The Mission of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at The University of Illinois at Chicago is to provide the best opportunity for treatment of adults with affected illness, by having a range of treatment options, tailored to fit patients' needs. We strive for compassion, competence, respect and making treatment decisions in collaboration with our patients.
Our goal is to treat each patient and family as we would want our own family to be treated.
Dr. Ajilore's research goal is to understand the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder in the context of medical co-morbidities and late life using novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques. His group focuses on using structural and functional brain connectivity to study the brain as a network.
Mary Bunn, PhD, LCSW is a Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry. She is also a faculty member and Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Research and Training Program in the UIC Center for Global Health and a clinical faculty member in the Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program where she provides therapy services to survivors of war and forced migration.
Dr. Duffecy is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services and Research in the Adult Mood Disorders program at UIC. She treats patients in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders clinic while also providing training and supervision to residents and interns in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Linda S. Grossman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois College of Medicine. She has served in many leadership positions throughout the years.
Dr. Ellen Herbener received her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago, and her Doctoral Degree from Harvard University. She completed a psychology internship at Cambridge Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a licensed clinical psychologist.
Dr. J. Konadu (pronounced: Koonaydoo) Fokuo (pronounced: Foecuoh) is a Clinical Instructor with the Mood and Anxiety Disorder clinic. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her internship and postdoct...
Ms. Osasu Igbinoba is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Psychosis and Neuropsychiatry. She believes in the integration of psychotherapy and pharmacology in the management of mental health disorders, and is passionate about mental health and its impact in a community. Ms. Igbinoba received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with a minor in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over 7 years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in various healthcare settings, including John H. Stroger Hospital. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree at Maryville University of St Louis in 2019.
Dr. Kashima is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy to individuals in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UIC. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at UCLA and postdoctoral fellowships in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and health psychology. ...
Dr. Klumpp's main research interest is using a cognitive-affective neuroscience approach to understand anxiety and depression for clinical translation. She uses neuroimaging to delineate brain markers of response to psychotherapy to increase therapeutic success with available treatment and develop more individually-tailored, novel interventions. In addition, she translates discoveries from basic neuroscience to enhance therapies for anxiety disorders and depression.
Joining the University in 2009, Dr. Leow received clinical training in Psychiatry and research training in biomedical imaging, both at UCLA. Having co-authored more than 70 articles, Dr. Leow's current research interests focus on developing novel probabilistic reconstruction, tractography, and network analyses techniques for high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) and their clinical applications.
Dr. Medrano is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program at UIC, and is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He treats individual clients and couples, and also provides training and supervision to residents and interns in behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies. As a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Medrano is a bicultural and bilingual provider.
Ms. Milano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years experience.While her recent work has focused on adults. she started her career providing support to children and families. She has provided services in a variety of settings including the community, inpatient, and outpatient clinics. Ms. Milano utilizes a person centered, trauma informed approach, employing a variety of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic. Ms. Milano works with her clients to build a supportive, trusting, and collaborative relationship.
Ms. Lawrence is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor. She provides individual therapy as well as couple’s counseling in the Mood and Anxiety Clinic. She has built her clinical experiences by working with adults who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse in hospitals inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department as well as nursing homes and criminal justice system. Ms. Lawrence uses integrative approach in therapy to accommodate individual’s clinical needs.
Ms. Naulleau is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. The majority of Ms. Naulleau's clinical experience has been working with adults facing various issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement and relationship issues. She has some experience working with children and adolescents as well.
Dr. Stephen Pesanti completed his psychiatry residency at the Cleveland Clinic and his forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is currently an attending in the Mood and Anxiety Clinic here at UIC where he works in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. He is also available for forensic psychiatry evaluations and consultations in both the criminal and civil settings.
Dr. Petry was born and raised in Champaign, IL where he attended college at the University of Illinois, before starting at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. Upon graduation he began residency in the UIC psychiatry program where he was Chief Resident of Education and selected as a National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative Scholar. He works on the inpatient psychiatric unit, in outpatient clinics, as a supervisor of medical student and resident trainees, as well as a consultant for medical/surgical teams in the hospital.
Dr. Weisman is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program at UIC. In addition to treating individual patients using traditional and third-wave cognitive-behavioral approaches, she also provides training and supervision to residents and interns in these modalities. Dr. Weisman specializes in empirically-supported treatments for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, with emphasis on exposure therapy as well as transdiagnostic approaches to comorbid anxiety and depression. She also treats body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., trichotillomania, skin-picking) and holds a certification in prolonged exposure therapy (PE) for posttraumatic stress disorder conferred through Emory University’s consultant training program.
Ms. Young attended Loyola University and earned a Masters in Social Work. She specializes in Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Depression, and Trauma. Ms. Young will provide a safe and secure environment. She will create collaborative treatment plans and focuses on CBT, DBT, and ACT models. She has over 15 years of experience working in social service agencies and private practice.
Dr. Noah Yulish is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology focusing on what contributes to positive outcomes in therapy. He completed his internship at the Hines VA and his postdoctoral fellowship at the Jesse Brown VA focusing on trauma, substance abuse, and pain. Throughout the therapeutic process, Dr. Yulish collaborates with clients to empower them to lead personally fulfilling lives. Using an integrative approach rooted in evidence-based practice, he helps clients examine their lives, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to jointly decide if they want to create a context for change.
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