Our Clinicians


JEFFREY GERSTEN, PsyD, is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Having worked in schools, private practice, community mental health settings and hospitals, he holds twenty years of experience in the field. He is on staff at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, NorthShore University Health System in Skokie, St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, and Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago.

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SILVIA BOZZANO BECK, PhD, Clinical Director at the Gersten Center, received her doctorate from DePaul University and completed her postgraduate training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has worked as a clinician for twenty years in private practice, hospitals and community mental health settings. She is on staff at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park.

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MICHAEL B. IGARAVIDEZ, PsyD, is a graduate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology and received his doctoral training at UIC Medical Center. He has twenty years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults covering an array of behavioral health issues.

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DEBORAH LIEBLING, PsyD, Clinical Director at the Gersten Center, received her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with an array of behavioral health issues in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, therapeutic day schools, college counseling centers and community mental health.

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ANDREW McKENZIE, PsyD, received his Master's degree from Northwestern University and his Doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He completed his postdoctoral training at Allendale Association, a residential treatment center for adolescents. He also has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, college counseling centers, and psychosocial rehabilitation centers.

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MELISSA SOBEL, PsyD, received her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has seven years of experience in private practice with adolescents, families and couples. Dr. Sobel has experience working in schools, psychiatric hospitals and community mental health.

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MEGAN REDDY, PhD, is a graduate of Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Reddy has worked in community mental health, private group practice, schools, university counseling, and long-term care facilities. Trained as a generalist, she has experience treating varied psychological and behavioral concerns with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.

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STACEY LIPSON, PsyD, is a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Lipson has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families presenting with a wide range of difficulties and concerns. With experience providing services in English and Spanish, she has worked in various settings, such as community mental health centers, hospitals, primary care settings, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Lipson is also an adjunct professor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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MITCHELL DORNFELD, PsyD, received his doctorate from Loyola University Maryland and completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Dornfeld works with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a broad range of mental health and behavioral health issues. He has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including schools, a pediatric hospital, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers.

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JENNIFER MORALES, PsyD, is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who present with a wide range of clinical issues. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient programs, community mental health centers, and private practice working with individuals, couples, and families.

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ANNA GEORGATOS-MELANIS, PsyD, received her doctorate from Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults who present with a wide range of concerns. Additionally, with experience providing services in English and in Greek, she has worked in various settings such as inpatient hospitals, therapeutic day schools, private practice and community mental health centers.

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YONATAN ROSENBLUM, PsyD, received his doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He completed his doctoral internship and postdoctoral training at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic. He has experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including therapeutic day schools, pediatric hospitals, and outpatient community mental health centers.

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NICOLE THALHEIMER, PsyD, received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Purdue University's Counseling and Psychological Services. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Additionally, Dr. Thalheimer has experience working within a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, community mental health, and college counseling centers.

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JESSICA DUBNOW, PsyD, received her doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of mental health concerns. Dr. Dubnow has worked in a variety of clinical settings including therapeutic day schools, private schools, and community mental health centers.

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NICOLE LADERBERG, PsyD, received her doctorate from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC. Dr. Laderberg has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of mental health issues in private practice and primary care settings. In addition, Dr. Laderberg is experienced in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. She assumes an integrative, collaborative approach to therapy and has a special interest in the use of mindfulness strategies.

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ROBIN PALMISSANO, PsyD, received her doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, and is able to treat a range of mental health issues. Dr. Palmissano has worked in schools, community mental health agencies, private practices, and a hospital.

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DANIELLE WINSTON, PsyD, graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Citrus Health Network in Hialeah, Florida and her post-doctoral fellowship at Connections Day School in Libertyville, IL. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns and has worked in a variety of clinical clinical settings, including community mental health centers, therapeutic day schools, and private schools.

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ROSHNI SHAH, PsyD, received her doctorate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has previous experience providing individual, group, and family therapy within community mental health settings, outpatient practices, public, and therapeutic day school systems for a diverse set of clients. She is passionate about working with clients of any age to address a wide range of clinical issues.

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KENDALL M SILVERSTEIN, PsyD, is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship with the Village of Hoffman Estates Department of Health & Human Services and her post-doctoral fellowship with Harper College Psychological Services. Dr. Silverstein has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient private practice, community mental health, and college counseling centers providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling. She works primarily with adults but also has experience working with children and adolescents presenting with a wide array of behavioral and emotional concerns.

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CARLY NOVAK, PsyD, received her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Novak has worked in hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, long-term care facilities and chronic pain management programs. Her background in health psychology and generalist training provided experience treating psychological and behavioral concerns with adults, adolescents, families, and groups. She strives towards a collaborative approach to therapy with a cognitive-behavioral, goal oriented focus.

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BRIANNA ZUMDAHL, PsyD, is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her doctoral internship at Palos Behavioral Health Professionals. Dr. Zumdahl has experience working with individuals, couples, and families, across the lifespan with a wide range of mental health issues. She has prior experience in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, university counseling, community mental health, and private schools. She provides a collaborative approach to therapy highlighting the importance of a treatment plan individualized to meet the client's needs.

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ERINN KOHN, PsyD, received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services. Erinn has experience working with individuals across the lifespan presenting with a wife range of mental health difficulties and practices from a family systems and relational approach. Dr. Kohn has worked in schools, community mental health agencies and private practices.

