Bridget Couture, Ph.D. (She/Her) joined Loyola Community and Family Services as a Social Work intern in August 2023. Bridget has been a long-time resident of Rogers Park and Edgewater, since she began earning her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from Loyola University Chicago in the early 2000’s. She is completing her Master's in Social Work at Loyola, specializing in Advanced Clinical Practice. Bridget’s clinical, research, and advocacy efforts center on the promotion of child, adolescent, and family well-being with an eye for the systemic issues that impact healthy development and mental health. She is specifically interested in how healthy relationships support healing from trauma and adversity. Bridget enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, and loves walking to the beach with her dog, Gertrude.
Brooklyn Hamblen, B.A. joined the Loyola Community and Family Services team in the fall of 2023 as an intern. Over the summer, she obtained a Master of Jurisprudence in Child Law and Policy and is currently completing the final year of the Master of Social Work program at Loyola University Chicago. Brooklyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from DePauw University. She has experience working with school-aged youth and clinical interests in trauma and mental health prevention as well as mentor-based programs. In her free time, Brooklyn enjoys being outdoors, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
Peter Lachman, B.S. joined Loyola Community and Family Services as a Social Work Intern in Fall of 2023. He is a second-year master's student of Social Work at Loyola University of Chicago with a specialization in Advanced Clinical Practice, and serves as an executive member in both the School of Social Work Student Organization and the Graduate, Professional, and Adult Council. Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from Western Governors University Texas in 2020 while living in Austin, Texas. Peter has clinical interests in community mental health, social work with LGBTQ+ populations, and mental health work with adolescents. In his free time, Peter enjoys trying new dinner recipes, playing with his three pets, making candles, creating digital art, and writing an excessive amount of fiction.
Macy Margherio, B.S.W. (She/Her) joined Loyola Community and Family Services in the fall of 2023 as a Social Work Intern. She is currently in the process of completing her fifth year of the BSW/MSW 5-year program. Macy received her Bachelor of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Macy is on track to receive her Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advanced Clinical Practice from Loyola University Chicago. Her clinical social work interests include engaging in mental health prevention and intervention and providing quality therapeutic services to youth of various backgrounds and social identities. In her free time, Macy enjoys singing and listening to music, exploring fun spots around the city, spending time in nature, and binge-watching lots of different shows.
Satyavati Patel, B.S. joined Loyola Community and Family Services as a graduate-level counseling intern in the fall of 2023. She has a bachelor's of science in psychology from Loyola University New Orleans. She spent her undergrad pursing a double major in Psychology and English w/ a concentration in writing and a double minor in women's studies and sociology. She furthered her knowledge in sociology and women's studies as a way to understand the how the world works in terms of race, class, gender, and the relation to socioeconomic circumstances and much more. Her population focus are those suffering from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders with adolescents and young adults. Her research interests include treating children and adolescents suffering from parental/guardian death and youth advocacy and leadership. Writing is a passion for Satyavati and she hopes to one day publish short stories and poetry. This work would focus on her own journey dealing with mental illnesses so that others may read and know they are not alone.
Kylie Rogers, B.S. joined Loyola Community and Family Services as a graduate-level counseling intern in the fall of 2023. She is a second-year master’s degree student in the Community Counseling program at Loyola. Kylie received her Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Fullerton and her Graduate Certificate in Child Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working in education, administration, and youth development. Kylie has clinical interests in play therapy, art therapy, mental health prevention, and developmental transitions. In her free time, she enjoys visiting art galleries, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and reading.
Danya Soto Leyva, M.S. (She/Her/Ella) was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the Chicago area when she started high school. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and two minors in early childhood education and political thought/public law at DePaul University. Most recently, she attained her Master of Science degree in school psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she is currently pursuing her PhD in school psychology. Danya values and relies on indigenous forms of healing particularly from the Mexica tradition, mindfulness-based interventions, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She loves to sing, dance, hike, ski, and hang out with her family and friends.