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Meet Our Therapists

The Therapists at Lakeview

Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy is a collaborative group of therapists in private practice. We share a common therapy approach which uses the therapy relationship to help clients gain self-understanding and long-lasting change.

Niquie Dworkin

Niquie Dworkin

PhD, Co-Director, Director of Training, PSYPACT Provider

Niquie is a Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in psychoanalysis, Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2, modern psychoanalytic group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, divorce mediation, and substance abuse treatment.  She works with high-conflict couples and families.  Additionally, she specializes in the treatment adults and adolescents with eating disorders; substance abuse; compulsive shopping, gambling, sex, and self-harm; alternative sexual and relationship lifestyles; trauma; parenting; relationship difficulties; and grief and loss.  Niquie has expertise helping couples and families struggling with divisive politics. She runs interpersonal process groups and conducts integrative relational therapy consultation and supervision.

Call 773-472-8587

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Kate Fiello

Kate Fiello

LCSW, Co-Director, Intake Director

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

Email Kate

Sarah Seidler

Sarah Seidler

LCSW, Co-Director, 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 provides psychotherapy to adults and children at two practice locations. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, and stage of life transitions, utilizing principles of relational psychoanalytic theory. 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

Email Sarah

Spencer E. Biel

Spencer E. Biel

PsyD

Spencer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families, and consulting to groups.  After earning his doctorate at George Washington University, Spencer completed a four-year fellowship in advanced psychoanalytic studies at the Austen Riggs Center, where he remained on staff for eight years.  He has expertise addressing trauma, treatment refractory anxiety and depression, emotion dysregulation, and relationship problems.  Spencer provides supervision and consultation to clinicians with a focus on psychoanalytic case formulation and therapy technique.

Call 203-815-3461

Email Spencer

Nathan Dougal

Nathan Dougal

LCSW, BCD, Child and Family Therapy Coordinator

Nathan is a Board Certified 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. He approaches clients in consideration of their development—both in health and also when things get “off-track.” Nathan works with adults, children, parents and couples.

Call 773-348-1234

Email Nathan

Tamara Gittelson

Tamara Gittelson

Psychoanalyst, LCPC (IL), LMHC (WA),

LPCC (CA), LPC (AZ)

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. Tamara also offers supervision and consultation on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Call 206-351-2622

Email Tamara

 

Zack Hamingson

Zack Hamingson

LCPC, SEP

Zack is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with advanced training in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and trauma informed psychotherapy. He is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and he has completed Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) . Zack earned his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. 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 

Email Zack

Kat Johnson

Kat Johnson

LCSW

Kat Johnson (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a white, cisgender, queer therapist and has a Master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago. Kat is primarily an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) focused clinician with additional training in other behaviorally based and integrative therapies.  She completed an advanced Contextual Behavioral Fellowship and has extensive training in the treatment of relational trauma.  She has worked with the houseless population, survivors of IPV, Veterans, at Center on Halsted, and at an LGBTQ group practice in Andersonville. She has a strong passion for social justice that she utilizes in her work. Kat’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma and LGBTQ+ issues.

Call 847-579-9436

Email Kat

Glynis Kristal-Ragsdale

Glynis Kristal-Ragsdale

LCPC

Glynis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She completed her master’s in clinical counseling and psychotherapy at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Prior to pursuing her master’s Glynis worked as a middle school teacher. She has a background in community mental health and has extensive experience working with families who are dealing with conflict and loss. She specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and concerns around identity and self-esteem. Glynis works with individual adults, adolescents, children and parents. 

Call ‪312-298-9596‬

Email Glynis

Deirdre Levine

Deirdre Levine

LCPC

Deirdre is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She completed her Master’s Degree in clinical mental health counseling at Northwestern University. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, Deirdre worked in publishing and technology. She has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and  practices an integrative therapeutic approach blending psychodynamic therapy and behavioral change strategies. Deirdre believes that experiencing mutually satisfying relationships leads to emotional well-being and that exploring past relationships and experiences can provide a path to growth and self-compassion. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, chronic illness (particularly Type 1 diabetes), caregiver burnout, and adult ADD/ADHD. Deirdre works with adults, leads DBT skills training groups, and also offers individual DBT therapy. 

Call 331-308-2523 

Email Deirdre

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

Email Allisun

Joseph Reed

Joseph Reed

PhD

Joseph is a Clinical Psychologist. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Toledo and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at The Menninger Clinic (Baylor College of Medicine). He has specialized training in personality assessment and intensive psychoanalytic therapy. Prior to going into private practice, Joseph was a Staff Psychologist at Yellowbrick where he provided intensive individual, group, and family therapy, and psychological testing. He has significant experience working with adults with longstanding difficulties including chronic depression and anxiety, attachment trauma, loneliness, and unstable self-esteem. Joseph provides psychoanalytic therapy and consultation.

Call 813-670-2324

Email  Joe

Lois Platt

Lois Platt

PMHNP, DNP, APRN, LCPC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lois is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Illinois. She is an Assistant Professor at Rush University and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who has been in practice over 30 years. Much of her experience has involved helping women with depression, relationship problems, parenting or medical illness. She is available for medication management for adults, adolescents, and children and also provides psychotherapy. Please note that Lois is OUT-OF-NETWORK for all insurance carriers. 

 

Call 630-728-1403

 

Melissa Vitale

Melissa Vitale

PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Vitale is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She provides a holistic approach that considers your unique physical and mental health needs. For every new patient, Melissa provides a comprehensive initial psychiatric assessment, and offers subsequent mental medication management and individual psychotherapy. She is eager to collaborate with other providers (therapists, counselors) to provide optimal care for her patients. Melissa offers general psychiatric services for adult patients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, or thought disorders. She sees adults and adolescents.  Melissa is available in person and remotely through telehealth.

