I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, graduating (PsyD) in 2009. I specialize in working with people living with chronic medical illness.
Clinical Psychologist in Oak Park, IL
At my practice, Oak Park Behavioral Medicine, we specialize in working with clients living with a chronic medical illness. We work with both pediatric and adult patients (ages 5 and up) to provide a space to work through the social and emotional impacts of a chronic disease that are often missed at medical appointments. I am also an Associate Professor at Northwestern University in the division of gastroenterology, where I research the intersection between mental health and digestive health.
I am certified in medical hypnotherapy through the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and the University of North Carolina (Hypnotherapy for Digestive Diseases). I have extensive experience using hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive conditions.
I am a pioneer in the use of CBT for irritable bowel syndrome, including being a therapist on a 7-year clinical trial from 2008-2015 at Northwestern University. While I use CBT, I also bring in other techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential and humanistic theories, and trauma-informed care.