Sarah Rosenbloom, Ph.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers an integrated mind-body approach to psychotherapy. I obtained my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and am currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I am also affiliated with Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston. I hold active licenses in Illinois and Michigan, and am certified to practice telepsychology under PSYPACT in multiple allied states (see here for current status).
I believe that although life’s challenges can be stressful and times when we need the most support, they can also offer us the greatest opportunities for self-understanding and growth. My background in health psychology encourages an integration of both physical and psychological well-being, and an increased awareness of the factors that may influence each of those areas in our lives. In my practice, I offer psychotherapy for a variety of concerns including depression and anxiety as well as specialized treatment for those dealing with health concerns in themselves or a loved one. I seek to help clients identify strengths as well as new ways of coping and self-care to promote both physical and emotional healing. Another primary goal is helping clients develop strategies to reduce their experience of stress, which can exacerbate illness. Combining dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic approaches, I strive to tailor treatment to most effectively meet the needs of each unique client. I am also happy to collaborate with other providers such as physicians, dieticians, psychiatrists or complementary/alternative care providers.
Allison Carroll, Ph.D.I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in acute and chronic disease management. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Behavioral Medicine) from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2018. I currently work in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University conducting research focused on promoting psychological and behavioral health to reduce risk for chronic diseases.
I believe that psychological well-being stems from living life in line with our values. This can be challenging during times of stress, such as a new medical diagnosis, long-term disease management, or the associated treatments. It is very common to experience a wide range of emotions (sadness, anger, anxiety), and it is just as important to care for your mental health as your physical health in these situations. I take an open, pragmatic, strength-based approach to treatment. Integrating strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Positive Psychotherapy, I work collaboratively with my clients to identify and (re)prioritize values, learn behavioral and cognitive techniques to live life in line with these values, and build on existing strengths to promote mental and physical well-being.
Catherine Cassingham, MSW, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker who utilizes mindfulness and a strengths-based approach to psychotherapy. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University and work at Northwestern Medicine’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. I have specialized experience in cancer and bereavement.
Life can throw us curve balls and we can find our normal coping strategies are overpowered by stressful situations. We can all feel isolated and disempowered during these times. However, I believe these are times that can be an opportunity for growth and a chance to learn additional tools to better handle challenging events in the future. The emotional impact illness and loss can have on both patient and loved ones is great. Through my work in these areas, I have helped clients work through life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I strive to create a supportive environment by actively listening and working collaboratively with my clients to reach their goals.
Diana Chirinos, Ph.D.I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioral sleep medicine and health psychology. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2016. I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where I conduct research focused on developing behavioral interventions that reduce the risk and progression of chronic conditions in vulnerable adults, such as ethnic minorities and individuals who have lost their spouse.
I take a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy as I believe that making some intentional changes in how we think and behave can have a big impact on our mental and physical health. I provide individual therapy and consultation for adults who are experiencing stress related to life transitions, insomnia or difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety symptoms and those coping with chronic medical conditions. I work collaboratively with clients to delineate meaningful and achievable therapeutic goals to improve overall wellness and quality of life. I am also a native Spanish speaker and can engage in therapy with clients whose primary language is Spanish.
Anne Chodzko, Ph.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in health psychology. I obtained my Ph.D. at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, and did the majority of my clinical training and early professional work experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. My clinical orientation reflects a combination of evidence-based cognitive-behavior therapy with psychodynamic theory.
I provide individual psychotherapy and consultation to adults for issues related to their psychological and physical well-being; I believe they are interconnected. I work with individuals who are coping with mood disorders (eg., depressive, bipolar and anxiety disorders), addictions and recovery, grief and loss, trauma and relationship problems. I also provide psychotherapy for individuals coping with chronic and acute medical issues such as cancer or organ transplants. I am comfortable collaborating with physicians, caregivers or family members as requested by my clients in order to ensure that positive support networks are in place.
