Photo of psychotherapist Isabelle Reiniger

Training and Credentials

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and postgraduate training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from the William Alanson White Institute in New York. At this point I have more than 20 years of clinical experience, working with individuals, couples and groups. I also provide consultation and parent education classes. As of October 2022, I have completed the Level I training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) work.

Besides private practice, I have been an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago in the graduate program of the School of Social Work. Until 2017, I was also a consultant for the Chicago North chapter of A Home Within, an organization that serves children in the foster care system. Early on I was invited to be a contributing author for the book “Building a Home Within” edited by Toni Vaughn Heineman and Diane Ehrensaft.  In 2016 I completed the Conference Consultation Training and Certification of the A.K. Rice Institute which prepared me to be a consultant at group relations conferences. More recently I have sought out more training around the issue of addiction.

From 2013 through 2015 I ran groups in a school on the South Side of Chicago for the Child and Adolescent Clinic of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. In addition to running the groups I supervised social work students from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.


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