Our Therapists

Seth Solway, PsyD

I’m Seth Solway, licensed clinical psychologist and owner of Solway Psychology.  I work with children, adults and families, with an approach that embraces cultural diversity and a holistic perspective.  My practice welcomes all newcomers.

After living on the east coast for several years, I am proud to make the midwest my home again.  In 2009, I moved back to Chicago to complete my doctoral training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I developed expertise in multiple intervention methods, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and positive psychology.  My dissertation research produced AfterTime: Survival, a therapeutic game that promotes emotional wellness in children and adolescents.

I love working with families, so I decided to specialize in helping children and adolescents build emotional regulation, cope with school or life transitions, and deal with family conflict.  As my practice has grown, I have also been privileged to help my adult clients address struggles to find success in relationships and managing high-stress work environments.

In my free time, I love to travel and enjoy the great outdoors.

I am an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center and am a proud member of the Illinois Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.

Gabi Granoff, PsyD

Being a warm, collaborative, humorous, and grounded psychotherapist is essential to my work. I believe that relationships are at the core of the human experience and I am committed to building trusting relationships with each of my clients.

My lens is psychodynamic. I believe our early experiences and relationships impact our well-being, so I take time to understand the circumstances of each individual’s life. Through deep understanding I help my clients gain insight into how those experiences have impacted them and where we can begin to build capacity for authentic self discovery and connection.

My work is also body-oriented. I work collaboratively with each client to curiously explore how their body processes and holds on to emotional and physical tension. Through acute body awareness and learning tools for emotion regulation, we discover the body’s natural system for healing and living more comfortably in the world.

I take a curious stance and join my clients in deeply understanding who they are and the experiences that have shaped them. Over time, my clients develop the ability to make positive changes.

Charles Small, LCSW

I earned my masters degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work in 2010.  Since then, I have worked as a therapist for adults in community, federal, and private health care settings with individuals struggling with the effects of trauma, depression, and anxiety.  In addition to my clinical work, I have remained connected to the academic sphere as a lecturer at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Services Administration.

My experiences in working with a range of individuals and lived experiences has given me solid grounding in how I approach work with clients.  I do my best work with adults 18 and older who are feeling “stuck,” struggling to find meaning and purpose, or who simply wish to gain more insight into what makes them “tick.”  I believe therapy is a collaborative and flexible process.  I believe that every individual has the wisdom and capacity to rise to challenges, solve problems, and live with meaning.

I have extensive training and experience in several evidence-based therapy modalities.  Above all, however, it is most important that you and I take time to develop an authentic working relationship with each other – as two human beings – to connect with your values, and to use these to guide you on your path.  I very much look forward to meeting you and sharing in your growth!

See Charles in the media:

Crain’s Chicago Business: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160728/ISSUE03/160729818/rush-university-s-road-home-program-helps-vets-with-ptsd

WGN: https://wgntv.com/2017/10/16/music-therapy-for-ptsd/

 Sarah Ahmed, LCPC

Therapy is for everyone, whether they’re facing some sort of challenge or seeking personal growth. I believe change happens through insight, by understanding how our past experiences and our context shape our present and future. As a therapist, I am warm, relaxed, and understanding. Together, my clients and I build a relationship that is unique and authentic. My office is a space that is safe and non-judgmental, where clients can explore whatever is on their mind in that moment. Though talking in therapy is helpful, it’s sometimes easier to community nonverbally, which is why I also use techniques like art, play, and writing in my practice.

I work with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The clinical issues I enjoy working with include trauma, depression, anxiety, or general life stressors. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in 2015. Since then, I have gained experience in community mental health and have received training on complex trauma at Womencare Counseling.

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