Email Melissa

Call  773-536-2700

 

Sevil Aksoy

Sevil Aksoy

LPC, MA, Senior Postgraduate Fellow

Sevil is a Senior Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychotherapy from the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Previously, she was an intern at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Although her foundation is psychodynamic, she believes in an integrative approach as every person’s needs are unique. Sevil’s experience and interests are working with depression, anxiety, trauma, body image, identity, immigration and LGBTQ+ issues. She provides individual psychotherapy for adults, young adults, adolescents and couples.

Call  773-242-7557

Email Sevil

Katie McCarty

Katie McCarty

MSW, MA, Senior Postgraduate Fellow

Katie is a Senior Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. Katie holds a master’s degree in social work from the Erikson Institute, where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, and families in community settings. Before joining Lakeview, Katie completed a psychodynamic clinical internship at JPA Chicago, where provided integrative, relationship-based interventions. Katie explores how the intersections of identity, family of origin, relationship patterns and past losses shape our present experiences. She helps clients make meaning of their stories and life experiences to develop a foundation for emotional health and wellbeing. Katie’s works with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, identity concerns, difficult family dynamics and grief/loss.  She sees clients of all ages for integrative psychodynamic therapy Individual DBT therapy.

Call 773 257 3240 

Email Katie

 

Hali Garber

Hali Garber

LPC, MA, Postgraduate Fellow

Hali is a Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Prior to Lakeview, Hali worked with individuals at The Family Institute and with groups at Turning Point Behavioral Health Center. Hali specializes in working with anxiety, perfectionism, queer communities, and artistic/creative minds. She is committed to incorporating social justice into her therapeutic approach, and promotes vulnerability in therapy so clients can feel accepted and understood. Hali provides psychoanalytic and integrative psychotherapy with adults, couples, adolescents, and children.

Call (312)-809-9952

Email Hali

Gabriel Linn

Gabriel Linn

MSW, Postgraduate Fellow

Gabriel is a Postgraduate Fellow at the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. He obtained his Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently in his second year of training in the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s combined Child Adolescent/Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program. Before joining Lakeview, Gabriel provided psychotherapy primarily to low-income, medically underserved immigrants from Latin America and individuals with forensic psychiatric commitments. He also brings with him four years of intensive experience providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services in both mobile response and call center settings. Gabriel’s approach to psychotherapy is fundamentally psychodynamic but is deeply informed by experiential therapies including ISTDP, AEDP, and IFS. His approach to inquiry is phenomenological and he strives to foster a collaborative, developmentally informed, and emotionally alive relationship with his patients to engender deep and lasting change that is responsive to patient needs. He provides individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages, adolescents and children, parents and caregivers, and couples.

Call 312-970-9595

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Katie Delfino

Katie Delfino

LSW, AM, Psychotherapy Fellow

Katie is a Psychotherapy Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She holds a masters degree in social work from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Lakeview she was a student therapist at the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago, providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to adolescents and adults. In addition to providing individual therapy, she also has experience facilitating groups in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills & Body Image Flexibility. Katie is passionate about creating a safe and healing space in collaboration with her patients. Her clinical interests include parenting and family conflict, life transitions, relationship issues, self esteem, body image, stress and anxiety, and women’s issues. Katie provides individual psychodynamic and integrative therapy to adolescents and adults.

Call 312-600-5423‬​

Email Katie

Cecilia Franci

Cecilia Franci

Psychotherapy Fellow

Cecilia (she/they) is a Psychotherapy Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, where she specialized in direct practice and received a certificate in gender, sexuality, and woman’s studies. Prior to joining Lakeview, she worked in community mental health for drug and alcohol treatment, bipolar disorder, and life transitions. She also has experience facilitating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups. Cecilia uses an integrative, trauma-informed approach. She works to create a safe healing space where clients are met with compassion, respect.  Cecilia specializes in mood disorders, substance abuse, women’s issues, gender and sexuality, and trauma. She sees adults, adolescents, children and couples for psychodynamic, integrative, and DBT therapy.

Call (312)-448-7978

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Nicole Glass

Nicole Glass

MA, Psychotherapy Fellow

Nicole is a Psychotherapy Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Institute for Clinical Social Work.. She has training and experience in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and was a fellow at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Nicole’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, self esteem, relationships, family dynamics, and multicultural therapy. Nicole provides psychotherapy to adults and families.

Call 773-766-7130

Email Nicole

Joe Anderson

Joe Anderson

Psychotherapy Extern

Joe is a Psychotherapy Extern at the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. He completed his undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in mental health counseling at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Prior to his entry into graduate school, he worked as a writer and curriculum designer for the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. His areas of interest include depression, anxiety, guilt and shame, and questions of self-esteem and self-image. Joe provides psychodynamic psychotherapy to individual adults.

Call  773-234-3937‬

Email  Joe

Rebecca Reisberg

Rebecca Reisberg

CADC, Psychotherapy Extern

Rebecca is a Psychotherapy Extern at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy and a third-year Clinical Psychology master’s student at Roosevelt University. Previously, she provided therapy to dually diagnosed adolescents and young adults with a history of complex trauma. Rebecca’s foundation is psychodynamic and, using an integrative approach, she is dedicated to creating a collaborative space in which her client’s feel safe to explore their inner world. Rebecca’s clinical interests include trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. She provides individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents.

Call 312-857-8879

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