Founder & President
Dr. Sarah Warren, President, served as the Midwest Regional Testing psychologist for the National Football League’s Program for Substances of Abuse, one of four psychologists in the country to serve concurrently as a regional psychologist. She is a nationally renowned hospital trained psychologist with over 20 years of experience in assessment, forensics, therapy, and business consulting as well as working with high-value professionals in high stakes contexts. Dr. Warren previously worked at Rush University Medical Center. She launched and directed the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program at University of Chicago.
Dr. Warren is pleased to serve as a convener of talent, and to offer concierge services to her clients who choose that higher level of care and attention.
She has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and on national television. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at University of Michigan (magna cum laude) and her doctorate in Psychology at Northwestern University. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Chicago. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Christina Biedermann is a board certified, licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has expertise in working intensively with complex patients and families for whom other treatments have been ineffective. Her patients often have complicated personal and family histories that have contributed to unsatisfying ways of living and working, and, sometimes, to the development of multiple psychiatric diagnoses, including complex trauma.
Dr. Biedermann is board certified in Assessment Psychology and has extensive experience working in schools, the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, outpatient settings, and hospitals. She provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families, as well as parenting education and psychological assessment for treatment planning, the assessment of therapeutic impasse and suicidality, and custody evaluations. In addition, she provides consultation services, including carefully vetted referrals, care coordination with multiple treatment providers, facilities, and disciplines, and psychoeducational services, to individuals and families who have complex mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. Through her work, Dr. Biedermann has found that insight into one’s characteristic patterns of managing stress and relationships, in addition to developing new skills in these domains, most often yields meaningful and sustained change.
Prior to joining the ARC Professional Group, Dr. Biedermann served as the Director of Psychological Testing at the Austen Riggs Center in Massachusetts, a nationally recognized residential psychiatric treatment center specializing in long-term care. Dr. Biedermann enjoys teaching and supervising psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and clinical writing. She served on the faculty of the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale-Riggs Infant and Family Mental Health Program, as well as lectured repeatedly at the Yale Child Study Center and New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Doctor of Psychology program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy and a mentor in the Fellowship Program at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Biedermann has presented nationally on working with complex patients and their families, as well as on issues related to psychological assessment. She also enjoys professional writing and has edited and reviewed publications in national journals.
Dr. Biedermann has advanced training in the assessment and treatment of complex psychological trauma, including at the esteemed Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and in the 4-year Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, MA.
Jean Leahy, PsyD, brings to bear over two decades of experience working with professionals on personal and professional matters. Highly motivated professionals in finance, business, advertising, journalism, medicine, engineering and law seek Jean Leahy’s psychological expertise. While working in London, as co-founder of a successful program devoted to helping international and expatriate clients adapt to living and working in a new culture.
As an associate in the practice of Sarah B. Warren, PhD & Associates, she offers Intervention services for alcohol, drugs and related issues; she also provides services in this practice to support expats. She maintains her own psychotherapy practice as well.
Dr. Leahy is a licensed psychologist who earned her graduate degree at the Illinois School of Professional psychology. She sees clients exclusively in downtown Chicago.
John Patinkin, LSW, helps people explore and expand the way they think about their experience so that they can break problematic patterns and live a more fulfilling life. This approach allows people to better understand their needs and possibilities for change. John helps people put into words what has previously been difficult or impossible to understand. By expanding their thinking and through developing insight, people manage their problems and make better-informed decisions. This helps people achieve more success, become more flexible in approaching difficult situations, and develop more comfort with themselves.
John has clinical experience working in crisis intervention, outpatient community mental health, private practice groups, and inpatient psychiatry settings with adults, adolescents, children, and families.
John received his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. John has received advanced training from the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
Clinical Social Worker
Adam Weg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing short- and long-term therapy to adults, adolescents, children, and their families. He helps people make sense of their experiences, increase their appreciation of themselves and their stories, and clarify and work toward their goals. Often, this work goes hand-in-hand with symptom relief, such as reducing experiences of unwanted anxiety, impulsivity, inhibition, or mood disturbances. It can also lead to less easily specified changes, such as feelings of empowerment and creativity, new sources of enjoyment and excitement, and different experiences in relationships.
Adam Weg received a Masters degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, where he also studied English Literature as an undergraduate. He has trained in community mental health, as well as in inpatient and school-based settings, and has advanced training in psychodynamically-informed approaches to psychotherapy. He sees clients primarily in downtown Chicago.
Adam is currently not taking new clients in the practice.