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Psychologist

Preferred Member

The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc.

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Providing Innovative Solutions for Transform Stress
Floatation Rx/Clinical Massage/FIR Sauna Energy Medicine
Specializing in holistic stress management, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias, infertility and other medically related stress conditions.
With The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc. (CSRC), you learn to transform stress into innovative solutions. After a thorough evaluation, an individualized approach is developed with the goal of assisting you to achieve your personal vision. Our holistic philosophy aims at empowering you to calm the often chaotic forces that can grip your mind, body and emotions. Our strategy brings forth a healthy balance and greater satisfaction in life. By developing a new relationship with stress, you are able to achieve a passionate sense of purpose and a deep comfort and appreciation for yourself.

CSRC Services:

Traditional and Alternative Psychotherapy
Energy Medicine
Herbal and Homeopathy
Floatation Therapy
FIR Sauna
Massage therapy including cranial sacral, deep tissue and stress relief massage
Reduce physical distress through visualization, meditation and relaxation training
Freedom from panic, anxiety and phobias
Comfort from grief, loss and depression
Coping with natural transitions in life
Calming the storms associated with traumatic stress conditions
Developing intimacy and long-lasting relationships
Marital Counseling
Relief from stress related conditions including, infertility, ulcers, high blood pressure, headaches and chronic pain
Individual, family and group counseling
Bio
Dr. Howard K. Weissman is the clinical director and founder of The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc. (CSRC), a diversified holistic practice he began in 1994. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in mind/body health and is a board-certified expert in the treatment of traumatic stress.
A native of the Chicago area, Weissman graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a Doctor of Psychology in 1991. At that time, he also completed a specialization program in Health Psychology. While an undergraduate at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in the 1980s, he published articles in both sleep and headache research.

His professional experience includes a position as staff psychologist at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago (January 2005 – February 2007). Since 1996, Dr. Weissman has served as Director of Psychological Services at the Advanced Reproductive Health Center, Ltd., in Orland Park, Illinois.

Dr. Weissman expanded his expertise through additional studies in the treatment for individuals diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), often concurrent with the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He was part of the first groups trained in EMDR by Dr. Francine Shapiro, and has an extensive background in both traditional and alternative healing. Dr. Weissman is a certified practitioner of the LifeLine Technique, a revolutionary treatment system of holistic healing that fuses natural healing practices, including Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, with modern therapies and philosophies. Through his training and practice, he developed therapies for a variety of infertility problems and related stressors. He also developed competencies in herbal, homeopathic and nutritional intelligence to support and enhance one’s health and wellness goals.

A sought-after lecturer with a long-standing commitment to educating the public on mental health issues, Dr. Weissman presents workshops on stress management in the workplace and monthly forums on increasing mind/body awareness as a means to improve health and share knowledge and techniques to ward off the harmful effects of stress.

Dr. Weissman practices from the office in Northbrook, Illinois. He lives with his family in suburban Chicago.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Family Conflict  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adolescents  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gifted / Talented Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Problem Gambling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Hypnotherapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Learning Disabilities  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
 EMDR Therapy
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified in Hospital Psychology (CHP)
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Psychologist
 Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
Education/Training
Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1991 Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1991 Health Psychological Specialization Program
Forest Hospital, Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Program, Des Plaines, Illinois 1991
Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois/The Rush Body Shop Department of Pediatrics & Clinical Nutrition, 1991
The Marjorie Kovler Center for Treatment of Survivors of Torture, Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Psychologist, 2003
Illinois Masonic Medical Center/Integrative Medicine Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2007
Memberships
American Psychological Association (APA)
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF)
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Board Certified Experts in Traumatic Stress
The American Fertility Society
Payments Accepted
Check, Visa or MasterCard, Cash, and Medicare Insurance.
Hours:Mon-Sat
License:071-004710 Illinois
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