My approach

In general I engage in a collaborative approach to individual therapy based on the belief that most individuals want to and are capable of healthy growth and can move toward a better self. I also believe that most people would prefer to not be “in treatment” and view therapy as something to be kept secret. I utilize a variety of tools but the base of the techniques I use come from client centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches, within a biopsychosocial model. Treatment is geared to individualized goals and objective & subjective assessment, skills development, relaxation training, and may include biofeedback.

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment to Life Changing Events
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Headaches
  • Coping with Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Support for those suffering from visual impairments or vision loss
  • Weight Loss/Management

About me

I am a License Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Israel.

I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Psychology. This is a  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model training program.

My clinical interests include individual therapy, relaxation training, biofeedback, health psychology, behavioral medicine, and interdisciplinary treatment of chronic pain and other chronic health problems.

I integrate therapeutic techniques focused on the individual, with a focus on the therapy relationship while helping the individual build skills including cognitive behavioral techniques and relaxation training.

 

Past experience

  • Private Practice
  • The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Behavioral Health Associates
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Center for Pain Management
  • Edward Hines Jr. VAMC

 

I have taught graduate  and undergraduate level coursework

  • Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology)
  • Hebrew Theological Seminary.

 

Outside of my professional activities I am actively involved with my family, friends, cooking, BBQ (smoking meats and poultry), and travel to see family, friends, and other places.  I enjoy reading, playing basketball, listening to music.