The Lakeview Innerview
A Newsletter from Lakeview Center For Psychotherapy
Fall 2013
Niquie Dworkin, PhD
Kate Fiello, LCSW
Melinda Rezman, LCPC, RDDP
Mary Anne Machado, LCPC
Jason McVicker, LCSW, RDDP
Allisun Noe Conant, PsyD
Alexis Jaeger, LCSW
Dacia Harrold, MD, MA
Britt Raphling, LCPC
Nathan Dougal, MSW, BCD
Rebecca Bonn, RN CRED
Samantha Fenno, PhD,
  MSW, Fellow

Kelly Logan, PsyD
Casey Perisin, LPC, Extern 
Katie Greisch, MA, Extern

Lakeview Member Updates

Dacia Harrold, MD, MA   

has joined the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy as our new Psychopharmo-cologist.  She is a second year candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

Jason McVicker, LCSW  

facilitated a day-long workshop for SSA's Professional Development Program titled "The Afternoon Knows What the Morning Never Expected: Examining the Accomplish-ments, Challenges and Aspirations of Psycho-therapists in Midlife."  


Nathan Dougal, LCSW  

is teaching Advanced Practicum I and II in the new M.A. in Counseling and Psychotherapy program of the Institute for 

Clinical Social Work.  


Melinda Rezman, LCPC completed a 4-year  training program in contemporary psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and is now a Certified Psychoanalyst. 


Kelly Logan, PsyD

received her doctorate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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
Samantha Fenno, PhD, MSW 773-506-4456
Kelly Logan, PsyD

Sliding Fee Scale DBT Skills Training Group
contact Katie Greisch, MA

New Therapist
contact Niquie Dworkin, PhD

Support Groups


Depression & Bipolar
contact Casey Perisin, LPC

 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. 

An Interview with Dacia Harrold, MD, MA 

Allisun Noe Conant, PsyD 

Allisun: What are your clinical interests or areas of expertise?


Dacia: Thus far I am most experienced in working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety or psychosis. Within those areas I particularly enjoy helping people work through self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and all questions pertaining to whether and how to approach change.


A: What theories guide your approach to prescribing medication?


D: I think my approach is pretty holistic. Troubling symptoms are a sign that something is wrong, and I'm hesitant to immediately assume that what is wrong has a neurochemical solution. That's why my assessments are not necessarily geared toward an obvious endpoint of medication management and very often include a recommendation that involves talk therapy. I'm engaged in ongoing psychoanalytic training that is theoretically pluralistic in nature, and this greatly informs my work. When clients come seeking help I try to be very attuned to what is left unsaid as well as what is said. Unexplored areas or avoided territories of the psyche are often rich with signposts for treatment. Often times simply exploring these areas can be of significant benefit and relief for clients. Sometimes medication can help aid in the exploration which otherwise may be too painful or destabilizing. Thus far I have only rarely found that medication alone provides enough symptom relief, which is why I consider it more of a valuable tool than an answer.


A: It is common for clients who are considering medication to have concerns about how it will impact their lives. Clients can worry that they won't have access to their feelings, or consider taking medications "cheating." Do you have any thoughts about this?


D: To specifically address the question of whether medication restricts access to feelings, I think I would say that it really varies from person to person. Some are flooded with feelings as they try to work through issues in therapy and find that medication can calm that storm a bit and provide stability that actually allows for deeper therapeutic work. I don't think most people would consider that cheating, but really it's a very personal decision. Sometimes clients will report feeling emotionally blunted on a medication, which is typically an unwanted change. A discussion with them about whether this feeling is balanced out by the positive effects of the medication is an important part of treatment. If it's outweighing the positives, changing the medication or dose can be helpful.


A: What are some of your interests outside of work?


D: I try to get in as much rock climbing as a Chicagoan possibly can, as well as some running and yoga. I also enjoy film and local theater, and when I can find time I try to write a bit of fiction. I don't know if I can call studying and learning psychoanalysis a hobby, but it is definitely enough of a passion that I can't really call it work.


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.

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

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