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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. 

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Types of Therapy:
CBT-informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT-informed, Diagnostic Assessment
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston

Dr. Rachel Foster (she/her) graduated with her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology (with a specialization in Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science) from the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development in 2021.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Affiliate Faculty, Northwestern Psychology Department
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Emotion Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago

Dr. Donnelly provides a safe, supportive space through empathetic attunement, enabling co-exploration into known, unknown and sometimes fearful terrain.

  • Therapist
Types of Therapy:
CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago

Ms. Fishbein’s approach to therapy is guided by the core belief that people are not defined by their problems and that healing can be expedited by attuning to one’s strengths.

  • Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT-informed, Emotion Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Narrative Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy

Ms. Hardney is a graduate of DePaul University with a bachelor’s in psychology concentrating on Human Development. She earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University as well as a certificate in Substance Abuse counseling in 2018.

  • Director of Adult Psychotherapy Services
Types of Therapy:
Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Northbrook
Emily Klear, M.S., LMFT, (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Director of Adult Psychotherapy Services. Ms. Klear works couples and adult individuals, specializing in difficult transitions to parenthood, dual-income couples and work-related issues.
  • Staff Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago

Daniela Van Pelt is a bilingual (Spanish-English) therapist who is passionate about partnering with adults of all backgrounds struggling with anxiety-based and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Prior to joining The Family Institute, Ms.

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