Psychologist in Vernon Hills, IL

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Michael Gillen, PHD

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Portrait Health Centers
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Specialties: Adult, Individual, Anxiety/Fears, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma/Abuse/PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Issues, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Mindfulness, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Emotion Dysregulation, Body Image, Avoidance, Loss/Grief, Issues of Sexuality, Interpersonal Difficulties, Anger Management, Stress Management, Impulse Control, Life Transitions, Issues of Meaning/Values, Seniors Issues, Veterans Issues

I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University (APA accredited), as well as a Master’s Degree in Research Psychology from Villanova University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. In addition to my work with Portrait Health Centers, I work full-time as a psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Throughout my formal training and employment, I have worked in diverse settings including campus and community mental health clinics, large medical centers, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization programs, county probation departments, human service agencies, and long-term care and rehabilitation facilities.

I work with patients to identify the maintaining factors of behavioral and emotional issues in their lives. In practice, I use proven-effective treatment approaches that will help you understand your difficulties and how to best overcome them. I am experienced in treatment approaches that focus on the intersection of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, as well as on more cutting-edge acceptance-based and related approaches. At the same time, my work is patient-centered, and I work to help patients discover what treatment approaches work best for them and they are most comfortable and satisfied with for the best possible outcomes.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
Payments Accepted
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175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235
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