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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. 

  • Director of Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program
  • Director of Mindfulness and Skills-Based Organizational Services
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couple Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Family Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT)
Locations:
Chicago, Evanston, Teletherapy
He provides compassionate and practical, skills-based approaches, rooted in meditative practice and supported by scientific evidence, to help people with a wide range of problems.
  • 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:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Westchester

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

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couple Therapy, Discernment Counseling, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sex Therapy
Locations:
Teletherapy, Chicago, Evanston, Northbrook

Dr. Allen completed his M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy and his Ph.D. in Family Science at the University of Maryland-College Park, from which he also received a graduate teaching certificate. Dr. Allen provides therapy that is client-centered and grounded in a commitment to social justice.

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Types of Therapy:
Couple Therapy, Diagnostic Assessment, Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Evanston, Northbrook, Teletherapy

Dr. Chamberland received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and holds a master’s degree in couple and family therapy. She has a particular interest in understanding how family dynamics influence adult attachment patterns and how we see ourselves in the context of relationships.

  • Founder, Anxiety and Panic Treatment Program
  • Principal Investigator, Anxiety and Panic Research Program
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Diagnostic Assessment, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Humanistic Therapy, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Teletherapy, Evanston

Dr. Zinbarg has been specializing in the treatment and study of anxiety, panic and depression since 1989. He has trained with several luminaries in the field including David H. Barlow and Edna Foa.

  • Therapist
  • Director of Clinical Services Administration
  • MSMFT Program Teaching Faculty
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), CBT-informed, Couple Therapy, DBT-informed, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Integrative Systemic Therapy, Meditation, Premarital Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy
Locations:
Evanston, Teletherapy
Ms. Kinsman is a clinical member and Approved Supervisor of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She is also a member of The Family Institute's Alumni Advisory Board and the former elected chief of staff (2015-2016). 

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