MEET THE STAFF
Robert (Uri) Heller, Ph.D.
Robert (Uri) Heller, Ph.D. is the president of Interaction Dynamics. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctoral degree in organizational psychology. Working in the field for over 35 years, he has taught and trained hundreds of students in both the assessment and therapeutic processes. He is both caring and flexible in his approach, and it is always his goal to move his clients forward with clarity. He has been a panel member for various behavioral health companies. He is a graduate of Akron University, and Roosevelt University before completing his doctorate at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been on the faculty at IIT, DePaul and Adler Universities. Dr. Heller's Psychology Today Profile.
Amanda Gerber, Psy.D.
Amanda Gerber, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about serving clients and their families in the Chicago community by using a multidisciplinary approach. Cultivating a safe and nurturing experience is of utmost importance to Dr. Gerber, as she knows that choosing to enter therapy is not always an easy task. She believes in building a solid foundation and relationship with clients through building rapport, providing a safe space, and tailoring treatment to the clients’ individual needs. Dr. Gerber has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and young adults who have struggled with a wide range of psychological issues, including neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, and complex trauma. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and loss. Dr. Gerber's Psychology Today Profile
Sthefany Alviar, Psy.D.
Sthefany Alviar, Psy.D. is a pre-licensed clinical psychologist who believes in the importance of journeying with her clients towards healthy living. Dr. Alviar graduated from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and has 8 years of experience working with multiculturally diverse clients using an integrative approach to meet client’s specific needs. She specializes in complex trauma, anxiety, depression, mood symptoms, behavioral challenges, relationship difficulties, parent-child relationship, cultural identity/experiences, and neurodivergent issues. Dr. Alviar has worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of psychological issues and experiences through methods of individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological evaluations. Dr. Alviar uses a collaborative approach with her clients and prioritizes co-creating a safe space for clients to learn and better understand themselves. She believes in every client’s inherent ability to gain insight into their challenges and to make changes that will provide them a more satisfying and meaningful life. Dr. Alviar's Psychology Today Profile.
Klaudia Tryskuc M.A.
Klaudia Tryskuc is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is passionate about supporting individuals along their journey in becoming more aware of who they are through the exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Through this deeper understanding, she believes that individuals are better equipped to navigate the important decisions and relationships in their lives. Klaudia values the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul and aims to appreciate individuals within each realm of their being. With this, she strives to see beyond a diagnostic label by collaborating with each individual to understand the underlying contributors to their wellbeing. She has experience in psych/neuropsych assessment with individuals experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, personality, trauma, mood dysregulation, and ADHD.
Alana Friedlander, M.A.
Alana Friedlander, M.A. is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University, Chicago. Alana is passionate about helping her clients heal through an integrative and collaborative approach to psychotherapy. Alana works from a humanistic lens, implementing second and third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches when treating her clients. As a therapist, Alana is open and empathetic. She drives conversation and engages in active listening. Alana values self-expression and encourages her clients to explore their inner most thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Above all, Alana aims to build a strong therapeutic alliance and values the relationship formed in the therapeutic space. Alana specializes in Health Psychology and Sex Therapy and has experience working across clinical settings. Alana has worked with individuals presenting with a variety of personal and interpersonal concerns and diagnoses including mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and sexual dysfunction. She looks forward to working with you soon!
Aya Haneda, M.A.
Aya Haneda, M.A. is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology at Roosevelt University, Chicago. In therapy sessions, Aya employs a humanistic approach, emphasizing on tailoring every session to individual wants and needs. She emphasizes on creating a trusting relationship through compassion and honesty, and a safe space to heal. She has experiences working with adults in outpatient hospital settings; with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, substance abuse, and multicultural concerns. She hopes to work with you to provide hope and a greater understanding of your emotional world.
Patricia Voloschin-Weiner, ASW.
Patricia Voloschin-Weiner, ASW. has been working as a therapist with children, adults, and couples for the past 17 years and has addressed a variety of issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, trauma, immigration/acculturation, grief and loss, mental illness, and developmental disabilities. She has served on numerous tasks forces and advisory boards regarding child Hispanic mental health issues. Patricia received a Masters of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University in Psychology and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Illinois. Since 1998, Patricia is a certified Divorce Mediator. Patricia grew up in Argentina, where her family still resides, and is fluent in Spanish and recognized for her professional and volunteer work in the Latino community.
Summer Stewart, M.A.
Summer Stewart, M.A. is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. Summer was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Summer has clinical experience providing psychological evaluations and therapy services to youth and young adults. She has experiences working with young adults in outpatient settings; with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and multicultural concerns. It is Summer's passion to provide and help make resources more accessible to underserved communities. Summer has a passion and is interested in decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health in Black American communities.