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. Amy Damore, Psy.D.

Dr. Damore is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship with MacNeal Family Medicine Residency Program and an additional fellowship with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Prior to this, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Damore has worked and trained in a variety of settings including: school health centers, private practice, counseling centers, and family medicine residency programs. She has experience working with various psychological, behavioral, and medical concerns with patients across the life-span, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. Additionally, she has specialized in promoting wellness while working with young professionals and health-care providers to buffer the effects of burnout & promote resiliency. Dr. Damore’s interests include working with stress related disorders, career transitions, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, ADD, grief & loss, relationship issues, family dynamics, chronic medical illnesses, and issues related to professional burnout & wellness.

From the outset of therapy, Dr. Damore aims to foster a warm, trusting, and compassionate environment in order to help patients feel comfortable with the process.  Although her background originates from a psychodynamic approach, her practice style is collaborative in nature and adaptive to each patient’s unique needs. Dr. Damore provides treatment utilizing a range of strategies that are drawn from evidenced based research, ‘best-practices” and years of clinical experience. She not only believes in a strengths-based approach, but also in truly striking a balance between supporting and challenging each person in order to promote resiliency, growth and real change through insight and action.

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.

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