Valentina Dehghan-Bernabe, M.D. is board-certified in General Adult Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and completed her general psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. She is available for initial evaluations, second opinion consultations and medication management for adults. Dr. Dehghan-Bernabe sees patients at the Evanston location only.
Molly Mulligan, MD is a Board-Certified General Psychiatrist and Sports Psychiatrist. She earned her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch, School of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mulligan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders and anxiety disorders using a combination of psychotherapy, mindfulness, nutrition and psychopharmacology. As a Sports Psychiatrist, Dr. Mulligan specializes in athletes who are facing emotional disorders or emotional blocks affecting performance. Dr. Mulligan sees patients at the Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace locations.
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Lara Baez, PhD is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed her predoctoral internship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she specialized in women’s mental health. Dr. Baez utilizes an evidence-based and flexible approach in her work with patients, drawing from cognitive behavioral, acceptance-based, interpersonal and mindfulness-based approaches. She works primarily with individuals during pregnancy and postpartum who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression and general stress. She sees patients at the downtown Chicago location in-person and via telehealth.
Mary Kate Beckmen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Practitioner, and is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She received her Master’s in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago with a children and family practice specialization. Mary Kate has experience as a therapist working with children, adolescents, and young adults in child welfare, school, and residential settings. Her areas of interest and clinical expertise include trauma, anxiety, depression, self-regulation, ADHD, internalizing and externalizing behaviors, identity exploration, and adoption. Mary Kate also offers parent coaching for parents of children who have been in foster care or are adopted, as well as parents whose children have been diagnosed with ADHD or anxiety. Mary Kate utilizes a variety of trauma-focused modalities of psychotherapy including cognitive behavioral, motivational, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based methods while incorporating creative approaches such as play and art-based interventions. Mary Kate offers services at the downtown Chicago and Evanston locations.
Betsey Finnan, LCSW, PMH-C, EMDR Trained is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Perinatal Mental Health Certified, and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She received her undergraduate degree in social work and master’s degree in clinical social work from Aurora University. She has practiced extensively with adults, parents, and birthing persons impacted by trauma, reproductive concerns ranging from preconception to postpartum, and attachment disruptions in a variety of settings. Betsey’s work with individuals and parents is informed by attachment, object relations and Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) theory and incorporates strengths-based, shame resilience, and acceptance and commitment therapy approaches. Betsey works out of the Oakbrook Terrace location.
Stacy Kaplan, MSW, LSW, is a licensed social worker. She received her master's degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. She has experience working with adults and older adults in medical settings, particularly with a focus on women's health. Her clinical interests and areas of experience include anxiety and mood disorders, relational issues, family transition issues, especially those associated with pregnancy and parenthood, and family of origin issues. Stacy works from a psychodynamic perspective using a relational approach. She sees patients at the downtown Chicago location.
Sue Kehias, MA, LCPC, who received her master’s degree from Northwestern University, supports adult patients with individual and couples therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic methods. Her clinical interests include anxiety and mood disorders and family transition issues, especially those associated with pregnancy and parenthood. Sue also has a longtime interest in working with sexual assault survivors. She sees patients at the downtown Chicago location.
Todd McCarty, LCSW received his Master of Social Work from the University of Chicago. Todd has experience working with college students, adults and older adults dealing with life transitions, anxiety, depression, men’s issues and early/sustained substance misuse recovery. He utilizes Internal Family Systems® (Level 1), which is a non-pathologizing, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people understand and heal parts of their personality to improve emotional well-being. Todd also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago and enjoys working with people in the arts and creative fields. He is available for virtual psychotherapy sessions online with college students and adults.
Matthew is a Licensed Social Worker, and earned his master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, where he focused on culturally responsive practice and trauma. He has experience working with diverse populations of adolescents and adults experiencing chronic distress. His clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, marginalized identities and identity development, and concerns of meaning and spirituality. Matthew works from an integrative and relational perspective, drawing on third-wave behavioral and psychodynamic therapies to foster self-compassion and growth. He sees patients at the downtown Chicago location.
Abby Toms, LCSW, CCTP, PMH-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and has her certification in Perinatal Mental Health. She earned her master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has also completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. Abby is an expert in women's mental health topics, including pregnancy-related issues, transition to motherhood and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally, she has 10 years of clinical experience in community mental health and hospital settings supporting patients impacted by chronic illness, trauma, and gender-based violence. Abby uses various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral interventions, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness techniques. Abby sees individuals at the downtown Chicago location.
Jason Tuite, LCSW, CADC, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He received his Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago. He has experience working with young adults and adults with substance use disorders, chronic medical illnesses, and LGBTQ concerns. Jason utilizes motivational interviewing, supportive, and psychodynamic therapeutic practices in his work. Jason’s clinical interests include addictions, anxiety, depression, life adjustments, and chronic health conditions including cancer. Jason is available for individual psychotherapy with young adults and adults remotely.