Jeffrey D. Roth

Jeffrey D. Roth, MD

is an addictions psychiatrist and group psychotherapist. He graduated from Yale University Medical School and did his residency
in psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in psychiatry and in the sub-specialty of addictions
psychiatry, and is certified in addictions medicine by the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM). He is the
past-president of the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, a Fellow of ASAM, of the American Group
Psychotherapy Association and of the A. K. Rice Institute and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
He is the author of the book Group Psychotherapy and Recovery from Addiction: Carrying the Message and the editor of the
Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

Marcia Nickow

Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP

is an addictions psychologist, group psychotherapist and trauma specialist. She is adjunct faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and co-author of A Group Therapist’s Guide to Process Addictions. She received her master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; a master’s in Addiction Studies from National-Louis University; and a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has served on boards of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society (IGPS) and the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations (CCSGO). She is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP), and the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP), among other organizations.

Kellie Rice

Kellie Rice, PsyD, LCPC, CGP

is a psychologist and group psychotherapist specializing in treating eating disorders, addictions, co-dependence. She is a graduate of New York University and The Illinois School of Professional Psychology specializing in trauma and addiction. Dr. Rice is the Clinical Director of the Mind Body Co-op. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Childhood Trauma Treatment Program with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have histories of abuse and trauma. Dr. Rice is an adjunct professor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is the past secretary of the Chicago Center of the study of the Study of Groups and Organizations, a member of the Training and Certification Committee for the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Groups and Organizations and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Tamara Roth

Tamara Roth, MS, CADC

is a certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor. She specializes in individual, couples and family therapy.
She also works extensively with recovering opiate addicts using buprenorphine (Suboxone). She is fluent in
Russian. Her past experience as a systems analyst for a major corporation adds to her sophistication and
understanding of addiction in the workplace and the family. Tamara is a member of NAADAC (the association for
addiction professionals), the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Chicago Center for the Study
of Groups and Organizations.

Christopher M. Stewart

Christopher M. Stewart, MD

is an addiction psychiatrist with an extensive background in treating patients with substance use problems in a variety of clinical settings for the past fifteen years. Before joining Working Sobriety, he was the training director of an ACGME-accredited addiction psychiatry training program at the University of Louisville, where, along with his teaching duties, he participated in research funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. He is triple boarded in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine, with additional certification in addiction medicine and group psychotherapy. He was designated a distinguished fellow by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013. Working with special populations has always been part of his clinical repertoire, including professionals, veterans, women, patients with co-occurring disorders, and personality disorders, further informing his individualized and holistic approach to patients. Dr. Stewart’s philosophy of treatment emphasizes working through unmet attachment needs by integrating twelve step recovery principles with the interpersonal group psychotherapy model.

Barney Straus

Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP, PCGC

is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in working with people recovering from behavioral
addictions such as addictions to the Internet, gambling, pornography, and shopping. He enjoys working with
individuals, groups, and families. He is a certified group psychotherapist by the American Group Psychotherapy
Association and a certified problem and compulsive gambling counselor. Barney is a graduate of Loyola University
Chicago School of Social Work and serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching group psychotherapy there, as
well as at Roosevelt University. He is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Illinois
Group Psychotherapy Association, the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, and the Illinois Association of
Student Assistance Professionals. Barney sees clients in Evanston as well as at the main Working Sobriety
Chicago office.

Jim Tifft

Jim Tifft, CADC

Jim has been working as an addictions treatment professional since 1987. He has been with Working Sobriety for
over twenty years. Jim is highly skilled at working with individuals, groups, couples and families. He believes
that addiction is a family disease and addresses the role the family plays in both the addiction and the
recovery. Jim is a formally trained musician and enjoys applying the creative process to the work of recovery.
Jim is a member of A.K, Rice Institute (AKRI) for the study of social systems and the Chicago Center for the
Study of Groups and Organizations (CCSGO). He has been active in group relations conference work both as a
member and as staff since 1989.