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 the Andersonville community for nearly 20 years. Dr. Migalski studied clinical psychology at Auburn University in Alabama 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, Illinois. He served as Director of Psychology for several years at The Josselyn Center, and is in his 12th 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 variance 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 was recently invited to present Psychiatric Grand Rounds on the DSM-5 at NYU/Post-Graduate Medical School, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. In his free time, he enjoys biking the lakefront path, volleyball, cooking, spending time with his family and friends, and loves to explore the nooks and crannies of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Dr. Gregory Bozza
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.
Alexander Lalley, B.S.
Alexander Lalley is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. He earned his B.S. in psychology from Loyola University Chicago where he aided in researching the efficacy of the mental health court system in Illinois. His clinical work includes providing services to adolescents and adults in the criminal justice system, to students in an alternative high school, and conducting forensic psychological assessments. Alexander takes a psycho-dynamic approach to psychotherapy and assessment, with an emphasis on self-psychology and object relations theory. His clinical interests include psychological assessment, personality and bipolar-spectrum disorders, behavioral problems in children and adolescents, and issues related to attachment.
In his free time, Alexander enjoys reading science-fiction/fantasy novels, attending live music and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel “Rae” Smith, M.A
Rachel “Rae” Smith is a doctoral student of clinical psychology at Adler University. She earned her M. A. in psychology from Adler University and her B. A. in psychology from Ripon College, where she mentored middle and high school students at an alternative public school. Her clinical work includes providing psychological services to children and adolescents and conducting clinical research regarding the needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and families. Rae takes a psychodynamic approach to therapy and assessment, with a particular emphasis on object-relations theory. Her clinical interests include psychological assessment, behavioral and emotional disorders among youths, as well as issues related to gender identity and sexuality with children and adolescents.
In her free time, Rae enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs, running, and reading.