The Lakeview Innerview
A Newsletter from Lakeview Center For Psychotherapy
Fall 2011
Niquie Dworkin, PhD
Kate Fiello, LCSW
Melinda Rezman, LCPC
Candice Luglio, PhD
Mary Anne Machado, LCPC
Jason McVicker, LCSW, RDDP
Aliza Haas, PhD
Allisun Noe Conant, PsyD
Alexis Jaeger, LCSW
Bobby McCarthy, MD
Britt Raphling, LCPC
Nathan Dougal, MSW, BCD
Rebecca Bonn, RN CRED
Brian Weir, PsyD, Fellow


a new member  
of our cooperative

Alexis Jaeger,

Therapy Groups


Interpersonal Process Groups for Men & Women
contact Britt Raphling, LCPC

Interpersonal Process Group for Women
contact Britt Raphling, LCPC

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups
Basic and Advanced Skills

contact Anjannette Padilla Ryan, PhD 773-270-3424

Sliding Fee Scale DBT Skills Training Group
contact Kelly Logan, MA

New Therapist
contact Niquie Dworkin, PhD

Eating Disorders Therapy  Groups for Men & Women  

contact Jazzmin Villanueva, MA 773-506-4454



Support Groups

Depression & Bipolar
contact Kelly Logan, MA

Lakeview Center
for Psychotherapy
3322 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL  60657

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 Support and Guidance for all Stages of Life
We are a cooperative of independent professionals dedicated to providing innovative, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy.  Our cooperative is multidisciplinary and includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, a medical advisor, and a nutritionist.  We provide therapy, counseling, nutrition therapy and medication management to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families in Chicago.

How Group Psychotherapy Helps Clients

Group therapy can be very beneficial, especially for those who feel isolated from others or struggle to develop healthy relationships.  Interpersonal process group psychotherapy, skills training groups, and support groups offer clients the chance to get to know others who share similar concerns. The group format provides opportunities for interpersonal growth and development through exposure to multiple perspectives and ideas. Group therapy is also an excellent option for those who need treatment at a lower cost.


Lakeview Center for offers several types of groups that serve a range of client needs:   


Psychotherapy Groups are long-term groups with a closed membership.  They provide an opportunity for clients to learn about themselves through interactions with others. A therapist trained in group leadership helps members to notice and process intra- and interpersonal dynamics as they occur, facilitating improved communication.  The therapy group becomes a safe space in which clients can learn how to make more constructive and satisfying relationship choices.  Lakeview Center offers interpersonal process groups for men and women, and for women only.  The cost for these groups is $200 per month.


Dialectical Behavioral Skills Groups also have a closed membership, but are more structured and are short-term. Clients benefit from exposure to others struggling with issues similar to their own, as they learn to manage emotions and relationships more successfully.  They can begin to replace self-destructive, dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors with more constructive coping skills.  The leader, who is specially trained to teach these techniques, provides both support and expertise.  Lakeview offers several Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Groups: a basic skills group and an advanced skills group are both led by a licensed psychotherapist at $50/group; and a sliding fee scale basic skills group is led by an advanced psychotherapy intern.  


Support Groups can be immensely helpful to those who wish to be a part of a community of people with common struggles.  These groups are geared towards specific disorders and often are led by individuals who are not professionally trained therapists, but have personal experience with such disorders.  Support groups provide the opportunity for a network of helpful alliances to evolve among group members.  They are also less formal and structured than other types of groups-they are typically "drop-in" and do not require an attendance commitment.  Lakeview's Depression and Bipolar Support Group is available free of charge. 


Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy is committed to serving our clients by offering this range of therapy groups.  We invite you to speak to one of our therapists about how this modality can supplement ongoing individual treatment or can be an effective, healing experience on its own.

Our Approach To Therapy


At Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy, we use a flexible, integrative approach in which therapeutic styles are combined to meet our clients' individual needs.  We integrate three major approaches: psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, and experiential.
Relational psychodynamic therapy explores past and present interpersonal experiences to uncover the origins of troubling symptoms and patterns of behavior. This sets the stage for more satisfying relationships with others and a healthier self-

Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), addresses problematic ways of thinking and teaches practical skills to provide relief from painful symptoms.
Experiential techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, role playing, art therapy, play therapy, and movement therapy offer an opportunity to experience and express feelings during the treatment session in order to gain insight and to learn to process difficult emotions.   
We believe our integrative approach helps clients capitalize on their inherent strengths and overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment.