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Chicago Therapists

Dr. Terry Dornak

Dr. Terry Dornak, Psy.D., CCATP

Clinical Psychologist | Clinical Director

I received my Doctorate of Psychology and Master of Arts from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have gained my therapeutic experience not only working in private practice settings but through working in residential settings as well.


It is my goal that each person who steps into my office feels  comfortable and accepted.  I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, and sexual identity.  I am passionate about my field and believe that each individual that comes into my office is unique.  I use an integrated approach that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic techniques.  I work with each client to design a treatment plan that meets his or her own personal needs and goals.  I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults, and I provide individual, family, as well as relationship therapy.

I have extensive experience and training in treating mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, substance use, and anger. In addition, I specialize in treating the psychological struggles frequently associated with chronic pain including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship difficulties.  I also specialize in treating post-partum depression and infertility.  

I welcome feedback from my clients.  When a client feels that a certain technique is not working, I encourage him or her to tell me so that we can work together to find another technique that may work better.  I think therapy is definitely a team effort.

Dr. Imuentiyan Igbinosun

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

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

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

Santina Bianco, LCPC


Adler University was important to me because of its emphasis on social justice and community engagement. Being a part of the Chicago community has opened my eyes as I am originally from a small town. Being a small fish in a big pond has allowed me opportunities and experiences that I feel has helped me grow as a counselor. 


I have gained therapeutic experience working in residential settings such as Chicago Public Schools, juvenile residential centers, and crisis centers. My passion involves working with children, adolescents, and young adults while promoting diversity. I provide individual, group, and family therapy. My experience consists of treating a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adjustment disorder, and anger.


My approach is integrated combining evidence-based practices including client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and Adlerian therapy. My area of specialty involves the use of play therapy. Play therapy is psychotherapeutic approach primarily used to help individuals freely express their emotions and thoughts through the use of play. Therapeutic play is a way for me to help individuals with academic, behavioral, social, or emotional issues with those who express communication differently. Verbal communication is not for all of us and can be intimidating. I prefer getting to know someone while doing something active or fun.


My passion is to help my clients reach their fullest potential by using their strengths to foster independence. My style of therapy involves meeting my clients where they are currently at.  My goal is to provide a unique and authentic counseling experience where one can feel accepted for being yourself. I seek to provide a safe and collaborative space to help develop trust to facilitate growth in the therapeutic relationship.

Brittany Bogdojewicz LPC

Brittany Bogdajewicz, LPC


We all have unique innate strengths that create our inner awesomeness. However, sometimes we forget or lack the skills to nurture these qualities when we are consumed by the chaos of our day-to-day lives. By recognizing and developing these qualities we will come to recognize and “own our awesome.”   Together, we will take the first steps on your journey to maximize your full potential. We‘ll identify and work on areas where you get stuck, to increase your alignment with your values, as we develop practices that create life-changing shifts and lasting results. 


I am a licensed professional counselor. I completed my Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago. Throughout my career, I’ve held positions in outpatient therapy and residential treatment programs. I have worked with diverse populations and ages including adolescents and teens, adults, and individuals with chronic mental health and physical health issues. I use an integrative approach of strengths-based, person-centered, and psychodynamic techniques.  I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic alliance and that clients should feel safe and supported. ​Each session we will collaborate on your treatment to help you meet your personal needs and goals. 

Jing Han LPC

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.

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Sherri Lau, LCSW


I am deeply committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards healing and
self-discovery. With over two decades of experience in providing compassionate
therapy, I firmly believe in the innate wisdom and resilience within each person to
overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential.
I received my Masters’ degree from the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School
of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and my Bachelors’ degree in Sociology from
Vanderbilt University. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), I have spent most
of my career working in community outpatient behavioral health, but have also
spent a substantial time in a multi-disciplinary medical group setting and a child
advocacy center. I enjoy and have training in working with individuals across the life-
spectrum, as well as with families and couples.
As a seasoned therapist, I see myself as more than just a facilitator—I aim to be a
partner in unlocking your inner resources and strengths. My approach is rooted in a
strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-informed philosophy, recognizing that each
individual's path to healing is unique. Utilizing a diverse range of therapeutic
modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy,
Psychodynamic, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, among others, I tailor my
methods to meet your specific needs and goals.
Specializing in addressing a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety,
trauma, ADHD, and depression, I am dedicated to serving as a trusted ally for clients
seeking support and positive change. With a natural curiosity and a commitment to
fostering a judgment-free environment, I have helped numerous clients reach their
therapeutic goals. I am excited to bring the same dedication and results to our work
together and welcome you to a space where you are given the utmost attention and
respect, and given the opportunity and tools to realize your potential. Whether
you are navigating challenges or seeking personal growth, I look forward to
empowering you to embark on a journey towards healing and growth!


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Elizabeth Hailey-Smith, LCSW


I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. My clinical experience involves helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma, abuse as well as coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where their thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgement.

My additional area of focus is communication problems, divorce and separation, forgiveness, isolation/loneliness, panic disorder and panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, and self-love.

My clinical approach is client centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

 I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England.

Nicole Yan

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.

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