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.
Paula Freedman, Psy.D.
Paula Freedman, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with high-achieving adults who have a hard time letting go of control and tolerating uncertainty. She specializes in treating anxiety and OCD, addiction, and eating disorders. She also facilitates a body image resilience group for women. Dr. Freedman has a wide range of clinical training and experience. She is passionate about helping you heal from past trauma and let go of unhelpful behavior patterns so that you can live a meaningful, rewarding life. Dr. Freedman's Psychology Today Profile.
Alana Kingsley, Psy. D.
Dr. Alana Kingsley graduated from Adler University with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, where she specialized in the treatment of adolescents with school refusal behavior, chronic anxiety, and comorbid mood disorders. Dr. Kingsley also has experience treating individuals of all ages and backgrounds who struggle with major depression, relationship difficulties, parenting, family conflict, low self-worth, and issues related to grief and loss. Dr. Kingsley’s clients describe her as empathic, affable, creative, and patient. Dr. Kingsley’s treatment approach utilizes evidence-based practices, such as dialectical behavioral therapy (“DBT”), as well as acceptance and commitment therapy (“ACT”), in addition to a relational psychotherapeutic approach. Dr. Kingsley believes that with the appropriate social support and emotion-management skills, individuals of all ages can live full and meaningful lives.
Chase Young, M.A.
Chase Young, M.A. is currently completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University, Chicago. Chase utilizes an integrative bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach in his clinical work. He enjoys building a collaborative relationship with his clients to help them make positive changes. Chase has experience working with men recently released from prison, community mental health, and group psychotherapy. He has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, life changes, psychosis, substance use, criminal backgrounds, and difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Chase is committed to challenging the stigma that surrounds mental illness, redefining masculinity and social expectations, and increasing awareness about mental health. He approaches therapy with a warm and empathic presence, while maintaining a flexible style by implementing techniques from multiple schools of thought.
Jenna Gidman, M.A.
Jenna Gidman, M.A. is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University, Chicago. Jenna takes a holistic and person-centered approach to her clinical work. She believes you are the expert on yourself and your life. She works collaboratively and empathically with her clients to help empower, motivate, and guide them in making positive life choices. Her goal is to help you become your most authentic self. Jenna is experienced working with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, mood disorders, and trauma. Jenna also provides psychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents, and adults and is passionate about parenting education and helping to build healthy family dynamics.
Lauren Cain, M.A.
Lauren Cain, M.A. is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in residential, school, and private practice settings. Lauren is committed to providing you with a collaborative and safe therapy experience that is unique to your individual needs. She has worked with individuals struggling with depression, grief, anxiety, ADHD, cognitive and intellectual difficulties, substance use, traumatic experiences, and difficult life transitions. She also provides psychological and psychoeducational testing for adolescents and adults. Lauren brings a warm, empathic and accepting approach to therapy and strives to help you live a more fulfilling life.
Katie White, M.A.
Katie White, M.A. is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in college counseling, community mental health, and private practice settings. She has worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, chronic medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain), domestic and community violence, and traumatic experiences. Katie approaches therapy with a flexible, empathic, and collaborative point of view, implementing techniques from various schools of thought that support her clients’ goals. Katie strives to support and guide her clients in their attempts at creating more fulfilling and meaningful lives and relationships.
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.