We bring together an expert staff from a variety of clinical backgrounds, allowing us to assess your child from all standpoints: physical, developmental, social, emotional, and cognitive.

Margret Nickels, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7194

Sara Anderson, A.M., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children & Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7239

Stacey Austin

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7167

Michele Belanski, M.S.W., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 460-3857

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Julianna Blanning, M.S., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7203

Laura Brock, Psy.D.

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 460-3858

Lauren Cooper, SLP

Disabilities Consultant
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7243

Michelle Costello, MS, MSW

Staff Clinician Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 709-0954

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Monica Dirr, M.S.W., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7237

Linda Edens, SLP

Speech-Language Patholgist
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7119

Fraeda Friedman, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Disabilities Consultant
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7177

Rebecca Gillett, M.S.W., M.A., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 460-3861

Yvette Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator, Assessment Services
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7238

Michele Grimes, LMFT

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 566-4468

Ruchira Gulati Hantman, M.A., M.S., M.S.W., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7108

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Tina Ireland, M.S., M.S.W.

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
Placement 0-5 Coordinator
DCFS
[email protected]
(312) 893-7237

Aleida Jaimes-Correa, M.A., D.T.

Disabilities Consultant
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7106

Zak Kulhan

Administrative Coordinator
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7119

Amy Labb

Project Director
Early Childhood Disability Transition Project
[email protected]
(312) 893-7167

Tracie LaNier, M.A., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families

Kelly Newhouse, SLP

Speech Therapist
Center for Children and Families

Nicole Polash

Disabilities Consultant
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7205

Anne Powers, M.Ed.

Program Coordinator, Early Intervention Services
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7107

Emma Retzlaff

Billing Coordinator
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7236

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Jean Rounds, M.A., M.S.W., LCSW

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 460-3869

Nancy Ruggles, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7117

Marian Slahor

Business Manager
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 460-3860

PeterJ Smith, MD

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician
Center for Children & Families
[email protected]

Cassandra Ward, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Staff Clinician
Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7203