Renanah Lehner

Renanah Lehner


BA, Psychology and History, 1995, Northwestern University, WCAS, WEAA Scholar

PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2006, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Career summary:

Dr. Lehner maintains an active psychotherapy private practice in Chicago treating adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns.  She is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she mentors graduate students in clinical psychology. She is also on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lehner has specialized training in the treatment of severe and persistent mental illnesses and worked in community mental health before starting her private practice.  She has developed training programs for a state program that provides transition from institutional care back to community living, and has written treatment manuals for group interventions for insomnia and mood disorders.

Community/volunteer commitments:

Mentoring PhD students at Northwestern University

Facilitation of parent support group at Amundsen High School

Occasional volunteer activities at PAWS animal shelter and other neighborhood organizations


Cooking and baking, reading fiction, gardening and houseplant care, knitting, exercise, and raising two teenaged children