The directory includes Society members who have participated in training programs for psychoanalysis and/or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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Active Member:
Graduates of a Training Institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association, such as the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, who meet the professional and ethical standards essential to the practice of psychoanalysis.
Candidate Member:
Candidates who are matriculated at an institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association, such as the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Candidates are currently in training to become psychoanalysts.
Student Member:
Students other than candidates, such as students in other programs at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, or students receiving psychoanalytic education at other institutes.
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Individuals not included in the above categories who have an interest in psychoanalysis may become affiliate members. Examples include academics, psychotherapists, and members of the general public.

 

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Phil Lebovitz
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

My interest in psychoanalysis began in college when I was challenged by a professor to explain my interest in 19th century thinkers. Since then I have become immersed in the process of change and how it occurs and have utilized that perspective in my clinical work. Along with that my interest in the creative artist and have worked clinically with many artists of different disciplines. The impact of loss of many different kinds has also become a focus for me, including sibling loss, parental loss, and loss of an infant by parents.

My approach begins with a mutual assessment whether the new patient and I can collaborate and are comfortable with each other. Without a sense of an alliance treatment quickly reaches an impasse and flounders. Along with that initial focus on being able to work together I explore the nature of the issues confronting an individual and come to a recommendation about frequency of treatment and use of medication. This portion of my approach is influenced by current psychoanalytic research and the assessment of what works best for whom. Length of treatment is a consideration which is determined by character style, depth of the issues needing treatment and how long the difficulty has been present; treatment can be tailored to the individual and can be weeks to years duration. An active, mutual interaction serves as a foundation for a successful outcome.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 847-835-4496
Office Address: 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1311
Chicago, IL
60603
Office Address (2): 1128 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, IL
60022
Leo Weinstein
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

I have a BA from Yale University and an MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. My psychiatric residency was at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chief Resident in 4th year). Following that, I completed training as a psychoanalyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

In addition to clinical practice, I also am on the teaching faculty of the Northwestern University Department of Psychiatry and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, where I am currently Associate Dean. I am a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatrist Association.

I treat the full range of emotional issues in adults. After a careful evaluation, I utilize the best of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking, along with modern psychopharmacology (if indicated) to help patients maximize their psychological growth and development.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1413
Chicago
60603
Andrew Berry
Credentials: PhD, PsyD, ABPP
Membership Category: Active

I believe in the partnership of therapy and the power of psychoanalysis.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Aetna, United Healthcare, Medicare
Phone Number: 518-587-4161 352
Office Address: 632 Plank Rd, Suite 209
Clifton Park, NY
12065
Robert McCarthy
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Candidate

I did my psychiatry residency at Feinberg School of Medicine/Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I am currently an Advanced Candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

I view treatment as a collaboration between myself and the patient. I usually begin with asking the patient what brought them to so see me. After a period of discussing their medical and psychiatric symptoms with attendant history a treatment plan with recommendations is formulated and discussed with the patient. From this, based on my recommendations and the patients wishes, a cause of treatment is developed which can include basic medication management up to and including psychoanalysis or combination thereof.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 312-493-0268
Office Address: 30 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1210
Chicago, IL
60602
Norman Kohn
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

I have long interest and experience in helping people understand themselves, grow, and learn in the face of challenges. When physical concerns are present, I also draw on years of experience in science and medicine (neurology).

I value the rich understanding and opportunities for growth, that can arise in the therapeutic relationship. I draw on the tools of psychoanalysis, which I employ as and when appropriate. I value and use the related fields of neurology, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, group relations, and systems theory. I consider it in the best analytic tradition to approach each situation as new and unique. It follows that the deep and creative thought process we associate with psychoanalysis, in some applications, leads not to "traditional psychoanalysis" but rather to a unique adaptation, appropriate to the specific situation.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL
60603
Gail Elden
Credentials: LCSW
Membership Category: Affiliate

Gail M. Elden is a seasoned clinician with over 25 years of practice. She was a clinical social work fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital and received her M.A. in Social Services from the University of Chicago.

