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Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Oak Brook, IL

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Gerald Stein, Ph.D.

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Dr. Gerald Stein
I approach my patients with quiet confidence, intelligence, respect, and concern. My job is to help you determine quickly if we are a good match and tailor my therapeutic approach to your needs. While therapy is a collaborative effort, I am frequently able to uncover repetitive patterns of self-defeating behavior rapidly. it is usually possible to give new patients a sense of direction and reason to believe in the possibility of a better future.

I am expert in both cognitive/behavioral and psychodynamic forms of treatment. I also employ mindfulness-based practices when appropriate. Trained at Northwestern University, I was named the "featured therapist" of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. My therapeutic approach varies depending upon what you need. One size doesn't fit all. Some people need a more supportive approach (to get over grief, for example). Others need a more active approach to allow their core beliefs about what is important in life to become consistent with how they lead their life. Ultimately, for all of us, this is a path that creates the greatest possibility of fulfillment.

Life's journey requires us all to keep learning along the way. While therapy needn't be life long, being open to change is essential. New situations, in work or relationships or just in the form of getting older, challenge us to find new solutions. Therapy can be a place to start.

If you'd like to find out more about me, a good place to start is my blog.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self-Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Licenses/Certifications
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)  Licensed Psychologist
Education/Training
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. University of Chicago Basic Program in Liberal Studies.
Bio
I have been a teacher (Rutgers and Princeton) and researcher with over 25 years of experience in the private practice of clinical psychology. I was chief psychologist at Forest Hospital and have performed consultations for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Right Management Consultants, and Rush North Shore Medical Center. I also served as an expert appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the case of K.L. vs. Edgar, which involved the evaluation of the Illinois Department of Mental Health. I am currently involved in philanthropy as a director of the Zeolite Scholarship Fund, providing college scholarships to talented but economically disadvantaged high school seniors at Chicago's Mather High School.
Memberships
American Psychological Association
National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance
Hours:Monday through Wednesday and Saturday
License:Clinical Psychologist License 001939 Illinois
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5301 W. Dempster Street
Suite 304
SkokieIL 60523
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