jennifer diamond, phd, lpc

My therapeutic focus includes trauma, transitions in adolescence and adulthood, and navigating divorce and post-divorce relationships. I also help mothers and fathers navigate the difficult job of raising children, from infancy through young adulthood, in all types of family configurations.

I believe that people are basically creative and wise beings whose symptoms and struggles are often messages from a voiceless part of themselves that need to be listened to without judgement, and understood with compassion, in order to remit.

In addition to being educated as a psychologist, I am a trained EMDR therapist. While EMDR is a highly effective treatment for PTSD resulting from big Trauma it can also be a very effective way of working with little trauma that often underlies symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, and persistent struggles in intimate relationships.

There are times when clients find traditional talk therapy is not enough; they understand and have insight into their problems, have tools to manage symptoms, but those symptoms aren’t going away and they feel stuck. EMDR can be a very effective and quick way to get unstuck. 

I am a registered yoga instructor and trained Divorce Mediator.

Jennifer is available to consult with therapists on the use of yoga and mindfulness techniques as an adjunct to therapy.  She also teaches continuing education classes to yoga teachers interested in teaching yoga as a psychotherapeutic healing tool.

 

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Consider working with Jennifer:

  • Adults

  • Adolescents/young adult-hood

  • Navigating divorce

  • Parenting

  • Yoga-informed therapy

Contact Jennifer:

jennifer@chicagocbm.com