Oak Park Behavioral Medicine

is an independent private practice of therapists with 2 convenient locations in Oak Park and Evanston, Illinois. Our names are Dr. Tiffany Taft and Stephanie Horgan, LCSW and we specialize in working with adults and children living with a chronic medical illness. Our mission is to promote health and empower patients by focusing on your whole experience, including how your condition impacts your mood and daily life. Dr. Taft is a licensed clinical health psychologist and Ms. Horgan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). We hope this website will answer some of your questions about what behavioral medicine is and how meeting with a therapist can be an important part of treating a chronic illness. Read More Read More

Why see a Behavioral Medicine Therapist?

When you or someone close to you is diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, or irritable bowel syndrome, many challenges can occur beyond the physical symptoms being experienced. Taking care of your mental well-being is equally as important as taking care of your physical well-being. Unfortunately in today's medical world, there often isn't time to address the social and mental effects of living with a chronic illness every day. This is where meeting with Dr. Taft or Ms. Horgan can be invaluable. In fact, there are behavioral medicine therapies, such as CBT for IBS or medical hypnotherapy for chronic migraine, that can treat your illness symptoms, either to complement your medical treatment or fill in where medical treatments are lacking. Read More Read More

What is Therapy Like?

We use the most up-to-date, scientifically based treatments to assist you with managing your condition and improving your quality of life. We provide a safe, comfortable therapy environment where treatment is designed to help you feel better both mentally and physically. Both Dr. Taft and Ms. Horgan are trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and use other evidence-based treatments such as mindfulness therapy, interpersonal therapy, and medical hypnosis. Our focus is on the whole person, combining the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of your life. We tailor treatments to meet your unique needs and situation to ensure the most successful results. Read More Read More

 

our services

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Adult Individual Therapy

We focus on how your illness affects daily life and difficulties with managing your condition.

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Adolescent Individual Therapy

Like adult therapy, we assist children ages 12 to 17 cope with living with a chronic illness.

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Child & Family Therapy

For children age 5 to 11, we will meet with your child and the family to identify the best therapeutic approach.

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Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Including weight loss behavior change, bariatric surgery evaluations, and post-surgery support.

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Medical Hypnotherapy

Effective in treating several chronic conditions that may not have good traditional medical options, weight loss, and smoking cessation.

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Telemental Health Services

For clients who are unable to regularly attend in-person sessions at the Oak Park Behavioral Medicine offices.

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Low-Cost Therapy

For clients with limited financial means or whose insurance our providers are not in-network, advanced doctoral students are available for reduced fee services.

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