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Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in
Chicago, Illinois and Northfield, Illinois.

You can contact Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. at
(847) 498-5622.

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Dr. Steve Frisch's, Psy.D.
Psychological Services

Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D.

Welcome! As a clinical psychologist in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, I've developed many different counseling programs to address your unique needs and circumstances. Thank you for the opportunity to tell you a little bit about them. These programs are designed to facilitate a process of healing and growth that enables you to acquire a greater degree of independence, autonomy, and self- integration. The objectives of my programs are to enable you to:

  • move toward increased awareness
  • gradually assume ownership of your experience (as opposed to making others
    responsible for what you are thinking, feeling, and doing)
  • develop skills and acquire values that will allow you to satisfy your needs without violating the rights of others
  • become more aware of all of your senses
  • learn to accept responsibility for what you do, including accepting the consequences of your actions
  • move from environmental support toward internal support
  • increasingly be able to ask and get help from others and to give to others

It's my belief that I am not treating a disease or disorder, rather I am working with an individual who is experiencing some specific difficulty in adjusting or developing in their life. Our work together is focused on helping you discover the self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling, or acting that have contributed to your lack of growth in the areas that you are currently
experiencing difficulty.

Working together in a partnership with you in a safe environment, we'll explore the ways to create new choices to your self-defeating patterns of thinking, acting, and feeling. These self-defeating patterns are more times than not developed as a means of coping and protecting yourself emotionally and interpersonally. However, these self-defeating coping
styles can become a rigid and constricted way of living your life. As protective as these patterns may have once been for you, they may have begun to create emotional discomfort for you today.

Therefore, our work together will focus on the identification and development of more self-supporting ways in which you can make life-choices that support your goal of wholeness and wellness. A life of wholeness and wellness can be thought of as you having: 1) an openness to experiences, 2) a trust in yourself, 3) an internal source of evaluation, and 4) a willingness to continue growing.

More specifically, these four dimensions should allow you to feel more free in your interactions with others. You should be able to manage your interpersonal anxiety more effectively. A trust in yourself will allow you to share more openly and more deeply with the significant others in your life.

Utilizing your internal source of evaluation will allow you to commit yourself more deeply to others without the fear of losing your own own identity. Ultimately, you'll discover new solutions to old life challenges. These new solutions will infuse your life with hopefulness and a new sense of purposefulness.

Please take your time and read about my different programs. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail at drfrisch@aliveandwellnews.com.

Professional Services Available
ACOA Therapy
Addictions/Recovery Therapy
Adult Survivors of Physical and Sexual Trauma Therapy
Couples Therapy
Group Therapy
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