Julia M. Rahn, Ph. D., Director, Studio For Change® and Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Julia Rahn is a Clinical Psychologist with more than twenty years of experience in helping individuals and families reach their personal goals. Her key to success is working with the whole person, focusing on their strengths to overcome life challenges. She firmly believes that the process of psychotherapy can alleviate depression, manage anxiety and other difficult emotions, and improve relationships with others as well as with one self. After training throughout the Midwest, teaching at the university level, and working in private practice, it became clear to her that the best way to serve her clients was to collect all of her therapeutic efforts and resources under one roof. Thus, she created Flourish Studios, a place for individuals, couples, and families to find hope, new direction, and support on how to overcome life challenges and live their best life. Dr. Rahn is available for individual and family consultation as well as speaking engagements.
To reach Dr. Julia Rahn email her at DrJulia@icanflourish.com or call 773-281-8130 (extension 802).
Melanie Arons, LcPC, Adult and Child Therapist
Melanie Arons has a Master’s degree in Family Counseling and enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults. She specializes in working with children and families struggling with school and learning difficulties as well as behavioral issues at home and school. Melanie’s past experience includes working as a psychotherapist and high school counselor as well as a teacher working with children diagnosed with learning and behavior disabilities at Jewish Child Family Services. Melanie is a strengths-based therapist who uses mostly solution-focused, cognitive behavioral and client-centered therapy. She is also trained in play therapy to support her interventions with young children. Her experience working with adults include helping individuals and couples overcome depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, eating disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, and addictions. Melanie is available for individual, couples and family counseling. She is also available for parenting and school consultations.
To set-up an appointment or for more information about Melanie either call 773-281-8130 (extension 803) or email her at Melanie@icanflourish.com.
CAROLYN A. BARSANO, PSY.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Carolyn A. Barsano specializes in prevention and treatment for children and adolescents with mental illness. Carolyn conducts individual and family psychotherapy and psychological testing, and is also trained as a provider of early childhood assessment and intervention. She has a special interest in attachment issues, acting-out behaviors and childhood trauma/abuse. Carolyn is experienced in working with individuals of all ages, treating a range of clinical issues related to mood disorders, self-esteem, grief and loss, attention deficit and hyperactivity, educational or occupational difficulties, and life transitions. She leads therapy groups for children and adolescents dealing with social skills, grief and loss, and anger management as well as psycho-education and support groups for caregivers. Carolyn believes a safe, nurturing environment is essential to developing a positive therapeutic relationship so a person can focus on strengths, insights, and goals to address concerns and problems.
For more information about Carolyn or her services please call 773-281-8130 (extension 804) or email her at Carolyn@icanflourish.com.
Kathi Fine, Ph.D., Anxiety Specialist & Singles Specialist
Dr. Kathi Fine specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for clients of all ages. CBT is an evidence-based therapy which has been proven by research to be successful. Though therapy can be short-term, results are anticipated to have lasting effects. Dr. Fine’s therapeutic approach is collaborative and supportive, with a focus on tailoring each session to the needs of the individual client. Dr. Fine has the utmost respect for each of her clients and the difficulties they are experiencing. She also strongly believes in her clients’ abilities. Dr. Fine focuses on using clients’ strengths to both empower them to reach their goals as well as to help them with areas of concern. She strives to provide the most welcoming and comfortable atmosphere possible while encouraging the desired change. Dr. Fine’s education includes a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an internship at the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has presented her work at international and national conferences, and has publications in journals such as Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, as well as a book chapter.
More information about Dr. Fine and her services can be found at chicagophd.com. To speak with Dr. Fine or to schedule an appointment please call 773-281-8130 (extension 805) or email her at Kathi@icanflourish.com.
Lesley Foreman, MA, LCSW, Psychotherapist
Lesley focuses on the individual client. For her, each client is different, unique and deserves a dynamic, flexible approach to therapy. Human development strongly influences her theoretical foundation. She firmly believes that wellness is an inside out job, that physical illness can manifest from emotional pain and that often times, one’s psychology can become one’s biology. Lesley addresses relationship issues, self-esteem, parenting, divorce recovery and the navigation of female and male issues throughout the lifespan. She employs an empathic and nurturing approach focusing on one’s strengths and resiliencies rather than a from a deficit approach. She believes in a creative, positive approach to therapy that focuses on personal empowerment. Working with individuals and couples, Lesley supports each person’s individual process and utilizes an eclectic variety of therapeutic approaches. Her work is firmly rooted in the philosophy that with some awareness, everyone has the opportunity to live an extraordinary life! Lesley feels fortunate to be able to help clients discover their passions in the creative and healing space of Studio for Change. Lesley earned her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University and a Master’s in Child Development from Erikson Institute. In addition, she completed the divorce mediation program at Northwestern University. She continues to expand her knowledge to best serve her clients by regularly attending training seminars in the areas of family mediation and personal empowerment. Lesley has completed advanced training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
For more information about Lesley or her services please call 773-281-8130 (extension 806) or email her at Lesley@icanflourish.com.
