Dr. Kimberly A. Lemke, P.C.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Maria Gianunzio
Dr. Gianunzio is a fully licensed clinical psychologist with a background in clinical and neuropsychology. She has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Gianunzio received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and then went on to receive her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University. She completed her Master’s internship at St Joseph's Mercy Macomb Hospital in Michigan, where she conducted psychological testing, civil commitments, substance abuse treatment, and psychotherapy. Dr. Gianunzio’s doctoral internship was at Great Lakes Rehabilitation Hospital, which turned into a full time position working in the neuropsychology department with traumatic brain injuries, cognitive disorders, and clinical populations. There she performed neurological and psychological testing, psychotherapy, and consulted for the pain clinic. Later she went on to work at Spectrum Rehabilitation Center performing cognitive behavioral therapy on motor-vehicle accident patients, while working at Wayne State University and Madonna University with the graduate programs doing projective testing. Prior to moving to Chicago, Dr Gianunzio was at Macomb Family Services where she worked with a wide variety of psychological issues such as: infertility, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, GLBTQ, ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, self-esteem issues, parenting, and cognitive disorders (Parkinson's, Huntington's, MS, and other dementias).
Dr. Gianunzio believes the purpose of therapy is to help people find the tools to solve their problems, enhance their lives, feel better about themselves, and reach their goals. She feels that everyone has the innate ability within themselves to solve their problems, grow beyond traumatic histories, biologically based mental health issues, chronic medical issues, or just life stress. As a therapist, she helps people look at their lives differently, identify thoughts and behaviors that are no longer helpful or unhealthy, and help them develop new ways of thinking and feeling that can free them to live better lives. Although people come into therapy because of problems and emotional pain, identifying their strengths and successes in life is an important part in facilitating growth and self-awareness. The goal being that the individual will not only solve one problem, but learn how to approach other problems as well. She believes that these new ways of thinking and behaving can lead people to see the possibilities within themselves and their lives. Dr. Gianunzio utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment, incorporating a variety of approaches tailored to the client’s specific needs. Some of the modalities she uses include: cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, family systems, interpersonal psychotherapy, brief therapy, solution-focused and psycho-educational.

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Dr. Nina Appadurai
   Dr. Nina Appadurai is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, in Chicago, with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Health Psychology. Dr. Appadurai completed her fellowship working in a private practice setting with clients with diverse disorders and issues ranging from anxiety, OCD and mood disorders to schizophrenia, as well as different age groups including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

Dr. Appadurai also has a special interest in working with women’s issues and has worked as part of the Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) team at Edward Hospital where she completed her internship. She participated in program development, implementation, and evaluation of the PMADs program and has presented at various international conferences on treating PMADs.  Prior to joining Dr. Kimberly A. Lemke, P.C. and Mary Englund, Psy.D., LLC, Dr. Appadurai has also worked at AxisCare Neuropsychology providing neuropsychological evaluations and treatment to patients diagnosed with dementia and related cognitive impairments in different settings. 

Dr. Appadurai uses a holistic approach to treatment, and uses Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as her treatment approach. She has been using this model successfully for over five years. In addition, Dr. Appadurai is trained as a sleep psychologist, doing evaluation and treatment of psychophysiological insomnia and related disorders. Dr. Appadurai is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Biofeedback to manage stress.She also has a special interest in grief and recovery and has worked with clients grieving the loss of a loved one. In addition, Dr. Appadurai is trained to assess and treat ADHD, Behavior problems, Dementia and other Cognitive impairments. 

For any questions or to set up an appointment with Dr. Appadurai
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