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FOR CLINICIANS 2017-10-20T17:59:00+00:00

WE BUILT THE PRACTICE IN WHICH WE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK.

Founded in 2012 by Kristen M. Granchalek, LCSW and Elizabeth Marklein, LCPC, ALLIANCE | Collaborative Psychotherapy is an intentional community of interdependent practitioners that supports clinicians in providing exceptional psychotherapy to a diverse clientele.

Our model seeks to ensure clinicians have the internal and external resources they need to effectively serve their clients and develop their practice throughout the professional life cycle.

Our core values–QUALITY, RELATIONSHIPS, SELF-REFLECTION, and SERVICE–form the foundation of this community, a secure base from which affiliate clinicians can explore, develop, and thrive.

Kristen & Elizabeth, Founders

QUALITY

Our therapy is grounded in contemporary neuroscience and psychodynamic thinking. We engage in lifelong learning to ensure we are effectively addressing the needs of our clients.

RELATIONSHIPS

We believe relationships are central to the development of the self, and that the therapeutic alliance is the most important tool we have for facilitating growth and change.

SELF-REFLECTION

We own our contributions to the relational field and commit to providing and receiving feedback about ourselves from our practice community.

SERVICE

We believe psychotherapy needs to be demystified in order to improve access. We work to ensure our practice is welcoming to a diverse clientele.

BENEFITS OF AFFILIATION

  • Business development coaching
  • Weekly group consultation
  • Monthly reading group
  • Marketing support
  • Client referrals
  • Community
  • CEUs

ALLIANCE | Collaborative Psychotherapy offers a practice environment unique to the Chicagoland area, blending the autonomy of private practice with the community of agency work. Our affiliate community is an empowering, supportive, and nurturing clinical environment that complements and strengthens a therapist’s individual practice.

We are not a standard group practice, which requires income-sharing contracts in exchange for office space and referrals (industry average is 40% of your income goes to the practice partners). Our monthly Affiliation Fee is a flat rate based on office space utilization per week, entitling all affiliates to the benefits and flexibility of independent practice, but also provides the referrals, community, support, and collaboration we know is a nonnegotiable part of best-in-class treatment.

We are always interested in deepening our referral network, collaborating with other providers, and building our affiliate community. If you are a licensed clinician with a demonstrated passion for contemporary psychodynamic thinking and practice, we want to hear from you.

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