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.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation, Other
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.