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 will have the opportunity to meet individually with their doctor multiple times per week, 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

    Medical Director, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders
  • Christoffel LeRoux, MD

    Service Chief, Retreat Homes and Outpatient Services
    Specialties:
    Addiction Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry
  • Safiah Amara, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Benjamin Ehrenreich, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Addiction Medicine, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy
  • Irena Fedorovsky, PsyD

    Psychologist, The Retreat
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Psychological Evaluations
  • David Hernandez, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mood Disorders, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychotic Disorders
  • Daniel Kakuska, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy
  • Miles S. Quaytman, MD

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
    Specialties:
    Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders
  • Jeffrey LaPratt, PsyD

    Lead Psychologist, DBT
    Specialties:
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Trauma Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors, Forensic Psychology

Program Management

Clinicians & Therapists

  • Joan D'Adamo, LCSW-C

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

    Yoga Teacher, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Melissa Flanders, MS, OTR/L

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

    Addictions Counselor, 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
  • Annie Crockett, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapist, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt

Nurses

  • Dina Armeni, 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
  • Kate Papathanassiou, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Bruce Pelto

    Lead Mental Health Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Phil Bronson, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt
  • Mike Ansberry, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt
  • Evelyn Luna, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt
  • Katy Meade, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt
  • Susan Shultis, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt
  • Sherry Turner, RN

    Nurse, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt

Administration

  • Susan Maxwell

    Financial Administrative Assistant, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt