GLGPS Board of Directors
Bruce Aaron, MSW, LCSW, CGP
Bruce Aaron has been practicing Gestalt Therapy for the past 31 years. His interest in groups stems from a perspective that our self-concepts arise through repeated interactions in a social field, making groups an ideal setting in which to reorganize such beliefs. He is in private practice in Chicago where he works with individuals and offers three weekly therapy groups. He authored an audio series entitled Gestalt Training: The Psychology of Self-Regulating Success published by Nightengale-Conant and “Coming Out as Life-Long Practice, which appeared in the 2004 Gestalt Review. After chairing the Program and Training Committee of the Great Lakes Group Psychotherapy Society for 15 years, Bruce now serves as the Society’s President.
Christine Carpenter is a clinical psychologist in private practice for nearly 20 years. Relational dynamics and body-centered techniques form the foundation of her therapeutic approach for individuals, couples and groups. Christine is also a dating coach and uses the power of group process to help singles explore deeper blocks to forming lasting connections, as well as practice different ways of being in relationship.
Marvin Evans, LCPC, MBA, CSOTP, CGP
Marvin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Group Psychotherapist who has been working in the field of counseling for over 20 years. Marvin is an eclectic therapist with a strong attachment to Reality Therapy. He specializes in working with marginalized populations on issues of trauma, identity, sexuality, and existential angst implicit in trying to make sense of this thing called life.
Kevin Newhall, LCSW
Member at Large
Kevin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who treats individuals, couples, and groups with a blend of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and expressive arts approaches. He specializes in affirmative treatment of LGBTQ clients and is comfortable with diverse expressions of sexuality and relationships.
Shawn Flynn, LCSW, CAADC
Member at Large
Shawn graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago. In 2018, she opened her own private practice, Modern Connections Therapy. Shawn is passionate about group therapy and is in the process of becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In Spring 2021, she plans to begin attending the Center for Group Studies Training Program to further her education and development in group work.
Katherine Evans, LPC
Member at Large
Katherine Evans has been a member of GLGPS since 2016. She is currently Chair of the Social Committee. Katherine received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor along with being certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Katherine is continuously working to deepen her knowledge to be the most diversified and effective therapist she can be. To that end, she plans on obtaining sex therapy certification from AASECT. Katherine is originally from Atlanta and is enjoying the change of living in Chicago.