Therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Specializing in a narrow range of problems allows me to keep current on multiple ways of treating each problem.
I'm part of Behavioral Health Associates in Chicago, IL. We're a specialty practice. Dr. Neil Bockian, the owner, specializes in personality disorders and health psychology, while I focus on serious mental illness.
A lot of therapists only use one type of treatment. They only do neurofeedback, or only cognitive-behavioral therapy, and they apply it to a lot of different types of problems. For people with serious mental illness, that can result in a lot of therapist-hopping when that one type of treatment doesn't work for you. Instead, I can offer several options for treatment, and we'll decide together which one we should try. If that one doesn't work after a while, we’ll try something different or create a custom mix based on your individual needs.
Aimee Daramus, Psy.D., licensed clinical psychologist.
I got my first job in the mental health field in 1997, during my junior year of college. I've had experience at every level in the continuity of care, from the psychiatric unit to day programs and IOPs, to people coping with depression, anxiety, or voices (for example) while working and raising a family.
I've been a part-time professor at Harold Washington College for eleven years, and have also taught classes at Wright College and Truman College. For fun, I volunteer at the Glessner House Museum.
As service to the community, I teach free or low-cost classes in suicide prevention, PTSD prevention after a trauma, and other aspects of mental health emergency management. I also offer a free one hour talk on how to select a therapist and check their credentials.