Meet the Team

We work as a team at The Retreat, collaborating with one another and working creatively to blend the best of what each expert has to offer. Each patient is provided with the most effective treatment and personalized care that we can design.

Leadership

  • Thomas Franklin, M.D.

    Medical Director, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Thomas Franklin, M.D., Medical Director, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Miles Quaytman, M.D.

    Medical Director, Ruxton House
    Associate Medical Director, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Miles Quaytman, M.D., Medical Director, Ruxton House Associate Medical Director, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Karen McGovern, R.N.

    Senior Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Karen McGovern, R.N., Senior Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Lane Hicks

    Program Manager - Ruxton House

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    Lane Hicks, Program Manager - Ruxton House

  • Bill Kerrigan, M.S.W.

    Outreach Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Bill Kerrigan, M.S.W., Outreach Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialized training in treating individuals with mental and emotional disorders. They assess, diagnose, prescribe medications, and conduct psychotherapy with their patients. In most instances, psychiatrists head up multidisciplinary treatment teams, consisting of many different mental health professionals that provide comprehensive health and wellness solutions to patients. At The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, our psychiatrists are the primary mental health care providers and are intimately involved in patient care. 

  • Marina Nikhinson, M.D.

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Marina Nikhinson, M.D., Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Don Ross, M.D.

    Senior Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Don Ross, M.D., Senior Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Dan Kakuska, M.D.

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Dan Kakuska, M.D., Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Scott Aaronson, M.D.

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, Director of Clinical Research, Sheppard Pratt Health System

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    Scott Aaronson, M.D., Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, Director of Clinical Research, Sheppard Pratt Health System

  • Trish Carlson, M.D.

    Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Trish Carlson, M.D., Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Psychologists

Psychologists have obtained doctorate level degrees in Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) and have specialized training in treating individuals with mental and emotional disorders. It is common for psychologists to work in a team with other multi-disciplinary professionals in order to provide holistic and comprehensive mental health and wellness treatment. 

  • Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D.

    DBT Program Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D., DBT Program Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Nurses

  • Kathleen Burke, R.N., B.S.N.

    Senior Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Kathleen Burke, R.N., B.S.N., Senior Nurse, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Kathy Daddario, R.N., B.S.N., B.C.

    TMS Nurse Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Kathy Daddario, R.N., B.S.N., B.C., TMS Nurse Coordinator, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Social Workers

Social workers work directly with individuals to help improve quality of life and cope with personal issues experienced throughout the everyday. The field of social work is aimed toward developing the potential of individuals, groups, and communities to enhance overall well being. At The Retreat, our social workers are highly specialized in individual and family therapy, couples counseling, and relationship dynamics. 

  • Denise Connolly, LCSW-C, CAC-AD

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Denise Connolly, LCSW-C, CAC-AD, Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Mayer Solomon, LCSW-C

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Mayer Solomon, LCSW-C, Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Pam Dudek, LCSW-C

    Clinical Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Pam Dudek, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Teresa Mendez, M.S.W., LCSW-C, LICSW

    Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Teresa Mendez, M.S.W., LCSW-C, LICSW, Social Worker, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Therapists

  • Christy Bergland, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT

    Art Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Christy Bergland, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT, Art Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Deborah Quirk, BC-DMT, ERYT200

    Movement Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Deborah Quirk, BC-DMT, ERYT200, Movement Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Heidi Waltos, R.N., M.S.N., CNS

    Integrative Clinical Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Heidi Waltos, R.N., M.S.N., CNS, Integrative Clinical Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Holly Slapinski, ACSW, LCSW-C

    Family Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Holly Slapinski, ACSW, LCSW-C, Family Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Janet Leibowitz, LCSW-C

    Family Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Janet Leibowitz, LCSW-C, Family Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Melissa Thompson, CTRS

    Recreational Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Melissa Thompson, CTRS, Recreational Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Robert (Bob) Levine

    Movement Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Robert (Bob) Levine, Movement Specialist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Teresa Marvel, CTRS/PT

    Coordinator of Health and Wellness, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Teresa Marvel, CTRS/PT, Coordinator of Health and Wellness, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

  • Terry Wilpers, ATR-BC

    Art Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

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    Terry Wilpers, ATR-BC, Art Therapist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

Administration and Outreach