Our Clinicians & Staff
Our areas of specialty include dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, giftedness, writing disorders, specific language impairment, math disabilities, visual and auditory processing disorders, attentional regulation, and executive functioning disorders.
Our clinicians have an average of 15 years of experience in their fields of specialty, and we actively engage in the most recent developments in our fields, by attending and presenting at national professional conferences and by our ongoing discussion and application of peer-reviewed research. While our work is research-based, we are client-centered, using the learner in front of us to drive decisions about which best practice strategies will be most effective – and generating new strategies for unique situations.
Jordi Kleiner, PhD, BCET
Amy Luckey, MA, ET/P
Professional Educational Therapist, Learning Specialist
Viola Jordan, MS, ET/P
Professional Educational Therapist, Psychoeducational Diagnostician
Sarah Mobley, M.Ed., LBS1
Learning Behavior Specialist
Sarah holds a Master’s of Education in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a certified Learning Behavior Specialist. She has ten years of experience working with students to foster independence and individual academic and social-emotional growth in Chicago Public Schools. Her passion lies in working with students and families to craft routines and strategies that support individual success in executive functioning and academic attainment. Sarah is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and utilizes her experience with improvisation and performing to infuse joy and engagement into the learning process.
Kay Kohl, MA
Kay is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she received a Master of Arts degree in learning disabilities. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, she researched a broad range of concussion assessments. In her current position in the Learning Clinic, Kay combines her experience in coaching and teaching students, background in Kinesiology, and academic knowledge to work effectively with clients. She has particular interest in developing ideal strategies for each individual that will facilitate long-term learning.
Jessica Lieberman, M.Ed.
J. Meg Racenstein, PhD
J. Meg Racenstein, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her evaluations identify the presence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language disorders, as well as substance-induced disorders and their potential impact on academic functioning. Dr. Racenstein and Dr. Kleiner have collaborated on diagnostic assessments for 11 years.
Dr. Racenstein participated in research at the University of California, Los Angeles and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center involving extensive diagnostic interviews with patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and comorbid substance abuse. Dr. Racenstein received her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign, followed by her M.A., in Community Counseling at Loyola University, Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Psychology, and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship training in Neuropsychology at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago.
Felicia Carmel, Psy.D.
Felicia Carmel, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 25 years of experience conducting neuropsychological, psychological, and educational evaluations with toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a broad range of abilities. Her evaluations can help identify attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning disabilities, executive functioning deficits, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. These evaluations can assist with treatment plans within the academic environment, as well as outside of school.
Dr. Carmel graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies/Minority Cultures and received her Master’s and Clinical Doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She received her clinical training at the University of Chicago HALP Clinic (Hyperactive and Learning Problems Clinic), Hargrove Hospital, John Stroger Hospital (Cook County), and completed her internship at Loyola University Medical Center.
Jill Howe, MA
Tina Giordano, M.Ed.