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Our Therapists

When you work with one of us, you work with all of us. We are a diverse team of therapists who partner together. Our collaborative approach of sharing knowledge and skills ensures the best possible outcomes. 

  • Staff Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couple Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy
Locations:
Chicago

Mr. Venketramen helps couples, individuals and families overcome a variety of conflicts related to finances, attachment styles, intimacy, addictions, family transitions, mood disorders, infidelity and discernment therapy.

  • Staff Therapist
  • Director of Clinical Services Administration
  • MSMFT Program Teaching Faculty
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Couple Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Integrative Systemic Therapy
Locations:
Evanston
Ms. Kinsman is a clinical member and Approved Supervisor of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She is also a member of The Family Institute's Alumni Advisory Board and the former elected chief of staff (2015-2016). 
  • Chief Clinical Officer
  • VP of Clinical Services
  • Clinical Lecturer
Types of Therapy:
Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy
Locations:
Chicago
Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D., is the chief clinical officer and vice president of Clinical Services at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Burgoyne is a licensed clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. Dr. Burgoyne is part of the teaching faculty in the Marriage and…
  • Staff Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children, Couple Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Chicago, Northbrook

Ms. Paloj is trained in providing collaborative, system-oriented and culturally-sensitive treatment to all ages, with a focus on helping children and teenagers presenting with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation and divorce-related issues.