Our Psychiatrists & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Learn more about our Psychiatrists & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, then contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Dr. D’Almeida, M.D.
Dr. D’Almeida’s Background
Dr. Traci D’Almeida is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist who completed medical school at the University of Szeged in Hungary and did much of her clinical work at Northwestern Medical School and University of Toronto. She then joined the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at Vanderbilt University, following which she completed a fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania. She spent her initial years as a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh where she treated medically complex psychiatric patients, taught medical students and residents, while she maintained an outpatient practice seeing transplant patients. She later joined Northwestern’s faculty where she practiced Inpatient and Consultation Psychiatry.
Her areas of interest include treating a myriad of adult psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and women’s health problems as well as depression and anxiety in the medically ill (patients with depression following a stroke, a heart attack, Parkinson’s, etc). She approaches the mind and the body as a whole and believes that lifestyle and psychotherapy, in addition to pharmacotherapy when indicated, play a big part in mental well-being.
Dr. Durkin, M.D.
Dr. Durkin’s Background
Dr. Rebecca Durkin is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist who specializes in Psychopharmacology.
She received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. She previously worked at Meridian Psychiatric Partners and later returned to teach at Rush University Medical Center prior to coming to Summit Clinical Services.
She treats a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses including: ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, among others. She has special interests in working with emerging adults (ages 18-25 years old) and those with treatment resistant mood disorders. She believes in a comprehensive approach to the treatment of mental illness, and often encourages psychotherapy and lifestyle changes in addition to medications. She is passionate about working collaboratively with patients to help them achieve their goals.
When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Durkin enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her two young children.
Dr. Mackender, M.D.
Dr. Mackender’s Background
Dr. Anna Mackender completed her medical school education at Southern Illinois University and her residency training in psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center at Chicago. She practices general psychiatry with specialization in pharmacology and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She enjoys treating adults and adolescents with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD and other mental health problems. She also has a special interest in women’s mental health as well as treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Mackender values a multidisciplinary approach to mental health with a comprehensive assessment of psychological and life style issues designed to benefit the overall well-being of her patients.
Dr. Mackender was born and raised in Poland and has lived most of her life in the Chicago suburbs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, outdoor adventures, and watching movies with her husband and three daughters.
Arturo Ventura, MSN, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Art Ventura has more than 25 years of psychiatric nursing experience and is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who prescribes medications for a variety of mental health issues. Art completed his nursing school at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, earned his masters degree at Chamberlain College of Nursing, and obtained his post masters certification in psychiatric nursing at Regis College.
Being certified in both psychiatric and family medicine, Art provides a unique perspective in treating mental health conditions, particularly in evaluating and treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, ADHD, insomnia, dementia, OCD, and other issues.
Art’s goal is to connect with individuals in establishing a collaborative relationship to achieve their mental health and wellness goals.
Dr. Wyma, M.D.
Dr. Wyma’s Background
Dr. Daniel Wyma Received his M.D. from the University of Iowa, completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and did a fellowship in neuropsychiatry at the University of Rochester (N.Y.).
He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry.
He works in the areas of general adult psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and neuropsychiatry.
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