Inner Life Psychological

Improving the emotional well-being of the children, adolescents, and adults in our community. 

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Inner Life

Improving the emotional well-being of the children, adolescents and adults in our community.

Our communities served include Chicago, Hinsdale, Western Springs, La Grange, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Westchester, Darien, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Westmont, Brookfield, Lyons, Lisle, Elmhurst, Lombard, Woodridge, Glen Ellyn and more!

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Our Team

  • Colleen Napleton, Psy.D. Executive Director

    Colleen Napleton, Psy.D. provides psychotherapy to those seeking change. Whether it be change in feeling states, relationships, boundaries, career or life satisfaction, she works collaboratively to work these through. 

  • Alexander Friedman, Psy.D. Therapist

    Dr. Friedman provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. He helps patients develop a deeper understanding of their experiences, identify and utilize effective methods to manage stressors, and ultimately achieve greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships.

  • Karen Hicks Therapist

    Karen Hicks is a psychotherapist who sees children, adolescents, and adults. Her practice focuses on depression, anxiety, trauma, and race. Karen uses an integrative approach to help individuals and couples navigate life’s challenges. Her goal is to collaborate with patients so they can invite more peace into their lives. She is accepting new patients.

  • Katarina Zoltan, Psy.D. Therapist

    Dr. Zoltan’s clinical experiences include providing therapy services and psychological assessment to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient/community mental health centers, and forensics.

  • Danielle Principato, Psy.D. Therapist

    Dr. Danielle Principato is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy.  She also conducts psychological evaluations. Currently, she is not taking new patients. 

  • Anna Dacus, Psy.D. Therapist

    Dr. Anna Dacus is a clinical psychologist who specializes in females 9-19 years old. She is seeing clients via telehealth.

  • Andrea Lieberman. Psy.D. Therapist

    Dr. Andrea Lieberman received her Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a clinical psychologist with a wide range of clinical experiences, which include providing therapeutic services and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Lieberman specializes in parent coaching. She sees clients at the Chicago office but is currently doing all telehealth. 

  • Nneka Onyezia, Ph.D. Therapist

    Dr. Nneka Onyezia is a licensed clinical psychologist who sees children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She specializes in helping families and individuals of all ages work through especially challenging and life altering events.

  • Denia G. Barrett, LCSW Therapist

    Denia Barrett is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their parents.  She brings this same developmental perspective to her work with adults, especially as they transition from one phase to another throughout the life cycle. She is unable to accept new clients at this time. 

  • Christopher Balmaceda, LCSW Therapist

    Chris Balmaceda is a licensed clinical social worker who focuses on adolescents and adults who are experiencing grief and loss, identity and self-image issues. He has particular interest in working with men who are feeling unsatisfied in their lives whether it be related to work, relationships, or parenting. Not currently accepting new patients.

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