Kliničari - Čikago
Dr. Terry Dornak, Psy.D., CCATP
Klinički psiholog | Klinički direktor
Doktorirao sam psihologiju i magistrirao na The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Svoje terapeutsko iskustvo stekao sam ne samo radeći u privatnoj praksi već i kroz rad u rezidencijalnim ustanovama.
Moj cilj je da se osjeća svaka osoba koja uđe u moju kancelariju udobno i prihvaćeno. Poštujem kulturu, pol, rasu i seksualni identitet svakog pojedinca. Ja sam strastven u svom polju i vjerujem da je svaki pojedinac koji dođe u moju kancelariju jedinstven. Koristim integrirani pristup koji uključuje kognitivnu bihejvioralnu terapiju, dijalektičko ponašanje terapija i psihodinamske tehnike. I raditi sa svakim klijentom na izradi plana tretmana koji zadovoljava njegove ili njene lične potrebe i ciljeve. Uživam u radu sa djecom, adolescentima i odraslima i pružam individualne, porodične, kao i odnose terapija.
Imam veliko iskustvo i obuku u liječenju poremećaja raspoloženja, poremećaja ličnosti, anksioznosti, upotrebe supstanci i ljutnje. Osim toga, specijalizirao sam se za liječenje psiholoških borbi često povezan s kroničnom boli uključujući anksioznost, depresiju, stres i poteškoće u vezi. Takođe sam specijalizovan u liječenju postporođajne depresije i neplodnosti.
Pozdravljam povratne informacije od svojih klijenata. Kada klijent smatra da određena tehnika ne radi, ohrabrujem ga da mi kaže kako bismo zajedno pronašli drugu tehniku koja bi mogla bolje funkcionirati. Mislim da je terapija definitivno timski rad.
Dr. Imuentiyan Igbinosun, PsyD
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
In life, people look for answers and I believe the answers lie within each of us. I strive to help individuals make their thoughts and goals clearer so that individuals can find answers during times of heavy clouds and dark skies. Through processing, learning effective tools, and techniques to manage high stress and anxiety, I work with my clients to get them to a more comprehensive sense of self. That self they have always dreamed of being and that self they, unconsciously, already are. In doing so, processing the past and the present to develop how my clients want their future to look will be a journey of healing and finding balance.
I work from an integrative approach primarily utilizing Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic interventions with Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral theories. I am extensively trained in Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic and Dialectical Behavioral therapies. I strive to help individuals identify patterns in current relationships and behaviors that stem from past experiences, both from past attachment, as well as environmentally learned. I take a collaborative approach through processing, learning effective tools, and applying techniques to manage high stress and anxiety. I have experience working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, mood difficulties, trauma-related concerns, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, phase of life adjustments, personality disorders, identity and LGBTQIA+ related concerns.
I earned my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL and my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, IL. I have worked in private practices, intensive outpatient programs and college counseling settings as I enjoy working with young adults, middle-aged adults, individually, couples and in group therapy.
Dr. Breanne Taylor, PsyD
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in fostering change. It is through an open, nonjudgmental, and safe environment that clients can explore and grow into their most authentic selves and lead more fulfilling lives. My approach emphasizes how our past and present experiences shape how we relate to others and the world around us. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, and utilize an integrative and collaborative approach that incorporates aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist, Relational, and Strengths-Based approaches.
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming and sex positive therapist who welcomes clients who are part of the kink and poly/consensual non-monogamy communities. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
I have experience in multiple settings including substance abuse facilities, community mental health centers, and therapeutic day schools working with concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, developmental disorders, impulse control, and relationship struggles.
Dr. Kristin Amicone, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
Finding balance in this unpredictable world can sometimes seem unachievable. Together, we can find a balance that best fits you. My goal for therapy is teaching you the skills needed to find your balance so you can flourish in your daily life. Whatever your journey has been, I will help you implement knowledge and tools to overcome barriers from the past, present, and future. I am here to listen from a neutral perspective with expertise in psychological health and the influence it can have on the rest of our biological system. My clinical skills reflect all ages across the lifespan as I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. With this, I am flexible in aiding in treatment among various cohorts and in a multitude of settings.
Through my training in health service psychology at Kansas City University, I was able to work closely with medical students in training to become knowledgeable in the process of collaborative care. I am willing to work with you and any of your providers to ensure advocacy for your comprehensive wellbeing. You will not feel alone or unheard throughout our treatment together as I will work collaboratively with you to ensure the best care.
