Lincoln Park Psychology uses a wide range of therapeutic modalities when working with adult clients. Taking into account each client's background, narrative, and values, we provide comprehensive, culturally competent, and gender affirming services. We believe that self-awareness, insight, and an a sense of empowerment are the key to success and balance. We will work with you to promote your resilience, increase coping strategies, improve your relationships, and develop a stronger sense of self. Becoming your "best self" is not a trendy cliché at Lincoln Park Psychology - it is the ultimate goal. Our clinicians work with a variety of methods in order to help you align your goals, behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes with your value system, resulting in long-lasting change and fulfillment.
Lincoln Park Psychology clinicians treat a wide-range of presenting issues including mood dysregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurodiversity, among others. It is important to note that we are a strength based, affirmative, and accepting practice, open for all individuals regardless of culture, religion, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, or belief system. We believe strongly in human rights, belonging, and inclusion.
A relationship is defined as a connection between two people, which seems simple enough. However, humans are dynamic beings with many layers, experiences, underlying insecurities, and learned behaviors. Sometimes we find ourselves chronically struggling in relationships with others, or having an intense emotional response to the ending of a romantic relationship. It's often possible that we feel that we don't belong in social groups, or struggle with understanding social cues and norms. Our clinicians at Lincoln Park Psychology work with you to examine your patterns and tendencies, including how you set boundaries, how you react to triggers, and how you meet your own needs.
Lincoln Park Psychology also services adults who identify as part of the Autism Spectrum, helping to work through some of the frustrations that can come with feeling a lack of connection and opportunity to relate to others. At times, we also offer a group therapy service focused on relationships and social awareness.
Lincoln Park Psychology is committed to affirming care that serves the diverse needs of LGBTQIA+ adults. We recognize that it can take tremendous effort to live authentically within a system of erasure and discrimination. LPP acknowledges that both sexual orientation and gender identity exist on spectrums with infinite expressions. We acknowledge that this is a time of shifting narratives around gender and sexuality, and that many people are arriving at new and deeper understanding of themselves. We believe that every person has the potential to need or want mental health care in their lifetime, and that it has been difficult in the past for LGBTQIA+ clients to find care that is respectful, and acknowledges their identities and lived experiences. We strive to co-create an environment for healing and emotional growth that allows each person to define how they wish to engage in relationships with others, and set therapeutic goals that align with what they want for the future. You belong here.
Couples therapy, also known as marriage or relationship counseling, is a type of therapy designed to help couples resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Our trained clinicians act as a neutral third party to facilitate open and constructive communication between partners. We help the couple identify and address issues, understand each other's perspectives, and develop healthier ways of relating to one another. The goal of couples therapy is to enhance relationship satisfaction, promote emotional intimacy, and build stronger connections between partners. We are passionate about providing a supportive environment for couples to work through challenges, learn effective problem-solving skills, and ultimately improve the overall quality of their relationship.
Often times, we may feel that we are the only ones experiencing life in a painful and/or sub-optimal way. Group therapy offers a unique opportunity to connect with others who may be facing similar issues, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding. It can help individuals gain different perspectives, learn from each other's experiences, and develop effective strategies for managing their concerns. Some groups consist of sharing experiences, thoughts, and emotions in a safe and supportive environment. Other groups may be focused on specific learning goals focused on topics such as conflict resolution, self-esteem, or changing negative thought processes. We also run groups directly impacting mind-body connections and healing from within. Regardless of the style, group therapy is a collaborative process that promotes personal growth, enhances interpersonal skills, and provides a network of support for individuals on their journey toward improved mental and emotional well-being. For more information on our current group offerings please click here.
Psychological testing for adults is beneficial because it helps accurately assess psychological strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. It aids in diagnosing mental health conditions, guiding treatment plans, and increasing self-awareness. It also assists in making informed career and educational choices and monitoring progress over time. Our assessments are administered and interpreted by our highly trained Psychologists and Postdoctoral Fellows who provide valuable insights to support individuals in understanding themselves better and addressing their psychological needs effectively.
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Lincoln Park Psychology not only services children and adolescents, but also adults who identify on the Autism Spectrum. It is not uncommon for individuals to suspect neurodiversity in adulthood, or to have been recently diagnosed as part of the Autism Spectrum. Our clinicians work with you to identify strengths, increase self-awareness, reduce stress, enhance relationships, increase self-acceptance, as well as set attainable goals for building a positive sense of self. We aim to empower individuals to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives while embracing their unique neurodiversity.
We are also very excited to offer assessments to test for levels of neurodiversity and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Click here for more information about our assessment offerings.
**Please Note: we are waiting for the official licensing for our therapy dogs to come through before we offer this service officially. We are so very excited to introduce this in the near future.**
Animal Assisted Therapy is the use of animal interactions with clients to aid in recovery and help cope with stressors. The use of animal assisted therapy has been shown to decrease feelings of fear, rage, aggression, distrust, and depression. This modality may also enrich interpersonal relationships, allowing clients to share moments of connection with the animal. Animal Assisted Therapy is often used for children/adolescents; however, the benefit for adults can be substantial.