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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
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
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
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
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
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
Insurance Accepted (In-Network): Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
Phone Number: 847-732-9436
Office Address: 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1305
Chicago, IL
60603
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
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
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
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