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Joyce Chestek
LCPC
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Children
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna
7742602021
564 W Randolph, Suite 247
Chicago, IL
60661
Dale Gody
Dale Gody
PhD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare
847-251-7774
3330 Old Glenview Rd, Suite 16
Wilmette, IL
60091
Kurt Hanus
MA, LCPC
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield
312-409-4819
115 E. First Street #1S
Hinsdale, IL
60521
Robert McCarthy
MD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield
312-493-0268
30 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1210
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
Robert Fajardo
MD
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna
312-922-6071
122 S Michigan Ave., Suite 1413
Chicago
60603
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
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
Lauren Kern
MD
Active

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

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna
312-922-3882
122 S Michigan Ave., Suite 1317
Chicago
60603
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
Katherine Williams
MA, MSW, LCSW
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield
630 299-9537
122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1307D
Chicago, IL
60603
Hannah Weiss
MA, LPC
Affiliate

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 a recent graduate of the Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Groups
Blue Cross Blue Shield
847-732-9436
122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1305
Chicago, IL
60603
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
Nathan Dougal
LCSW
Active
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield
773-348-1235
3322 N. Ashland Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
60657
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
Tara Holstein
PsyD
Affiliate
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield
312-772-2853
1830 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL
60201
30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
60601
Ellen Rosenberg
PsyD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Medicare, Humana
312 782-6302
307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 820
Chicago, IL
60601
708 Church St., Suite 820
Evanston, IL
Flora Lazar
MSW, PhD, LCSW
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults, Adolescents
Blue Cross Blue Shield
773-209-9611
Formative Psychological Services
5100 North Ravenswood, Suite 225
Chicago, IL
60640
Jenna Peterson
PsyD
Student

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who focuses on providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults with a wide range of relational and emotional concerns. It is a great privilege to collaborate with clients to co-create a therapy experience that honors what is meaningful for them.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
773 987-6763
55 E Monroe, Suite 3800
Chicago, IL
60603
PsyD
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Groups
Blue Cross Blue Shield
860-895-7076
122 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1411
Chicago, IL
60603
Michael Morin
PhD
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults, Couples, Groups
Blue Cross Blue Shield
3128347014
25 E Washington Ave, Ste 1506
Chicago, IL
60602
Morgan Stevens
LCSW
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Adults, Couples
Blue Cross Blue Shield
312-609-5300 .687
8 S. Michigan Ave, 11th floor
Chicago, IL
60603
666 Dundee Road, Suite 1501
Northbrook, IL
60062