Gail is currently in private practice, helping people with their problems. Her areas of expertise include: Self-Psychology, treatment, and crisis intervention. She offers aid in divorce, depression, vocational choices, grief counseling, and coping with stress and anxiety. Gail's work is widely recognized as being very helpful to her patients, and she comes highly recommended from other professionals and clients alike.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-944-3300
Office Address: 233 East Erie Street, Suite 811
Chicago, IL
60610
Christopher Rigling
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Candidate

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience in practice as a clinical psychologist. I received my B.A in Psychology from Binghamton University, and went on to earn my Psy. D. from the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology at the University of Hartford. Following the completion of my doctorate, I completed a residency in psychology at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. I live and practice in Chicago, where I am a psychoanalytic candidate at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.

My clinical practice focuses on the psycho-therapeutic treatment of adults and families from a psychoanalytic perspective. Specifically, my areas of interest and expertise are the unique aspects of the psychology of men, couples psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. I have worked extensively with individuals who struggle with substance dependence in conjunction with other behavioral health disorders.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 860-895-7076
Office Address: 122 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1411
Chicago, IL
60603
Robert Galatzer-Levy
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

Dr. Galatzer-Levy is an experienced psychoanalyst with an international reputation for his development of new ideas in psychoanalysis and his many publications. In addition to his in depth work with people of all ages, he also has wide experience as a consultant to colleagues, businesses and at the intersection of law and psychiatry.

Dr. Galatzer-Levy’s approach is highly individualized. Following a careful evaluation he makes recommendation about the course of treatment or other actions that suit the needs of the particular person with whom he is working. His analytic approach focus both in helping the person understand psychological life in depth and offering the opportunity for new experiences of relationship within treatment that promote growth and development. Dr. Galatzer-Levy tends to focus on those aspects of the person that promote resilience and thriving in addition to untangling the psychological difficulties that interfere with the emergence of these capacities.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-922-5077
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1407
Chicago, IL
60603
Nathan Dougal
Credentials: LCSW
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 773-348-1234
Office Address: 3322 N. Ashland Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
60657
Jenna Peterson
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Student
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
Phone Number: 773 987-6763
Office Address: 111 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 822
Chicago, IL
60602
Allen Kodish
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

Provide short term consultation/2nd opinion and recommendations only for all aspects of treatment.

Services Offered: Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 773-620-6196
Office Address: 5763 S. Harper Ave.
Chicago
60637
Katherine Williams
Credentials: MA, MSW, LCSW
Membership Category: Candidate

I am an adjunct and doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work. My research focuses on patients' experience of psychoanalysis. I am also a candidate in training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.
I have experience both with people wanting to try therapy for the first time and those who have engaged in previous therapy and are now looking for an approach that focuses on long-term sustained change. Some patient's find medication helpful. I work in consultation with psychiatrists when medication is indicated.

Every patient enters therapy with a unique set of needs. I tailor treatment to address individual needs and goals. In addition, I work with patients to manage distressing feelings and to understand the origin of problems. By working in this way therapy opens patients to a positive emotional experience which in turn transforms how patients live their lives. Therapy is an investment in the future and my commitment is to assist patients in living a life of vitality.
I work with patient's with a range of issues from depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. I specialize in serious mental illness with a particular focus on psychosis.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 630 299-9537
Office Address: 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1307D
Chicago, IL
60603
Tim Sawyier
Credentials: MA, LPC
Membership Category: Candidate

I came to psychoanalysis via music and history. As an undergraduate I studied oboe at the Curtis Institute of Music, and pursued graduate studies in European history at the University of Chicago before embarking on clinical training at the Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW). I strive to bring this background to bear in practicing psychoanalytic therapy, engaging both the listening capacities cultivated in advanced musical training, and the attention to narrative fundamental to in the study of history, in helping patients come to know themselves and so heal from psychological difficulties.

