10801 S. Western Ave., Suite 2B | Chicago, Illinois  |   (708) 586-7357

Our Interdisciplinary Team

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Our Interdisciplinary Team

Our Mission

At this practice, our mission is to help individuals, couples, and families live authentic, connected, and happy lives. Our work is focused on assisting clients in identifying and growing their unique set of strengths while learning the skills that research shows to be necessary for building healthy emotion regulation skills, balanced relationships, and the ability to thrive through challenge. We believe that every person holds within them the capacity to lead a life of joy and connection, and that helping clients fully realize this potential will create individual happiness, stronger families, and more peaceful communities.

We recognize that finding a therapist who understands your needs, works with you to identify your goals, and “just gets you” is important, but can be an intimidating process. At MQA, we work as a collaborative, multidisciplinary team, meeting on a weekly basis to discuss treatment approaches, learn from one another, and provide teaching and mentorship to the next generation. Click on each name to view that person’s bio and contact information.

Clinical Psychologists

A clinical psychologist holds a doctoral degree (either a PhD or PsyD) in psychology. They have completed 5-7 years of postgraduate work focusing on research, classwork, and hands-on clinical training. They will also have completed a postdoctoral fellowship, during which they complete additional clinically supervised work before passing a state licensing exam. The education of clinical psychologists focuses on diagnosing and treating behavioral and emotional concerns such as autism, relationship concerns, anxiety disorders, depression, AD/HD, behavioral disorders, PTSD, substance use, and eating disorders. Our clinical psychologists on staff are:

Mirjam Quinn, PhD (she/her)

"I help parents and kids learn how to speak the same language so that parents can respond to challenging behaviors in an effective and confident way, and kids feel safe, supported, and understood."
"I help adults of all ages connect with their innate intuition, trust their voice, and compassionately discover their true self."
"I help young kids, adults, and families with trauma and emotional dysregulation heal, live bravely, sail in chaos, and dwell in emotional peace."
"I help children, teens, and adults who have difficulty regulating big emotions and navigating life transitions find connection and the courage to set boundaries."
"I help anxious, impulsive, and neurodivergent kids build the skills to solve problems, make friends, and feel brave to try new things."

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors

An LCPC holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology (or related field). They have completed 2 years of postgraduate classwork and internships that included hands-on clinical training, supervision, and didactic education. Additionally, LCPCs have passed national and state licensing exams after 2+ years of supervised clinical employment. They are trained to work holistically with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in treating emotional and behavioral concerns including depression, anxiety, AD/HD, autism, trauma, adjustment and relationship concerns. Our LCPCs on staff are:

"I help teens and young adults trust their inner voice, establish healthy boundaries and voice their needs in order to build a loving relationship with themselves."
"I help anxious and neurodivergent children and adolescents learn how to express their emotions and relate to others in healthy ways."

Licensed Professional Counselor

A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (or related field). They have completed coursework that ranges from counseling theory, legal responsibilities, individual appraisal, substance abuse, and more. They have completed at least one practicum or internship experience that included hands-on clinical training, supervision, and didactic education. Additionally, LPC’s have passed the national board for certified counselors examination. They are in the process of completing their supervised clinical work in order to become a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Our licensed professional counselors are supervised directly by LCPCs, and meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis in order to discuss the work they are doing with their clients. Our LCPs on staff are:

"I help children, teens, and adults navigating grief, trauma, and life transitions learn how to love and accept themselves and feel empowered to become the narrators of their own stories."
"I help overwhelmed children, adolescents and adults discover and confidently utilize the tools necessary to cultivate healthy habits and relationships."
"I support children and adults who are experiencing trauma, life transitions or grief and loss by fostering empowerment and self-acceptance."
"I help adults navigate through their depression and anxiety by using humor and authenticity, so that they can successfully cope with whatever life throws at them."
"I help children, teens, and adults navigate life transitions, regulate heavy emotions, and build meaningful relationships, by creating space for them to communicate and honor their emotional needs."

Postdoctoral Fellows

A Postdoctoral Fellow has completed 5-7 years of postgraduate work focusing on research, classwork, and hands-on clinical training, and has earned a a doctoral degree (either PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology. They are in the process of completing their supervised clinical work within the context of a postdoctoral fellowship, and are studying for the state licensing exam. Our postdoctoral fellows are supervised directly by Dr. Cobb, Dr. Cusack, Dr. Michel, Dr. Oganovich, or Dr. Quinn.
"I help children, teens, and adults who experience discomfort, burnout, and worry by expanding their positive mindset and tap into core strengths."
"I help children, teens, and young adults experiencing challenging emotions and low self-esteem tap into their strengths to feel empowered and take control of their thoughts and behaviors."
"I help children, teens, and adults compassionately work through their challenges, connect with their inherent goodness and abilities, and learn new ways of engaging with self and others."

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) holds a Master’s degree in social work. Their training will have focused on preparing them to provide both preventive and intervention-focused therapy and counseling services to clients presenting with a variety of concerns, in medical, private practice, and school settings. LCSW training places an emphasis on the importance of considering an individual’s environment when trying to understand their presenting concerns. LCSWs will have completed at least two years of supervised post-graduate clinical work, and have passed a state licensing exam. Our LCSWs on staff are:

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

A Licensed Social Worker (LSW) holds a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work. Their training will have focused on preparing them to provide both preventive and intervention-focused therapy and counseling services to clients presenting with a variety of concerns, in medical, private practice, and school settings. LSW training places an emphasis on the importance of considering an individual’s environment when trying to understand their presenting concerns. LSWs work under the supervision of an independently licensed clinician (LCPC, LCSW, or psychologist). Our LSWs on staff are:

"I help neurodivergent kids and adults navigate social settings, develop boundaries, and become self-confident and independent."
"I help teens and adults who have encountered various forms of trauma feel empowered to unlearn the survival mechanisms that are no longer serving them and to embrace their inner strength."
"I help kids, adolescents, and adults who feel lonely or disconnected to heal their relationships with themselves and others."
"I help children, teens, and adults who struggle with low self esteem, anxiety, and disordered eating feel safe enough to discover their self worth, navigate life stressors and bravely execute change."
"I help children, adolescents, and adults find ways to navigate through past trauma and explore ways to identify triggers through self-reflection, and find alternative methods to help address anxiety and depression."

Doctoral Externs

Doctoral externs have completed 1 – 3 years of postgraduate work focusing on research, classwork, and hands-on clinical training. They are in the process of earning their doctoral degree (either PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology, and are completing their supervised clinical work within the context of our formal doctoral externship and are studying for the state licensing exam. Our doctoral externs are supervised directly by Dr. Cobb, Dr. Cusack, Dr. Michel, Dr. Oganovich, or Dr. Quinn.
"I help those who feel unheard to feel seen and validated so they may gain a sense of support and security on their journey toward self-discovery and positive change."
"I help individuals of all ages trust in themselves in a collaborative and compassionate manner while they gain tailored skills to help them navigate challenges in their unique contexts."
"I help individuals feel comfortable, confident, and secure so that they can better show up for themselves and others on a day-to-day basis."
"I help children and adolescence feel seen and understood while providing a safe space for them where we work together through obstacles in their life."
"I help individuals and parents better understand themselves and their children in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life."
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