Carol Yoken, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist
I provide individual therapy for adults. Sometimes a person is dealing with long-standing issues; at other times the focus may be a new situation or challenge.  I typically help people with:
Relationship concerns                                 Family issues
Work or school difficulties                            Stress and emotions
Life transitions                                              Loss and grief
Depression                                                   Anxiety
Learning and attentional disorders               Autistic disorders
Blocks to creativity or performance              Aging
Acculturation                                                 Exploration and growth
For therapy to be effective, a good working relationship between client and therapist is essential.  Therapy is always a collaborative process.  My role includes developing a clear understanding of you and your concerns, helping you recognize themes and patterns in your life, suggesting strategies for learning and practicing new skills and behaviors, and providing support and encouragement.  Your role includes being open in sessions about your thoughts, feelings and life events as well as working between sessions to reflect on what we discuss and try out changes.
The process of therapy varies from person to person depending on individual circumstances.  Length of treatment is difficult to predict, but most people find a sense of relief and a diminishment of some symptoms within a few sessions.  Many effective treatment approaches are designed for 20 sessions or less.  I am flexible in scheduling to meet client needs.
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25 E. Washington St., Suite 1717, Chicago, IL 60602  773-633-4748
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