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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 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.

  • Therapist
  • Coordinator, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Program
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Locations:
Chicago, Evanston

Mr. Nikiforov is a staff therapist at the Family Institute.

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Types of Therapy:
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy, Integrative Systemic Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Evanston, Northbrook

Dr. Horvitz received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Studies. Her background is working with children, teens, families and parents. She has also worked with adult clients regarding emerging adulthood stress and new parent concerns.

  • Therapist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Team
Types of Therapy:
CBT-informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT-informed, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Locations:
Chicago, Evanston

Ms. Rashid earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and continued on to complete her Master of Arts in Counseling at The Family Institute at Northwestern University with a concentration in Child and Adolescent mental health.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Coordinator of Adult DBT and Research Services
  • Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program
Types of Therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT)
Locations:
Chicago
Dr. Driscoll's clinical practice at The Family Institute focuses on helping adults and couples with emotion regulation difficulties build lives that are meaningful, vital and worth living. He has extensive training and experience using numerous evidence-based therapies, including cognitive…
  • 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

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.

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