Niquie Dworkin, PhD
Kate Fiello, LCSW
Melinda Rezman, LCPC, RDDP
Nathan Dougal, LCSW, BCD
Samantha Fenno, PhD, LCSW
Zack Hamingson, LCPC
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
Leah Nuetzel, MSW, Fellow
Jenna White, LPC, Fellow
Glynis Kristal-Ragdale, Extern
Tahirih Moffett, Extern
Welcome to our new Postgraduate Fellows!
Leah Nuetzel, MSW & Jenna White, LPC
Both offer sliding scale individual, couples and group therapy (DBT and Process Groups)
Leah's email Jenna's email
Niquie Dworkin, Samantha Fenno, &
Zack Hamingson presented papers on Psychoanalysis and Improv at the IARPP 2016 Conference in Rome, Italy.
Zack Hamingson was welcomed as the newest member of the Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy cooperative. He received his LCPC license in May, and also completed Beginning Levels I, II, and III of Somatic Experience training.
Britt Raphling & Leigh Rocklin presented papers on Contract Violations in DBT and Process Group Therapy at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's 2016 Annual Institute and Conference.
Britt Raphling served as a breakout group leader for the Samaritan Health & Living Center's conference, "Group Psychotherapy in the Context of Cultural Differences."
Interpersonal Process Groups - Mixed Gender or Women Only
For information on all available process groups, please
Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP
New Mixed Gender Process Group forming
(sliding scale available)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups
For information on all available DBT skills groups, please contact
Leigh Rocklin, LCPC, MEd 773-506-4456
Training Groups for Clinicians
contact Niquie Dworkin, PhD
Workshop: Meditation & Somatic Practices for Therapists
Consultation Group for Therapists Interested in Group Dynamics
contact Kate Fiello, LCSW
(a group practice is not required)
contact Britt Raphling,
Consultation Group With a Focus on Trauma
contact Leigh Rocklin,
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.
Jason McVicker, 1962-2016
Jason was a trusted and valued friend and colleague who made a huge impact on our group at Lakeview Center. Jason brought balance, perspective and integrity to our personal and work environment. His open caring spirit put everyone at ease and his passion for learning and helping others energized us all. He was playful and exuberant and deeply respectful of every person. He will be greatly missed.
"Jason, I will miss seeing your face almost every day at Lakeview. You were a kind, brilliant, goofy, passionate, nimble, vulnerable, brave, dedicated, human, therapist, colleague, activist, advocate, teacher and friend."
-Jenna White, Postgraduate Fellow
Please visit Windy City Times to read Jason's full obituary:
Jason McVicker Obituary
An Interview with Zack Hamingson, LCPC
Allisun Noe Conant, PsyD
Zack Hamingson, LCPC, is the newest member of our cooperative of private practitioners at Lakeview Center. He practices psychodynamic psychotherapy and DBT, and specializes in working with trauma and mood disorders. He works with individuals and couples.
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. Can you say a bit about how you came to join the group?
Zack: In 2010 I began by volunteering at The Warming House - a youth counseling center in Wilmette. I worked there for 5 years. It was a milieu setting where staff would hang out with teens, forming meaningful relationships with them and at times counseling them or doing crisis management.
In 2011 I began the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. My practicum year I worked in the Family Institute clinic and my externship year I was at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Following graduation in 2013, I began a fellowship at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Psychotherapy. It was a great experience in learning how to work with the implicit relational dynamics clients bring to treatment, and also how to work with the ways in which my own ways of relating impact the client's healing.
I started the Fellowship at Lakeview Center in 2014. My experience at Lakeview has allowed me to build upon the relational foundation that started at CCCP while adding DBT to my skill set.
A: You have specialized training in working with trauma.
There are a lot of different theories and therapies surrounding trauma. Can you say a bit about the ones you work with? Specifically DBT and Somatic Experiencing?
Z: Sure - I'm part of the DBT consultation team here at Lakeview and I run a DBT skills group on Thursday nights in addition to doing individual DBT. DBT is a powerful treatment that teaches clients very specific resourcing skills that can regulate the affective and physiological responses that result from a traumatic experience. In addition to adding needed skills to a person's life to help them move towards change, DBT also emphasizes acceptance, and skills that facilitate acceptance, which is critical in healing from a traumatic experience. I believe that working with acceptance can help neutralize so much of the shame that often occurs when a person experiences trauma.
I find a lot of overlap with DBT and Somatic Experiencing (SE). Both emphasize attending to the present moment and emotional regulation. SE is more specific in that it provides a framework for processing through what didn't get to happen in a traumatic experience. When humans experience threat we are biologically wired to either fight or flight. If either one of those things is thwarted because of the overwhelming nature of the experience, then the nervous system overrides these primary functions and goes into freeze. If the nervous system never gets to sequence through the fight/flight response, it's as if the trauma experience is frozen in the body and at the same time dissociated out of conscious awareness. SE works primarily with bodily sensations to help a person's nervous system do what it wanted to do in a very slow, safe way. This eventually returns the nervous system to equilibrium and a general felt sense that the traumatic event is over and that the person survived.
A: It is widely recognized that therapists who work with trauma need to be mindful of self-care. What thoughts do you have about how a fellow professional could accomplish this?
Z: Yes - vicarious trauma in our work is expectable and it's critical to be thoughtful about how we address it. The most important way to accomplish self-care in my opinion is to be well resourced in a safe community where I can address trauma work I'm doing with people I trust. I think there's a lot of conversation in the field around self-care and what that means; we all kind of know what that is in a general sense but when doing trauma work community is critical.
I am a part of a peer consultation group that is specifically for clinicians working with trauma, in addition to a monthly trauma study group. Last year I helped co-found the Chicago Trauma Collective. Our primary aim is to create community events for providers who work with trauma. Our clients need community to heal from trauma and we need community if we're going to effectively help them heal.
A: Now that we know a lot about you as a professional--what could you say about your interests outside of work? What brings you joy?
Z: Painting brings me joy. I try to paint once a week. I am currently obsessed with the TV show "Twin Peaks."
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 obstacles to happiness and fulfillment.
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