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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. 

  • Core Faculty Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Senior Staff Therapist
Types of Therapy:
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Locations:
Evanston, Westchester
For over 40 years, Mr. Russell has practiced systemic psychotherapy, developed and administered mental health service programs, and trained and supervised therapists. He has worked in academic institutions, community agencies, a private practice, a therapeutic school and the Veterans Administration…
  • Senior Staff Therapist
  • External Relations Liaison
Types of Therapy:
Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, LGB/TQ+ Behavior Health
Locations:
Chicago, Evanston

Ms. Krefman is an engaged, active and collaborative therapist experienced in working with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan. Her approach is integrative in nature, incorporating several schools of therapy and tailoring interventions to best fit her clients' needs.

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
  • Adjunct Faculty
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults, Couple Therapy, Diagnostic Assessment, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Chicago

Dr. Branda works with individuals and couples utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach that draws from various evidence-based CBT techniques and well-established psychodynamic theories. Dr.

  • Staff Therapist
  • Transitions to Parenthood Program
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults, Couple Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, LGB/TQ+ Behavior Health, Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Narrative Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy
Locations:
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.