Psychotherapy is a process for relieving emotional distress by restoring and cultivating its participants' inborn capacities for thought and growth. Everyone engages with the world in idiosyncratic ways developed over the course of his or her path through life, and emotional suffering results when such adaptive measures go awry or no longer serve their original purpose. Repetitive unsatisfying relationships, low self esteem, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms can be alleviated when their origins are understood and reworked in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, which I strive to provide in both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Office Address: 3322 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL
60657
Karen Maroda
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 414-276-9760
Office Address: 2350 North Lake Drive, Suite 408
Milwaukee, WI
53211
Michael Grover
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

Board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, trained in adult and child psychoanalysis, I strive to maintain a dynamic approach regardless of whether or not medication is an adjunct to the treatment.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are my interests and inform my treatment regardless of the degree of intensity of therapy.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 847-869-4912
Office Address: 2340 Lincolnwood Drive
Evanston, IL
60201
Arthur Nielsen
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

My subspecialty is couple therapy, and I've written a text on the subject.
My approach is integrative, and biopsychosocial.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-649-0570
Office Address: 333 E Ontario, Suite 4209B
Chicago
60611
Dale Gody
Name: Dale Gody
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Active

With more than 25 years of experience I enjoy working with people who are interested in better understanding the reasons for the problems and symptoms which are limiting their fulfillment in life. After earning my doctorate I worked in a community mental health center, taught graduate school, and opened a private practice in Wilmette. I have published and presented articles in national journals and conferences on the psychology of women, transference/countertransference,and therapeutic technique. I am very interested in the creative process, the arts, the interface of culture and psychology. In my free time I write poetry, enjoy walking my dog in the forest, cooking, reading novels, and outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.

I believe that each individual is unique and that therapy/analysis works best when we can develop a trusting relationship where both patient and therapist can explore the emotional experience of the patient. Together we can begin to understand the sources of problems, symptoms, and roadblocks which are interfering in more comfortable and gratifying functioning in love, work, interpersonal relationships, and the creative process. My approach is essentially a developmental one, rather than theory bound. I am flexible in using what works for each person to deepen understanding and to facilitate growth in both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare
Phone Number: 847-251-7774
Office Address: 3330 Old Glenview Rd, Suite 16
Wilmette, IL
60091
Peter Reiner
Credentials: PhD, LMFT
Membership Category: Affiliate

I am licensed separately as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am Core Faculty at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Faculty at The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Previously, I served as Coordinator of Clinical Training at the Family Institute of Chicago. I’m an award-winning teacher who has led more than 50 graduate and post-graduate classes or seminars in systemically-oriented couple and family psychotherapy and in psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy with individuals and couples. Mental health professionals frequently consult me about their own clients or choose to enter individual or couple psychotherapy with me.

I use a collaborative, “integrative” approach to psychotherapeutic treatment. My clients and I select methods most likely to be effective with the specific problems or issues that are of concern, rather than following a pre-determined course with every problem and every client. The initial focus is usually on the immediate difficulties, yet it is frequently both necessary and useful to determine their sources and ramifications, in service of developing solutions. This customized, in-depth approach increases the chances that the issues can be more fully understood and, importantly, that changes will occur on a fundamental level and last over time.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-822-7277
Office Address: 405 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611
Suzanne Rosenfeld
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

I trained as a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst. After 25 years, I have concluded that you won’t learn as much about yourself using medications alone. By contrast, in psychoanalytical psychotherapy there is the chance for both containment and transformation. What this means is the possibility for holding difficult emotional experiences while changing limiting personality patterns, restarting development needs, or, facing existential fears like growing up, growing old, and living well. In doing so you achieve enhanced perception or ways of thinking and feeling in the process. You are free then to become your most creative and fulfilled self.

