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Cara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over eight years of clinical experience working with individuals and families with a focus on work-life balance, stress management, and substance abuse treatment. Cara believes the most productive approach to therapy is leveraging a client’s strengths to bolster overall process. Cara utilizes a solution-focused approach which guides clients towards interventions and solutions that are effective, while being tailored to a person’s own definition of success and progress. While her clinical interests lie in the ways in which family and relationships shape the individual, she balances process oriented work with an emphasis on concrete steps rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Cara works to establish an empathic and compassionate space, meeting clients where they are. She strongly believes that therapy should be a “two-way street” where she is as engaged and active in the work as her clients. Cara received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee and her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Downtown Chicago.

Cara Chae,

LCPC

Psychotherapist & Operations Manager

Chicago

Kyle provides individual, couples, and family therapy with an integrative approach rooted in an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate for diverse individuals with unique needs. He believes the individual seeking therapy is the agent of change in their own lives, and that a therapist offers meaningful partnership in the exploration and development of their authentic self. He provides a supportive, warm, and accepting environment for clients that allows them the freedom to make closer emotional contact with themselves and others and create new meaning in life. Kyle is passionate about diversity and social justice, and enjoys working with clients from various backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, and religious or spiritual paths. Kyle holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Kyle Shiver,

LPC

Psychotherapist & Administrative Associate

Chicago

Jaclyn Scandinaro is a Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC), who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University. Jaclyn takes a client-centered approach, which has been most beneficial for her work with clients. She feels as though establishing a connection, building respect and trust and providing empathy towards the client allows their time to be safe and productive. Jaclyn uses a number of therapeutic approaches some of which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, harm reduction techniques, and exposure and response prevention (ERP). She has experience working with a wide scope of clients, helping each manage inner battles with general anxiety, depression, career growth, communication, relationships, anxiety disorders/OCD or substance abuse/addiction. While Jaclyn’s experience has touched a number of populations, she strives to assist in self exploration and identify solutions to increase quality of life for each individual client.

Jaclyn Scandinaro, 

LPC

Psychotherapist & Outreach Coordinator

Chicago

Alana Lehrfield is a Licensed Social Worker who enjoys working with clients to help them live fuller, more meaningful lives. She utilizes a strength-based approach and strives to assist her clients identify their successes as well as address any areas where they may feel “stuck” or “out of control.” As a clinician, Alana uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including, psychodynamic, family systems, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. With a client-centered approach she tailors her interventions to each individual client. Her work with trauma, in addition to her cross-cultural experiences and deep interest in diversity, gives her an ability to work with people from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures. Alana has a special interest in working with children and adolescents specifically with ADHD. Her experience also extends to working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, and trauma, and couples who want to improve their communication skills. Alana obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Knox College and a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University.

Alana Lehrfield, 

LSW

Psychotherapist & Client Care Coordinator

Skokie

Lauren Caccamo is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who enjoys working with individuals and couples to bring insight into their behavioral and emotional patterns while guiding them to utilize their strengths to cultivate the lives they want to live. As a relational, attachment-based therapist, Lauren works with clients to become more curious about their early life experiences and relationships which informs how clients show up in their everyday lives. Lauren believes as children, we all form a sense of who we are based on how we are taught to interact with the world around us. By uncovering how that sense of self was formed, we can then create change and move through life in an optimistic and intentional manner. Lauren works with a broad range of clients including individuals and couples struggling with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, abandonment, self-esteem, trust, relationships, and feelings of inadequacy and shame. Along with being a therapist, Lauren is also a certified yoga instructor. Through her training and personal yoga practice she has come to understand the importance of attending to the mind, body, and soul. Lauren’s philosophy in therapy includes being aware of all parts of the self and nurturing them.

Lauren earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work the the University of Chicago. Lauren also has graduate degree training at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and at Northwestern Medicine’s outpatient Stone Mental Health Center

Lauren Caccamo,

LSW

Psychotherapist

Skokie

Joe Kanengiser is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and Bachelor's degree from Kenyon College. He has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from professionals to adolescents to those struggling with homelessness and serious mental illness. His training includes Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Career Counseling, Coaching, Post-traumatic growth and Problem-Solving Therapy. Additionally, Joe has provided training to therapists and other clinicians in areas such as self-care, mindfulness, trauma informed care and developing advanced communication skills.

While Joe has expertise in a wide variety of methods, he believes the client is the expert on oneself. Therefore, therapy is a collaborative process where goals are set to increase fulfillment and quality of life. He generally believes in a focus on developing coping skills (including mindfulness and awareness), stress management, deep-self exploration and seeking to make practical changes in your daily life. Joe takes a multidisciplinary approach to therapy to achieve goals in a manner that suits the client best.

Joseph Kanengiser, 

LCSW

Psychotherapist

Chicago & Skokie

Sheri Khan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with people experiencing stressful experiences such as loss, relationship challenges and changes, and other life transitions. She helps her clients, who include children, adults and families, shift perspectives, discover healthy coping skills, and strengthen their own self-perceptions and the relationships in their lives so as to know themselves as safe, peaceful, and whole. Using a client-centered and resilience-based approach, Sheri facilitates healing and dialogue believing that we each hold our solutions within us. As a clinician, she uses a variety of modalities including DBT, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy, and incorporates mindfulness techniques in her work. Sheri also trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprosssing). Sheri’s educational background includes a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University and a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University as well as continuing mental health education. 

Sheri Khan, 

LPC

Psychotherapist

Chicago & Skokie