Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Utah and Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializein mood disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, trauma and racial trauma. Her philosophy of care is patient-centered and strength-based. 

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite became interested in mental and behavioral health care after working as an elementary school teacher. She realized that the children who were having the most difficulty were those with a history of trauma or mental health concerns. 

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite is originally from Philadelphia and will always be an Eagles and Sixers fan. Her favorite singer is Whitney Houston. 

“Statistics don’t lie, statisticians do.” 

Dr. Sara Bodner is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adults in California, Florida and Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializein bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophreniaSara’s philosophy of care is centered around her personal view of mental health being like a seesaw. She believes that a psychiatrist must improve things enough so that the balance shifts the patient’s mood, psyche and cognition from going down to going up. When that shift occurs, the patient can better help themselves through therapy, exercise and behavioral interventions. 

Sara had a relative who had a mental health problem which left an impression on her and lead her to a career in mental and behavioral health care. 

Sara used to work in cancer research and did some of the early research on tumor suppressor genes. In addition to being a psychiatrist, she has three board certifications in pathology. Sara trained in psychiatry at Yale, where her father is an alumnus 

“Im a man of principle and the principal principle is flexibility. –  Sam Ervin 

Swati Bajpai is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, grief counseling, trauma and abuse, relationships and life coaching.   

Swati believes that life is in living, not in the destination. She also believes that happiness is within oneself so one shouldn’t look elsewhere or depend on others for it. Swati finds joy in reading and gardening. 

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Joseph Sanders is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in Illinois and New Jersey. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in mood disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, trauma, depression and PTSD. In his practice, Joseph partners with clients to explore difficulties, possible solutions and ways to deal with them. He stronglbelieves in building on the strengths that each client brings to therapy and developing coping skills and tools to assist in the difficulties that they are experiencing. 

Joseph’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed from personal experience; several of his family members had substance abuse and mental health issues and were successful in both inpatient and outpatient treatment. 

Joseph is also an Eagle Scout, abstract artist and enjoys 70 & 80’s alternative music. 

“Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step.” -Mariska Hargitay 

Clinician Gender Identity: Male  

Clinician Racial/Ethnic Identity: White   

Language(s): English   

Treatment Age Range: 18+   



Anxiety Disorders 

Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Behavioral Disorders 

Bipolar Disorder 



Domestic Violence/Abuse 


Eating Disorders 

Family Conflict 

Gambling Problems 

Gender Identity and Dysphoria 

Geriatric Therapy 

LGBT Issues 

Life Transitions 

Men’s Issues and Health 

Mood Disorders 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

Panic Disorder 

Racial Identity 

Relationship Issues 

Self Esteem 


Stress Management 

Substance Abuse 

Dependence and Addiction 

Trauma and PTSD 

Women’s Issues and Health 


Coping Skills 



Learning Disabilities 

Racial Inequality 

Sexual Abuse 

Sexual Addiction 

Sleep or Insomnia 


Grief Counseling 

Internet Addiction 

Substance Use 

Treatment Modalities: 

Art Therapy 

Christian Counseling 


Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)-focused 

Culturally Sensitive 

Dialectical (DBT)-focused 

Expressive Arts 




Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) 

Motivational Interviewing 




Rational Emotional Behavior (REBT) 

Reality Therapy 


Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) 




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