I pay careful attention to what you say and how you say it. We build a library of resources to discover what is the "fine print" behind the many movements of your actions. We learn together what motivates your choices. You teach me how you relate to others and what kinds of conversations you are having with yourself. Once you learn to really listen to yourself and the unconscious questions you raise from within, you can begin to solve your problems, make better choices in your life, and stop avoiding mental pain or difficulties.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-658-0320
Office Address: 122 S. Michigan Avenue, #1432
Chicago, IL
60603
Office Address (2): 910 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL
Theo Pintzuk
Credentials: LCSW
Membership Category: Candidate

I have been practicing psychotherapy for about 30 years, and am currently a Candidate at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. I work with a broad cross-section of people around a range of issues, including attachment and event trauma, struggles with creative processes, and the impact of marginalized/stigmatized identities as well as mood disorders, problems with self-esteem, and relationship issues.

My work is based in psychoanalytic theories, especially contemporary Self Psychology, Intersubjectivity, and Relational Analysis and is informed by feminism and queer theory. But each treatment is shaped by the two people sitting together, mutually engaged in a process of discovery and creativity. moving toward a continually deeper and fuller understanding of the person coming for help--and of what it means to be human.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 773-580-6312
Office Address: 3850 N. Lawndale
Chicago, IL
60618
Office Address (2): 30 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 701
Chicago, IL
60602
Noel Blackburn
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Membership Category: Candidate
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 847-340-4935
Office Address: 2500 Ridge Rd, Suite 305
Evanston, IL
60201
Lauren R. Kern
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

​I provide outpatient mental health services including psychoanalytic psychotherapy with and without medication management and psychoanalysis.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna
Phone Number: 312-922-3882
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave., Suite 1317
Chicago
60603
Flora Lazar
Credentials: MSW, PhD, LCSW
Membership Category: Affiliate

I help people address a broad range of mental health challenges, but have a special interest in academic and work-related struggles. I believe effective clinical work requires continuous learning and have completed ongoing training in LGBTQ affirmative, trauma informed, and multicultural practice. I find contemporary self and relational psychology helpful in understanding what gets between people and their goals, and have pursued training in this area at several institutes around the country. Before becoming a psychotherapist, I led several education non-profits and oversaw public affairs for a University of Chicago public policy center focused on children and families.

After nearly two decades helping large organizations in the non-profit world make the changes they needed to feel more effective, I decided to help individuals because I think change is an enriching part of life. I like helping people overcome concerns that keep them from embracing change. Using supportive exploration, I will work with you to understand why you feel stuck and unable to move forward. As a social worker, I pay particular attention to the communities and cultures you live in, and I especially enjoy working with the special challenges faced by immigrant families.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 773-209-9611
Office Address: Formative Psychological Services
5100 North Ravenswood, Suite 225
Chicago, IL
60640
Celia Brickman
Credentials: PhD, LCPC
Membership Category: Affiliate

I’ve been practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults for the past 25 years. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago and trained at the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy, where I now practice and where I have previously been the Director of Training. My first book, nominated for a Gradiva award, has just come out in a revised edition entitled Race in Psychoanalysis: Aboriginal Populations in the Mind (Routledge, 2018). I enjoy working with people who may find themselves on the margins of the social mainstream, and I’m interested in the spiritual dimension—for better and for worse—of emotional distress.

I see clients once or twice a week, and am most influenced by the relational school of psychoanalysis. This form of therapy sees our symptoms as aspects of ourselves of which we may not be fully aware; aspects which are often holdovers from earlier stages in our emotional development, where we became stymied by particular challenges which were never fully resolved. In therapy we build a relationship of trust where we can encounter and put into words the emotional “stuckness” that our symptoms represent. This helps us better resolve and integrate our challenges, and thus better engage more fully with the world around us.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
Phone Number: 773-536-5353
Office Address: 1525 E 53rd Street, Suite 935
Chicago, IL
60615
Office Address (2): 30 N. Michigan Avenue, #1920
Chicago, IL
60602
David Solomon
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 3129887030
Office Address: 441 E Erie, Suite 4304
Chicago, IL
60611
Office Address (2): 150 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL
60022
Ellen Rosenberg
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Active

I am a seasoned psychoanalyst and psychologist and have worked with people from ages 15 to 88. I have worked in the past at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and at CAPPS at the Northwestern Evanston campus. I have training in family and couples therapy. In graduate school and on internship I was exposed to many theories and schools of psychology and psychoanalytic thinking.

