Who we are
Locations in Chicago and Hinsdale
Dr. Jill Sullivan is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than fifteen years of specialized training and expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
She graduated summa cum laude with High Honors in Psychology from the University of Michigan and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sullivan completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she also served as a staff psychologist for three years.
Dr. Sullivan is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has strong ties to the Northwestern community. While on staff at the Outpatient Treatment Center, she served as the cognitive behavioral therapist for the federally funded STAR*D (Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression) study, designed to systematically evaluate treatment options for patients with treatment-resistant depressive disorders. Because CBT resources are relatively limited in the Chicago area, Dr. Sullivan developed manualized CBT groups for the clinic to increase patients’ access to skill-based interventions for management of depression and anxiety. She taught at the graduate level for eight years and continues to serve as a CBT supervisor and clinical mentor for Northwestern trainees.
From 2003 through 2011, Dr. Sullivan practiced with a multidisciplinary group focused on women’s health, including family planning, pregnancy loss, mood management during pregnancy, post-partum adjustment, and the transition to motherhood. In addition to her interest in women’s health, Dr. Sullivan actively collaborates with many physicians and medical practice groups, providing coordinated care to meet patients’ comprehensive healthcare needs. She is also the creator of a video series for pregnant women suffering from anxiety.
Dr. Sullivan is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 4:00pm.
To schedule an appointment call (312) 368-3500.
Dr. Cara Lanza Hurley is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than a decade of specialized training and expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition to CBT, Dr. Hurley has a background in Health Psychology, both short and long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which inform her integrative approach to practice. Dr. Hurley’s integrative approach to psychotherapy incorporates current research on empirically validated treatments for specific conditions. While keeping these treatment approaches in mind, she is comfortable tailoring treatment to individual patient needs and believes in working collaboratively with patients as well as any members of a patient’s treatment team.
From 2007 – 2011, Dr. Hurley practiced within a multidisciplinary group practice specializing in women’s health, where her work focused on such issues as peripartum and postpartum mood and anxiety management, infertility, transition to motherhood, mother loss, health anxiety and work/family balance. In addition to Dr. Hurley’s focus on women’s health, she has worked extensively in psychosocial oncology, chronic pain, cardiac rehab and other areas where emotions, behavior and physical health intersect. Dr. Hurley’s current practice also covers a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, parenting approaches, grief, and trauma.
Dr. Hurley graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Hurley completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Medical School, where she served as Chief Postdoctoral Fellow during her fellowship year. She is a coauthor on the workbook Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Dr. Hurley is available for individual adolescent, adult, couples or family psychotherapy. She also enjoys serving as a consultant and speaker on health psychology, mother loss and parenting topics.
Dr. Hurley is available Tuesday and Thursday in the Chicago office with early morning and some evening availability. She sees clients on Wednesday and Saturday mornings in her Hinsdale office.
To schedule an appointment call (630) 886-8878.