Contact Dr. Steven Migalski:
Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Steven Migalski attended Holy Cross High School in the 1980s before graduating from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. The grandson of immigrants from Italy and Poland, he feels a strong connection to the rich cultural diversity of the city, and he has been a resident of Andersonville and Edgewater for 25 years. Dr. Migalski studied clinical psychology at Auburn University, AL and earned his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology after completing his residency at Northwestern University’s Division of Counseling and Psychological Services in Evanston, IL. He served as Director of Psychology for several years at The Josselyn Center, and is in his 14th academic year on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Adler University where he teaches psychological assessment, psychotherapy, research methods, and child/adolescent psychology.
Dr. Migalski is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association; and his research interests include community based screening for depression and other mood disorders, relational trauma and bullying in the LGBT community, psychoanalytic conceptualizations of depression, HIV prevention, gender fluidity in children, and ADHD. He works from a contemporary psychoanalytic framework and believes that the therapeutic alliance is the preeminent mechanism through which growth and healthy change occur in all of the psychotherapies.
He has been a frequent mental health contributor to “The Afternoon Shift” on WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate, and has presented on the DSM-5 at NYU/Post-Graduate Medical School, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Recently, he was keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association in Charlotte, NC. In his free time, he enjoys biking the lakefront path, travel, cooking, and exploring Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Dr. Gregory Bozza | 516.982.4367
Dr. Bozza is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Adler University — and a post-doctoral fellow at Andersonville Behavioral Health where he has been a staff therapist for several years. Gregory earned his B.A. in psychology from Saint Leo University, and then earned an M.A. in counseling psychology from the Adler University. Gregory has engaged in many philanthropic endeavors during both his professional and personal lives, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings with diverse populations including children/adolescents, in a therapeutic day-school, in forensic and acute inpatient settings, in primary care settings and with patients experiencing developmental delays. Gregory subscribes to an integrative approach to treatment with an emphasis on contemporary psychodynamics and object relations. His clinical interests include psychological assessment, personality disorders, mood disturbances, and trauma. In his free time, Gregory is a musician and enjoys both listening to and creating music.
Dr. Alexander Lalley | 847.989.2101
Dr. Lalley is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Adler University – and a post-doctoral fellow at Andersonville Behavioral Health where he has been a staff therapist for several years. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from Loyola University Chicago, where he aided in several research endeavors including systems of morality as they are related to religious affiliations and the efficacy of the mental health court systems in Illinois. Alexander’s previous clinical work includes providing services to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of contexts including forensic settings, alternative educational placements, and community mental health. He has also conducted comprehensive psychological assessments in both forensic and private practice settings. Alexander takes a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy and psychological assessment, with an emphasis on self-psychology and object relations theories. His clinical interests include the differential diagnosis of ADHD, personality, depressive, and bipolar spectrum disorders, behavioral problems in children and adolescents, trauma, and disorders related to attachment. In his free time, Alexander enjoys reading novels, attending live music and sporting events, and spending time with his family and friends.
Cassidy Buckelew, M.A., Therapist | 989.326.5621
Cassidy is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Adler University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Honors Applied Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. In psychotherapy and assessment, she works with a broad range of ages and diagnoses. Previously, Cassidy worked in a hospital setting providing psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing symptoms that align with mood disorders, trauma and stress, neurocognitive disorders, psychosis, and substance use. Cassidy practices from a psychodynamic approach and is influenced by trauma-informed and third-wave CBT perspectives. Her areas of research and clinical interests include memory and aging, life transitions, relational concerns within couples and families, and traumatic stress. Outside her professional work, Cassidy is an avid outdoors-person who also enjoys home gardening, creating artwork, and experimenting with new cooking recipes.
Xander Mach, M.A., Therapist | 602.810.1196
Xander is a third-year doctoral student of clinical psychology at Adler University. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. Prior to Andersonville Behavioral Health, Xander worked in psychiatric and medical inpatient settings as well as outpatient settings conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for adults and older adults with psychiatric disorders, brain injuries, and age-related brain changes. He also delivered both individual and group psychotherapy. More distantly he spent some time teaching preschool. His approach to therapy is integrative, and is informed primarily by third-wave CBT with influences from Adlerian and family theories to promote flexibility, self-/other-acceptance, and a holistic sense of wellness. Xander’s clinical interests include psychological assessment, LGBTQ+ mental health, HIV and other medical related issues, trauma, stigma, and neuropsychology. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, reading, live music, baking, and spending time at Chicago’s beaches and botanic gardens.
Andy Needling, M.A., LPC, Therapist 224.578.2713
Andy is a 4th year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago. He obtained his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He also obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. His previous clinical experience over the past 20 years includes inpatient psychiatric treatment, residential treatment, outpatient private practice, and community mental health with children, adolescents, adults, couples, older adults and people with developmental disabilities. He has treated a range of clinical issues including mood disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, substance abuse disorders, and trauma. Andy’s clinical interests include mood disorders, family dynamics, domestic violence treatment with victims and perpetrators, and shame. He is open to working with anyone, from children to older adults. His therapeutic approach is integrative of psychodynamic perspectives, mindfulness approaches, and family systems. In his free time, Andy loves to play dungeons and dragons and other board and role-playing games. Now that Game of Thrones is over, he’s turned to The OA, Voltron, and The Expanse.
John Nofar, Therapist | 586.703.2221
John is in his second year of doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Adler University. He obtained his BA in psychology from The University of Detroit Mercy in 2015 with minors in philosophy and addiction studies. His areas of clinical interest include gender and gender roles, complex trauma, personality disorders, and attachment theory. Outside of psychology, John enjoys baking, reading, spending time with his friends and family, and Barry’s Bootcamp.
Nicholas Glassburn, Therapist | 773.991.2798
Nicholas is in his third year of doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Adler University. Nicholas earned his B.A. in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University in 2012. Nicholas grew up in the Andersonville and Lincoln Square neighborhoods of Chicago, and he attended Amundsen High School in the 40th ward. Due to these roots, Nicholas is especially excited to be giving back to the neighborhoods which raised him, by serving them and others in a humanistic and professional capacity. Prior to coming to Andersonville Behavioral Health, Nicholas completed his diagnostic externship on Chicago’s North Shore conducting neuropsychological and socio-emotional testing, primarily for children and adolescents. Nicholas subscribes to a specific integrative approach to treatment which combines affective neuroscience and object relations within a framework grounded in evolutionary theory. His clinical interests include psychological assessment, personality disorders, mentalization based treatment, and disorders of attachment. In his free time, Nicholas is an avid reader of classical psychoanalytic works, works on philosophy of mind and ethics, and he is a member of the Music Box Theater, where he satisfies his passion for film.
Marlene R. Rodríguez, M.A. Therapist | 787-447-0533
Marlene is in the 4th year of her doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Adler University with an emphasis in military psychology. She obtained her B.A. in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus and her Master’s in clinical psychology from Adler University. Her previous clinical experience has been in inpatient psychiatric settings and a university counseling center working with children/adolescents, couples, adults, veterans, LGBTQ persons, and people of color. Marlene is passionate about helping underserved individuals and communities. Her research interest involves acculturation stress, trauma, gender roles in Hispanic males, birth-order, and understanding the mind-body connection in mental health. Marlene’s interests include psychological testing and working with patients who have experienced trauma and sexual assault, impulse control difficulties, somatic symptoms, personality disorders, mood disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Marlene enjoys going to theater, the dog park with her adorable Siberian husky, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.