MEET THE STAFF

Robert (Uri) Heller, Ph.D.

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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.

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Amanda Gerber, Psy.D. is a postdoctoral 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

Hannah Pavett, M.A.

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Hannah Pavett, M.A. is an advance extern completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University.  Hannah incorporates aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness-based practices in a way that  informs the clients to create new experiences. Hannah's strives to create a therapeutic space that is empathetic, supportive, and collaborative. She has previously received clinical training in intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs for adolescents and adults experiencing depression and anxiety. Hannah has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD,  trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and those experiencing life transitions. She  has experience conducting neuro-psychological assessments  and psychological testing with children, adolescents, and adults. Hannah believes that clients are the expert of their own lives and strives to foster empowerment, self-compassion, nonjudgmental awareness, and acceptance in her sessions. Ultimately, Hannah is committed to helping her clients create a full and meaningful life.

Anthony Crisanti, M.A.

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Anthony Crisanti, M.A. is currently completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has previously completed a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology and is a licensed clinical professional counselor. Anthony is passionate about helping clients navigate life and death, and is committed to building a trusting relationship where clients feel safe exploring and confronting their concerns at their own pace. Anthony has worked with a wide variety of people on issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma/PTSD, difficult life transitions, sexuality concerns, phobias, and interpersonal conflicts. He also provides psychological testing.

Aya Haneda, M.A.

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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.

Hannah Pavett, M.A.

Alana Friedlander, M.A.

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Hannah Pavett, M.A. is a therapist in training who is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. In her sessions, Hannah incorporates aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness-based practices in a way that accurately informs the clients experiences. Hannah's strives to create a therapeutic space that is empathetic, supportive, and collaborative. She has previously received clinical training in intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs for adolescents and adults experiencing depression and anxiety. She also has experience conducting neuropsychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. Hannah has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD,  trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and those experiencing life transitions. She also provides psychological testing. Hannah believes that clients are the expert of their own lives and strives to foster empowerment, self-compassion, nonjudgmental awareness, and acceptance in her sessions. Ultimately, Hannah is committed to helping her clients create a full and meaningful life.

Alana Friedlander, M.A.

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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!



Mounia is currently an advanced extern pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She works from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach to guide clients towards value-based living. She is passionate about creating a strong working alliance and trusting relationship with her clients in order to help guide them through life hardships and daily struggles. Mounia has worked with adolescents, college students, and adults with various presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, mood disorders, and interpersonal difficulties. Mounia has worked with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds and nationalities. She also speaks fluent Arabic and French.

Mounia Sami, M.A.