The evidence-based treatments I commonly use in practice include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), solution-focused therapy (SFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). I am well versed in neurocognitive deficit interventions, mood disturbances, substance use interventions, and trauma processing. Additionally, I have done extensive research in women’s health issues including PMDD, postpartum depression and anxiety, and other menstrual conditions.
Teletherapy provided in Florida, Kansas, and Illinois for adolescents, adults, and older adults
Santina Bianco, LPC
Univerzitet Adler mi je bio važan zbog svog naglaska na socijalnoj pravdi i angažmanu zajednice. To što sam dio zajednice Čikaga otvorilo mi je oči jer sam porijeklom iz malog grada. To što sam bila mala riba u velikom ribnjaku omogućilo mi je prilike i iskustva za koja smatram da su mi pomogla da rastem kao savjetnik.
Stekao sam terapeutsko iskustvo radeći u rezidencijalnim sredinama kao što su državne škole u Čikagu, centri za smeštaj maloletnika i krizni centri. Moja strast uključuje rad sa djecom, adolescentima i mladima uz promicanje različitosti. Pružam individualnu, grupnu i porodičnu terapiju. Moje iskustvo se sastoji od liječenja niza problema mentalnog zdravlja, uključujući depresiju, anksioznost, poremećaj ponašanja, opozicioni prkosni poremećaj, poremećaj pažnje i hiperaktivnost (ADHD), poremećaj prilagođavanja i ljutnju.
Moj pristup je integriran kombinirajući prakse zasnovane na dokazima uključujući terapiju usmjerenu na klijenta, terapiju kognitivnog ponašanja, dijalektičku bihejvioralnu terapiju i Adlerovu terapiju. Moja oblast specijalnosti je korišćenje terapije igrom. Terapija igrom je psihoterapeutski pristup koji se prvenstveno koristi za pomoć pojedincima da slobodno izraze svoje emocije i misli kroz korištenje igre. Terapeutska igra je način da pomognem pojedincima s akademskim, bihevioralnim, društvenim ili emocionalnim problemima s onima koji drugačije izražavaju komunikaciju. Verbalna komunikacija nije za sve nas i može biti zastrašujuća. Više volim da upoznam nekoga dok radim nešto aktivno ili zabavno.
Moja strast je da pomognem svojim klijentima da ostvare svoj puni potencijal koristeći njihove snage za podsticanje nezavisnosti. Moj stil terapije uključuje upoznavanje sa svojim klijentima tamo gde se trenutno nalaze. Moj cilj je pružiti jedinstveno i autentično savjetodavno iskustvo u kojem se čovjek može osjećati prihvaćenim zbog toga što je svoj. Nastojim da obezbijedim siguran i prostor za saradnju kako bih pomogao u razvoju povjerenja kako bih olakšao rast u terapijskom odnosu.
Brittany Bogdajewicz, LPC
Svi imamo jedinstvene urođene snage koje stvaraju našu unutrašnju fantastičnost. Međutim, ponekad zaboravimo ili nam nedostaje vještina da njegujemo ove kvalitete kada nas obuzme haos našeg svakodnevnog života. Prepoznajući i razvijajući ove kvalitete, prepoznat ćemo i “posjedovati naše sjajno”. Zajedno ćemo napraviti prve korake na vašem putovanju kako bismo maksimalno iskoristili vaš puni potencijal. Identifikovaćemo i raditi na oblastima u kojima zapnete, kako bismo povećali vaše usklađivanje sa vašim vrednostima, dok razvijamo prakse koje stvaraju promene u životu i trajne rezultate.
Ja sam licencirani profesionalni savjetnik. Završio sam master edukacije iz kliničkog savjetovanja za mentalno zdravlje na Univerzitetu DePaul u Čikagu. Tokom svoje karijere, bio sam na pozicijama u ambulantnim terapijskim i rezidencijalnim programima liječenja. Radio sam sa različitim populacijama i dobima uključujući adolescente i tinejdžere, odrasle i pojedince s hroničnim mentalnim i fizičkim zdravstvenim problemima. Koristim integrativni pristup tehnikama zasnovanim na snagama, usmjerenim na osobu i psihodinamičkim tehnikama. Čvrsto vjerujem u važnost terapijskog saveza i da se klijenti trebaju osjećati sigurno i podržano. Na svakoj sesiji sarađivaćemo na vašem tretmanu kako bismo vam pomogli da ispunite svoje lične potrebe i ciljeve.
