At New Insights Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Kutnick provides therapy that is collaborative, understanding and humanistic, where she works together with patients to customize therapy so it is tailored to the patient’s unique needs and goals. She creates a safe environment where patients can explore how their current and past experiences - including relationships, family dynamics and cultural background - may be impacting their well-being, and where patients develop trust and insights that helps them to harness their strengths, reduce distress and lead more satisfying lives.

Dr. Kutnick works with people who come to therapy to address a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, problematic substance use, shame, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender identity, job and academic stress, adjustment challenges to situations such as adoption and new parenthood, and challenges managing and coping with serious health conditions such as infertility, auto-immune disease and cancer. She has extensive and specialized training in outpatient, hospital, community-based and research settings providing therapy for over fifteen years to children, adolescents and adults affected by trauma and its consequences, including those struggling with childhood abuse, sexual assault, life-threatening illness, substance abuse, self-judgment, shame and unhealthy relationship patterns.

Dr. Kutnick’s therapeutic approach is dynamic and integrative and includes evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral treatments and motivational interviewing, and is informed by a developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and relational lens.

Emily is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with New Insights Behavioral Health Services, who believes that in our search for happiness, belonging, and meaning in our lives, we sometimes lose our way, our sense of hope, and even ourselves. In her search for answers to this painful dilemma, Emily came to perceive the therapeutic process as a powerful vehicle for assisting people in healing and to discover their own potential by accessing their own ability to change and grow.

Emily works primarily with adults, couples, and adolescents who suffer from a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ concerns, substance use, trauma, and self-esteem issues.  Emily also holds advanced certification in the field of addictions and is a specialist in the integration of mental health and substance abuse. Emily believes in recovery as a principle that can be applied to a multitude of concerns and has a genuine passion in assisting her clients.In her own journey she has experienced the difficulties of life and believes freedom that comes through developing a healthy relationship with one’s own self.

Understanding there is no “one size fits all” when working with clients, Emily is person centered therapist and employs a holistic approach to therapy, the core of which isin building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship, where her clients find unconditional acceptance, and feel heard.Drawing on her experience with a number of treatment methods, Emily works with her clients to meet them exactly where they are to help them in the search for who, what, and where they want to be. Emily describes the heart of her practice as helping clients discover and effect the changes they want in their lives with empathy, compassion, honesty, and respect.

Therapists in Chicago


At New Insights Behavioral Health Services, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Described as warm and empathic, I am a psychodynamic and trauma-informed therapist with a strengths-based therapeutic style. My engagement with teenagers and adults is guided by the principles of healing through self-discovery.  This collaborative process focuses on enhancing connections with oneself and with others.

My areas of interest are anxiety, trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, and everyday life adjustments.  I am also trained in evidenced-based practices, like EMDR for trauma in teens and adults, as well as, the incorporation of mindfulness.

Veronica Ursetto, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC

At New Insights Behavioral Health Services the therapy I provide my clients is based on understanding, compassion, creativity and collaboration. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience working with children, families, and adults. Whether you are looking for support with difficult circumstances in your personal life, parenting help, or relationship guidance I can be of service.

My professional experiences and specialties include Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders, identity issues, addictions, Autism Spectrum Disorder, AD/HD, ODD and more. I often incorporate evidenced-based therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving into my practice.

I am currently accepting new clients who are experiencing problems both big and small and who are ready to build on the strengths and resiliency they already possess in order to reach a healthier, productive and more fulfilling life.

TJ Mayes, M.A., LCPC

Dr. Ritu Bedi is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in providing therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. She has worked in both community mental health centers and hospital settings, and has experience in treating individuals with histories of trauma and abuse as well as those suffering with anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, and depression. 

Dr. Bedi strongly believes in utilizing evidence-based therapies and relational techniques in her treatment approach. In addition, her warmth and empathy are natural qualities that help clients feel safe and understood.  

Dr. Bedi also works at the La Rabida Child Trauma Center in Chicago as a clinical supervisor, and she also provides assessment and therapy services for children/adolescents who are survivors of community violence, abuse, and neglect. 

Dr. Amit Kakkar is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with fifteen years of extensive experience in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. He brings a wealth of expertise in multiple out-patient and in-patient clinical settings including: community mental health centers, hospitals, schools, college counseling centers, residential treatment centers for adolescents, and EAP companies. His areas of focus include: depression, anxiety and panic disorder, identity issues, self-esteem, dating and relationship issues, trauma, the impact of disabilities, and multicultural issues. 

Dr. Kakkar utilizes evidence-based therapies in his practice and believes that psychotherapy is a relational and collaborative process. As you work with Dr. Kakkar, you can expect to uncover patterns in your thoughts and behaviors and gain greater control of areas that may seem uncontrollable through the use of effective coping skills.

Dr. Kakkar creates a safe and non-judgmental environment where you will feel comfortable to explore personal struggles and deep-rooted issues at your own pace. As you work with him on your journey of discovery, you will be intrigued about what you learn about yourself and gain a new perspective on your resiliency and perseverance.

Ritu Bedi, Ph.D.

Amit Kakkar, Psy.D.

Emily Gilliam, M.A., LCPC

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Yesenia Garcia, LCSW

Alexandra Kutnick, M.A., Ph.D

Portage Park Office
4732 N Austin Ave, Unit A
Chicago, IL 60630

Yesenia Garcia is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. Yesenia’s experience includes providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with concerns ranging from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioral problems, anger, stress management, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other disorders diagnosed from childhood through adulthood. 

Yesenia provides a safe, empathic, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can explore issues and develop effective coping skills. Yesenia will assist you with designing the best course of treatment and interventions. Yesenia utilizes an eclectic approach: drawing from various evidence-based therapies. Yesenia strongly believes in applying strengths-based approach. In this way, clients build strength from the positive influences in their lives in order to solve problems.

Yesenia Garcia es una terapeuta con New Insights Behavioral Health Services. Yesenia tiene experiencia en proveer terapia individual y familiar a niños, adolescentes, y adultos con problemas que van desde Trastorno por Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad (TDAH), stress, ansiedad, depresión, ira, trauma, problemas de comportamiento, y otros trastornos diagnosticados desde la infancia hasta la edad adulta. 

Yesenia proporciona un ambiente seguro, empático, que no juzga donde puede explorar los problemas y desarrollar habilidades para manejar las emociones en una manera sana. Yesenia le ayudara a diseñar el mejor curso de tratamiento usando diferentes intervenciones. Yesenia cree firmemente en la aplicación de los puntos fuertes, para ayudar a reconocer y construir sobre sus fortalezas para resolver problemas.

Jefferson Park Office
5015 W Lawrence Ave, Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60630