The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Alumni Profiles

Sandra Kryder, Ph.D.

​Sandra Kryder was engaged in full-time practice after graduating from ICSW. She was the director of the Counseling Center at Carnegie Mellon, as well as the president of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Foundation. She completed pyschoanalytic training at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Kryder is now retired and splits her time between Boston and Maine.

Diane Leamy, Ph.D.

​Diane Leamy is in private practice in the western suburbs of Hinsdale and Western Springs, Ill. She sees adults, adolescents, and children, with a special focus on learning differences. In the summer of 2009, she served as an adjunct professor in the school social work program at The Institute for Clinical Social Work. Dr. Leamy is also a member of the professional enrichment committee at ICSW.

Beatriz E. Ledesma, Ph.D.

​Beatriz Ledesma has been in private practice in Chicago since 1995. Her areas of specialty include community mental health, hospitals, and court advocacy, as well as clinical supervision to LCPCs and consultation and teaching trainees in art psychotherapy. Dr. Ledesma’s clinical experience focuses exclusively in young and old adults, individuals and couples, and art psychotherapy groups, with special interest in the treatment of the transgendered population. She works with mood and personality disorders, women’s issues, and relational and identity issues; she utilizes psychodynamic/spiritual modality integrated with art-making, relaxation, and meditation. Dr. Ledesma is also a committed professional painter and has a strong belief that the creative process can help facilitate healing.

Robert M. Mardirossian, Ph.D.

Robert Mardirossian is on the faculty of ICSW and provides clinical consultation in addition to serving on the faculty advisory committee. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Robert is the executive director at Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield, where he leads and directs the operation and growth of this community-based social service agency that provides psychotherapy and psycho-educational programs to individuals and families. He is an adjunct faculty at Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work and a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the State of Illinois Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board. Dr. Mardirossian’s areas of clinical expertise are individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, couples therapy, and treatment of sexual dysfunctions. He is especially interested in the impact of technology on the development of one’s capacity to be alone.​

Lynn McIntyre, Ph.D.

Lynn McIntyre works as a program coordinator for a post-graduate training program at Cathedral Counseling Center in Chicago, maintains a private practice in Chicago and Lake County, and serves as a school social worker for the Special Education District of Lake County.​

Mike McNulty, Ph.D.

​Mike McNulty maintains a full-time, private practice in Evanston and Highland Park, Ill., where he specializes in individual and couples therapy. He is certified in couples therapy through The Gottman Institute (TGI) in Seattle, and he is a consultant and trainer for TGI’s professional development program. His other sub-specialties include trauma, attention deficit disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. McNulty also serves as the director of The Sri Lanka Project at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he is also an adjunct professor. He provides counselor training for a unit of 35 paraprofessional Sri Lankan counselors, and he travels to Sri Lanka twice a year to teach 10-day workshops.

Sidney Miller, Ph.D.

​Sidney Miller is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. In her former career in psychiatric nursing, she worked as a clinician, consultant, educator and administrator. Her multicultural psychodynamic practice is a synthesis of these experiences. Dr. Miller specializes in addictions, trauma, and loss. Her particular area of focus is currently parents and family members of addicted children.