At Mirjam Quinn and Associates (MQA), our mission is to help individuals, couples, and families live authentic, connected, and happy lives, in a way that affirms our shared humanity. Our work is focused on assisting clients in identifying and growing their unique set of strengths while learning the skills that research shows to be necessary for building healthy emotion regulation skills, balanced relationships, and the ability to thrive through challenge. We believe that every person holds within them the capacity to lead a life of joy and connection, and that helping clients fully realize this potential will create individual happiness, stronger families, and more peaceful communities. We recognize the importance of comprehensive care in helping to build greater systemic support for our clients, and utilize wrap around services including group therapy, psychological testing, parent support, and teacher consultations.
We have intentionally cultivated a diverse and interdisciplinary team of clinicians, within a culture of collaboration and support. We learn and grow from our colleagues’ experiences and perspectives, and this affirms our shared humanity and allows us to be better and more well rounded clinicians.
We provide an emphasis on supporting our clinicians so that they can be peaceful and at ease, and on building clinicians’ skills through ongoing team trainings and weekly supervision meetings.
The postdoctoral training program requires 2000 hours completed within one year. The program fulfills the licensure requirements for postdoctoral supervised practice in Illinois. The fellow receives their first evaluation in February at the midpoint of the training year and receives a final evaluation in August during the last week of their training year. Approximately 23 hours of the postdoctoral fellow’s time each week will be spent in direct service to MQA clients. Fellows receive training in working with clients across the lifespan, including young children, adolescents, and older adults. They are assigned to 1 outpatient office space and carry a therapy caseload for the full 12 months. In addition to their therapy caseload, fellows run one therapy group per week, and are given the option to conduct psychological/neuropsychological assessments, which are tailored to the training needs and interests of the fellows. Fellows participate in 4 hours of formal training each week, including 2 hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of learning activities. Additionally, postdoctoral fellows formally present a professional topic of their choice twice per year at the trainees’ weekly didactic series.
Every postdoctoral fellow is assigned an office for their use within the clinic, which is housed in a medical building in the Beverly neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. The clinic itself houses a child and family friendly waiting room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a group room for larger meetings. The clinic also employs 3 administrative staff that take care of billing, intake, and organizational concerns on behalf of the practice. The training staff includes a large team of psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors. All services are provided at 10801 South Western Avenue, Suite 2B, Chicago, IL 60643. The clinic also provides telehealth services that can occur at the postdoctoral fellows' homes in the state of Illinois.