Paige LaCava, PhD MA CGP
Paige LaCava, PhD MA CGP

About Me

I attended college in New York City and received my BA from Barnard College, Columbia University with a major in English - an early love of literature taught me to appreciate the power of a story to teach us about character and relationships.


Many years later, I studied for my masters degree at the Family Institute in Evanston, where I received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and became licensed to practice independently, as a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor.


I have also completed a 3 year post-graduate certificate training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, with a developing interest in the thinking of Jacques Lacan.


In 2013 I began doctoral studies at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in downtown Chicago.  There, I deepened my clinical understanding and skills, while continuing to work in private practice within a contemporary psychoanalytic framework.  My research dissertation addressed developmental questions regarding parent and child relational dynamics during the launching phase, and issues of grief and loss. 


I am married nearly 30 years, and am the proud parent of four grown children. I live and work in in the suburbs of Chicago where I am active in several professional organizations, serving on committees and participating in local and national training events.  Also, I participate in multiple study groups and value ongoing consultation.

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