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ADRIJA CHATTERJEE, PsyD, earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She completed her doctoral internship at Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Chatterjee has extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, child advocacy centers, and hospitals. Dr. Chatterjee uses a collaborative, relational, and interpersonal approach to therapy, and integrates issues of multicultural diversity into all aspects of her practice. She also completes comprehensive psychological assessments to address a wide variety of psychological and behavioral concerns.

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ELIZABETH STEWART, MSW completed her graduate studies at the University of Chicago after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Lizzie has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, primary care settings, and outpatient clinics. Lizzie enjoys working with clients of all ages across a range of presenting concerns and has specialized training in working with adults over the age of 55.

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LILIANA M. CIUPEIU, PsyD, received her doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship at Streamwood Behavioral Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Liliana has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults who present with a variety of clinical issues. She has worked in settings including psychiatric hospitals, private schools, therapeutic day schools and private practice, furthermore she provided services in English, German and Romanian.

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KELLY GRIFFIN, MSW, completed her graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Brown University. She completed her graduate internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Kelly has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and within a variety of clinical settings, including residential treatment centers, schools, community youth centers, and adult outpatient clinics. Kelly utilizes an integrative, collaborative approach to therapy to ensure treatment plans are individually tailored to meet each client’s unique set of mental health and emotional needs.

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STEPHANIE BROWN, LMFT, completed her graduate studies at Saint Mary’s University, of Minnesota after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Stephanie has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings and presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She incorporates family systems and relational approaches to treatment to help increase functioning and build on relationships with others and, more importantly, ourselves.

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KRISTINA SORENSEN, PsyD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University. She completed her doctoral internship and postdoctoral training at Adler Community Health Services. Dr. Sorensen has experience in community mental health, inpatient, outpatient, and primary care settings. She also has experience with group, individual, and family therapies with specialties in intimate partner violence, peri and postpartum, and additional trainings in PTSD and trauma.

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KATHRYN JONES, PsyD, received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Jones has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues and has worked in therapeutic day schools, hospitals and community mental health environments. She utilizes a collaborative, relational approach to help foster a deeper understanding of the self, as a means to motivate positive change. She highlights the importance of individual diversity with each client and has special training with the LGBTQIA population.

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ABENA W. BERRY, PsyD, received her Doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Over the years Dr. Berry has worked in numerous settings, including Veterans Administration Hospital and private practice. She is skilled in individual, couples, and group therapy as well as diagnostic assessment. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and can treat a wide range of mental health concerns. Dr. Berry values the therapeutic relationship and she uses an integrative approach that highlights the uniqueness of each patient.

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ALICE MCCUTCHEON, PsyD, received her doctorate from Adler University. Dr. McCutcheon has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient clinics, community mental health centers, trauma focused settings, and pediatric centers. She has experience serving individuals with an array of behavioral health concerns.

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MAYTE GUERRA, PsyD, is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Guerra has experience working with individuals across the lifespan presenting with a wide spectrum of mental health concerns. She has experience providing therapeutic and psychological assessment services in English and Spanish. Dr. Guerra has also worked in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, primary care, and therapeutic day schools.

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MICHA LENEAVE, MSW, completed her graduate studies at the University of Chicago after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College. She completed her graduate internship at the Road Home Program at RUSH University Medical Center. Micha has experience working with children over the age of ten and up, adults in school and outpatient settings. Micha utilizes an integrative approach to therapy to tailor treatment plans to meet the unique emotional and mental health needs of each client.

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YITZCHOK FREID, LSW, is a graduate of Long Island University and has a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in various clinical settings. He works with a collaborative, relational approach to therapy and believes in helping people take control of their lives and live by their values.

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STACEY BELMONTE, LCPC, completed her graduate studies at Northeastern Illinois University after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology at Eastern Illinois University. Stacey has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, outpatient clinics, and private practice. Intrigued by the unique qualities of each person, Stacey utilizes an integrative approach to help clients overcome life challenges and reach their goals.

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ERICA FRIEDLAND, AM, completed her graduate studies in clinical social work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration after completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Erica has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in schools and community mental health settings. Erica enjoys using a collaborative and strengths-based approach to support clients across a range of presenting concerns.

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SEAN RAFAJKO, PhD, is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology and completed his doctoral internship at Regional Health Systems in Northwest Indiana. Sean has extensive experience working with adolescents, youth, and young adults in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health, hospitals, university counseling, and residential. Sean uses an integrative approach to therapy that combines research-based treatments with a holistic view of the patient, emphasizing collaboration, therapeutic relationship, and understanding. Sean also specializes in comprehensive psychological assessment in youth to address a wide variety of learning, behavioral, and psychological concerns.
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ABBRÉ R.M. MCCLAIN, PsyD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University in Chicago. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship with UCSF, where she received specialized training in trauma-informed multicultural psychology. Dr. McClain has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups across community mental health, schools/daycare, hospitals, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She uses a collaborate, multicultural, and relational approach to services that support social connectedness, empowerment, awareness, and wellness.

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KIRIN SINGH, PsyD, received her doctorate from Adler University. She completed her doctoral internship at The School at Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Singh has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a variety of settings including independent schools, therapeutic day schools, and private practice. Dr. Singh uses an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy and integrates multicultural and diversity factors into all areas of her practice.

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