At different times in our lives, circumstances can present us with enormous challenges that may leave us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how to proceed. I view my role as a facilitator of self-exploration and growth by offering insight, cognitive reframing, specific coping strategies and suggested behavioral changes within an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance. I will supplement our conversations with questions in order to obtain an initial framework for understanding your unique background and current life. In particular, I want to identify the strengths you exemplify in your life and relationships. We will also identify any obstacles to your improved health and happiness. Ideally, psychotherapy can provide clarity about what may need to be integrated into our lives, and can infuse us with the strength and support needed to make difficult decisions and then implement change. Finally, I believe a successful course of psychotherapy can transform us into wiser versions of ourselves who can apply that knowledge and self-growth as future challenges arise in our life journey.
Katie Janak, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker who uses a strengths-based, person-centered approach to psychotherapy. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and also work at Northwestern Medicine as an Oncology Social Worker. I have specialized experience in oncology, life transitions and bereavement.
Times of stress, change or discontent can strain our emotional health and well-being. Challenging times can impact our ability to manage the thoughts and feelings that come with difficult experiences. It is not unexpected that relationship issues, work challenges, grief and loss, or general anxiety and depression might feel too much to handle on your own. I strive to help clients process these experiences by focusing on their strengths and resiliency. I work to create a supportive and collaborative environment to develop goals and strategies that work for my clients in order to overcome the challenges of both everyday life and major life events.
Araba A. Kuofie, Ph.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in health psychology. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. I completed my clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center and post-doctoral training at the University of Chicago. I am currently based in the Chicago area and originally from West Africa. My personal experiences as an immigrant combined with my multidisciplinary training have shaped my holistic view of mental health. My approach to care is integrative, client-centered, and grounded in an understanding of how each client’s biopsychosocial context influences their distress and ability to engage in and benefit from therapy. Therefore, in my practice, I implement evidence-based assessments and treatments with considerable attention to clients’ social systems and individual needs.
In therapy, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space, which allows clients to cultivate authenticity, introspection, skill building, and problem-solving as they navigate various stressors and challenges in their lives. I enjoy working with clients presenting with a range of concerns such as life transitions, migration-related stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma-related concerns, women’s health issues, and comorbid physical and psychological conditions. I also have an interest in and expertise working with adults of marginalized identities.
I am a staunch advocate of self-compassion and consistent self-care. I purposefully dedicate time to engage in enjoyable and personally fulfilling activities such as painting, aerial yoga, traveling and spending time with family and friends. I often encourage my clients to identify and engage in values-consistent behaviors.
Emily Lattie, Ph.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist committed to helping clients live meaningful lives that are in line with their values. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in health psychology, from the University of Miami in 2015 and completed my clinical internship training at Rush University Medical Center. I have specialized training in coping with chronic and acute medical issues, such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and sleep disorders, and in supporting health behavior changes such as quitting smoking and increasing adherence to medications.
I believe that mental health and physical health are deeply interconnected, and I have a humanistic and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach to therapy. I provide individual psychotherapy and consultation to adults who are dealing with mood or anxiety disorders, life transitions, medical illnesses (impacting themselves or their loved ones), work-life balance challenges and other stressors. I work collaboratively to create a safe, supportive environment to work towards each client’s unique goals.
Kathryn Macapagal, Ph.D.I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in working with LGBTQ+ people, and people living with HIV and other chronic health conditions. I have an M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Houston (2006), a PhD in psychology from Indiana University where I trained at the Kinsey Institute (2012), and completed a clinical psychology residency in HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ+ health, and medical psychology at the Medical College of Georgia and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (2013). I am a faculty member of the Department of Medical Social Sciences and Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University, where I conduct clinical research focused on sexual health promotion among LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults.
When working with clients, I consider their physical health, mental health, and social environment all as important factors in their overall well-being. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, humanistic, and strengths-based approaches. I enjoy working with youth and adults who are dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression; exploring their sexuality and gender; navigating life transitions (e.g., from adolescence to adulthood, changing careers, relationships evolving or ending, aging); wanting to improve their health behaviors (e.g., exercise, diet, sleep); and experiencing medical or physical conditions that impact their quality of life. I strive to ensure each client feels supported in achieving their goals.