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Psychologist

Preferred Member

Rebecca Mueller, PSYD

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Rebecca Mueller, PSYD
Circumstances sometimes interfere with your innate capacities to adapt and grow. When that happens, painful and uncomfortable feelings may arise, such as sadness, worry, irritability, anxiety, or depression. Effective therapy facilitates repair of wounds and fosters the emergence of new possibilities for happiness and satisfaction in life.

What brings you to therapy is unique to you. Through collaborative inquiry, you and I develop a shared vision for your healing and growth process that incorporates your individual strengths, situation and needs. Our work together is characterized by mutual effort. To this shared process, I bring my training and knowledge, as well as a holistic view that incorporates awareness of the whole self and all of the influences that contribute to your current struggles. You bring your strengths, talents, skills and intimate knowledge of your situation. Together we seek a new balance for you that offers greater happiness and satisfaction.

My approach is collaborative, relational and warm. As an integrative practitioner, I incorporate wisdom from many traditions in my work: psychodynamic, developmental, relational perspectives; EMDR; dream understanding; and mindfulness meditation.
Practice Areas
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
Bio
I studied psychology as an undergraduate at Fordham University, but my early interests took me elsewhere: working on First Amendment issues at the American Library Association; managing production for an education related not for profit; and managing and directing marketing endeavors at two Fortune 500 companies. Each job was fascinating in its own way. From my current perspective, I can appreciate how those experiences contribute to my understanding of the complexity in the lives of my clients.

I enjoyed work as a manager, but during those years I realized I wanted to work with people in a different context, to really support change in their lives. At that point, training in clinical psychology became an imperative for me.

In addition to my doctorate in psychology, obtained at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, I have pursued training in a variety of holistic approaches that augment my Western training as a psychologist. I have studied healing practices of Eastern and indigenous Western traditions, as well as hypnosis and EMDR.

In my practice, I bring together my formal training, knowledge gained from the breadth of work experiences, and techniques garnered from additional studies.

I continually enhance my clinical skills, regularly participating in advanced workshops on EMDR, trauma, Somatic Experiencing and other specialized areas of treatment. In addition, I learn through teaching. I offer workshops on mindfulness, stress reduction, and dream interpretation, and taught clinical hypnotherapy at Argosy University.

I love my work and I am a great believer in balance. I make time to engage in many activities that energize and restore me. When not working, I enjoy time with my family and friends, gardening, hiking, cooking, and working out.'
Education/Training
Psy.D., with honors, June 1996, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
MBA, June 1984, The University of Chicago
MLS, May 1974, Columbia University
BA, summa cum laude, May 1973, Fordham University
Memberships
EMDRIA
Payments Accepted
Cash, check BCBS PPO Northwestern University Student Health Plan
Hours:Tuesday-thursday, 11a-7p
License:Illinois License 071.005631