Aarti Mehta, MD, Co-Founder
Dr. Mehta obtained her undergraduate education from Northwestern University and her medical education from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She finished her General Psychiatry Residency and Women's Mental Health Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mehta also completed the Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry.
Amishi Mehta, MD, Co-Founder
Dr. Mehta received her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.D. from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Dr. Mehta completed her General Psychiatry Residency at University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed a one-year Fellowship in Women's Mental Health. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Mehta specializes in Reproductive Psychiatry and has interests in Adult Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Mehta utilizes a compassionate, motivational, holistic, and collaborative approach to treatment.
Erica Ghignone, MD
Dr. Ghignone received her B.A. in Psychology from McGill University and her Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University. She obtained her M.D. from the University of South Florida in Tampa prior to attending Northwestern University for both her General Psychiatry Residency and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry. While she has expertise in substance and process addictions, Dr. Ghignone treats a wide range of adult mental health issues and provides her patients with holistic care, including psychotherapy and medication management.
Emily Almanza, LCSW
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience treating a variety of mental health issues, with a particular interest in cultural issues, grief, and trauma. Emily works from a Psychodynamic approach, utilizing Existential Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques when applicable, helping clients integrate their past and present while guiding them towards their future goals. She treats adult individuals and couples and has provided clinical consultation to interns and colleagues for over six years. Emily obtained her MSW from Loyola University School of Social Work.
Polina Blinderman, LCSW
Polina is a psychotherapist who specializes in treating individuals with a history of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, identity development, and difficulties achieving personal goals. Polina has particular expertise in treating eating disorders, and provides advocacy and support for individuals and their families at all levels of care. Polina believes in a collaborative, empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach, and utilizes psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness principles to support clients in reaching their personal goals. Polina is a graduate of Loyola University School of Social Work, and has received postgraduate training from Northwestern Medicine, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Tavistock Group Relations, and Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Training.
Jana Fuchs, LCPC
Jana is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She is an individual and group therapist with interests in interpersonal conflict resolution, grief counseling, family system management, work-life balance promotion, stress and anxiety reduction, mood regulation, and empowerment. She is also trained in EMDR, an intervention shown to help patients reduce trauma related symptoms and repair damaged personal narratives. Perhaps most importantly, Jana is a firm believer in the universal human capacity for change.
Julie Haran-Castaneda, JD, LCSW
Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is also a Licensed Attorney with many years of experience as a working professional and mother. Julie obtained her MSW from Jane Addams School of Social Work with certification in Child & Adolescent Evidence-Based Practices. She is solution oriented and utilizes cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, and psychodynamic approaches along with holistic solutions to meet the multidimensional needs of her patients. Julie empathically assists patients in exploring different perspectives, gaining insight, developing problem solving, and improving daily functioning with stress reduction and self-care. Areas of focus include work with professionals, divorcees, and parents who are emotional trauma survivors. She is a clinician who understands the need for life balance, unconditional support, and utmost discretion.
Rachel Harrison, MAAT, LCPC
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over seven years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Rachel utilizes a strengths-based framework while incorporating relational and systems theories into her practice. She specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as complex trauma, traumatic grief, and intergenerational trauma. As an Art Therapist, Rachel utilizes art materials and interventions to explore issues that may be difficult for clients to verbally process. Rachel obtained her Masters in Art Therapy from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Elizabeth Tulsky, LCSW
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Elizabeth has worked with a range of mental health issues including complex and inter-generational trauma, ADHD, mood disorders, general life stress and transitions, and anxiety disorders. Elizabeth also has experience and enjoys working with family systems. She utilizes an eclectic approach depending on each person's individual needs but relies heavily on a strengths-based, person-centered approach, emphasizing a strong therapeutic relationship as a tool for healing and change. Elizabeth obtained her MSW at Columbia University in The City of New York and serves as an adjunct lecturer there.