Renee Raap, LCSW

Renee, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and then completed the four year Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Renee has experience working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults. She has worked in multiple settings, including community mental health centers, residential treatment, public schools, and nonprofit organizations, providing individual, group, and family therapy, case management, consultation, and clinical supervision. Renee believes in the importance of forming relationships with each of her clients and utilizing this connection as an agent of change. She approaches her work from a psychodynamic perspective and, thus, focuses on helping her clients increase their self-awareness and understanding of how the past influences present behavior. When working with children and adolescents, Renee typically incorporates play into the therapy to help reduce anxiety, provide an avenue for communication, and work through difficult emotions in a non-threatening manner. 

Lauren Berebitsky, Psy.D

Lauren, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She has a dynamic, relational approach to her therapeutic work; focusing significantly on developing a strong, trusting alliance with each of her clients and providing a corrective emotional experience to promote awareness and change. Lauren has worked primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults. She has worked in various treatment settings, including residential treatment, college counseling, and inpatient hospitals. Lauren's areas of expertise include psychological testing and assessment, mood and anxiety disorders, identity development, and trauma. She has also provided clinical supervision to trainees in clinical psychology and early career therapists. 

Julia Somerville, LCSW

Julia earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She has experience working with children and adolescents and their families in multiple settings, including, but not limited to, residential care, domestic violence agencies, and psychiatric hospitals. Julia has extensive experience providing individual, group, and family therapy, as well as, case management and consultation services.  Julia also has experience assisting families and clients with transition planning and accessing community based resources. Her clinical areas of experience include mood and anxiety disorders, relational problems, and identity development.