Meet The Team
Dr. Rosenberg works with early adolescents, adolescents, and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, and challenges related to identify formation...more
Dr. Ciupeiu enjoys working with all ages, childhood through adulthood in the form of individual, family, and couples therapy. She can conduct therapy in English, German, and Romanian...more
Cori works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She integrates play, creativity, expressive therapies, mindfulness, and breath work into her therapy with various presentations and struggles...more
Erin works with preteens, adolescents, and adults with a focus on trauma histories, identity struggles, life transitions, and those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community... more
Dr. Mills works with all ages, and specializes in children, teens, and families. In his work with therapeutic day schools, Dr. Mills led several therapy groups including integrating Dungeons and Dragons for building on skills...more
Dr. Azimuddin works with early adolescence through adulthood who are managing depression, anxiety, trauma, phases of life, and family/ inter-generational conflict...more
Skylar primarily works with children, adolescents, and younger adults who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood changes, ADHD, difficulty with transitions, school struggles...more
Dr Sviokla works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He integrates many methods in his therapies, in order to meet the needs of his clients, especially with children and teens...more
Kati Wax, Psy.D.
Dr. Wax is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Lincoln Park Psychology, Inc. Having 10+ years of experience working in, owning, and operating renowned therapeutic day schools, Dr. Wax is skilled in working with school aged children, adolescents, families, as well as adults. She specializes in those struggling with mood disorders, impulse control, self-esteem/identity challenges, relationships issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and features of personality disorders. More specifically, she is known for helping those who may be at higher risk of using inappropriate or maladaptive coping strategies to deal with stressors, as well as helping adolescents and young adults to navigate life challenges.
Dr. Wax believes strongly that a strength-based approach is essential to fostering a sense of self, a sense of empowerment, and a sense of identity within an individual, and within the family and school system. This is especially true for adolescents who seem to feel lost and overwhelmed by their world.
Dr. Wax founded Lincoln Park Psychology in order to fulfill her passion for helping others to make meaningful change. In addition, Dr. Wax has found immense joy in supervising large cohorts of clinical trainees since 2010. Having spent much of her career dedicated to clinical training, she and her team developed an APA-Accredited internship training program and she once held the position of President of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT).
Direct Phone : (312) 248-9490
Erin Trainor, LPC
Erin Trainor specializes in working with adults and adolescents, survivors of trauma, and those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life changes. Erin uses a person-centered approach to counseling, using each client’s unique experience to guide her therapeutic interventions. Erin believes in helping clients identify their strengths and supports, as well as collaborating with each person to build the tools that they need to approach their goals. Her dynamic approach to assisting clients creates flexible, trusting, and adaptive relationships with adults, as well as youth and their families.
As a certified Yoga Instructor, she often includes somatic tools (mind-body work, breath-work, etc.) to assist clients in becoming more grounded and connected to their bodies and their stories. She is committed to operating within an anti-oppression framework, and is a sex-positive counselor believing in serving the diverse needs of LGBTQIA+ clients in a way that supports their own lived experiences. Erin also has training in a Trauma-Informed Therapy Model, a Certification in Crisis Advocacy, and became a volunteer medical advocate for survivors of violence and sexual assault.
Direct Phone: (224) 999-0181
Sam Payne, Psy.D.
Dr. Payne’s specialties include working with all ages, families, and couples living with a variety of symptoms and presentations including but not limited to: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety symptoms, relational difficulties, persons presenting on the Autism Spectrum, people who identify as LGBTQIAA2S+, and those who have experienced trauma.
In working with their clients, Dr. Payne gathers the context of the person (such as environmental, societal, historical, and social factors) with the aim of understanding the client’s experiences as clearly as possible. They strive to incorporate an intersectional, validating, body-positive, death-positive, and sex-positive approach to working with clients. They believe that a safe and empathic environment is one in which a client feels empowered and seen, resulting in a basis for movement towards self-actualization, individuation, and personal success.
In addition to a diverse array of professional experience, they completed the Exploring Psychoanalysis fellowship with the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute to build upon their psychodynamic and psychoanalytic knowledge base and therapeutic experience. In the therapy room, this means that the client is seen as the expert on their own experiences, creating an environment of trust and authenticity.
Direct Phone: (312) 869-2885
Adam Mills, Psy.D.
Dr. Mills works with children, adolescents, families, and adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, behavioral acting out, life transition struggles, family conflict, self-esteem, social concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and trauma related issues. His vast experiences working in therapeutic day school settings has afforded Dr. Mills the opportunity to work with a diverse array of clients, as well as ignited his passion for working with those who are misunderstood and labeled in a negative way for their struggles.
Dr. Mills is known for his creativity, genuine nature, and empathic response to his clients. His positive energy, humor, and calm demeanor provide clients with a feeling of safety, facilitating great change and growth. He integrates expressive and creative methods into treatment when traditional "talk therapy" is not suited to an individual, and also focuses on strengths and how to use these to promote a more healthy way of thinking.
Dr. Mills has developed various group therapies including integrating games and fantasy such as Dungeons and Dragons to build on his group members' life skills, social skills, and coping skills. Dr. Mills also has extensive knowledge of IEPs and 504 planning in the public school system, and is familiar with the struggles of navigating special education.
Direct Phone: (872) 269-3005
Michal Rosenberg, Psy.D.
Dr. Rosenberg works with children, teens, adults, families, and couples, who struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), developmental disorders, learning disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, craniofacial conditions, as well as trauma and challenges related to identity formation. She practices using the cultural humility lens, open to and accepting those from all backgrounds including but not limited to aspects of racial identity, LGBTQIA+ communities, those with disabilities, ethnic identities, and religions.
