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Christine Sterkel
MD
Active
Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Children
None
773-339-6691
122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1025
Chicago
60603
Molly Witten
PhD
Active

Molly Witten, PhD practices Adult & Child Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and Infant intervention as well as teaching, supervising consultation as a faculty member of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and in the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, and also supervise through the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Her clinical interests include development of our minds during infancy, how early development influences our later relationships, and the unfolding of clinical process in treatment. She serves as the Board secretary for CAPA. Finally she is Director of the Parent Child Workshops, a parent-child-peer psychoanalytically informed playgroup for children at risk for disorders of relationship and play.

Dr. Witten uses an integrative, individualized approach. Listening respectfully, and working towards compassionately empathic, honest, potentially transformative therapeutic relationships, she supports development of increased insight into past choices, and creation of different, more satisfying relationships, work, and an enhanced sense of well being. The safety of the therapeutic relationship supports growth of a person’s capacities to explore confusing, painful, or traumatic events. This shared thinking leads to insight regarding multiple meanings of life experiences that have become difficult to understand or resolve. Such insight leads to a more resilient and hopeful, expanded sense of self and choices.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants
None
312 765-0246
122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1301B
Chicago, IL
60603
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
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, Groups
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice
847-732-9436
122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1305
Chicago, IL
60603
900 Skokie Blvd, Suite 115
Northbrook
60062
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
Suzanne Rosenfeld
MD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Adults, Adolescents, Families, Groups
None
312-658-0320
122 S. Michigan Avenue, #1432
Chicago, IL
60603
910 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL
Noemi Molina
PhD
Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents
708-473-5279
53 W Jackson
Chicago
60604
Phil Lebovitz
MD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults
None
847-835-4496
122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1311
Chicago, IL
60603
1128 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, IL
60022
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
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
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
Ronald F. Krasner
MD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation, Other
Adults, Couples
None
312-566-0661
122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1468
Chicago, IL
60603
Brenda Solomon
MD
Active

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

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults
None
150 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL
60022
441 E Erie, #4304
Chicago, IL
Flora Lazar
MSW, PhD
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
Jesse Viner
MD
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation, Other
Adults, Adolescents, Families, Groups
None
847-869-1500 230
Yellowbrick
1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 400
Evanston
60201
Leo Weinstein
MD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management
Adults
None
122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1413
Chicago
60603
Allen Kodish
MD
Active

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

Consultation
Adults
None
773-620-6196
5763 S. Harper Ave.
Chicago
60637
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
Arthur Nielsen
MD
Active

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

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management
Adults, Couples, Families
None
312-649-0570
333 E Ontario, Suite 4209B
Chicago
60611
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
Peter Reiner
PhD, LMFT
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.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families
None
312-822-7277
405 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611
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
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
Robert Galatzer-Levy
MD
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.

Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Consultation
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants, Couples
None
312-922-5077
122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1407
Chicago, IL
60603