We offer comprehensive psychotherapy to adults who want to gain a better understanding of how their minds work. We focus on your strengths and challenges in order bring about transformational change.
In general terms, psychotherapy is a process which works toward reducing mental pain through a detailed examination of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Typically, problems do not develop overnight. They develop over time and can be seen in specific patterns that vary in different people. Ross Psychology Group believes in a treatment approach that identifies and respects the unique circumstances of each person.
During the initial sessions we will discuss the problems that are troubling you and identify a specific plan to address them. Treatment works to target conflicts (in emotion and thought) which interfere with the course of life and often impact functioning at work, in relationships, and other areas. Our philosophy for change is based on several guiding assumptions:
PEOPLE ARE WIRED FOR CHANGE
Many patients come to treatment feeling “stuck” and unable to make changes. Often they are unable to see how their life can be different. The good news is that our minds are designed to be adaptive and flexible. Our role as your therapist is to understand how difficulties are standing in the way of growth, and work with you to discover new ways of relating to yourself and others.
EMOTIONS PLAY A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE PROBLEMS PEOPLE EXPERIENCE
Recent scientific evidence confirms that emotions, and the ability or inability to experience particular feelings, have significant impact on mental health issues, self esteem, and the quality of one’s relationships. Sometimes feelings are overwhelming, scary, difficult to put into words, or are distant. In other cases, people come into treatment with a “sense” that something doesn’t feel quite right. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to clarify these feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
RELATIONSHIP BONDS PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROBLEMS AND RELIEF
One of the most important aspects of human life is the manner in which we relate to others. It is through relationships that our mental lives are expressed. Taking a look at the manner and character of these connections provides incredible insight into the difficulties you may be experiencing. Exploring your relationships with important people (present and past) is a cornerstone of resolving difficulties in therapy.
Our therapists use research supported approaches to deliver a high standard of care. We draw on principles of Object Relations Therapy, Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness based therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. These approaches are shown to be effective with a wide range of problems including depression, relationship conflicts, anxiety, low self-esteem and trauma disorders. If you would like to discuss these treatment models, please contact us via our online form.
Please note:We have experience working with people at different stages of the change process. Some have worked with a therapist in the past, while others have no experience in treatment. Regardless of your experience, please feel free to contact us to discuss your options for treatment.
We are in-network providers for the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield BlueChoice PPO
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO (NorthShore)
- United Behavioral Health/Optum