Our Leadership Team

Dr. Gregory Bozza
Psychotherapist & Administrative Coordinator

Dr. Bozza is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Adler University -- and psychotherapist 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. Catherine Buksar
Supervising Psychologist

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Dr. Catherine Buksar is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in both Illinois and Indiana. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Purdue University before receiving her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. Her clinical interests include ADHD, gifted placement, sports/artistic performance concerns, depression, anxiety, pre-surgical assessments, and working with high-conflict families. She is a member of AFCC with significant experience in forensic evaluation including fitness for duty/return to work, pre-employment, guardianship, and parental/mental capacity. In her spare time, Dr. Buksar can usually be found with her family, her two cats, going to the theater, and discussing the finer points of sci-fi/ fantasy/geek culture.

Dr. Lukasz Urban
Supervising Psychologist

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My passion in life is helping people heal from trauma and suffering through warm, authentic, and professional care. I have discovered a natural talent for working with young people and have gravitated towards theories that integrate developmental and parenting principles into clinical practice. Social justice, human rights, and altruism are principles that define the foundation of my clinical perspective. I have had transformative opportunities to work with a variety of marginalized populations including homeless people, children with Autism, at-risk youth, veterans, and incarcerated men. I hope that my clinical work will have a significant and lasting positive impact on the social systems created to empower the disenfranchised. My clinical interest is in theory of personality and psychodiagnostic assessment of personality particularly related to ADHD, Autism, and behavioral/emotional disorders in children and adolescents. My experience working with incarcerated men in state prisons and community transitional settings ultimately led my treatment focus to center on misbehavior (opposition/defiance, externalizing) and disordered personality (antisocial personality disorder).

Our Clinicians

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Erin Bishop, B.A.

Erin is a 2nd year doctoral student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2022, where she focused on child and adolescent therapy while completing research on the understanding of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young children and how the disorder can present differently in males and females. Prior to working at Andersonville Behavioral Health, Erin has experience working as a childcare provider as well as a psychosocial aid in a Skilled Nursing Facility, working closely with older adults experiencing Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Erin’s range of experiences has provided her with insight ranging from childhood to older adulthood as well as the process of death and dying. Erin’s approach to therapy focuses first and foremost on the therapeutic alliance with an emphasis on the client as the expert of their own life. Erin’s clinical interests include health psychology, working with clients to help process the mental/emotional aspect of the physical experience, as well as pediatric psychological assessment. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops within Chicago and beyond.

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Max Feller, B.A.

Max Feller graduated from Earlham College with a major in psychology and is currently in his final year at Adler University where he is earning a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a M.S. in Sport and Human Performance. In Chicago, he has worked at Cheetah Gym and has been a Social Emotional Learning Intern with Together Chicago at the John T. Pirie Fine Arts and Academic Center. Feller has been working towards being a practicing psychologist for the last six years and is excited to continue this journey via working within Andersonville Behavioral Health. Having been at Earlham, a liberal arts college that emphasizes equity and empathy, Feller is grounded in ethical approaches. His experiences with Positive Psychology and Person-Centered therapy inspire him to help encourage healing and growth with compassion alongside constructive analysis. Feller aims to make an impact on all age groups, but particularly would like to advocate for the next generations to feel less stigma regarding mental health. Feller plans to use approaches for clients to feel empowered in their lives during and beyond their therapeutic experiences.

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Tyler Ferguson, B.A.

Tyler is a second-year doctoral student in the Psy.D Clinical Psychology program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Prior to Andersonville Behavioral Health, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communication from Capital University in 2020. After graduating, she worked as a Mental Health Specialist at the Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Pavilion in a psychiatric inpatient unit, specifically for neurodevelopmental concerns over the span of two years. After this, she worked as a Supervisor for Lifeworks, a Supported Living Service in Cleveland, Ohio, which offered residents secure home settings and clinical services to promote community inclusion and overall high quality of life. Though most of her background is within the sector of Autism, Tyler’s other primary clinical interests include Health Psychology with specific regard to women’s health, as well as Forensic Psychology. In her free time, Tyler enjoys jumping in Lake Michigan, working out, looking for live music in the city, and spending quality time with her cat Ziti.

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Kier Garner, B.A.

Kier is a second-year graduate student in the clinical mental health counseling program at Adler University. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Lyon College in 2017. Before coming to Andersonville Behavioral Health, he worked with men who experienced domestic violence at the Taylor House Men’s Shelter. He has also done work with the youth of low- income families. He is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with sexuality and racial issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and adjusting to major life transitions. Kier strives to create a safe and supportive space to explore all the identities of oneself. Outside of clinical work, Kier enjoys reading novels and poetry, listening to music, all things food, and working out.

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Vinuta Hemadri, MSc

Vinuta Hemadri, MSc, is a 2nd-year doctoral student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at
National Louis University. Born and raised in India, Vinuta possesses a deep interest in human interactions,
development, and health, as well as the role that culture, religion, and diversity play in these. In 2016, she
earned her B.A. in triple majors (Psychology, Economics, and History) from KLE's College of Lingaraj, Ka,
India. During her undergraduate studies, Vinuta actively served in multiple nonprofit institutions. Such as, one
that focused on understanding the living standards and impacts on girls with HIV/AIDS, and another that
involved the role of parental support in the overall development of neurodivergent children. She also gained
valuable experience by working at a mental health institute, where she developed a better understanding of
severe mental illnesses. Vinuta received her Master’s of Science (MSc) in Psychology from the Indian Institute
of Psychology and Research (IIPR) in Bangalore, India in 2021. Her clinical interests includes neuropsychology
throughout the lifespan, the impact of climate change on mental health, family systems in different cultures, and
recognizing the cultural implications of the multiple layers of parenting and childbearing. Outside of her
academic pursuits, Vinuta enjoys workouts such as yoga and pilates, poetry, exploring different kinds of coffee,
planting, singing and has a deep affection for animals.

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Kahkasha Khan, M.S.

Kahkasha is a second year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in 2019, she also received her M.S. in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. Before coming to ABH, Kahkasha has worked and volunteered for many organizations. She has previously worked as an instructor for preschoolers and as a family support specialist for teenagers and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also has had the opportunity to be a research intern at the Douglass Psychology Child Study Center at Rutgers University. Her primary clinical interests are mood disorders, trauma, grief, and pediatrics. During her spare time, she enjoys exercising, playing sports, spending time with her family, reading, and discovering new places to travel.

Jacob Kowalski, B.A.

My name is Jacob Kowalski, and I am a passionate advocate for mental health and well-being. As a current student at Adler University, I am pursuing my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, building upon the foundation of my Bachelor's in Psychology. My journey in the field of psychology has been driven by a sincere desire to support and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to live fulfilling lives. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for all clients, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or background. My aim is to assist LGBTQ+ individuals in exploring their identities, navigating challenges, and finding strength in their personal journeys. Anxiety can be a complex and overwhelming experience, and I am dedicated to helping clients develop coping strategies, build resilience, and regain control over their lives. Through evidence-based therapeutic interventions, I provide personalized counseling to address the specific needs of individuals struggling with anxiety. I believe in an integrated approach to counseling that draws from various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic techniques, and mindfulness practices. This integrated approach allows me to tailor my counseling style to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with. My counseling style is collaborative, empathetic, and strength-based. I collaborate closely with my clients, valuing their lived experiences and perspectives. Together, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and healing. I understand that seeking counseling can be a significant step, and I commend you for taking this courageous journey towards self-improvement and emotional well-being. Whatever challenges you may be facing, know that I am here to support you in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner. If you resonate with my approach and areas of expertise, I invite you to reach out and schedule a consultation. Together, we can work towards fostering positive change and empowering you to lead a fulfilling life

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Aelijah Lynch, B.A., MDiv

Aelijah joins Andersonville Behavioral Health as they finish their MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. Previously, they earned a BA in Religions Studies from American University in Washington, DC, and a MDiv from the University of Chicago. Aelijah comes to counseling as a second-career with unique life experiences. They worked with human rights activists from Southeast Asia and 2SLGBTQIAP+ advocates for religious rights in the US. Aelijah has also volunteered in services to people experiencing housing instability and homelessness (specifically BIPOC adults and Trans youth), as well as services for undergraduate students. In Chicago, they have worked in the hospitality industry for several years, from dives to Michelin-starred restaurants. As a Disabled person themselves, Aelijah is eager to work with disabled and chronically ill people, as well as frontline medical professionals. Their primary clinical interests are gender-affirming care, trauma, grief, anxiety and mood disorders. They are also poly- and kink- affirming, and affirming of religious/spiritual experiences, whether positive or traumatic. Relational-Cultural Theory, Person-Centered Theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Theory guide Aelijah’s integrative therapeutic approach. Aelijah has lived in Andersonville with their severely anxious dog, Tucker, for almost a decade. For fun, they enjoy the company of their Trans friends, playing video games, visiting former coworkers at restaurants across the city, and watching sports.

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Jessica Pierotti, M.S.

Jessica Pierotti is a graduate student at Adler University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She comes to counseling from a background in the arts, arts education and the service industry, and has received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in visual art. Jess is passionate about a systems based approach to counseling and thinks each individual is composed of a complex set of relationships and experiences that should be investigated in the counseling space. She brings a strong feminist perspective to her practice, driven to not only recognize power differentials and inequality when it comes to binary gender, but to bring this attention to all forms of identity based oppression. She is interested in working with a wide variety of clients, but is particularly motivated to work with individuals that are interested in starting, developing or unblocking a creative practice. Jess believes all people are creative and connecting with this part of ourselves is a way to find meaning in our lives. She is also eager to work the members of the queer community, alternative relationship structures, and pleasure practices.

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Sarah Prather, M.S., M.A.

Sarah is a second-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at National Louis University. Previously, she earned a B.S. in Community Crime Prevention from Western Oregon University, a M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and a M.S. in Forensic Psychology from Arizona State University. Sarah comes to the field of psychology after a previous decades-long career as a people manager, leading teams that investigated financial crimes against older adults. She has several years of experience working with various populations, including people experiencing homelessness, incarceration, runaway youth, and domestic violence. Sarah’s long-term goal is to provide mental health services to those involved in forensic treatment or legal proceedings. Sarah is passionate about holding safe spaces for those who identify as part of the LGBTQQIP2SA+ community. She uses an integrated approach of Person-Centered Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to foster empathic understanding for her clients while helping them uncover undesirable thinking patterns and supporting their journey through emotional conflicts. Sarah is a recent transplant from the Pacific Northwest and enjoys gardening and landscaping, visiting botanical gardens, conservatories, and museums, and exploring farmer’s markets and coffee shops with her husband while petting “all of the dogs" in her spare time.

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Desiree Regillo, B.S.

Desiree Regillo is a 3rd year master’s student at Adler University. She is earning a dual master’s degree with a M.S. in Sport and Human Performance and a M.A. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. She is expecting to graduate in the Fall of 2024. Desiree earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at West Virginia University in 2020. Using her dual degree studies, she has experience working with youth athletes at Chicago City Soccer Club to enhance their sport performance on a psychological level. She has worked with athletes between ages 6-18 with their mental skills training. Desiree is open to working with clients who are experiencing subjects such a stress management, performance anxiety within school/careers, and those who have disabilities. By earning a dual degree, she can integrate sport and human performance strategies with clinical rehabilitation counseling for a client to have the accommodations needed. In her free time, Desiree enjoys going to concerts and listening to music, going to Lake Michigan to enjoy the beach, and hanging out with her cat named Saturn.

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Maggie Sackinsky, B.S.

Maggie is a second-year doctoral student in the Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. She graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in healthy lifestyle management. Before joining ABH, she was a research assistant for the Working Memory and Language Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Maggie also volunteered as a mentor for children and adolescents aged 6-18 years old in an after-school program. She also interned at The Women's Center for Advancement providing specialized care for women and children who were victims of domestic violence. Maggie’s primary areas of interest include anxiety, depression, holistic health, and positive youth development. In her free time, Maggie enjoys going for long walks by the lake, watching true crime documentaries, and painting. She is currently trying her hand in crocheting as well!

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Carolina Schlawiedt, B.A.

Carolina is a second year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2022. Carolina has experience as an applied behavior therapist working with children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. She has also enjoyed being a direct support professional working with vulnerable adults in group home and day program settings. Additionally, she was a student-athlete and competed in gymnastics while at Hamline University. She has always enjoyed the sport, and has a passion for coaching and acting as a mentor for others. Carolina’s primary areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, and young adults regarding difficulties related to trauma, behavioral concerns, anxiety and mood disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. In her spare time she enjoys painting, thrifting, studying new languages, and exploring Chicago neighborhoods.

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Alison Toh, M.S.

Alison is a second-year doctoral student at the Illinois School Of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. Originally from Singapore, she holds a M.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in Psychology, and a Diploma in Law and Management. Alison is passionate about advocating for and supporting vulnerable populations in the community, and her interest lies in clinical health psychology. Through her transdisciplinary experiences in various multicultural settings, Alison has volunteered and worked with clients across the lifespan and their stakeholders. She is well-versed in conducting psychological assessments, adaptive functioning, and in screening for the presence of comorbidities and behaviors of concern. As a strong believer in authenticity, trust, and respecting the individual for who they are, Alison adopts an empathic and non-judgmental approach to being open and curious when understanding her clients and their families from a systemic and holistic view. She seeks to create a warm and safe space for all, guiding and empowering individuals as they navigate their life experiences. Always on a journey of learning, self-growth, and exploration, she enjoys being in nature, reading, gardening, cooking, working out, and having deep reflective conversations.