The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt provides a place of healing and hope for adults facing challenges. When you come to our residential treatment center for counseling and rehabilitation, you have access to expert psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, and other experienced mental health providers, all dedicated to your care.

Our Doctors

Experienced doctors are fully involved in every aspect of programming at The Retreat. Each resident works individually with a doctor who is an expert psychotherapist, and who leads his or her individual treatment team as the primary mental health care provider. The resident meets for individual psychotherapy three hours a week with his or her doctor, in addition to other sessions with experts in multiple areas of therapy.

In addition, doctors are integrated into the group therapy programs at The Retreat, co-leading a variety of the groups from psychodynamics to psychoeducation. Our doctors are not simply consultants; they are a core part of the treatment team, lending their high level of expertise and experience to all levels of the resident’s treatment.

A Comprehensive Care Team

During your stay at The Retreat, you’ll have access to a full spectrum of experts, including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists

  • Psychoanalysts

  • Therapists

  • Social workers

  • Nurses

  • Other mental health providers

Our team has experience treating residents who face more than one mental illness. We have 8 doctors and more than 60 supporting staff members to serve 22 residents, ensuring that each person receives the support they need. 

A Full Spectrum of Care Options

Residents at The Retreat have access to a wide range of traditional and alternative therapies, including psychoanalysis, addiction treatment, Eastern medicine approaches, and activity therapy such as rock climbing and yoga.

Our Doctors

  • Michael Young, MD

    Service Chief, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders
  • Thomas N. Franklin, MD

    Service Chief, Ruxton House and The Retreat Outpatient Program
    Specialties:
    Addiction Medicine, Adult Psychiatry, Depression, LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues, Mood Disorders, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Treatment-resistant Depression
  • Scott Aaronson, MD

    Director of Clinical Research; Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Depression, Medication Management, Mood Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Treatment-resistant Depression
  • Daniel Kakuska, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy
  • Christine Liszewski, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt; Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatry Program
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry
  • Maria Mouratidis, PsyD

    DBT Program Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Marina Nikhinson, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mentalization-based Therapy, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression
  • Miles S. Quaytman, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders
  • Guy Cameron Williams, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry

Program Management

  • Karen McGovern, RN

    Program Director, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Beth Gylan, MSN, RN-BC

    Program Nurse Manager, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Lane Hicks

    Program Manager, The Ruxton House
  • Melissa Mondich, LCSW-C

    Admissions Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders

Clinicians & Therapists

  • Denise M. Connelly, LCSW-C, MAC, CAC-AD, ACRPS

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Substance Use Disorder
  • Joan D'Adamo, LCSW-C

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders
  • Leonora Eubanks

    Yoga Teacher, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Emily Fadgen, ATR-BC, LCPAT

    Art Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Melissa Flanders, MS, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Erich Kauffman, LCPC

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Trina Lion, MS, LAc

    Eastern Meditation & Movement Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Teresa Marvel, CTRS/PT

    Coordinator of Health and Wellness, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Jennifer Mittelman, LCSW-C

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Holly Slapinski, ACSW, LCSW-C

    Family Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Patrick Trentalange, LCSW-C

    Family Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Terry Wilpers, ATR-BC

    Art Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Nurses

  • Dina Armeni, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Nancy Bowling, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Kathleen Burke, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Talila Cook, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Antionette Dickenson, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Teresa Ford, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Rosemary Onyebgula, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Teresa Openshaw, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Kate Papathanassiou, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Karen Peck, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Bruce Pelto

    Lead Mental Health Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Elle Reynolds, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Mickey Silva

    Mental Health Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Carolyn Williams

    Mental Health Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Amy Woods, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Administration

  • Carrie Lantry

    Financial Administrative Assistant, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Susan Maxwell

    Financial Administrative Assistant, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Brennan Morris

    Admissions Assistant, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt