The Lakeview Innerview
A Newsletter from Lakeview Center For Psychotherapy
Fall 2015
Niquie Dworkin, PhD
Kate Fiello, LCSW
Melinda Rezman, LCPC, RDDP
Nathan Dougal, LCSW, BCD
Samantha Fenno, PhD, LCSW
Dacia Harrold, MD, MA
Mary Anne Machado, LCPC
Jason McVicker, LCSW, RDDP
Allisun Noe Conant, PsyD
Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP
Leigh Rocklin, LCPC, MEd
Sarah Seidler, LCSW 
Rebecca Bohn, RN, CRED 
Zack Hamingson, LPC, Fellow
Kelly Logan, PsyD, Consultant
Graham Garwood, MA, Extern 
Eve Thompson, MA, Extern
Lakeview Member Updates  
Leigh Rocklin was welcomed as the newest member of the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy cooperative.
Niquie Dworkin had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. She and Candice Luglio presented a poster at the SEPI Conference 2015, and she presented another poster at the Psychology and The Other Conference.
Allisun Noe Conant recently completed a certificate training in Collaborative Couple Therapy.

Samantha Fenno has been appointed as a Senior Fellow in the University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. 
Jason McVicker began his sixth year this fall as an Instructor in the Professional Development Program at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration (SSA).  In October he led a workshop entitled, The Afternoon Knows What the Morning Never Suspected:  Examining the Accomplishments, Challenges and Aspirations of Psychotherapists in Midlife.

Britt Raphling & Leigh Rocklin will present papers at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's 2016 Annual Institute and Conference in a session entitled, "Rules Are Made To Be Broken:  The Group Contract as a Container for Building Connection."    


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

Interpersonal Process Group for Women
contact Britt Raphling,

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups
Samantha Fenno, PhD, LCSW 773-506-4456
Kelly Logan, PsyD

Sliding Scale DBT Skills Training Group
contact Zack Hamingson, LPC

Training Groups for Professionals

New Therapist
contact Niquie Dworkin, PhD

Consultation Group for Therapists Interested in Group Dynamics  
(group practice not required)
contact Britt Raphling, 

  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 Leigh Rocklin, LCPC, MEd   
Allisun Noe Conant, PsyD 
Leigh Rocklin, LCPC, MEd is the newest member of our cooperative of private practitioners at Lakeview Center.  She practices individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and DBT, and specializes in working with trauma and mood disorders. 
Allisun:  Welcome to the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy.  We are happy to have you and know you have so much to offer the clients we serve. Please say something about your professional journey thus far and your interest in being a part of our cooperative.
Leigh: My journey in this field began with awareness of a traumatic event, which led me to discover a particular quote and a book. The quote is Nietzsche's, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." The book discussed the theory of logotherapy, the essentiality of creating meaning in one's life. And from there I was on a mission which continues.
I am thrilled to join Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. I just thrive in my learning and development when I can be part of a warm community that values continued learning, responsible clinical practice and solid support. I am so very glad to be a part of this stellar group and appreciate the warm welcome that I have received!
A:  You have a rich history of working with trauma and treatments such as DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).  "Trauma" is a complex term often misunderstood or oversimplified.  How do you understand what is meant by trauma?  Also, are therapies such as DBT appropriate for people who haven't experienced a major trauma?
L: Thanks to this astounding "decade of the brain," where science is revealing to us the specific workings of the brain and our neurological system, we understand far better the complexity of trauma's effect on our psychology and physiology. In non-clinical jargon, I have come to understand traumas as events or experiences that one has been forced to "get through." A trauma is something that we have not been able to digest previously, or perhaps could not have even imagined, and the brain and body need to revise it in order to absorb that event. Although this process is helpful in the moment for survival, the adjustment leads to a constellation of symptoms that are very difficult to tolerate on a daily basis.
Fortunately, science is also revealing the benefits of mindful awareness and how to help regulate our "survival system." DBT (of which mindfulness is a large part) is one of many rich, empirically supported treatments for emotion regulation and the creation of, as stated by its founder, Marsha Linehan, "a life worth living."
The body and the mind have the potential to heal over time in response to trauma. The healing, so well deserved, allows one to continue to create a life of meaning.
A: Do you have other areas of specialty?
L: My primary theoretical orientation is psychodynamic psychotherapy. I also introduce mindfulness skills, education about the neurobiology that affects emotion regulation and mood, and body-centered orientations and exercises.
In addition to my clinical practice at Lakeview, I work with family-owned businesses and executives through Loyola University's Family Business Center, as well as independently. I am certified to administer personality assessments and 360-degree feedback surveys for use in leadership effectiveness, change management and career direction.
A:  What sorts of things bring you joy?
L: My family and my dear friends are my greatest joys! Absolutely! Next tier? Cowboy boots, autumn, deep conversations, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, great coffee and great whiskey!
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  opportunities to experience and express feelings during the treatment session in order to gain insight and learn to process difficult emotions.  

We believe our integrative approach helps clients develop their inherent strengths and overcome obs
tacles to happiness and fulfillment.

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

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