I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I am a psychiatrist and will provide medication management for my patients. I do not participate in medication management for patients seeing nonMD therapists (split treatments).
Changes in patients’ lives occur within the treatment relationship. The therapy consist of two people working together. This is a collaborative and inquisitive approach based on a deep respect for the patient.
Ph.D, State University of NY at Buffalo, USPH Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychosomatic and Psychiatric institute at Michael Reese Hospital-Diplomate In Clinical Psychology(ABPP)-Director of Research and Treatment program on childhood autism(10 Years)- Book entitled “Childhood Autism and Structural Therapy” ( Nelson Hall, 1976) -International and domestic professional presentations and publications on schizophrenic language, treatment oi schizophrenia, childhood autism, adolescent suicide, Director of Henry Horner Childrens Center (10 YRS.) , Adjunct Asst. Prof, Dept. of Psychiatry, UIC
My focus is upon helping individuals understand the relationship between their current problems in living and their historical roots, with the goal of helping them to take control of their life decisions in the present.
Services Offered:Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated:Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, Families, Groups
Insurance Accepted (In-Network):Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Aetna, United Healthcare
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1975. Graduate, Core Adult Program in Psychoanalysis, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 2013. Faculty, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. 3 times President, Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Currently, Metro Local Area Representative, Illinois Psychological Association. Former supervisor at Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago.
My psychoanalytic approach is a combination of Ego and Self Psychologies. In psychotherapy I may use elements of other approaches to psychotherapy as part of treatment. In general I tend to be active rather than passive in my interactions with patients.
I work with people from age 6 through 100+, adults of all life stages, adolescents, tweens, and with kids ONLY with their parent/guardian(s). I provide insight-oriented, problem-focused, psychodynamic psychotherapy, with 20 years of experience. Currently through teletherapy only until 2021, we can explore your concerns, improve communication in relationships, and help you make choices to improve your life – career, relationships, family – and negotiate hurdles, or grieve losses.
I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with developmental concentration from NYU. I hold a Certificate from the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute (Self and Relational Psychology,) and have completed trainings in Beck Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting Phase 1, Gottman Level 1 workshops. Currently doing TeleHealth.
The COVID virus shut-down is challenging for people of all ages, all situations. I have some openings for telehealth, and won’t return to the office until 2021, at which time I anticipate a vaccine & treatment. I can help you unpack long-term things, and find both short and long-term solutions.
I work with individuals to determine the best practices that match their aspirations and goals, while leaving space for new insights and processing the past.
Services Offered:Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Other
Populations Treated:Adults, Adolescents
Insurance Accepted (In-Network):Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare