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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. 

Please note that not all listed therapists are taking new clients at this time.

  • Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy

Elizabeth Mika has spent over 30 years working with diverse populations of all ages and cultural backgrounds in private practice, as well as in community mental health, inpatient and college settings.

  • Founder, Anxiety and Panic Treatment Program
  • Principal Investigator, Anxiety and Panic Research Program
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Diagnostic Assessment, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Humanistic Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Teletherapy, Evanston

Dr. Zinbarg has been specializing in the treatment and study of anxiety, panic and depression since 1989. He has trained with several luminaries in the field including David H. Barlow and Edna Foa.

  • Core Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
  • Clinical Lecturer
  • Senior Therapist
  • Primary Branch: MSMFT On-Campus
Types of Therapy:
Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Coordinator of Adult DBT and Research Services
  • Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT)
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago
Dr. Driscoll’s (he/him) clinical practice at The Family Institute focuses on helping adults and couples with emotion regulation difficulties build lives that are meaningful, vital and worth living. He has extensive training and experience using numerous evidence-based therapies, including cognitive…
  • MBT Fellow
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couple Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston

Chris Akel is trained in a variety of 3rd wave theories including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the Unified Protocol. Prior to his time at The Family Institute, Mr.

  • Madigan Family Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, Diagnostic Assessment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Interpersonal Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston

Dr. Pankhuri Aggarwal is the Madigan Family Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellow at The Family Institute. Dr.

We have several satellite locations in addition to our four main facilities.