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Meet Our Team

Dr. Leigh Neiman Weisz, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Leigh Weisz is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice after having been on staff and affiliated with The Family Institute at Northwestern University for several years. She has experience working with children,adolescents, families, and individual adults. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a speciality in children and families. Dr. Weisz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and graduated with honors. Dr. Weisz has practiced in community mental health, hospital and in outpatient family medicine practice settings.

She completed a clinical fellowship at the Chicago Center for Family Health, working with children, families, couples and individual adults. She has experience in the area of psychological and psycho-educational assessment of children and adolescents. Clinical Interests: Testing for autism, aspergers and learning disorders. Young adults; child and adolescent family therapy; parenting; play therapy; attachment issues; grief and loss; divorce; illness; anxiety disorders; relationship problems

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Michelle Bagan Winterstein, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michelle Bagan Winterstein is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. Michelle received her Masters of Social Work degree from New York University and graduated with honors. Michelle has practiced in both hospital and outpatient therapy settings. She has extensive experience working with children and families with a variety emotional challenges.

Michelle loves working with parents of young children, tackling behavioral problems, tantrums, separation anxiety, and other shorter-term presenting issues. She can even do school observations and home visits when appropriate. Michelle also engages beautifully with teenagers around all of the challenges and social and academic pressures they face. She has a natural rapport and sense of humor she brings with her to her work. Michelle also has a specialization in childhood obesity and is trained in both readiness to change and motivational interviewing.

Clinical Interests: Behavior therapy of young children; adjustment disorders; parenting and play therapy; anxiety; middle school and high school adjustment; divorce; social challenges; death and loss

 Contact Info

  • Call:  847-254-9595
  • E-mail : michelle@childrencoping.com
  • Address: 450 Skokie Blvd Suite #503 Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Hours: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Jennifer Bensinger Katz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jennifer Bensinger Katz is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in therapeutic day and mainstream school settings as well as in multi-disciplinary pediatric clinics.

She also has a Masters of Jurisprudence with a specialization in Child and Family Law so often works with families going through the divorce process.

Clinical Interests: Jennifer has experience treating children and adolescents challenged by trauma, developmental disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and difficulties with adjustment/transition.

 Contact Info

  • Call:  (847) 780-6620
  • E-mail : jenniferkatz@copingpartners.com
  • Address: 450 Skokie Blvd Suite #503 Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Hours: Tues,Thurs, Sat. by appointment only

Sue Fishbein, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sue Fishbein, LCSW, is a north shore native that has over 25 years experience helping children, adolescents, and families. She earned her Master in Social Work degree from Loyola University and a school counselor certification from the University of Illinois.

Sue’s gentle disposition and nurturing personality creates an environment that puts children at ease.

Her professional experience includes work in the school setting, hospital, and outpatient treatment. She has a strong understanding of physical, mental, and behavioral development. Sue uses a wide variety of methods to help clients discover a positive way of coping through established methodology and current research.

Clinical specialties include: Anxiety disorders, school related issues, ADHD, depression, social challenges, play therapy, parenting issues, selective mutism, and adjustment disorders.

 Contact Info

  • Call:  (224) 707-0083
  • E-mail : suefishbein@copingpartners.com
  • Address: 450 Skokie Blvd Suite #503 Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday

Leigh Stein, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Leigh Stein is a licensed clinical social worker with over 13 years of experience working with children and families in therapeutic and public school settings. Leigh holds a Masters in Social Work from The University of Chicago with a special certification in School Social Work. She earned her Psychology degree from Tulane University.

Leigh works with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, peer relations (including bullying, friendship issues), and adjustment issues (ie-loss, transitions). She is empathetic, nurturing and builds upon her clients’ strengths. She utilizes a variety of active therapeutic approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Leigh has an expertise in understanding school systems and experience with the IEP and 504 processes which helps her advocate for her clients. In addition, Leigh has helped countless students and parents navigate the challenges of technology & social media.

Clinical Interests: anxiety disorders; depression; social skills training; autism spectrum disorders; parenting; grief and loss; school related issues, social challenges; executive functioning.

 Contact Info

  • Call:  (847) 701-4377
  • E-mail : leighstein@copingpartners.com
  • Address: 450 Skokie Blvd Suite #503 Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Hours: Thursday and Saturday, by appt.

Kathy Solk, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kathy Solk is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor has worked with clients presenting with a wide range of symptoms such as anxiety disorders, ADHD, depression, school refusal, adjustment disorders, life transitions, anger management, trauma, parenting support, and substance abuse ( Seven Challenges facilitator – an adolescent substance abuse group) to name a few.

She uses an integrative approach incorporating DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), talk therapy, mindfulness and other evidence-based techniques.  

She earned her Masters of Science in Counseling from National Louis University and holds her school counselor certification. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication at Loyola University Chicago. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her professional experience includes working as a clinician at OMNI Youth Services, group clinician for SPARCS (stress and anxiety) and Seven Challenges (adolescent substance abuse group), counseling support at area high schools and private practice work. Kathy’s school experience is beneficial when helping clients to navigate through the IEP and 504 process. Kathy is also a certified school counselor (Type 73) with valuable experience in educational advocacy.

Contact Info

  • Call:  (224) 306-9252
  • E-mail : kathysolk@copingpartners.com
  • Address: 450 Skokie Blvd Suite #503 Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Hours: Monday and Wednesday

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