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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. 

  • Therapist
  • Director of Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston
Dr. Levin’s work with younger children involves play, while her work with adolescents and adults is more focused on “talk therapy.” Through play therapy, children in her practice often enjoy gaining understanding of themselves, their lives and their relationships.
  • Therapist
Types of Therapy:
CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Humanistic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Northbrook

Mr. Stevens is a full-time Therapist at The Family Institute providing Individual and Couples Therapy.

  • Therapist
  • Coordinator of Adolescent DBT Services
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT)
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston

Sydnie Dobkin is a psychotherapist, well-versed in addressing mental health concerns with adolescent and adults through DBT techniques. With a certification in yoga-informed psychotherapy and level one reiki, she strives to incorporate mindfulness into her therapies.

  • Therapist
  • Transitions to Parenthood Program
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Narrative Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago

Sharday Love is a staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University in the Transitions to Parenthood Program. Before joining The Family Institute, Ms.

  • Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Discernment Counseling, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Premarital Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston, Northbrook

Karolina Kowal is a graduate of the Counseling Master's program from The Family Institute at Northwestern University who now works here as a postgraduate fellow.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Types of Therapy:
Neuropsychological Assessments for Adults, Neuropsychological Assessments for Children & Adolescents, Neuropsychological Testing
Locations:
Chicago, Teletherapy

Dr. Sak specializes in neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults. He has significant training and experience in outpatient settings throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

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