Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D.
is a clinical psychologist in private
practice in Chicago, Illinois and Northfield, Illinois. He is a graduate of the Adler
School of Professional Psychology where he received his doctorate in clinical psychology.
He received his masters degree from the National-Louis University where he specialized in
addictions counseling. His undergraduate degree was awarded to him by the University of
Cincinnati, where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Frisch received post-doctoral training
in two specialties at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He completed a
certificate training program in clinical hypnosis at the Center For The Advanced Study Of
Clinical Hypnosis. He also completed a certificate training program in Marriage and Family
Counseling. He is licensed by the state of Illinois as a clinical psychologist. He was
certified in Illinois by IAODAPCA as a certified drug and alcohol counselor in 1988.
Dr. Frisch's first book, The Comparative
Effectiveness of Group Therapy Versus Individual Therapy As Measured By Self Concept,
Interpersonal Orientation, and Degree of Emotional Adjustment was an empirical
investigation of the treatment modalities he utilizes in his private practice. This book
was based on a study he conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of his treatment
His treatment philosophy has grown out of
his diverse clinical background in which he has worked with a variety of different
clinical populations. From these diverse experiences, Dr. Frisch has assimilated a variety
of assessment and treatment interventions into his integrated treatment philosophy.
Dr. Frisch has worked on the staff of both
inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs. This experience provided the
foundation for his work with the issues that arise from the impact of chemical dependency
on the individual, the family, and the workplace.
In 1988, as a result of his work in the
field of chemical dependency, Dr. Frisch founded the Adult Children Institute This treatment clinic specialized
in working with adults who were raised in families that were emotionally organized around
the influences of drugs and alcohol, sexual and physical abuse, and emotional neglect.
The Adult Children Institute developed treatment interventions
that enabled the program's participants to develop effective ways to heal from the
aftereffects of the trauma they experienced from their earlier development. These
aftereffects included substance abuse, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, shame, and
relationship issues such as fear of emotional
intimacy and commitment.
Dr. Frisch co-developed and was the
coordinator of a mental health program for homeless adults who required treatment for
substance abuse and emotional disorders. He developed an individualized assessment and
treatment protocol that provided the impetus and support for each individual to rebuild
their lives within their local communities.
The Relationship Bridge-Building and
Pathfinders personal growth programs represent the integration of Dr. Frisch's ongoing
research and work in the area of human growth and potential development. Program
participants develop the necessary awareness and skills to create an empowered life that
maximizes their full potential for both their interpersonal and professional lives.
Whether by individual
consultation, group experiences, workshops, or seminars, Dr. Frisch engages his audiences
with a mixture of common sense and sound psychological principles of change that awakens
and inspires his audiences to the possibility of what their lives can potentially become.
He consults with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations that are seeking to
implement the principles of development, change, and growth in their lives.
Adult Survivors of Physical and Sexual Trauma Therapy