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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, Certified Group Psychotherapist, PSYPACT Provider

Niquie is a Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in psychoanalysis, Gottman Couples Therapy Level 2 and Gottman Seven Principles Leader, 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

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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

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Sevil Aksoy

Sevil Aksoy

LCPC

Sevil is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She completed her master’s in clinical counseling and psychotherapy at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. A member of LGBTQ+, Sevil works from a psychodynamic and relational perspective with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, body image, identity, life transition, young adulthood and LGBTQ+ issues. Her goal is to guide you to deeper self-understanding, self-acceptance and healing while providing a safe and compassionate space.

Call 773-242-7557

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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

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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

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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 (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 

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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

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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

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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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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

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Maxwell Weiss

Maxwell Weiss

LCPC

Max is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. He completed his master’s in clinical counseling and psychotherapy at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and has additional training in integrative couples therapy. Max works from a psychodynamic perspective and specializes in treating individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, low self-esteem, identity issues, grief, and relationship challenges. He provides psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, and couples.

 

Call 224-381-2440

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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.

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Call  773-536-2700

 

Cecilia Franchi

Cecilia Franchi

MSW, Senior Postgraduate Fellow

Cecilia (she/they) is a Senior Postgraduate 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 and 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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Ryan Schallon

Ryan Schallon

Senior Postgraduate Fellow

Ryan (he/him) is a Senior Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. He will obtain his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in August 2023. Before returning to Lakeview, where he had done a practicum year, Ryan completed his internship at Oregon State University, and has also trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Psychological Consultations in Chicago. Prior to his career in psychology, Ryan was a writer and performance artist and worked in the service industry as a bartender. He also has a love for comedy and improv, elements which distinctly color his therapeutic approach, as he often infuses play, humor, and laughter into the healing process. He holds a deep belief that identity is a creative task, and consciously weaves creativity into his therapeutic work. Ryan specializes in the intersection of creativity and mood disorders, offering insights and strategies to manage these complex challenges. Ryan’s approach assists clients in navigating the specific issues often faced by those with a creative disposition. He employs an integrative psychoanalytic approach and provides both individual and group psychotherapy.

Call  312-945-8826

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McCambridge Dowd-Whipple

McCambridge Dowd-Whipple

Postgraduate Fellow

McCambridge (she/her) is a Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She holds a Master’s degree from the Smith School for Social Work. Prior to joining Lakeview, McCambridge worked in college counseling, community mental health, and with folks who experience extreme mind states. She works from a relational psychodynamic foundation, from which she integrates DBT, ACT, IFS, the Liberation Health Model, and somatic modalities. She is inspired by the innate healing capacity of the body as well as our ability to heal through relationship and is committed to cultivating both. In her practice, she strives to make visible the societal and cultural factors that impact how we understand ourselves and others. McCambridge has experience working with folks navigating life changes, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, and attachment wounds, queer and gender expansive folks, and people seeking a more expansive sense of self. She values warmth and play, and hopes that in addition to necessary discomfort, therapy can provide a joyful, silly, collaborative space to get curious and brave!

Call  ‪(312) 702-2991‬

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Beck Gardner

Beck Gardner

Postgraduate Fellow

Beck Gardner (he/him) is a Postgraduate Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. He holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychotherapy from the Institute of Clinical Social Work. Prior to joining Lakeview, he worked as a school counselor at the Ancona school (a Montessori school for students Pre-K to 8th grade) and as a therapist at a group practice which focuses on offering services to queer and gender diverse clients. Beck works from a psychodynamic perspective. He believes that powerful healing can take place by examining one’s past and looking for the hidden grasp it has on one’s present experience. He aims to aid his clients in developing a fuller understanding of themselves which provides relief and opens up a creative space where they can see possibility in their future. Beck has interest and experience working with adults, children, and adolescents facing a variety of difficulties in their lives

Call  773-614-7787

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Alisha Hooda

Alisha Hooda

Psychotherapy Fellow

Alisha is a Psychotherapy Fellow at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Northwestern University. Previous to Lakeview, she had several years of clinical experience working with clients from a range of backgrounds and presenting issues. Alisha’s approach incorporates psychoanalytic, relational and existential perspectives and she adjusts her clinical approach to the needs of each client. She provides psychoeducation and works with clients to increase insight into their unconscious experience. Alisha specializes in working with BIPOC individuals (especially AADPI and South Asian), first and second-generation immigrants, LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals, men’s issues, and those with religious or spiritual backgrounds. She also works with couples and intimate unions.

Call  872-265-3149 

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Lizzy Dixon

Lizzy Dixon

Extern

Lizzy Dixon (they/them) is a Graduate Student Extern at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. They will receive their Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2025. Before joining Lakeview, Lizzy provided individual and group therapy to adults as a clinical intern at a community mental health agency in Chicago. Lizzy’s approach is informed by psychoanalysis and grounded in social justice. With warmth and curiosity, they work to create a space where clients can speak freely and be listened to carefully. While Lizzy mainly provides talk therapy, they occasionally incorporate non-directive artmaking into sessions as a starting place. Lizzy has extensive experience working with the queer community and LGBTQ+ youth. Lizzy works with a range of clients and is particularly interested in working with clients who are exploring questions of sex and intimacy, relationship difficulties, early life experiences, and trauma. Lizzy provides individual psychodynamic therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.

Call  312-488-9709

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Elliot Phillips

Elliot Phillips

Extern

Elliot is a Graduate Student Extern at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is currently in his 2nd year pursuing his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy at The Institute for Clinical Social Work. He holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from The New School for Social Research and a Postgraduate Diploma in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies from University College London in the United Kingdom. Previous to Lakeview, he interned as a child therapist at The Ancona School, a pre-K through 8th grade Montessori school on Chicago’s South Side. Elliot’s approach incorporates psychoanalytic and existential perspectives, and is grounded in authenticity, compassion, and faith in the client’s ability to grow. He is interested in working with adults and adolescents with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

Call 312-380-6391

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