I like to look at the whole person in the context of their personal history, cultural background and their current relationships and occupation. I utilize my psychoanalytic training even if the treatment is not an analysis. In terms of psychoanalytic thinking, I am most comfortable with object relations, Self Psychology and relational theories of psychoanalysis. I see psychotherapy as a partnership between the therapist and the person seeking treatment. the therapeutic relationship is crucial to the treatment process.

Services Offered: Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples
Phone Number: 312 782-6302
Neurine Wiggin
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Active

Faculty, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. I see individuals in long-term treatment. I am Self-Psychological, relationally oriented.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 847-835-2709
Office Address: 673 Bluff St
Glencoe, IL
60022
Office Address (2): 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1455
Chicago, IL
60603
Michael Topel
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Student
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Medicare
Phone Number: 847-922-3253
Office Address: 4711 Golf Road
Suite 1200
Skokie, IL
60076
Office Address (2): 1700 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL
60612
Christine Sterkel
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 773-339-6691
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1025
Chicago
60603
Michele Gaspar
Credentials: MA, LCPC
Membership Category: Candidate
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna
Phone Number: 773-899-4047
Office Address: 333 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2020
Chicago, IL
60611
Office Address (2): 2656 W. Montrose, Suite 101
Chicago, IL
60618
Mark Virshbo
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Membership Category: Student
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
Phone Number: 773 405-3163
Office Address: 30 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1208
Chicago, IL
60602
Office Address (2): 708 Church Street, Suite 259
Evanston, IL
60201
David Powell
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Candidate
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 312-939-6000
Office Address: 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Ste 1311
Chicago, IL
60603
Office Address (2): 708 Church St., Ste. 216
Evanston, IL
Noemi Molina
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents
Phone Number: 708-473-5279
Office Address: 53 W Jackson, Suite 364
Chicago
60604
Christina Biedermann
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 773-729-2196
Office Address: 180 N LaSalle St, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL
60601
Office Address (2): 922 Davis St
Evanston, IL
60201
Alan Ward
Name: Alan Ward
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Affiliate

Ph.D, State University of NY at Buffalo, USPH Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychosomatic and Psychiatric institute at Michael Reese Hospital-Diplomate In Clinical Psychology(ABPP)-Director of Research and Treatment program on childhood autism(10 Years)- Book entitled "Childhood Autism and Structural Therapy" ( Nelson Hall, 1976) -International and domestic professional presentations and publications on schizophrenic language, treatment oi schizophrenia, childhood autism, adolescent suicide, Director of Henry Horner Childrens Center (10 YRS.) , Adjunct Asst. Prof, Dept. of Psychiatry, UIC

My focus is upon helping individuals understand the relationship between their current problems in living and their historical roots, with the goal of helping them to take control of their life decisions in the present.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Aetna, United Healthcare
Phone Number: 773-271-4439
Office Address: 5415 N. Sheridan Rd
#4301
Chicago, IL
69640
Office Address (2): 1525 E. 53rd St., #934
Chicago, IL
60655
Candace Fleischmann
Credentials: LCSW
Membership Category: Active
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 847-926-8850
Office Address: 1107 Bob-O-Link Road
Highland Park, IL
60035
Ronald F. Krasner
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

I am an experienced competent Board Certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. I am also an academic psychiatrist who is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Please check my website listed below for further details.

I approach all of my patients with the immediate concern for relieving troubling symptoms and resolving current life problems. In order to do so, attention is focused on identifying the underlying biological, emotional, and environmental sources of these difficulties.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-566-0661
Office Address: 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1468
Chicago, IL
60603
Molly Witten
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Active

A licensed clinical psychologist, I hold advanced certificates in family therapy, infant mental health, and psychoanalysis for children and for adults. Over 37 years in practice, my emphasis centers on growth through therapy. I have focused on issues of self-regulation, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues of infancy, childhood, adolescents, and adults. I also provide educational consultation, and parent coaching. As a Training and Supervising analyst, I offer psychoanalysis and professional supervision to other mental health professionals. My professional work includes working with individuals who are stressed by the challenges of their daily lives as well as those who struggle with a mental illness, as well as issues of helping others.

