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Meet our team

Brightland Health is a leading Chicago Psychiatry and Psychotherapy practice in Lincoln Park/Lakeview. Our boutique mental health practice specializes in the treatment of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorders.


We give personalized and attentive care to every patient to meet his or her individualized needs.

Every patient gets personalized care

Emily Mayer -Chicago Psychiatry

Emily Mayer, PA-C


I am a board-certified Physician Assistant. I completed my academic and clinical training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.


As a practitioner with a life-long passion for working in the field of behavioral health, my goal is to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that each individual patient feels comfortable and confident about. I work closely and collaborate with other psychiatry providers, treating predominantly adult patients with conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, and ADHD.

Seeing as each patient is unique, with their own challenges and life experiences, their care plans should reflect this. I appreciate patient input and strive to provide medication management and potential lifestyle changes that allow for the greatest chance of success and increase in overall welfare.

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Harold Tacuboy, PMHNP-DNP


I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my doctorate degree from Rush University, Illinois. I treat adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, and ADHD. 


Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self. My goal as your provider is to help you heal and discover the best version of yourself.

Arsala Khan PA

Arsala Khan, PA-C


I am a board-certified Physician Assistant with experience treating mostly adult patients. I was trained in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions at Rosalind Franklin University. 


I have a strong passion for mental health awareness and strive to provide patient-centered, compassionate care to my patients.  I work alongside Dr. Matthew Robin as an Adult Psychiatry PA providing outpatient medication management for patients suffering with conditions such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. 


I strongly believe that a comprehensive approach involving a thorough history, and detailed treatment plan, which may include prescribing medications, can alleviate the struggles of mental health and improve overall quality of life.

Dr. Matthew Robin

Dr. Matthew Robin


I am a board-certified psychiatrist and treat mainly adults with a wide variety of needs.  Some of these may include Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar or Adult ADHD.  


At Brightland Health I promote a judicious approach to prescribing medication along with concurrent therapies.

In addition to medication management, I encourage healthy lifestyle choices. It is important to treat each person as an individual. I will work with you to find the best possible treatment that fits your unique needs. I both encourage and facilitate self-help. My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life. 



Daniel C. Smith LCSW

Daniel C. Smith, LCSW


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My experience involves treating individuals 16 years old and up as well as the families of the patients I work with. I work with people who want to better manage and overcome depression, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorders, Personality disorders, PTSD, Grief and loss as well as work/life/school stress issues. Additionally, I work with individuals who have physical health issues and pain management.

I have extensive training in evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and Strategic Psychotherapy. I find it most effective to form a supportive therapeutic alliance while providing you a safe place to explore life’s struggles. I strongly believe that through our therapeutic relationship we can successfully resolve many of your challenges in a solution-oriented way. 

Robin Drell LCSW

Robin Drell, LCSW


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and specialize in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQQI, as well as their support systems. My work has also been in the medical field focusing on people living with chronic conditions. Grief, loss, and maintaining and promoting independence are my other specialties.


I treat each client as a unique individual, and use a bio-psycho-social approach to understand each individual’s story. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy are some of the interventions I employ. I create a safe and inviting space for clients to continue their journey to grow and explore and truly believe that having someone bear witness to the therapeutic process can be truly powerful.   

Bri Jhonson, Therapist

Brianne Johnson, LCPC


I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I specialize in traditional counseling and sport and health psychology. I take a client-centered approach when practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 


I have experience working with adolescents and adults in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, work/life stressors, personal growth, self-esteem, and relationship issues. With me you will feel empowered and learn positive coping mechanisms. I can help you achieve your goals and break through barriers that may hinder performance in athletics, academics, and your career. I believe that everyone has the ability to lead a happy and fulfilling life. 


Chrissy Carboara

Chrissy Carbonara, LCSW, CADC


I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker and specialize in working with individuals who struggle with substance abuse, and eating disorders, as well as their support systems. My work has been in the field of mental health with focus on severe mental illness, eating disorders, substance abuse, and medical conditions. 


I treat each client through the use of an individualized treatment plan with the goal of allowing the client to meet their fullest potential in therapy and in their daily life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and strengths-based therapy are the interventions that I utilize. I create an environment for clients that allows them to explore the needs and wants they would like to continue to explore to grow into a healthy and beneficial lifestyle.


Jen Williamson

Operations and Marketing Coordinator

I am the Operations and Marketing Coordinator for Brightland Health.  I have a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Marketing/Management from DePaul University.  My work experience includes many years in the Behavioral Health field, for non-profit organizations, and in the Corporate environment. As one of your first points of contact at our practice my goal is to assist patients and providers with their individual Brightland Health needs.  Additionally, another goal of mine is to support the growth of our practice to better serve our community.



Erica Taylor

Erica Taylor-Powell, MHA, MBA

Office Manager

I am the Practice Manager of Brightland Health. I have a Masters in Health Administration with a concentration in healthcare management and have a MBA. I completed my studies at University of Illinois as well as University of Phoenix. I have worked in healthcare over the last 15 years in multiple different roles. My passion is in mental health. I enjoy problem solving and providing solutions. I am happy to be here at Brightland Health, and my goal is to provide exceptional service and support to our clients and patients.