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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:
Relational Cultural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Humanistic Therapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, CBT-informed
Locations:
Teletherapy, Evanston

Lauren Miller (she/her) is a licensed social worker (LSW) and a client-centered, relational therapist who works with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families.

  • Staff Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago

Emma Meyerhoff received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago and is a staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. With a particular interest in DBT and ACT, Ms.

  • Therapist (Bilingual)
Types of Therapy:
CBT-informed, DBT-informed, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT)
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston

Juliana Lockwood is a dedicated therapist with extensive training from The Family Institute in a Family Systems perspective. Lockwood previously worked as a therapist in a children's outpatient center at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4).

  • Therapist
  • Mental Performance Consultant
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Diagnostic Assessment, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Teletherapy, Northbrook

Daniel E. Wilsea has worked with children adolescents, and adults in the New York and Chicago areas. Mr. Wilsea’s clinical experiences include in-patient, long-term care and out-patient settings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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