Seth Solway, PsyD
I’m Seth Solway, licensed clinical psychologist and owner of Solway Psychology. 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.
Because of our incredible uniqueness, every person has walked a different path in life. I tend to take a curious look at my patient’s experiences to help understand their present worldview. We often find that, along the way, an important set of values were developed that dictate a person’s wishes, desires, and unmet needs.
I am an Associate 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.
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 communicate 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.
Hallie Berger, PsyD
My clinical approach emphasizes creating a safe, non-judgmental space where I integrate relational and psychodynamic models as well as creative techniques such as music and art. As a relational therapist I believe the therapeutic relationship is crucial to healing, so it is important that I build trust and connection with each unique person. I also believe that past experiences play a significant role in how we approach work, relationships, and responsibilities, so I collaboratively guide clients in making connections from the past to their present circumstances. Additionally, I find that identifying both short and long term, achievable goals can be the beginning of improved self esteem, insight, and health, so I am intentional about setting specific goals with each client.
During my final year of training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I completed an internship at a community mental health center in Cleveland, Ohio, where I worked with children, adolescents and young adults. I have also completed externships in inpatient hospital, school, and community mental health settings in the Chicagoland area.
Michael Grover, MD
Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on the unconscious meanings of thoughts and feelings rather than focusing upon behavior. I’m interested in helping children, adolescents and adults discover the patterns in their emotional and cognitive worlds in order to gain insight into themselves, towards a deeper understanding and integration of unconscious processes into daily life.
After obtaining my medical degree at McGill University in 1982, I interned in Montreal in internal medicine before coming to the University of Chicago to complete my residency in general psychiatry and then a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1990. I subsequently trained at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute in adult and child psychoanalysis, graduating in 2000. I have been on the faculty of both the adult psychoanalytic training program as well as the child psychotherapy training program ever since, teaching therapists psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic technique and theory.
At times, the addition of psychotropic medication can assist the therapeutic process in that symptoms can impede the natural unfolding of treatment. Working with families and individuals for more than thirty years I find that doing therapy enriches my life as much as it enriches the lives of those with whom I work.