I use a relational, integrative approach to help those I work with realize their personal goals. All psychotherapy, regardless of modality begins with a relationship, which begins in safety and expands opportunities for self-realization. I believe people are extremely resilient and have the capacity for growth and positive change at any point in their lives. I encourage holistic health and wellness that includes, mind, body and spirit. I have extensive training and experience in providing psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and play therapy with small children. I am passionate about my work & believe that treatment focused on intervention, prevention & support can lead to a more meaningful life with promise and hope.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312 765-0246
Office Address: 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1301B
Chicago, IL
60603
Joyce Chestek
Credentials: LCPC
Membership Category: Student

I'm a therapist primarily working with children, teens and parents. I have expertise in child development, childhood mental health, emotional, behavioral and relationship issues. Emotional conflicts in children can get in the way of their development and be a source of stress for the family. I provide a safe and empathetic environment where children and teens can express themselves, gain self-awareness, and work through their conflicts. I help parents to understand the meaning of their children's behaviors, emotional life, and managing daily behavioral challenges.

My training is focused on modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment theories.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Children
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna
Phone Number: 7742602021
Office Address: 564 W Randolph, Suite 247
Chicago, IL
60661
Robert Fajardo
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

My adult residency in Psychiatry was at Michael Reese. My Psychoanalytic training was at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. I have been a faculty member of the Institute for approximately 30 years. I have a contemporary approach to psychoanalytic treatment.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna
Phone Number: 312-922-6071
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave., Suite 1413
Chicago
60603
John Egger
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Candidate
Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 3127259679
Office Address: 30 N. Michigan, Ste 828
Chicago, IL
60602
Office Address (2): 3322 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL
Jesse Viner
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

Jesse Viner MD received his education at Yale, The Chicago Medical School, Northwestern University Medical School Department of Psychiatry and The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, He has served on the faculties of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. He is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Viner is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the recipient of the Illinois Psychiatric Society 2016 Award for Excellence & Innovation in Clinical Services.

Dr. Viner has four decades of experience applying the knowledge of psychiatry and psychoanalysis to the challenge of creating meaningful and pragmatically effective treatment programs. His approach integrates developmental neurobiology, the full spectrum of skills-based and in-depth psychotherapies, and support for executive function and role performance.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 847-869-1500 230
Office Address: Yellowbrick
1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 400
Evanston
60201
Neha Patel
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Active

I’m passionate about helping people and have been working in the mental health field since 1995. Before launching my private practice, I had the privilege of working at the Community Mental Health Council on the South Side of Chicago for eight years, including serving as Director of Outpatient Mental Health and Director of Training. Prior to that, I worked as intern and postdoctoral therapist at the Asian Mental Health Clinic and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic (now called Child/Adolescent Ambulatory Services) at Cambridge Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. It was inspiring to be part of clinics that were invested in serving underserved populations. At the same time, I longed to do in-depth work on a more personal level. In 2005, I launched my private practice where I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I help adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, abuse, relationships, loss, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions, inhibitions and illness. I have a special interest in working with diverse populations in a culturally sensitive manner. I enjoy giving people hope and helping them find their joy.

Therapy is a safe space for you to explore your past and present so you can move towards a better future. So often, the issues and feelings we need to talk about most are the ones we express least. As a therapist, I’m here to listen to you in a confidential, objective and nonjudgmental way and help you gain insight into what you truly want and need through the psychotherapy process.

