About Mindful Psychology Associates

Our Licensed Clinical Psychologists work with adults, adolescents, and children; we are all trained as generalists but specialize in treating anxiety, depression, college student mental health, trauma, relationship concerns, body image/eating disorders. We provide psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment.

Dr. Jennifer (Panning) Contarino established her Evanston psychology practice in 2004. In 2014, she added her first associate, and in 2015 formed Mindful Psychology Associates PC to provide more comprehensive, “whole person” psychology services to the Evanston, Northwestern University, and North Shore communities.

Our practice name refers to our interest or specific training in working from a mindfulness perspective with clients. However, we also pride ourselves on being ethical, thoughtful, and mindful psychologists! We believe that being humans who focus on being centered only benefits our clinical work.

Our mission is for our competent, caring clinicians to provide high-quality psychological services. In doing so, we help our clients feel heard and understood and experience growth and healing, thus empowering them to lead healthier lives consistent with their values. We are a place where people can feel respected, comfortable, and safe, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, and all of the other things which make us all unique.

Our Evanston therapy office is conveniently located for Chicago and North Shore clients in the Carlson Building across the street from the Evanston Library, just a short walking distance from the Northwestern University campus. We are located a few blocks from the Davis St. purple line/Metra stop, and metered parking is available nearby.

See Location for details and map.

Mindful Psychology Associates team


During these extraordinarily stressful times, Mindful Psychology Associates therapists will be providing telehealth through a secure video platform or telephone session.

Our existing clients—as well as prospective new clients—can talk with one of our experienced therapists. Use the contact info above.

Mindful Psychology Associates


For general inquiries, please fill out our contact form.

To schedule your first session, please fill out our scheduling inquiries form.

You may also call us at 847-864-0600.