About Us

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Denise K Ambre, LCSW 


Direct Line: (847)-729-3034

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Psychoanalyst specializing in individual, couples, adolescent and child psychotherapy, and I maintain a private practice conveniently located in Glenview, Illinois.

With over 25 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of both Loyola School of Social Work and the Wisconsin Institute for Psychoanalysis, I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are depression, anxiety and trauma/PTSD.

In addition to being a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I have presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of trauma and PTSD, parenting and child development. I am also on the faculty of the Wisconsin Institute for Psychoanalysis where I teach courses on psychoanalytic topics, and adjunct faculty for Northwestern University where I am a Preceptor for the Masters students in the Counseling Psychology Program.

I am an interactive, psychodynamic therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and insight to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with individuals to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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Erica Leibrandt

Erica Leibrandt, LPC, RYT


Direct Line: (847) 361-0041

I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in depression, anxiety, grief, adolescents and couples. Additionally, I am a registered yoga teacher, published author, reiki practitioner, mom to six, and proud companion to therapy dog, Bruno. Because I wear so many hats, I am able to provide a unique approach to treatment, which lends itself to attaining optimal mental and emotional health.

I combine psychodynamic theory with narrative therapy to allow clients to explore who they are, and effect change where they deem necessary.  When appropriate, I also use meditation and mindfulness techniques to help manage anxiety and depression. Each course of treatment is specifically tailored to the individual to ensure the best outcome.

I am a graduate of the Northwestern University Master’s in Counseling program and received my B.A. from Loyola University. I am a passionate public advocate for suicide education and prevention, as well as the creator and facilitator of Write Club, a six week therapeutic writer’s workshop, which I offer periodically throughout the year. I believe in the power of therapy to heal, and am humbled by the courage, strength, wisdom, and growth I have seen my clients reclaim for themselves.

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Christopher Skeaff, MSW, PhD

Christopher Skeaff, LSW, PhD


Direct Line: (312) 823-4804

I am a psychotherapist experienced in working with adolescents and adults on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. I specialize in helping people make sense of their challenges and make meaningful, lasting changes in their lives. With warmth and empathy, I seek to create a collaborative space where clients feel safe, supported, and free to explore what matters most to them. Each treatment is unique, but common gains include relief from emotional distress, greater self-understanding, enhanced relationships, and fuller personal and professional creativity. 

I received my MSW from Loyola University Chicago, where I also completed a clinical internship with the LUC Wellness Center, and am a graduate of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute's "Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought" program. Before becoming a therapist, I earned a doctorate in political theory and held research and teaching posts at the university level. Drawing on 20 years of experience in higher education (in various capacities: undergraduate, varsity athlete, doctoral student, junior faculty, career changer), I have particular expertise helping individuals who are dealing with the stresses of college, graduate school, or faculty life. 

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