I use an integrative approach that draws on various therapeutic strategies including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, interpersonal / relational therapies and cognitive behavioral therapy. I can tailor our psychotherapy work to best fit your needs and help you achieve your goals.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 312-545-6435
Office Address: 5250 Old Orchard Rd, Suite #300
Skokie, IL
60077
Christine C. Kieffer
Credentials: PhD, ABPP
Membership Category: Active

My approach to treatment is Psychoanalytic, Relational. In addition to my clinical work, I teach advanced students, and write.

Psychoanalytic thinking is Relational, that is, personality development and treatment, whether individual, couple or group, is most effective when thought of as formed by intersubjective understanding.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants, Couples, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Office Address: 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1413
Chicago, IL
60603
Office Address (2): 723 Elm Street, Suite 201
Winnetka, IL
John Friedman
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Affiliate
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-750-9064
Office Address: 30 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1828
Chicago, IL
60602
Beatriz Ledesma
Credentials: PhD, LCPC
Membership Category: Affiliate

Bilingual & bicultural (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In private practice for the past 31 years & clinical art psychotherapist supervisor at the counseling department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for the past five years. PhD from the Institute for Clinical Social Work (2009) and a MFA & MAAT from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1988). I am also a professional painter with a very active and robust art practice.

My approach follows a psychodynamic model combined -when needed- with meditation, relaxation, Kundalini yoga, and art making. The combination of therapeutic tools brings an insightful-spiritual approach to the psychotherapy process.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
Phone Number: 773.561.0825
Office Address: 410 S Michigan Ave, #702
Chicago, IL
60605
Tara Holstein
Credentials: PsyD
Membership Category: Affiliate
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 312-772-2853
Office Address: 1830 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL
60201
Office Address (2): 30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
60601
Kurt Hanus
Credentials: MA, LCPC
Membership Category: Affiliate

I’ve provided psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the Chicago area since 2001, working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have a particular interest and expertise in the areas of depression and anxiety, relationships, men’s issues, self-esteem, adolescent development, attachment, blocks to creativity, and the intersection of psychoanalysis, psychology, and spirituality. I completed post-graduate clinical training at the Object Relations Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New York, The Center for Religion & Psychotherapy of Chicago, and I'm a certified educator with graduate degrees in both Music and Counselor Education.

While I have a strong resonance with Object Relations theory, I value contributions from across the spectrum of psychoanalytic thought. However, beyond any theory, my understanding of any given patient is informed by the complexity and mystery of the their individual human experience. As such, I am most interested in understanding each person's unique story and what keeps them in emotional pain.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 312-409-4819
Office Address: 115 E. First Street #1S
Hinsdale, IL
60521
Evelina Pereira-Webber
Credentials: LCPC
Membership Category: Affiliate
Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 312-786-1419
Office Address: 53 West Jackson #901
Chicago, IL
60604
James Anderson
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Active

My main focus is my work doing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I also teach and supervise the next generation of therapists as a Professor at Northwestern University and a faculty member at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. In my writing I do what is called psychobiography, looking at the lives of historical, literary, and political figure through a psychological lens. For 2017-2019 I am honored to serve as President of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society.​

I made a serious effort to explain my approach on my website. Here is part of what I wrote: "During decades as a therapist, almost all my patients came to me because they were suffering from substantial pain and their lives were not working in significant ways. My goal, as may seem obvious, is for therapy to provide healing that lessens the pain and for our efforts together to result in a life that works better." To read more, see my description at: jameswilliamanderson.wordpress.com/clinical​/

You may email me at j-anderson3@northwestern.edu

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Other
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
Phone Number: 312-957-0740
Office Address: 333 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1900
Chicago, IL
60601
Carla Leone
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Affiliate

I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 1990. I worked in agencies for a few years then went into private practice, now in Lincolnwood. I later founded a group private practice, North Suburban Family Psychologists, which specializes in the treatment of children, teens, adults, couples and families using a theoretical approach grounded in self psychology. I’m on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, an elected member of the international council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) and Chair and Co-founder of IAPSP’s Couples Therapy Interest Group. I’ve published several papers in psychoanalytic journals and have presented and taught nationally and internationally.

