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COVID19 Update: July 2021

We are currently offering both in office and virtual visits for all clinicians. For those requesting virtual visits, access to high-speed internet, a computer, or smart phone is required. A private space is also needed for your virtual visits without repeated disruptions. If privacy proves to be a challenge during a scheduled visit, your clinician will reschedule you to a better time.

While we can accommodate some changes from an in-person visit to virtual, we ask if you opt to come to our office that you keep last minute requests for a tele-health visit to a minimum to be respectful of therapist travel time and schedules.

To inquire, please complete our appointment request form above.

HELPING THOSE LIVING WITH A CHRONIC MEDICAL ILLNESS COPE AND THRIVE

Founded in 2012, our team specializes in working with adults and children living with a chronic medical illness. Our mission is to empower patients by connecting mind and body for better health. We focus on your whole lived experience including how your condition affects your emotions and daily life, navigating the healthcare system, coping with anxiety or depression, and living in a meaningful, value-based way.

Conveniently located in Oak Park and Oak Brook Terrace, we offer adult, adolescent, and child therapy services, couples counseling, bariatric surgery consultation and evaluation, and medical hypnotherapy.


WHY SEE A BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE THERAPIST?

When you or someone close to you is diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, or irritable bowel syndrome, many challenges can occur beyond the physical symptoms being experienced. Taking care of your mental well-being is equally as important as taking care of your physical well-being. Unfortunately in today’s medical world, there often isn’t time to address the social and mental effects of living with a chronic illness every day. This is where meeting with one of our specialists can be invaluable. We offer behavioral medicine therapies, such as CBT for IBS or medical hypnotherapy for chronic migraine, that can treat your illness symptoms, either to complement your medical treatment or fill in where medical treatments are lacking.


OUR EXPERTISE

WE PROVIDE THERAPY TO THOSE LIVING WITH A CHRONIC MEDICAL ILLNESS WHO MAY BE HAVING TROUBLE COPING WITH THE EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF LIFE WITH THESE CONDITIONS.

Adult Therapy
Bariatric Surgery Evaluations
Child Therapy
Weight Management
Adolescent Therapy
Medical Hypnotherapy

SPECIALIZING IN DIGESTIVE DISEASES

Our clinicians are experts in treating people living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Indeterminate Colitis), Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs), and other chronic digestive conditions. To read more about how psychologists can help with these conditions, visit
https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/01/integrated-care

We offer gut-directed hypnotherapy for IBS, an evidence-based treatment with over 30 years of clinical trial research supporting its effectiveness in over 70% of patients, as well as other psychogastroenterology services. For more information about hypnotherapy for IBS and related conditions, visit
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzxm9m/is-hypnosis-good-for-ibs-symptoms


OUR LOCATIONS

OAK PARK

1024 North Blvd
Suite 201
Oak Park, IL 60301

Located at the corner of Marion St. and North Blvd, across the street from the CTA “L” Green Line, Harlem Ave. stop and the Metra Union Pacific West Oak Park station. 1 mile north of I-290.  Parking is available in the municipal lot for $1.00 per hour. The Passport Parking app can be used to pay with your smart phone.

OAK BROOK TERRACE

1 S. 376 Summit Ave.
Court D, Suite 5B
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181

Located just west of the Oak Brook shopping center, between Butterfield and Roosevelt roads. Easy access from I-88 Route 83 exit. Free parking on-site.

Tele-Health / Online Services

For patients who live in Illinois but regular meetings in either of our locations would be challenging due to travel distance, or patients uncomfortable with meeting in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer services via tele-health platforms. It is up to the discretion of the clinician you meet to determine whether tele-health is appropriate for you. Blended models (some tele-health and some in-office visits) are also available for most patients. Most insurance companies do cover tele-health visits without additional approvals. We are unable to see patients outside of Illinois at this time.