Problems of Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
Body Image & Eating Disorders
Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders
LGBTQ and Identity Issues
Relationship Concerns: Intimacy & Assertiveness
Survivors of Trauma and Abuse
Locations and Hours:
Oakbrook: Mondays & Tuesdays (afternoons & evenings)
Chicago downtown: Wednesdays (afternoons & evenings) and Thursdays (morning and afternoon)
My Approach to Therapy:
My approach to therapy is collaborative and is aimed at helping you develop long-lasting health (both as an individual and in your relationships). People struggling with emotional problems have often had painful experiences with others. Therapy offers a safe place to revisit these experiences and break patterns that cause you sadness, fear, or anger. Therapy can help you solve problems in relationships such as intimacy issues or difficulties with assertiveness. Therapy also can help you address individual concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem or job fulfillment. Initial sessions will involve a thorough intake so I can be sure I understand the “big picture” of your background and current problems. I will help you construct individualized goals for therapy and we will then agree on how to best work together. I utilize a variety of approaches and techniques including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
In my work with women I place a special emphasis on helping you find balance in your life while also working to help you reduce symptoms such as anxiety, self-doubt, and guilt. I have a particular interest in aiding women in gaining self-acceptance and self-assurance as they make choices about whether to engage in partnership and parenthood.
Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Adolescence and young adulthood can be a time of heightened emotions and challenging transitions. Adolescents and young adults face pressure from peers and families while trying to discover what kind of people they will become. I have experience and interest in helping my adolescent and young adult clients build on their strengths and overcome issues common to these age groups: low self esteem, poor body image, bullying, social isolation, sexual identity confusion, low motivation, problems in school, relationship break-ups, and college and career choices. In therapy, I help teens and their families more effectively negotiate expectations and put changes into place which will increase harmony in the home. I will begin treatment with adolescents and children by checking in with parents and helping families agree on treatment goals. Subsequent sessions may include family sessions to facilitate good communication or individual sessions with adolescents to work on individual problems and concerns.
LGBTQ and Diversity:
I strive to provide culturally sensitive treatment to clients of all backgrounds. I have worked with many clients who have encountered challenges due to sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, gender, and socio-economic status. Members of marginalized groups in our culture face a range of stress, from inequality and threats to safety to subtle slights and invalidation from others. These experiences can accumulate and create psychological reactions such as depression, anxiety, tension, irritability, frustration, and hopelessness. Therapy can provide support and empowerment for individuals and couples to overcome adversity and foster self-acceptance and resilience.
Children and Families:
In my work with children I emphasize working with families. I view parents as partners in therapy; my goal is to work with you to help resolve your child's current difficulties and strengthen their coping skills, motivation, and self-reliance. I work with a range of childhood problems from defiant behavior to underachievement, to difficulties with self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
B.A. in Psychology-2005 University of Notre Dame
M.A. in Clinical Psychology- 2008 Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology- 2011 Chicago School of Professional Psychology
To reach Dr. Crone, call 630/586-0900 and leave a message at ext 34.