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At the Family Institute, you will be part of a team of therapists, therapists-in-training, researchers, educators and other professionals who work together to strengthen and strengthen and heal children, couples, families and individuals while advancing behavioral health through research and education.

We Partner to See Change

Together, we are reshaping how relationship-based behavioral health impacts our society.

Within the behavioral health community, The Family Institute at Northwestern University has a reputation for excellence within the realm of clinical work. There are leading experts and knowledgeable clinicians working here and there are wonderful opportunities for clinical growth. I feel appropriately supported in my clinical work and feel valued and respected as a therapist.

Daniel Lopez
Staff Therapist

Daniel Lopez

The mission of The Family Institute is something I believe in very strongly - it is personally fulfilling to me to be a part of helping The Family Institute to accomplish that mission. I have worked here for over 21 years, which is nearly half of my life, and my favorite thing about this organization is the relationships that I have with colleagues. The Family Institute has been a second home to me and many of those I work with are like a second family.

Samantha Clark
Director of Finance

 When I interviewed here, I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of this team! I have worked in corporate America for 30 years and of all the positions I have held and the people I have worked with, The Family Institute has a class of individuals that are caring, friendly and professional. The quality that I love most is their openness and sincerity to let you know we are in this together. I admire the therapists and the quality of work they give each and every day to their clients. Besides that, the billing team is awesome to work with! If I had to choose one favorite part of working here, it would be the "family feel" that came along with the position!

Irene Prewitt
Billing Specialist

I've been working at The Family Institute for 21 years. Joining this organization was an outstanding decision, no regrets - The Family Institute's mission and values mirror my belief system, and I like our dedication to educating and training young marriage and family therapists to be excellent clinicians and thought leaders in the field. We have a lot of superstars in the field of marriage and family therapy here, and to be able to rub shoulders with them has been a wonderful experience for me. I would encourage anyone to come to The Family Institute. It's a very supportive and validating place to work.

David Taussig
Core Faculty of the Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Program

David Taussig

I have been at The Family Institute for close to six years now. I started as an intake coordinator, then moved to client services manager. The Family Institute has helped me re-discover my passion for helping others. My mission in life closely identifies with The Family Institute's mission - to help heal individuals, couples and families from all walks of life. I walk into work knowing we are changing lives and I am part of this change. My favorite thing about this organization is the people I work with every day and the impact this organization has had on my professional development. Thank you, TFI!

Eduardo Cristiano
Client Services Manager

I have worked here since the end of September 2017 and have really enjoyed getting to know my colleagues. The ability to move between different areas of the city and to work within an organization with such a strong education and research emphasis was ultimately what drew me here. Another draw was the ability to work with a team of people who are passionate about empirically validated treatments. I work with the CBT team and Transitions to Parenthood team and really value the consultation meetings we have and opportunities for growth I receive. The Family Institute provides an opportunity to continue growing as a clinician and I am proud to have the opportunity to be here.

Abigail Yeomans
Staff Therapist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Program

Abigail Yeomans

I started working for The Family Institute mid-March of 2017. The main reason I applied is because I wanted to further my career and I felt like The Family Institute would be a perfect fit. Everyone I have met here has been amazing! They have a great attitude and are very helpful. This has been by far the best company I have worked for. I can honestly say this is a place where you can grow and be successful in life.

Raquel Nunez
Billing Coordinator

In my tenth year at The Family Institute, I'm still excited to be here. With so many skilled colleagues up and down the halls, I'm able to tap into the best thinking that others have to offer. Behavioral health has become too complex for any one of us to know all the best practices, and so collaborating with my co-workers is a huge advantage in doing my best work.

Aaron Cooper, PhD, LCP
Director, Child-Adolescent-Family Services

Aaron Cooper

I’ve worked at The Family Institute for three years. I was excited to join a clinical staff that is well known in the community internationally and competent in many specialty areas. I especially value the organization’s commitment to diversity, being lifelong learners and endeavors to provide the highest quality of mental health services. I've met amazing colleagues and mentors during my time at The Family Institute!

David Le
Staff Therapist

David Le

I came to The Family Institute almost one year ago. I came to practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and to work alongside others doing couple and family work. My favorite thing about The Family Institute is working with others who are passionate about the mission: to strengthen and heal families and individuals from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research.

Thomas Alm
Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

Thomas Alm
Competitive Benefits
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance for employees and family
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Working Mother's Initiative
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan
Time Off
  • Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holiday
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Bereavement Leave
Professional Development
  • Tuition Program
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Dues for one Professional Organization