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Rebecca Spizzirri PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago
Contact Information
  • spizzir1 [at]
  • (312) 996-5089
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:325

Dr. Spizzirri is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program at UIC. Dr. Spizzirri provides individual therapy for adults with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other related disorders. She works collaboratively with her clients to create treatment plans that are tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. Dr. Spizzirri provides empirically-supported treatments, including techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. She values practicing with cultural humility and strives to promote equity in healthcare. Dr. Spizzirri also has experience providing training and supervision to student-clinicians and residents.

Dr. Spizzirri earned her PhD in Psychology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). She completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Hutchings Psychiatric Center - NYS Office of Mental Health, in Syracuse, New York and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Advocate Trauma Recovery Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Trauma recovery and resilience
    LGBTQ+ mental health
    Forensic psychology and victimology
    Teaching of psychology