Kate Schechter Ph.D., Director, is an internationally known expert on the interface of psychoanalysis, politics, and culture. Dr. Schechter is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice, as well as a faculty member at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Rush University Medical Center, where she is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Over the past 20 years, she has taught at the University of Chicago and Loyola University, served as Chair of Conceptual Foundations at the Institute for Clinical Social Work, and supervised numerous post-graduate trainees in psychiatry, psychology, and social work in Chicago and elsewhere. Dr. Schechter holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is the author of numerous articles and the award-winning Illusions of a Future: Psychoanalysis and the Biopolitics of Desire (Duke University Press, 2014). She is currently working on a book project with a group of European and American anthropologists, tentatively titled Hopelessness and the Technorelations of Virtue.
Gregory Rizzolo MA LCPC is Assistant Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Mr. Rizzolo maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in downtown Chicago, and teaches MA and PhD courses on psychoanalytic theory and practice at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Rizzolo’s writing interests center on hermeneutics, ethics and theoretical integration in psychoanalysis. His recent work has appeared in Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
Sarah Goldberg MA LCSW is a Co-Director of Clinical Training and the Director of the Social Work Fellowship at CCCP. She did her undergraduate training in philosophy at the University of Chicago and her MSW at Loyola University, where she specialized in aging and older adults. Currently, Sarah is completing her Ph.D. at the Institute for Clinical Social Work, where her research focuses on retirement and older adult decision-making in the psychoanalytic field.
Zack Hamingson MA LCPC is a Co-Director of Clinical Training and the Director of the Counseling Fellowship at CCCP. He maintains a private practice in psychotherapy in the Loop and Lakeview. Zack has advanced training in relational psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. He has a particular interest in issues of trauma, emotion regulation, creativity, and mindfulness.
Robert Dunevant MA LPC is a Psychotherapist and Administrator at the CCCP. He received his BA in philosophy from DePaul University and his MA in clinical counseling and psychotherapy from of the Institute for Clinical Social Work. He maintains an interest in continental philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is currently pursuing a certificate in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Megan Melloy AM LSW studied International Affairs at George Washington University, where she worked with survivors of trauma, violence, and sexual assault. After graduation, Megan worked on educational inequality in a college access program to develop accessible, intersectional, and transformative mental health care for students. She continued her education at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, where she received an A.M. in Social Work. Megan's clinical training has focused on feminist and relational psychodynamic approaches to working with adolescents, women, and trans folks.
Stephanie Prymas, MA, LPC completed her undergraduate education in economics at the University of Maryland and her MA in counseling at Northwestern University. Stephanie has received clinical training at the Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health, where she worked in the partial hospitalization program, and at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she provided both trauma-informed psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to adults. In addition to being a Fellow at CCCP, Stephanie also works at the Feinberg School of Medicine, implementing and then researching therapeutic interventions in the areas of addiction and depression. Stephanie is interested in the integration of psychodynamic and body-oriented trauma therapy, as well as in organizational systems research and consulting.