Sarah holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She has been working with children and families for over 20 years specializing in understanding the impact of developmental differences on behavior. Sarah focuses much of her work on helping children with sensory processing and language based disorders, as well as learning differences, anxiety and ADHD, to thrive at home, school and with peers.
Sarah specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification and group therapy. In her practice, Sarah believes in a whole child approach to problem solving, which includes supporting parents, caregivers and siblings to maximize the success for all members within a family. In recognizing that it takes many small gains to see cognitive growth and changes in behavior, Sarah embraces a multidisciplinary approach to child focused therapy.
Maggie Borysiak AM, LCSW
Maggie holds a masters degree in social work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. Prior to working at Nest Child and Family Therapy, Maggie was a family therapist at Compass Health Center where she guided families in crisis on how to best support their children and adolescents. Maggie specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. Her areas of interest are: anxiety, depression, attentional challenges, parent coaching, family therapy, and behavior modification. Maggie believes a collaborative, authentic, and empathic relationship is imperative to working with children and their families. Maggie takes a warm and supportive approach to working with families and utilizes evidence-based strategies to help families live meaningful, value-driven lives.
Bianca Dassinger, MA, LCSW
Bianca holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Wűrzburg, Germany. She earned her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration where she focused her studies on clinical social work with a specialization in family support practice and school-based social work. She has been working with children and families for more than 15 years in a variety of community mental health and school settings.
Bianca uses a strength-based systemic approach in her clinical work and specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice, and social skills training when working with children and their families. Bianca is inspired by children's joy, courage and resiliency and believes that every child and family has its own unique strengths. Her goal is to tap into them bringing positive change, increasing capacities and supporting overall healthy functioning. Thereby, Bianca is able to help your child navigate some of life's challenges and support you as a parent or guardian as you guide them.
Devon Dal Degan, AM, LSW
Devon holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She has been working with children and families for over ten years in both therapeutic and educational settings. Prior to joining the Nest Family Therapy Team, Devon worked as a therapy provider within the school setting and specialized in working with children living with grief, loss, and trauma-related behavioral disorders. She also facilitated reflective teacher consultation groups for educators and providers to help them process children’s behaviors and classroom management.
Devon specializes in relational focused psychotherapy, working with the “whole child” through modalities such as play, movement, sensory therapies and reflection to aid in the recognition of difficult emotions and expression of a child’s internal experience. Devon believes that each therapeutic relationship is unique and is built on mutual trust and a freedom from judgement. Through a supportive therapeutic relationship, Devon helps children process their emotional experiences and learn to become regulated while experiencing a full range of emotions.
Maribeth Rossini, PhD, NCSP
Maribeth earned her doctorate degree from Loyola University Chicago, focusing on the practice of school psychology. She specializes in cognitive/behavioral therapy, psychological assessment, and special education services. Maribeth has 20 years of experience working with children and family in the public school setting. Because many children experience difficulties from time to time in the areas of social relationships, managing emotions, and making decisions, Dr. Rossini provides direct services to children addressing issues such as depression, attention, anxiety, and worry. She believes all children can benefit from social/emotional learning strategies, which promote communication, social skill development, problem solving, coping, and anger management. In a counseling setting, her goal is to help families assess and understand their child’s learning and emotional needs. Through individual and group counseling, she teaches positive coping and resilience, so that children can thrive not only at home and in school but in life.
"When you choose Nest, rest assured your child will receive the very best care. Sarah's knowledge base, attention to detail, and dedication are unmatched. Her warm contagious smile and sense of humor are an added bonus. She has truly provided guidance and therapy for our entire family as we all work to meet our daughter's developmental needs. I honestly can say that without her help, I'm not sure where we'd be today. She "gets it" and will go above and beyond to address concerns and meet goals. She genuinely cares about her clients, making her the most passionate and successful therapist you will find in this field."