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Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy is a cooperative of independent professionals.

Niquie Dworkin

Niquie Dworkin

PhD, Director of Clinical Training and Administration

Niquie is a Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment.  Niquie has nearly 20 years’ experience in treating eating disorders.  She is an instructor at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.  She completed training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and works with high-conflict couples.  Additionally, she specializes in the treatment of compulsive shopping, gambling, sex and Internet use; obsessive-compulsive disorder; alternative sexual and relationship lifestyles; compulsive self-injury; trauma; infertility, pregnancy and postpartum issues; parenting; relationship difficulties; and grief and loss.  She conducts individual therapy with adults and adolescents and is available for supervision and consultation.

Call 773-472-8587

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Kate Fiello

Kate Fiello

LCSW, Director of Intake and Clinical Services

Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Kate has advanced training in Jungian and Somatic psychotherapy, authentic movement and mindfulness meditation. She has over 20 years experience in treating eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and body image issues. Kate also specializes in treating depression, anxiety and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, infertility and postpartum depression. Kate conducts individual and group psychotherapy. She leads groups and workshops integrating somatic practices, meditation and psychotherapy.

Call 773-525-3322

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Melinda Rezman

Melinda Rezman

LCPC, Director of Psychoanalytic Services

Melinda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor, and Certified Psychoanalyst.  She treats children, adults, and couples.  Melinda specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety, relationship problems, adapting to stage of life transitions, substance use, addiction, grief, loss and trauma.  She enlists theories encompassing a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic practice. Her belief is that people come to therapy for symptom relief and a greater understanding of who they are. She believes therapy is an opportunity for emotional understanding of the self which can be a transformative experience.  Melinda provides consultation to other mental health professionals, and supervision to graduate and post-graduate trainees.

Call 773-348-4150

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Sarah Seidler

Sarah Seidler

LCSW, Director of Clinical Supervision

Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years’ experience.  She has a certificate in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has two practice locations providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, and stage of life transitions, utilizing principles of Object Relations and Self Psychology. Sarah provides supervision and consultation to psychotherapy students and professionals as well as faculty and administration of multiple head-start and early childhood programs.

Call 312-391-9743

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Nathan Dougal

Nathan Dougal

LCSW, BCD, Child and Family Therapy Coordinator

Nathan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  He has 19 years’ experience as a psychotherapist and completed advanced training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.  He is interested in the internal emotional world of people and its bearing on relationships, including the therapeutic relationship. Nathan works with adults, children, parents and couples in consideration of their development—both in health and also when things get “off-track.”

Board Certified

Call 773-348-1234

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Tamara Gittelson

Tamara Gittelson

LCPC

Tamara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a psychoanalyst and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who offers a unique blend of in-depth, traditional and relational treatment. Originally from South Africa, she trained at the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Tavistock Clinic in London. Tamara is passionate about helping people succeed in achieving their full potential and improve their interpersonal communication. Tamara’s global experience gives her insight and sensitivity to multi-cultural issues. She has a warm, relaxed and engaging style, and works with both individuals and couples.

Call 206-351-2655

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Zack Hamingson

Zack Hamingson

LCPC, SEP

Zack is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with advanced training in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and trauma informed psychotherapy. He is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Zack earned his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. He completed practicum training at Northwestern University’s Family Institute and a one-year externship at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Zack specializes in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma related issues, self-injury, self-esteem issues, and anger. Zack provides psychotherapy to adults, couples and adolescents.

Call 815-751-1268 

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Allisun Noe Conant

Allisun Noe Conant

PsyD

Allisun is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, and couple therapy.  Allisun received post-doctoral certification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.  She has completed an externship in Emotion Focused Couple Therapy as well as training in EMDR.  She has experience working with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, identity and self-esteem, LGBTQ clients, eating and body-image disturbances, loss and mourning, and pregnancy related transitions.  She is available for individual and couples therapy.

Call 773-209-3772

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Britt Raphling

Britt Raphling

LCPC, CGP

Britt is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). She is a graduate of the Center for Group Studies’ training program in modern analytic group psychotherapy. Britt works with adults in individual therapy on issues concerning transitions of adulthood; parenting, divorce and blended families; the experience of first generation Americans; mood and anxiety disorders; trauma; and self-injury. Her interpersonal process groups offer adults a supportive environment in which to better understand their relationship and communication patterns.  Britt leads a training group for clinicians and provides individual consultation to therapists who are interested in group leadership and group work.  She has presented experiential trainings in group therapy at local and national conferences.

Call 312-723-1423

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Leigh Rocklin

Leigh Rocklin

LCPC, MEd

Leigh is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Leigh emphasizes an integrative approach including psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and behavioral change techniques.  Leigh works with individuals, couples and family systems on issues of trauma, regulation of emotions, interpersonal dynamics, conflict resolution, increased performance, and creation of meaningful life endeavors based on personal values and motivations.  Leigh has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is certified in Prolonged Exposure therapy, and to administer Personality and Feedback assessments.  Additionally, Leigh works with family owned businesses and facilitates the Leadership Institute through Loyola University’s Family Business Center.

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Deirdre Levine

Deirdre Levine

LPC, Postgraduate Fellow

Deirdre is a Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She recently completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. She was an advanced practicum Extern at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy, and prior to that was a psychotherapy Intern at both Alexian Brothers Community Mental Health Center and The Family Institute. Deirdre provides integrative relational psychotherapy to adults and co-leads a Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills group. Her clinical interests include working with those with chronic illness, caregiver burnout, life transitions, trauma and PTSD, and anxiety. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, Deirdre worked for over two decades in publishing and technology. 

Call 331-308-2523 

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Tim Sawyier

Tim Sawyier

LPC, Postgraduate Fellow

Tim is a Postgraduate Fellow at the Lakeview Center and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is also a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Tim holds two master’s degrees—one in clinical counseling and psychotherapy from the Institute for Clinical Social Work, and another in European history from the University of Chicago. As an undergraduate he studied oboe at the Curtis Institute of Music. At Lakeview Tim provides individual therapy for adults and adolescents, and co-facilitates a Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills group. He has particular clinical interest in the psychoanalytic treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, and addiction.

Call 312-725-0497

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Imuentiyan Igbinosun

MA, Psychotherapy Extern

Imuentiyan is Psychotherapy Extern at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She provides Psychodynamic and Existential psychotherapy for individual adults and emerging adults. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Military emphasis at Adler University. Imuentiyan’s clinical interests include working with individuals who are survivors of trauma, combat trauma, and anxiety.

Call 312-600-5018 

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Gioia Pirrello

MA, Psychotherapy Extern

Gioia is Psychotherapy Extern at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. She provides psychodynamic psychotherapy informed by principles of evolutionary psychology for individual adults and couples. Gioia’s clinical interests including working with those with relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and mood disorders.

Call 224-999-0766 

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