About the Intensive Outpatient Program Team

Below, our Intensive Outpatient Program specialists share a little bit about themselves and their role within the program.

Lina Antiporta, LCSW

Director, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs
Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 

Lina Antiporta oversees clinical and administrative activities within PHP and IOP. In addition, she supervises the psychiatry fellows, psychology interns and acute care staff. Lina may also serve as a primary therapist and lead group sessions for children and parents. Any questions or concerns regarding PHP or IOP can be directed to her.

Lina received her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Illinois and completed her clinical internship at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Lina came to Lurie Children’s with invaluable community work experiences providing bilingual Spanish services for individuals, groups, and families. Lina started her career at Lurie Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program supporting children and their families experiencing subacute crises in a multidisciplinary team setting, where Lina was recognized as Social Work Exemplar. Lina is an experienced leader resulting from her role as Manager of Inpatient Psychiatry Unit supporting the treatment of children and families faced with acute psychiatric care needs. As Director, Lina focuses on providing leadership and clinical support to multidisciplinary staff and trainees regarding treatment plans, crisis interventions and care coordination. Lina leads with a compassionate, strengths-based perspective that every child and family unit is doing their best to navigate the systems that they exist in.

Marta Pocurull-Stein, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Intensive Outpatient Program

Marta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Intensive Outpatient Program. Marta graduated with her Master's in Social Work with a focus in Mental Health – Children and Family from The University of Southern California. Marta started at Lurie Children’s in 2019 as a Milieu Therapist in the Inpatient Unit. Marta has extensive experience providing psychiatry services to children and their families as a bilingual specialist in the Chicago area. Marta has previously provided crisis intervention for homeless youth in a shelter setting and in foster care. Notably, Marta served as an Intervention Counselor providing individual and group counseling to children, adolescents, and women who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence.

Marta’s clinical focus has been supporting children and families with focuses on stress related to academic performance, parent-child conflicts, and coping tool development. Marta’s guiding principle is developing relationships and addressing families social and emotional needs is key to family unit treatment. Marta’s goal is to continue bringing awareness and respect to the patients’ gender identity and race.

Krista Perez, CTRS

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Intensive Outpatient Program

Krista facilitates Recreational Therapy (RT) sessions within the Intensive Outpatient Program. Krista’s Recreation Therapy sessions are designed to fit the structure of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Krista reintroduces leisure activities to patients to help teach behavioral activation to create a positive emotion and desire to participate in that positive leisure activity again. Her sessions may also be designed as exposure sessions using games and physical activities to heighten emotions within the individual so they can continue practicing the skills they are learning in IOP.

Krista attended Illinois State University where she studied Kinesiology and Recreation with a focus in Recreation Therapy. Krista completed her recreation therapy internship at Lurie Children’s in the inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Once completed, she worked as a milieu therapist on both units offering support to group leaders, helping patients express their feelings, and providing coverage for multiple RT groups. Krista went on and started her own Recreation Therapy Program at Plena Mind Center for children and adolescences focusing on mood disorders and traumas. Currently, Krista is pursuing her master's in art therapy to continue her efforts providing clinical treatment through creative outlets.

Lindsay Brotan, BA

Program Coordinator, Intensive Outpatient Programs

Lindsay is the Program Coordinator for both PHP and IOP. As the Intensive Outpatient Programs Coordinator, Lindsay coordinates and organizes all patient workflow and activities while acting as the liaison between the programs’ teams and referral sources. Lindsay serves as a key resource to the programs and the department by assuming responsibility for important program functions.  In addition, Lindsay acts as the direct contact for the Intensive Outpatient Programs with patient families providing program information and support.

Lindsay graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. During her studies, Lindsay focused on analytical research papers and grant writing. As Program Coordinator, she has focused on standardizing workflow and documentation to maximize daily tasks. Lindsay’s goal within IOP is to enhance families’ experience during this stressful time and optimize functions for the clinical team.