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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. 

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
  • Clinical Lecturer
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Premarital Counseling, Sex Therapy
Locations:
Chicago
Dr. Rafacz works with an array of individual and couple concerns. Her specialty area is sex therapy, but other common areas of treatment, for couples specifically, include addressing: desire concerns, sexual discrepancies, conflict, infidelity, nonmonogamy/polyamory and communication problems…
  • Director of Marriage & Family Therapy Program
  • McCormick Tribune Chair in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Clinical Professor
Types of Therapy:
Couple Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy
Locations:
Chicago, Evanston

Mr. Breunlin has served as a consultant for Cook County Hospital's Departments of Pediatrics and Family Practice for 12 years, in addition to providing consultation to mental health centers, special education programs and residential facilities. Mr.

  • Director of Community Programs & Outcome Measurement
  • Psychologist
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Couple Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Premarital Counseling, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Chicago, Evanston

Dr. Gooden is passionate about helping people through individual and couples therapy and applied research and program evaluation. In therapy, Dr. Gooden guides people to understand their emotions and experiences, identify their values and address unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. Dr.

  • Director of Child, Adolescent & Family Services
  • Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Diagnostic Assessment, Family Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
Chicago, Westchester

Natasha Varela, LCPC, began her clinical practice working with children and adolescents in crisis.

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