My approach involves developing a safe trusting relationship through which the patient and I can explore the patient’s feelings, thoughts and needs about themselves and others, and the multiple current and past influences on them. We then work together to clarify the patient’s goals and ways to achieve them. The approach is grounded in psychoanalytic theory but incorporates concepts from other models when indicated to be responsive to the patient’s needs and goals.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Phone Number: 8475689642
Office Address: 4433 W Touhy
Lincolnwood, IL
60711
Brenda Solomon
Credentials: MD
Membership Category: Active

Major interests: Women's issues and Ethics, especially boundaries
Approach: Psychoanalytically eclectic favoring self psychology and relational

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): None
Office Address: 150 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL
60022
Office Address (2): 441 E Erie, #4304
Chicago, IL
Hannah Weiss
Credentials: MA, LCPC
Membership Category: Candidate

In choosing psychotherapy, one opens to the pursuit of awareness and authenticity. While this journey is sometimes arduous, most experience a sense of fulfillment previously unknown. Those who choose to see me often wish to uncover barriers which prevent them from living creatively, peacefully, expressively, and authentically. I aim to provide a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where individuals feel comfortable exploring all aspects of their being, including hidden dreams and desires. Such exploration is often accompanied with reductions in anxiety, depression, impulsivity, or inhibition.

When we approach what is with friendly curiosity, a space for what may be arises. In this deeply meaningful process, one discovers that the complexities and contradictions inherent in being human can be understood and reintegrated in the therapeutic space.

I am currently a candidate at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, Families
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 847-732-9436
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1305
Chicago, IL
60603
Alice Bernstein
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Active

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1975. Graduate, Core Adult Program in Psychoanalysis, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 2013. Faculty, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. 3 times President, Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Currently, Metro Local Area Representative, Illinois Psychological Association. Former supervisor at Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago.

My psychoanalytic approach is a combination of Ego and Self Psychologies. In psychotherapy I may use elements of other approaches to psychotherapy as part of treatment. In general I tend to be active rather than passive in my interactions with patients.

Services Offered: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Populations Treated: Adults
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Aetna
Phone Number: 312-357-0022
Office Address: 300 W Adams St., Suite 621
Chicago
60614-5109
Michael Morin
Credentials: PhD
Membership Category: Student

I received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Biola University, an APA-accredited institution in Los Angeles County, CA. I have previously served as an active duty psychologist in the U.S. Navy, which has greatly influenced my clinical and research interests involving men and masculinity. Men's issues have since become a focus of my private practice.

In addition to clinical practice, I am an adjunct professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in the graduate psychology department.

My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in a relational attachment perspective, which focuses on understanding the impact of our earliest relationships. These early experiences lay a foundation for how we process emotions, seek relationships, and become stuck in patterns of behavior. It is an honor to journey with clients as they gain insight and create lasting change through therapy.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 3128347014
Office Address: 25 E Washington Ave, Ste 1506
Chicago, IL
60602
Morgan Stevens
Credentials: LCSW
Membership Category: Student

I am a staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University providing psychotherapy to Young Adults, Adults and Couples. I have been immersed in psychoanalytic training since my graduate studies at New York University and training at various Psychoanalytic Institutes in New York. I am currently a Fellow at both The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. I have experience working with individuals and couples who are struggling with intimacy and forming relationships, feelings of depression, integrating past and/or present trauma as well as life stage transitions.

My orientation is based in contemporary psychoanalytic practice drawing upon relational and object relational theories. I believe that the foundation of any effective therapeutic work is a genuine therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and empathy and I value creating an environment that feels safe enough for you to express your concerns. Additionally, I practice from a multicultural framework and have experience working with individuals from a wide variety of cultural, socioeconomic and sexual identity backgrounds.

Services Offered: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated: Adults, Couples
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phone Number: 312-609-5300 .687
Office Address: 8 S. Michigan Ave, 11th floor
Chicago, IL
60603
Office Address (2): 666 Dundee Road, Suite 1501
Northbrook, IL
60062