Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome to AEG Wellness. Whether you or someone in your family is struggling through a crisis, having trouble adjusting to a life change, or dealing with chronic anxiety or depression, I am here to help you navigate through it. My social constructivist approach as a therapist will help you to understand the presenting problem, and together we will create a treatment plan.
I truly value the therapeutic alliance in guiding my clients through challenges and hurdles. I work with all age groups, most frequently using a relational psychodynamic approach which focuses on relational patterns and cycles. With my younger clients (as young as pre-k), I often incorporate expressive therapies, and I seek to collaborate with parents and families in treatment when appropriate. As a forensically trained psychologist, I understand the complex challenges faced by court-involved families, and I am passionate about helping clients navigate systemic shifts and transitions.
Whether you have been struggling for years or you find yourself in new territory wondering why you are feeling off, as your therapist, we will help you figure out what's going on. Sometimes a few sessions are enough to clarify why you've been feeling uncomfortable and how to move forward. Other times, more sessions might be indicated. In either case, together, we will create goals, strategies to achieve them, and work through the steps together.
Does your older child or teen seem anxious or depressed, or are you (or they) concerned about their behaviors? We can help them to understand themselves, their values, and why they feel and act the way they do. Together, we work on making choices that will assist them to achieve the present and future they envision for themselves.
You are with your kids many more hours than an outpatient therapist can be. Let us coach you on how to help your anxious or emotionally reactive child or teen. As a parent coach, we can give you language to use when they don't want to go to school or if they tell you they are thinking about hurting themselves. We can share tools that will help you teach your kids how to self-regulate and how to manage their own anxiety
AEG Wellness is a network provider for BCBS (PPO, BCE, BCO, BCS), United Behavioral Health, and Cigna Behavioral Health. Please check back for updates on additional insurance information.
If you would like to talk live to either schedule an appointment or ask questions about me or the process, please call the number below. If I don't answer, please leave a message; it's a private and confidential voicemail.
1020 Milwaukee Ave, Suite 126, Deerfield, Illinois 60015, United States
(847) 807-8740 (Abby's Direct Line) (847) 807-3900 (Lindsay's Direct Line)