Student Counseling
The Student Counseling Service seeks to support Rosalind Franklin University students with concerns that affect their ability to participate fully and to perform optimally in their academic, professional, emotional, social, and cultural development. We are committed to promoting a healthy life balance for students who juggle multiple and sometimes conflicting roles and responsibilities. We value an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, citizenship, and ability, and seek to promote these ideals within the Rosalind Franklin University environment.
Meet the Doctors

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Julie Atkins Waites, PsyD     Daniel Sorkin, PsyD     Desiree Busson-Sokolik, PsyD




Julie Atkins Waites, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Undergraduate: Illinois State University
Graduate: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Training: William Rainey Harper College, Northern Illinois University
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois

Professional Organizations: American Psychological Association; Illinois Psychological Association

Additional Information 

Dr. Julie Atkins Waites joined the Rosalind Franklin University Health System in 2010. Dr. Waites received her doctoral degree from the APA accredited Clinical Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Waites completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling and Student Development Center of Northern Illinois University and her post-doctoral fellowship with the Health and Psychological Services Center at William Rainy Harper College. Dr. Waites focused her training and past experience on working with a young adult population in various college and university settings.

Her current work at Rosalind Franklin University Health System includes administrative responsibility for clinical operations at the Student Counseling Service as well as the provision of individual psychological services and crisis intervention to students; outreach programming; and consultation services to the University community.

Her areas of expertise include grief, loss and transition related concerns in addition to developmental, identity and relational concerns for young adults. Dr. Waites is particularly interested in crisis response due to her experience providing disaster counseling following the unthinkable tragedy on Northern Illinois University’s campus on 2/14/08. Her counseling orientation is integrative, with an emphasis on interpersonal/relational and client centered perspectives. Dr. Waites remains active and involved in various volunteer organizations outside of her work with Rosalind Franklin University Health System.




Daniel Sorkin, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Graduate: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Training:  Jewish Child and Family Services

OMNI Youth Services

Allendale Association – Bradley Counseling Center

Highland Park Hospital – Highland Park, IL

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois

Professional Organizations: American Psychology Association (APA); Illinois Psychology Association (IPA)

Specialization: Teenagers, Relationships and Family Dynamics, Psychological Assessment




Desiree Busson-Sokolik, PsyD

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Graduate: Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Training: Northern Illinois University Counseling & Student Development Center

Behavioral Health Care Associates, Schaumburg, IL

Racine Correctional Institution, Racine, WI

Professional Organizations: Student Member of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)

Areas of Interest:



Difficulties with Transitions and Identity Development

Eating Disorder and Body Image Concerns


Additional Information

Dr. Busson joined the Student Counseling Service in August 2013. She received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology after double majoring in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Busson successfully completed her doctoral internship and an advanced therapy practicum at Northern Illinois University’s Counseling & Student Development Center, as well as undergraduate training and a psychodiagnostic practicum at the Racine Correctional Institution in Racine, WI. Her practice interests include working with adult patients experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulties with transitions and identity development, eating disorders/body image concerns, or self-injury.


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