, Child-Parent Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues, Loss and Grief, Infertility, Women's Issues
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Cheryl Rampage, PhD**#

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  • Intimacy, communication and conflict in couples; midlife transitions and aging issues, gender; LGBT issues; post-traumatic stress; parenting across the life cycle.
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Meg Reuland, PhD, LCP

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety/Panic, Child Behavioral Problems, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Depression/Mood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Emotion Regulation Issues, Learning Disabilities, Medical Illness/Chronic Illness/Disability , Parenting Issues, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Physical/Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse, Psychological Assessment and Testing/Neuropsychological Testing, School Issues, Stress Management, Suicidality/Self-Harm, Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Abuse, Caregiver Issues, Special Needs Children and their Families
  • Accepts Medicare
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Chaaze Roberts, LMFT

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  • Multicultural, immigrant, and African American family systems; child and adolescent family systems; adoptive and blended families; couples issues; inter-racial and cross-cultural couples; premarital therapy; men and emerging adult male issues; group therapy; spirituality.
  • Evanston, Downtown Chicago

Linda R. Rubinowitz, PhD, LCP, LMFT**#

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  • Stress; depression; adult children and parents; midlife and aging issues; health psychology; medical family therapy; gender issues; couples intimacy and conflict; transition to marriage; parenting across the life cycle; family life cycle transitions.
  • Evanston

William P. Russell, MSW, LCSW, LMFT#

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  • Couples (including marital satisfaction and intimacy issues, couples conflict, affairs/infidelity, premarital issues, and divorce/marital separation); family concerns (including adolescent adjustment, empty nest issues, adult children and parent relationship issues, and family business concerns); addictions and substance abuse; life stage transitions (including leaving home, becoming a couple, transition to parenthood, job loss or retirement, midlife issues, aging, loss and grief); men’s issues; stress management; anxiety, trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder); and depression/mood disorders.
  • Naperville, Westchester, Evanston

Stanley Selinger, PhD

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  • Addictions, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues, Adoption, Affairs/Infidelity, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism/Asperger's, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child Behavioral Problems, Cultural/Immigration Issues, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Couples Conflict, Depression/Mood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Divorce/Marital Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders/Body Image Issues, Emotion Regulation Issues, Family Business, Life Stage Transitions, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Learning Disabilities, IPCM (Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks), Job Loss or Retirement, Loss and Grief, Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Men's Issues, Medical Illness/Chronic Illness/Disability , Parenting Issues, Parenting Issues Post-Divorce, Personality Disorders, Physical/Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse, Premarital Issues and Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Remarriage/Blended Families, School Issues, Sex Therapy/Sexual Dysfunction, Spirituality/Religion, Sports Psychology, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidality/Self-Harm, Trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Transition to Parenthood, Post Divorce Co-Parenting, Single Parenting and Visitation Issues, Aging Issues – Midlife and Older Adult, Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues, Work/Life Balance Issues, Child-Parent Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues, Empty Nest Issues, Families of the Chronically Mentally ill, Health Enhancement/Smoking Cessation/Diet/Illness Risk Prevention, Sibling Issues, Special Needs Children and their Families
  • Accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Medicare
  • Northbrook, Evanston

Tamara Goldman Sher, PhD

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  • Relationship dissatisfaction, depression, health or illness concerns
  • Evanston

Hannah Smith, MSMFT

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  • Couple intimacy, satisfaction, and conflict; Pre-marital issues; Unresolved family of origin issues; Attachment; Spirituality and religion; Identity formation and self-esteem; Grief and loss; Life stage transitions; Trauma; Women’s issues; Work-life balance issues; Yoga and mindfulness based interventions
  • Accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD**

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  • Couples struggling with intimacy, communication, and conflict; premarital counseling; same-sex couples and LGBT issues; transitions to adulthood and parenthood; individual adults; trauma; Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) including Asperger's; families with children with special needs
  • Northbrook

Christie Stiff, MSMFT

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  • Adolescent Issues, Anxiety/Panic, Child Behavioral Problems, Child-Parent Attachment Issues, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Depression/Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders/Body image Issues, Emotion Regulation Issues, LGBTQ issues, Life Stage Transitions, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Parenting Issues, Premarital Issues and Counseling, School Issues, Sibling Issues,Stress Management, Transition to Adulthood, Transition to Parenthood, Women’s Issues, Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Medicare
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

David E. Taussig, MSW, LCSW, LMFT#

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  • Couples; divorce and post-divorce issues; families with adolescent/adult children; families of the chronically mentally ill; men's separation and divorce issues; aging issues
  • Evanston, Westchester, Naperville

Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, PhD, LMFT

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  • Adults; women’s issues; couples; marital conflict; families; adolescents; body image and self-esteem issues; employee assistance programs; relationship issues in general.
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English. Fluent in Portuguese and French.
  • Evanston, Northbrook

Amy C. Wagner, PhD, LMFT, ABPP**#

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  • Stepfamilies; divorcing and post-divorce families; infidelity; couples with infertility; couples in recovery; women's issues; co-parenting issues; families with special needs; couples with young children/adjustment to parenthood; pre-marital couples; recoupling; alternative family forms
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Autumn Williams-Hertz, AMFT

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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adoption/Foster Care, Child Behavioral Problems, Child-Parent Attachment Issues, CBT, Couples Conflict, Divorce/Marital Separation, Emotion Regulation Issues, IPCM (Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks), LGBT Issues, Life Stage Transitions, Loss and Grief, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Remarriage/Blended Families, School Issues, Transition to Parenthood, Trauma, Women’s Issues, Work/Life Balance
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Evanston

Nona Wilson, PhD, LCPC

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  • Individual and couples; emerging adult and midlife transitions; relational satisfaction; body image; grief and loss; LGBT concerns; trauma/abuse; women’s issues; work/life balance; mindfulness and ACT
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago

Paula R. Young, PhD**

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  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, panic, depression, social phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder; driving phobia; individual adults and adolescents
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Licensure and Certification Key

The licensure and certification key is provided for your convenience in identifying our Family Institute staff's credentials.

**   Licensed Clinical Psychologist
#   Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
CST   Certified Sex Therapist
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
LMFT   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist