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Jenna Peterson
PsyD
Student
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
773 987-6763
111 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 822
Chicago, IL
60602
Michael Topel
PsyD
Student
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Medicare
847-922-3253
4711 Golf Road
Suite 1200
Skokie, IL
60076
1700 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL
60612
Celia Brickman
PhD, LCPC
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
773-536-5353
1525 E 53rd Street, Suite 935
Chicago, IL
60615
30 N. Michigan Avenue, #1920
Chicago, IL
60602
Alice Bernstein
PhD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Aetna
312-357-0022
300 W Adams St., Suite 621
Chicago
60614-5109
Andrew Berry
PhD, PsyD, ABPP
Active

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

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Aetna, United Healthcare, Medicare
518-587-4161 352
632 Plank Rd, Suite 209
Clifton Park, NY
12065
Mark Virshbo
MSW, LCSW
Student
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
773 405-3163
30 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1208
Chicago, IL
60602
708 Church Street, Suite 259
Evanston, IL
60201
Beatriz Ledesma
PhD, LCPC
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
773.561.0825
410 S Michigan Ave, #702
Chicago, IL
60605
James Anderson
PhD
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

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Other
Adults, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
312-957-0740
333 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1900
Chicago, IL
60601