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For Professionals

Chicago Lakeview Therapy Offices for Rent in 6 Hour Blocks

At Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy, we have fifteen tastefully furnished psychotherapy offices, most of which are large enough for group therapy, as well as a conference/ seminar room large enough for groups of twenty or more.

Office space is currently available in 6 or 8 hour blocks, days evenings and weekends. Group/conference room space available as well.

We require that all professionals working at our office be fully licensed in the state of Illinois and have valid malpractice insurance.

Please contact Kate Fiello at or (773) 525-3322 for more information. 

Professional Opportunities


Lakeview Center is not seeking any new professionals at this time. Please check back in 2019.

Research Intern:

If you are interested in qualitative psychotherapy process and outcome research and would like to gain some experience, please contact Dr. Niquie Dworkin at

Post-Graduate Fellowships

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to help exceptionally qualified and motivated early career psychotherapists to become flexible, creative integrative therapists and to learn the skills necessary to succeed in private practice.
Postdoctoral Fellows will gain experience with several therapeutic approaches including relational psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness and body-based psychotherapies. Fellows will also be introduced to the professional aspects of developing a private practice in our cooperative group practice setting.

The Lakeview Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a paid, two-year, full-time training experience. Compensation for the fellowship is based on a percentage of fees collected; fellows can expect to make around $25-$35K yearly. The foundation of the program is to train clinicians to provide evidence-based integrative and relational individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. 
The fellowship includes:

1. Participating in peer consultation groups with established clinicians.
2. Providing supervision to and didactic trainings for externs at the center.
3. Conducting community and online outreach, consultation and marketing to their community, which is a key feature of establishing and maintaining a future private practice.
4. Learning fee setting and all business components of running a practice.
5. Gaining supervised licensure hours required to sit for post-graduate clinical licensing exams.

Fellows see individual clients for 24 hours weekly and run a DBT group. Hours for the fellowship are flexible, but some weekend or evening hours are required to accomodate working clients.

We are now accepting applications for the 2 year fellowship beginning July 1, 2018. Please submit your coverletter, vita, and 2-3 letters of recommendations via email to by 3/1/18Compensation for the fellowship is based on a percentage of fees collected; fellows can expect to make around $25-$35K yearly.. All questions regarding fellowships may also be directed to the email below.

Please email questions to


We accept externs seeking practica in psychology and social work. Externs must be at least in their second year of a masters or doctoratal program, and have had at least one previous therapy practicum. Externs should be self-motivated and independent, as Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy is a private practice setting.

Externs will learn though weekly individual clinical supervision with two senior Lakeview Center therapists, peer consultation groups, seminarss and clinical training meetings. They will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients of all ages seeking individual, couple and group psychotherapy. The externship experience may include facilitating support groups, conducting workshops, and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Lakeview Center follows the ACEPT guidelines and schedule, even for counseling and social work students. We start accepting applications in February, interview candidates in March, and notify candidates on Notification Day. Please consult the ACEPT website for exact dates. Applications should be sent via mail, attn Niquie Dworkin, and inlcude a cover letter, resume, transcript, and 2-3 letters of recommendation from people who can discuss your psychotherapy skills and personality strengths.


Supervision and Consultation

Consultation Groups

Our clinical work often stirs up strong feelings and presents difficult challenges, which means it's important for us to have a place where we can explore these issues.  Because the practice of psychotherapy is fairly solitary work, it is helpful for us to have a regular dose of support and perspective in a safe community of clinicians.  Consultation and training groups provide opportunities to share information and experiences, and plug us into a supportive environment that helps us meet the challenges of our work. 

CEUs available for all groups-Continuing Education for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors.

Training Group for Clinicians Interested in Group Dynamics

1-2 Tuesdays/month 12 - 1:30 p.m. 
Contact:  Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP at 312-723-1423

This experiential training uses the power of group to support discussions of cases and other professional issues. Here-and-now processing from a psychodynamic group therapy perspective will enhance how we respond to and learn from each others' experiences and further develop our professional egos. This training is appropriate for therapists who treat individuals and couples as well as those who lead process groups, because group consultation helps us to examine more directly the interpersonal dynamics stimulated in our work with clients.

If you have a group practice currently or are thinking of starting a process group, this training will be helpful, although a group practice is not required to join.  Both newer and seasoned clinicians are welcome.

Intregrative Psychotherapy Consultation Group

This group is open to new therapists who have just finished a graduate program or who are just as well as therapists who wish to integrate new orientations and interventions into their repetoire. We will focus on combining symptom-focused and insight oriented interventions from the psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, and experiential traditions and will discuss cases from an integrative relational perspective.

Saturdays, Monthly 2:45-4. CEUs available.
For more information, please contact Dr. Niquie Dworkin at


Individual Consultation

The experienced psychotherapists of Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy provide clinical consultation and supervision to other mental health professionals, individually, or in groups. Fees may be set on a sliding scale basis. We are able to provide specialized guidance to therapists who are working with clients struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse and other addictions, compulsive self-injury, and personality disorders.

We have conducted seminars and in-services on eating disorders, mindful eating, compulsive self-injury, mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, movement therapy, compassion fatigue, infertility issues, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

For information, please contact Dr. Niquie Dworkin at


Advanced Psychotherapy Training


Chicago Academy for Relational Integrative Therapy Advanced Skills

Caritas is an integrative psychotherapy certificate program which provides continuing education (CEUS) to psychologists, social workers and professional counselors in Chicago.

Lakeview Center is currently accepting students for the advanced integrative therapy program on a rolling basis.


The name comes from a Latin word that has several connotations including “from the heart,” “to esteem highly” and to help those in need. This captures the crucial healing elements of relational therapy: the use of therapist’s deep and genuine emotional resources to create an environment in which the client is esteemed and supported in creating a life worth living.

Our logo represents our view of the self as emerging from and embedded in a social, cultural, relational context. For the client, the therapist hopes to be a valuable part of this context, and for the therapist, we hope our program can be a valuable part of your developing identity.

Advanced Skills Program

The Relational Integrative Therapy Advanced Skills Program is a concentrated, practice-oriented educational experience designed for working clinicians who wish to learn contemporary integrative psychotherapy models and apply these to their work with patients.

This one-year program meets 2-3 hours per week from for 14 weeks from September to December and another 14 weeks from February to May. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program. 

The program consists of three components: Clinical Seminars, Case Conference, and Individual Supervision
. Schedule TBD based on the schedules of the students.

The Clinical Seminars are geared to the interests of the students and may include the following topics:
History and Theory of Integrative Psychotherapy
Key Concepts and Models of Integrative Psychotherapy
Listening, Formulating and Intervening in Integrative Treatment
Transference, Countertransference and Using the Therapeutic Relationship
Ethical Issues related to Psychotherapy Integration
Relational Theory as a Foundation for Integration
Integrating Behavioral Interventions
Integrating Body-Based Interventions
Integrating Mindfulness and Experiential Interventions
Integrating Couple, Family, and Group work

The Case Conferences will follow the seminar curriculum, expanding and deepening the learning process with clinical material presented by the participants and instructors.
Individual weekly Supervision will be held with program faculty at a time to be arranged. All supervisors are experienced clinicians and members of the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy Cooperative.

At the end of the program, students will write a final paper integrating theory and case material and will present an intensive psychotherapy case to a clinical committee.

The program tuition of $2,800, which includes all coursework, clinical seminars and weekly supervision, may be divided into four payments of $700. Additional supervision, as well as personal integrative psychotherapy, is available at moderate cost.

If interested, please email your CV and cover letter describing your interests to the email below.For more information, please contact Dr. Niquie Dworkin at