Jing Han, LPC
I believe we’re naturally good and unfortunately taught to feel shame, worthlessness, inadequacy, and the ideas of “bad” and “wrong”. I’m dedicated to providing a non-judgmental environment to support clients, explore their situations, and achieve their goals. I strive to hear and understand your feelings, past and current experiences, as well as to provide information and new coping strategies to help you deal with your concerns, difficulties, and struggles. We will sort out what’s going on in your life and sort it out together.
I received my Master’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. I have received training in CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and personality disorders treatment and management. It is my goal to keep enlarging my toolbox in order to provide more efficient and effective support to my clients.
The differences between cultures, languages, and environments may cause frustration or even conflict, and having new information and ways to handle them will create fresh insights and help you accomplish your goals. I hope after every session my client feel more confident, having healthier boundaries, and enjoy their lives more.
I offer therapy to individuals, couples, and families in English, Mandarin, and Japanese.
Marceita Johnson, LPC
Part of my greatest purpose in life is to reduce stigma, break generational curses and normalize mindfulness and self care in the households of every community. Traditionally, obtaining mental wellness support is not easily accessible nor is it a topic of conversation that is easy to have with family, friends or other members of the black and brown communities. To be considered strong in the black community is to suffer in silence. We are taught at a very young age to suppress and compartmentalize our emotions. The unfortunate consequence of this is that many times this leads to the development of unhealthy habits and relationships in and throughout adulthood.
As a black woman and multiculturally competent therapist, I understand that many individuals from various groups and cultures have a beautifully unique perspective that sets us apart. We also all have so much in common that unites us and makes us similar in many ways. Learning from each other and sharing our experiences not only helps us to heal ourselves individually, but our families and our communities. I am committed to making a difference, normalizing dialogue centered on mental wellness, and continuing to be an agent of change.
Some of my areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, grief & loss, race-based traumatic stress, woman issues, relationship issues/domestic violence, and trauma/PTSD. My approach includes building rapport and collaborating with you to develop a suitable treatment plan that will address your needs. In treatment I may incorporate, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, etc. Meeting individuals where they are as well as holding them accountable is part of the therapeutic process. My clients can expect to leave feeling better than when they came as long as they commit to doing the work.
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in 2015. In addition, I practiced at University of Chicago's Chicago Center for HIV Elimination where I worked primarily with LGBTQ+ community from the southside. I am now a practicing professional and PhD student studying at Adler University in the Counseling Education and Supervision program. I hope to meet you soon.
Jonathan McIntosh (LPC pending)
After the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us find ourselves struggling with feelings of uncertainty and confusion. My goal is to provide a safe, stable, and empathic environment in which clients can feel supported as they work through these challenges toward lasting change. Because each one of us is unique, I believe there is no one-size-fits all path toward becoming our best selves. I have a non-pathologizing view of therapy and take a collaborative, person-centered approach, focusing on your individual needs and goals.
I respect all cultures, genders, races, religions and sexual identities. Whether your goal is learning emotional coping skills, improving self-esteem, strengthening relationships, or fulfilling your professional or creative potential, I can offer compassion and a non-judgmental perspective.
I offer a sliding scale rate for all insurance types. I’ve found that a strong understanding of who we are is the most important step in building a life worth living, and that every life is a work-in-progress. Doing that work sometimes requires stepping out of our comfort zone. Perhaps therapy feels outside of your comfort zone…let’s give it a try together.
Nicole Yan, LSW
My approach to therapy is based on mutual appreciation. Through openness and
acceptance, we can work together on personal issues and emotional situations
you face. I support individuals in learning to heal their own suffering through
discovery of the gentleness, warmth, wisdom, and compassion that is an innate
capacity of all human beings. I enjoy working with people on their journeys and
helping them to nurture their inner and outer worlds with kindness and
My practice is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic
techniques, client-centered approach, as well as mindfulness, self-compassion,
and Buddhist psychology. My clinical experience includes a wide range of
concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, spirituality, relationships,
substance abuse, and gender identity.
I received my graduate degrees, a Master of Social Work and a Master of
Divinity, from the University of Chicago. I have also worked as a hospital chaplain
and am familiar with contemplative practices in patient care. For several years
now, I have facilitated a weekly meditation group as a way to promote growth and
healing in our community. I am fluent in both English and Chinese.