Ellen Groble studied Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University. She conducted research relating to stress in teens in the adolescent lab with Dr. Emma Adam, developed and led an after-school program for youth in Rogers Park and worked with adoptive families at the Cradle adoption agency. She later returned to receive her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. During that time she further honed her skills working with children, teens, and young adults around anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues, as well as doing extensive work with clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and specific phobias. Ellen takes a collaborative approach to therapy; her work integrates many methods, with strong influences from CBT, DBT, and interfamily systems models