Clinical Staff

WHO WE ARE — CLINICAL

Click on the names below to read their biographies:

Brenda Huber, Ph.D. ABPP Amanda R. Lucchetti, Psy.D, ABPP 
Rekha Kasi D.O. Dominika A. Winiarski, Ph.D.
Ashley Lambert, Psy.D. Kristen Vincent, M.A., CCC-SLP. 
Erin Caskey, Ph.D. Nicole Summers, Psy.D
Meir Hauser, Psy.D. Gabrielle Patton, Psy.D.
Lindsay (Hardy) Duffy, Psy.D. Ann Jimenez
Heather Lacey, Ph.D, NCSP 

 

Brenda Huber, Ph.D, ABPP

Executive Director, RNBC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed School Psychologist
Professor of Behavioral Sciences


Education and Training

  • Illinois State University, Ph.D, School Psychology
  • Purdue University, M.S., Mental Health/Community Agency Counseling
  • Illinois State University, B.S., Middle School Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual therapy with adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral or academic concerns
  • Individual and on-line group support for caregivers whose children have been diagnosed with health or other concerns
  • Special Populations: LGBTQ, Type 1 Diabetes, and Overweight Youth.

Research

  • Adversity and repair within the parent-child attachment relationship
  • Changes in public policy and institutional practices that remove barriers to children and families accessing care
  • Implementing public health models that promote safety and well-being of youth and prevent mental health difficulties in schools and communities
  • Systems-change and coordination of children’s mental health care in schools and child-serving setting.

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Rekha Bandla Kasi, D.O

Medical Director
Board Certified Pediatric Psychiatrist

 


Education and Training

  • Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical School
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health
  • Rush University Medical Center, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Areas of Experience

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive‐Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Research

  • Access to care

Languages

  • Spanish

 

 


Ashley Lambert, Psy.D.

Clinic Director, RNBC
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • The Counseling Center of Nashua, 2 year Post-doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology
  • The Adler School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Hospital, Pre-doctoral Internship
  • Purdue University, MS, Neuroscience
  • Knox College, BA, Biology/Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Specific learning disabilities, Intellectual disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injury, ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders

Research

  • Home based goal focused treatment of children with Autism spectrum disorders

 

 


Erin Caskey, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D.
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.
  • Children’s Research Triangle, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Pre-Doctoral Internship

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Research

  • Resilience in Children and Adolescents
  • School-Based Prevention and Intervention

 

 


Meir Hauser, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • Rush Neurobehavioral Center, 2 year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Pre-doctoral Internship
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Emphasis
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. Psychology, Minor Human Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychological and Neurodevelopmental Assessment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Challenges, and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disorders)
  • Early childhood assessment
  • School based advocacy and consultation

Research

  • Bullying Prevention

 

 

 


Lindsay (Hardy) Duffy, Psy.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian, DeHirsch-Robinson Clinical/ Research Fellowship in Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
  • Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian (The Promise Program), Two Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Jewish Child and Family Services, APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA, Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment
  • Autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Specific Learning Disorder in Reading (Dyslexia), Written Expression, and Mathematics

Research

  • Executive functioning and bilingualism

 

 


Heather Lacey, Ph.D, NCSP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences


Education and Training

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, APA Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium, APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship
  • Illinois State University, Ph.D. in School Psychology
  • Illinois State University, B.S. in Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Development of Functional Daily Living Skills
  • Social Skills Development
  • Parent Behavior Management Training
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • School Consultation & IEP Development
  • Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Child and Adolescent Trauma
  • Special Populations: LGBTQ+ and Gender Expansive Youth

Research

  • Teachers’ Implementation of School-Based Social Emotional Learning Programs
  • Daily Living Skills Interventions for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Executive Functioning Interventions for Middle School Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Certified Treatment Modalities

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) — Pending
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCTI) — Pending

 

 


Amanda R. Lucchetti, Psy.D, ABPP-CN

Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • Mayo Clinic, 2 year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pre-Doctoral Internship
  • Roosevelt University, Psy.D, Clinical Psychology
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, BS, Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessment
  • Autism spectrum disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities such as ADHD and learning disorders
  • Cognitive functioning of complex medical disorders, such as epilepsy, childhood cancer, traumatic brain injury, prematurity/low birth weight, in-utero exposure to teratogens

Research

  • Family outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder following interventions
  • Neuropsychological functioning in children with epilepsy

Languages:

  • Spanish

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Dominika A. Winiarski, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Therapy Practicum Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • Rush University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Behavioral Health
  • Rush University Medical Center, Section of Pediatric Psychology Predoctoral Internship in Child, Adolescent, & Pediatric Psychology
  • Emory University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Emory University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology
  • Teachers College Columbia University, M.A. in Developmental Psychology (Concentration in Risk, Resilience, and Prevention)
  • Northern Michigan University, B.A. in Psychology, Minor in German

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavior Management and Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Childhood Externalizing Behavior (Aggression, ADHD, Impulsivity)
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Coping with and Adjustment to Chronic Illness
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders

Research

  • Prevention and development of externalizing behavior across childhood
  • Adapting parent-focused interventions for childhood externalizing behavior
  • Supporting mental health needs among homeless youth and families

Languages

  • Polish

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Kristen E. Vincent, M.A., CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Instructor – Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Rush University

 


Education and Training

  • Illinois Part C: Credentialed Early Intervention Specialist
  • The Hanen Centre: Certified instructor of It Takes Two to Talk ® and More Than Words™
  • University of Florida, M.A., Speech-Language Pathology
  • University of Florida, B.A., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Evaluation of pediatric communication, language-based learning and processing disorders
  • Individual and small group treatment
  • School Consultation
  • Parent training

Research

  • Language development in children with Fragile X Syndrome

 

 

 


Nicole Summers, Psy.D.

Senior Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow
Instructor of Behavioral Sciences

 


 

Education and Training

  • The Otis R. Bowen Center, APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D in Clinical Psychology
  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, concentration in Neuropsychology
  • Grand Valley State University, B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Lifespan neuropsychological and psychological assessment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disorder, etc.)
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders (e.g., Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.) and assessing independent living functionality
  • Mood-based concerns (e.g., Depression, Anxiety, etc.) and their impact on cognitive functioning

Research

  • Neuropsychological functioning with elevated anxiety levels
  • Cognitive functioning and acculturation in Polish populations

 

 

 

 


Gabrielle Patton, Psy.D. 

Junior Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow
Instructor of Behavioral Sciences

 


Education and Training

  • Fraser, APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D in Clinical Psychology
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Psychology, B.A. in Spanish Language

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessment
  • DC:0–5 Diagnostic Classifications of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (e.g., Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Sleep/ Eating/ Crying Disorder etc.)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disorder, Intellectual Disability etc.)
  • Special populations: Latinx & LGBTQ+ and Gender Expansive Youth
  • Inclusive education advocacy

Research

  • Gender identity in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Influence of gender on the presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neuropsychological assessment with Latinx and Hispanic populations
  • The effects of high school climate on identity formation in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual young adults 

 

 

 


Ann Jimenez

Administrative Manager