Lisa Belgrad, LCSW, has experience in psychosocial assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families. Ms. Belgrad develops strong therapeutic relationships to improve functioning and to celebrate growth. Areas of expertise cover a wide range of challenges, including adoption.

Alan D. Buntman, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience assessing psychological functioning and providing children, adolescents, and adults with therapeutic tools to improve their functioning and quality of life. Dr. Buntman develops important relationships with families to help them navigate some of their most difficult life experiences.

Elizabeth Elliott, A.M., is a licensed social worker who provides psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She received her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration and has worked in a diverse range of contexts. Ms. Elliott is passionate about the provision of community-based mental health services that empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive, sustainable change.

Miriam Fishman, Psy.D. has experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Dr. Fishman emphasizes the role that trust plays in the therapeutic relationship and believes that efforts to raise awareness, understanding, and acceptance can help to bring about positive change and growth.

Carol Sweet Nichols, Ph.D. is a specialist in communication sciences and disorders, particularly learning disabilities, with extensive experience in comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation and therapeutic intervention. Dr. Sweet Nichols has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in clinic, hospital, university, and school settings.

Samantha N. Orbach, Psy.D. specializes in psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. In close, collaborative partnership with her clients, Dr. Orbach helps them discover the obstacles in their functioning and find new, healthy ways to navigate through their challenges.

Debbie Strauss, LCSW has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings including public schools, therapeutic day schools, and hospitals. Among her specialties is a passion for working with adolescents and adults around issues related to divorce. Ms. Strauss believes that each person is a complex individual with a unique story to tell. She works through the therapeutic relationship to help clients increase self-awareness, uncover issues that keep them stuck, learn more effective communication skills, and develop coping strategies to promote healing, growth, and positive change.

Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW has over 20 years experience working with families in a variety of settings and specializes in psychosocial assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.  Ms. Thomason places emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and tailors treatment for each individual and family to encourage greater self-awareness and positive change.



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