Our Clinicians

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.

Evelyn Williams, LSW

I provide a caring, compassionate, and safe space to explore life’s challenges and complex emotional experiences. I am invested in an integrative and holistic approach to mental health. Together, we will take time to collaboratively create both short and long-term goals, and we will regularly review progress to ensure we are on track. Most importantly, I work together with my clients to help identify their strengths and to overcome obstacles that keep them from living a happy and fulfilling life.

I have extensive experience and great interest working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have histories of depression, anxiety, behavior difficulties and emotion regulation. I also work with adolescents who demonstrate self-injurious behaviors. I believe that strong family involvement can be an essential element to therapy, so I spend time working with families to move towards healing.

I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have over 25 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including large non-profits, outpatient clinics, crisis intervention, school settings and now private practice. I have provided both clinical and administrative supervision to social work interns and professionals. 

Jessica Martínez, MA

The therapeutic process is a space where we explore with empathy, curiosity and kindness. We’ll work together to understand your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and how all this impacts your day-to-day experiences and how it may impact your ability to function at your fullest capacity.

With intention, we will find the resources you already have and develop the ones you need in order to achieve your goals, to build your self-esteem, and to improve your boundaries, relationships and the quality of your life. When you find a way to understand your feelings you can discover more ways to work towards your goals.

I’m a Mexican bilingual and bicultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in Mexico at Universidad de las Americas. In my years as a therapist in both Mexico and Chicago, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in either an individual or a family capacity. I am also trained in trauma-informed care and crisis interventions.

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.

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