CATHY HENNESSY PRICE, LCSW, Child & Family Therapist
Cathy Hennessy Price is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and families. Her experiences include working in the areas of trauma, children and youth with special needs, school related issues, anxiety, divorce and family changes among other areas of interest and focus. Cathy believes it is important for people to develop the confidence and skills needed to consistently live to the best of their ability in everyday life. Cathy values the importance of supporting the child as well as engaging each member of the family in the therapeutic process. She treats each client as a unique individual and tailors the supportive service to the specific needs of each client. She conducts individual, family and group therapy, with children, teens and parents, and is available for supervision and consultation.
For more information about Cathy or her services please call 773-281-8130 (extension 810) or email her at Cathy@icanflourish.com.
KATE jonesco LOWER, LCPC, bc-dmt, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Kate Jonesco Lower is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a board-certified dance/movement therapist who specializes in individual adults, couples, and groups. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia College Chicago and has since worked extensively throughout Chicago with people who are recovering from physical/emotional trauma, as well as with those battling chronic mental illness and addiction. She brings a holistic approach that seeks healing and growth through the exploration of the body-mind connection. Whether we battle depression, stress, anxiety, insecurity, emotional or physical trauma (be it from pregnancy, surgery, abuse, or other), the issues we face every day affect our physical bodies as well as our emotional minds. Through the comfort of a positive, safe, and empowering therapeutic relationship, it is possible to deepen our self-awareness, identify and employ our strengths, and create long-lasting positive change in our lives. We define the path to our own well-being!
To schedule an appointment with Kate Lower call 773-281-8130 (extension 813) or email her at Kate@icanflourish.com.
DEBRA STEELE, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist
Debra Steele, LMFT, is a passionate and integrative therapist who holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. She uses clients’ strengths to help resolve presenting problems. Debra is ardent about helping people from diverse backgrounds to promote life and relationship satisfaction for individuals, couples and families. Her therapeutic focus is working with individuals to heal anxiety, depression and major life changes, couples wanting to improve their relationship and families struggling with child behavioral issues. She takes a holistic approach to all her cases combining elements of mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness to help facilitate positive change in her client’s lives. Debra has experience and enjoys working with a variety of client populations including single mothers, LGBTQ families, minority groups, trauma survivors, children and adolescents, married and dating couples, and individuals in life transition.
To set-up an appointment or for more information about Debra Steele either call 773-281-8130 (extension 800) or email her at Debra@icanflourish.com.
AMY TEITELBAUM, LCSW, Child and Family Therapist
Amy P. Teitelbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of therapeutic settings. She received her Master of Social Work from New York University. Her specialty is working with children and adolescents with behavioral and adjustment challenges in the home, school, and community setting. Amy’s past experiences include working as a social worker at public, private, and therapeutic schools. Most recently, she was at Rush Hospital Day School, a therapeutic school for children and emotional and behavioral difficulties. In addition, she worked at Children’s Memorial Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry. Amy has had success in helping clients deal with depression, anxiety, acting out behaviors, self-esteem and social skill deficits, and learning and school challenges.She has a passion for helping children and adolescents take ownership of their behavior and make changes that will benefit them in all areas of their lives. Amy is a strengths-based, solution focused therapist who uses a wide variety of modalities that will best help the client succeed. Amy is available for individual and family therapy. In addition, she is available for supervision and school/parent consultation.
To set-up an appointment or for more information about Amy Teitelbaum either call 773-281-8130 (extension 809) or email her at Amy@icanflourish.com.
Judith Wenz, MSMFT, AMFT, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Judith Wenz earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Family Institute at Northwestern University. She draws upon a variety of therapy models and creative interventions, and helps her clients achieve their personal goals by exploring the relationships between their thoughts, feelings, body, history, relationships, patterns, and environment. In order to facilitate change, Judith works with the strengths of her clients while working to overcome barriers that prevent them from achieving the life they want to create. She is developing herself to become a mind-body focused therapist and has completed her yoga teacher training. Judith is also a certified facilitator through PREP-Enrich, an assessment tool for pre-marital couples as well as couples in all life stages looking to improve their relationship.
Judith has experience and is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds with a broad array of problems and goals. She is working towards her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is able to see clients at a reduced rate depending on their financial situation. For more information about Judith or her services please call 773-281-8130 (extension 812) or email her at Judith@icanflourish.com.