Dr. Rosenberg is passionate about helping her client’s gain insight into the stories that were told to them, which may continue to influence the self, both in helpful and unhelpful ways. She works closely with her clients to help them re-write their stories to live more meaningful, full, and present lives. Dr. Rosenberg provides an empathic space for the client to be in an accepting, warm, and safe environment.
Dr. Rosenberg works from a psychodynamic/relational approach, and integrates her work with Acceptance and Commitment therapy as well as mindfulness techniques to promote growth and presence. She is currently completing an OCD training course focused on Exposure Response Prevention and is skilled in helping clients alleviate compulsive behaviors and obsessive thought patterns.
Direct Phone: (872) 216-4375
Aysha Azimuddin, Psy.D.
Dr. Azimuddin enjoys working with adults and teens managing various symptom presentations including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, grief, family dynamics, and phase of life issues. Her approach to therapy is to humanize all experiences that we go through and to have a strong connection with her clients built on authenticity, warmth, acceptance, and safety.
Dr. Azimuddin strongly values the impact that cultural/diversity factors have on what we tell ourselves and how we relate to the world and others. Clients are the experts of their experiences and Dr. Azimuddin uses their expertise to find doorways out of the “stuckness” we find ourselves in. Her clinical experiences in a wide range of settings (residential treatment for substance use disorders, college counseling, behavioral health hospital, and community mental health) have afforded her the opportunity to learn how to promote growth in a diverse range of clients. Fun facts about Dr. Azimuddin: 1) She and LP Psychology’s Dr. Rosenberg trained together at the Village of Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services! 2) She enjoys listening to Bollywood music, playing with her cats, and eating out!
Direct Phone: (224) 725-3572
Liliana Ciupeiu, Psy.D.
Dr. Ciupeiu has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Ciupeiu works with a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, developmental disorders, and chronic mental illness. She is known for creating a warm, inviting environment, as well as facilitating change through identifying maladaptive patterns in a client's life. Dr. Ciupeiu can also conduct therapy in German and Romanian.
Dr. Ciupeiu completed a fellowship at, and is a current member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, and is grounded in psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on attachment based interventions and Family Systems. Dr. Ciupeiu also sees couples, with an emphasis on emotional focused therapy. Furthermore, she integrates different therapies (when needed), taking into consideration the complexity of multicultural perspectives that shape our lives, to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Dr. Ciupeiu has developed strong interests in multicultural and gender issues. She believes that fear, resistance, helplessness, low self-worth, or self-defeating relationship patterns get in the way of living through our true self. Dr. Ciupeiu’s expertise is in helping individuals overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding them back, and to remove internal barriers.
Direct Phone: (312) 775-2559
Skylar Wittenberg, M.A.
Skylar Wittenberg primarily works with children, adolescents, and young adults. Skylar has experience working with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood changes, ADHD, difficulty with transitions, school struggles, and family dynamic changes.
When working with clients, Skylar approaches treatment collaboratively and directly to make lasting changes in an individual's life. She believes all people are capable of change and works with each client to develop individualized, goal-oriented treatment plans. While every individual brings their own unique stories and belief systems to counseling, Skylar adjusts her treatment modalities and techniques accordingly to support clients in achieving their personal counseling goals.
With younger clients, Skylar utilizes play, creative, and expressive methods to help children process their environments, and learn new skills. She is skilled at building relationships with teens and sees the importance in flexing the style of therapy in order to promote collaboration and growth. Skylar believes the views and goals of the family are an essential element in treatment, and integrates the parents, siblings, or extended family into the treatment process when necessary for change.
Direct Phone: (773) 234-0966
Cori Braun, LSW
Cori Braun enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who may be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, feelings of isolation and disconnection, coping with life changes, among many more. Cori is skilled at bringing play, creativity, mindfulness, and breath work into therapy to help foster a sense of empowerment, presence, and freedom in others. She also believes in taking an empathetic, strength based approach to her work that centers clients as the experts of their own experience.
Her approach to therapy prioritizes validating and humanizing all experiences and the various, unique reactions we all have to them. She believes that all behavior has meaning and aims to help others find a sense of self-compassion, understanding, and awareness in order to foster growth and a deeper sense of satisfaction in life and relationships.
Cori believes in meeting the needs of her clients at a level that will be most effective. She sees therapy as a collaborative process, meant to integrate and honor the client’s values, background, identity, and diversity factors to promote individualized growth and empowerment.
Direct Phone: (773) 998-1640
Patrick Sviokla, Psy.D.
Dr. Sviokla works with children, adolescents, families, and adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma related issues. In his previous work as a teacher and his current career as a clinician, Dr. Sviokla developed a passion for working with boys who have been characterized as “difficult” by others and who seem to have a hard time finding their social and academic footing in school. He has extensive expertise in working with schools and families to help children become more integrated into their social and academic communities, fostering a sense of belonging.
In addition to his work with children, Dr. Sviokla focuses on building a rapport with teens and adults in order to foster a space for open communication, trust, and positive energy. He offers an interactive experience to those who require something alternative to “talk therapy” and is creative in his interventions.
Dr. Sviokla provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients of all types to feel comfortable exploring their unique strengths and challenges. Modern life presents a myriad of challenges to everyone and it is often difficult to understand these challenges alone. Dr. Sviokla believes that psychotherapy can help people gain a greater awareness of the roots of their symptoms, which often includes understandable but destructive patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion. Greater awareness leads to a greater ability to make positive changes.
Direct Phone: (773) 675-9654