Meet Our Doctors

Meet Our Doctors

Ann Barnes PsychologistDr. Ann Barnes, Psy.D., R.D.

Dr. Barnes is a Co-Founder of Barnes & Klatt P.C.   She has been a practicing Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1995.  She gained her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is an attending medical staff member at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.  She is a licensed registered dietitian and holds a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Washington.  Dr. Barnes is a member of the American Psychological Association, Illinois Psychological Association, and the American Dietetic Association.

Dr. Barnes is dedicated to assisting individuals, families, and couples to having healthy relationships with themselves and others.  She has extensive experience in the treatment of all eating disorders, including prior responsibility for both the clinical and operational aspects of an in-patient and outpatient eating disorder treatment program.  Additional areas of interest include: mood disorders, adjustment to medical illness, couples therapy, individual and family relational issues, and bereavement and trauma.   Dr. Barnes enjoys leading workshops and presenting on a variety of topics including: eating disorder recovery, mindfulness, body image, stress reduction, and effective interpersonal communication.  She is available upon request to speak at your event.

Dr. Barnes invites individuals to engage in the courageous work of recovery which creates the transforming and transcending process of becoming who they truly are meant to be and creating a life filled with peace, joy, confidence, clarity, meaning, and connections.

img_1938-4Dr. Sylvia Klatt, Psy.D.

Dr. Klatt has been in practice since 1995 and has experience in treating a range of mood and anxiety concerns in child, adolescent and adult populations.  She has trained and worked in a variety of settings including: private practice, community counseling centers, schools, day care centers, nursing/rehabilitation centers, inpatient and partial hospitalization programs.  Her areas of interest and specialization include: generalized anxiety disorders, depression, social/emotional development of children, adolescents and young adults, family adjustment, life transition issues, infertility, grief and loss,  women’s/girl’s issues, stress management and health/medical illness adjustment.  Dr. Klatt also volunteers with a breast cancer support group and has special interest in the emotional needs of cancer patients and their families.

Dr. Klatt believes in a supportive, compassionate therapeutic relationship that is sensitive to each individual’s unique needs to facilitate their personal process of adjustment, change and growth.

Dr. Cynthia Russo, Psy.D.

Dr. Russo is a Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate from Adler University. She completed both her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital on the adolescent inpatient unit. Prior to this she completed her Master of Arts degree in community counseling from Roosevelt University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Russo has worked and trained within mental health agencies, school settings and hospital inpatient and outpatient programs. She has treated various psychological and behavioral presentations in children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Dr. Russo’s areas of clinical experience include treating ADD, anxiety, depression, dual diagnosed, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She also has a special interest in assisting families improve communication and relationships, supporting young adults with life transitions including college, and working with the LGBTQ community.

Dr. Russo’s treatment approach focuses on providing vital emotional support while building trusting relationships with her clients. She embraces the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) coupled with a warm interpersonal style. During the therapeutic process she works collaboratively with clients in identifying problematic behaviors, regulating emotions, learning stress management techniques and building healthy relationships.

Life is a journey and Dr. Russo looks forward to assisting clients on the path towards positive change and personal growth.

Dr. Heather Cintron, Psy.D.

Dr. Heather Cintron is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned both her Master’s and Doctorate degrees at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral work at Allendale Association with an internship at Bridgeview-Challenger Therapeutic Day School.  She also completed additional training at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in North Chicago.  Dr. Cintron obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Dr. Cintron has a breadth of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, the geriatric population, military personnel, and first responders. Her areas of clinical experience include the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, infertility and/or miscarriage, bereavement, struggles within the academic setting, social/emotional development of children, and the stress of transitions throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Cintron believes in empowering her patients while providing a supportive, trusting, and non-judgmental environment. Her conceptualization of patients is based upon the examination of how life events and stressors, from childhood through the present, impact current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  It is upon this exploration, Dr. Cintron utilizes evidence based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to assist patients with learning how to challenge and overcome their struggles while meeting their goals and thriving into the future.

To better meet the developmental and academic needs of our child and adolescent patients, Dr. Cintron also conducts pediatric diagnostic evaluations to assist in the identification and diagnosis of mental health conditions, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, to assist in the development of either a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to obtain necessary accommodations and supports within the academic setting. Evaluations can also assist in recognizing needs for occupational, speech, and/or physical therapies.

Ms. Marisa Sullivan, LCPC, CADC,NCC

Ms. Marisa Sullivan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree from Northeastern Illinois University. She completed her certification with the National Board for Certified Counselors. She obtained her second certification for substance work  through the Illinois Certification Board and is currently a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC).

Ms. Sullivan is an experienced, dynamic, and creative counselor for the last 15 years. She  has been employed by and trained in several settings including private practice, short term residential inpatient, inpatient hospitals, and outpatient hospitals. She has experience working with various psychological and behavioral concerns with patients across the lifespan including children, adolescence, young adults /millennials, adults and families. Her interests include helping patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, low self-worth, academic struggles, and addiction education. Ms. Sullivan believes it is essential to help her patients learn and actively use healthy coping skills.

Using an eclectic therapeutic model, as an addiction therapist, Ms. Sullivan promotes wellness for her patients not only those struggling with substance use, as well as their and families. At the start of therapy Ms. Sullivan aims to meet the patient where they are at emotionally. Her supportive style is a means to lessen the negative feelings and help the patient better cope with the triggering thoughts and behaviors. She uses her wealth of education, experience, and skills to help patients find direction and overcome roadblocks that have kept them from discovering who they really are and who they are meant to be. She believes that by working through our personal roadblocks we come to a better understanding of our lives. She aspires to support individuals to achieve freedom to live life as an optimistic, confident, resilient, and more fulfilled person.

Dr. Henrietta Filipas, Ph.D.

Dr. Filipas is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who completed her undergraduate degree and earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her internship between 2005 – 2006 as an active duty U.S. Navy Psychologist at the Naval Medical Center – San Diego (NMCSD). Following completion of her internship, she was stationed overseas for three years at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant in August 2009. Dr. Filipas continued her work as a civilian clinical psychologist at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia prior to relocating to the Chicagoland area in 2013.

Dr. Filipas has vast research and clinical experience working with trauma survivors. She has conducted research and published numerous articles on female survivors of interpersonal violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She also has extensive experience treating service members and veterans who suffer from PTSD. Dr. Filipas utilizes evidence-based protocol therapies, namely, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, which have been demonstrated to successfully reduce PTSD symptoms. While in Japan, Dr. Filipas developed, organized, and ran a successful and sought-out group therapy for male and female active duty service members from all branches of service with combat trauma as well as military sexual trauma. She also ran a highly successful “Empowerment Group” for women survivors of interpersonal violence while in Virginia. In addition to trauma and PTSD, Dr. Filipas is experienced in providing a full range of clinical and psychological services to adults and adolescents with a wide area of mental disorders to include depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, somatoform disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and psychotic disorders. She also has experience in treating couples.

Although Dr. Filipas was trained as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT) she utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy to specifically tailor treatments to each client’s individual needs. Dr. Filipas appreciates that individuals are different with unique life experiences which have shaped how they view and approach situations. The philosophy behind CBT is a collaborative relationship with the client in a nonjudgmental and compassionate environment to help them identify their strengths and challenges and develop a plan for positive change.

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