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Elliott, LPCC, NCC, Psychotherapist
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Experience:  35 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a college professor.
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I was diagnosed in 1985 with clinical biological depression.

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I was diagnosed in 1985 with clinical biological depression. in jan 89 I had a severe manic episode.I was treated with nine ECT treatments over a three week period. Since 1985 I have been hospitalized my
numerous times .I have been on meds since : Nardil ,Parnaooite, Lithium,Risperdol,Prozac, Zyprexa Seroquel, Clozariil, Lamictal,and many others. Now I take Wellbutrin, Depakote, levotjhroid Fish oil caps.I also developed tartive dyskinesia ,two years ago I moved from the Denver area to the Chicago area I've been getting meds from my PCP,except ror three months,I saw a psychiatrist it didn't work out. Any recommendations?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 1 year ago.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Dear friend,

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I believe that I can help.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

What do you mean that you have clinical biological depression?

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I know that it is commonly said that depression is a result of chemical imbalance and hence all of these medications and dangerous shocks to your brain, but none of it has helped.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I would like you to read a very important article about the "myth of biological depression" when you get a chance

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/depressi.htm

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

You are taking a very strong mixtures of antipsychotics and and antidepressants and they are producting countless side effects in your body.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I strong urge you to find an exceptional psychotherapist who can help you to emotionally restructure your life and help to change your very negative thinking that has keep you imprisoned in this disease, with the alliance of some very strong chemicals that are possibly doing more harm than good.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Let me see if I can find a one or two in the Chicago area who might benefit you.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

At this point in your life you are ready to try a new approach and to slowly wean off some of these medications.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Dr. Ida Roldan, PhD Clinical Social Worker, Psychoanalyst

30 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) XXX-XXXX

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Dr. Barbara Friedman

LICDC, ICADC, yoga, allia

(XXX) XXX-XXXX

I am a licensed psychologist, a Jungian psychoanalyst and a certified addictions counselor. I also have training in Gestalt studies and am a certified yoga instructor. I use these perspectives appropriately for the unique client who sits in front of me, meeting each person with freshness each time. I advocate for change in the power dynamic between people and within the psyche and support my clients to become their most authentic and fullest self.

I have devoted many years to the study and practice of several eastern wisdom traditions. These spiritual traditions inform my work as I help each individual to rid themselves of destructive patters, to expand their consciousness and to make a bold attempt to be fully alive,

Take the first step to help. Call or Email Dr. Barbara Friedman now - (XXX) XXX-XXXX

Qualifications

Years in Practice: 30+ YearsSchool: Case Western Reserve UniversityYear Graduated: 1979License No. and State: XXX.XXXXXX Illinois

Finances

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans:

AetnaMedicare

BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Additional Credentials

Certificate: IRSJA Inter-Regional Associati/psychoanalytic psychotherapyCertificate Date: 2001

Certificate: chemical dependency/Certificate Date: 0

Dr. Barbara Friedman's groups

spiritual support group

Groups as requested Usually have an ongoing group

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dream circle

groups as requested. Usually have an ongoing group

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Location

1165 North Clark Street #202
Chicago, Illinois 60610
(216) XXX-XXXX

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Additional Location

425 West Surf Street
Chicago, Illinois 60657
(216) XXX-XXXX

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

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Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Marylu Anne Halperin

(XXX) XXX-XXXX

The present quality of our lives and relationships often reflects what we learned and experienced in the past. I work collaboratively with individuals in a psycho-dynamic, relational, analytically-oriented practice, helping them to understand how adverse life experiences may impact their ability to lead happy, healthy, productive lives. Finding a therapist you feel you can work well with is critical to a successful treatment outcome. With a strong therapeutic relationship and a commitment to the process of exploring the roots of emotional distress, therapy can be one of the most helpful and rewarding experiences you will ever have.

I approach therapy by fostering a safe, empathic, trusting relational space in which clients can explore their issues and concerns without fear of judgment. My goal is to develop strong working partnerships with clients that foster insight, deep self-understanding, emotional vitality and compassion for self and others.

Psychological symptoms, left untreated, can affect our bodies in harmful ways. As a psychotherapist, nurse and self-employed healthcare consultant, I utilize my education, experience and skills to help clients live healthier, more satisfying lives by understanding and working through unresolved issues impacting both mind and body.

Call or Email Marylu Halperin for a free phone consultation now - (XXX) XXX-XXXX

Qualifications

Years in Practice: 6 YearsSchool: Northwestern UniversityYear Graduated: 2009License No. and State: XXX.XXXXXX Illinois .

Location

Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
122 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) XXX-XXXX

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

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Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I looked at many practitioners in Chicago and those three are the ones that seemed the best qualified to help you. Your past experience with medications and ECT has been painful and made you very dependent and have also damaged your nervous system (tardive dyskinesia)

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I urge you to break out of the box and try a different approach.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

The three drugs you are currently taking together are not at high risk taken together, but only at moderate risk as you can see here:]

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1463-0,918-484,440-203http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1463-0,918-484,440-203

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I urge you to talk to one of these therapists. Most can give you a preliminary idea of who they are and how they could help you with just an initial phone visit to see what you think.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Right now you seem so stuck and are suffering so much.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

In all cases, I shall keep you in my prayers and hope that God gives you the strength and courage to face the world and to heal.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Warm regards,

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Elliott Sewell, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC

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