Oak Park Behavioral Medicine LLC is an independent private practice of therapists located in Oak Park and Evanston, Illinois.

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 one of our specialists can be invaluable. We offer 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.

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Clinical Team

Our Services

  • Adult Therapy

    We focus on how your illness affects daily life, your emotional well-being, social experiences, navigating the medical system, and any other challenges with managing your condition.

  • Bariatric Surgery

    If you are a candidate for bariatric weight loss surgery, we provide comprehensive evaluations required by your surgical team.

  • Adolescent Therapy

    Like adult therapy, we assist children ages 12 to 17 cope with living with a chronic illness. We work with parents while respecting the emerging autonomy of adolescence.

  • Weight Management

    Helping make lasting behavior change for successful long term weight loss, including understanding the role of emotional or stress eating in weight loss challenges.

  • Child Therapy

    For children age 5 to 11, we will meet with your child and family to identify the best therapeutic approach including Play or Art Therapy, Bibliotherapy, or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

  • Medical Hypnotherapy

    Effective in treating several chronic conditions that may not have good traditional medical options including IBS and other functional digestive conditions, chronic pain conditions, and smoking cessation.

Living with IBS or IBD?

Our clinicians are experts in treating people living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Indeterminate Colitis). We offer gut-directed hypnotherapy for IBS, an evidence-based treatment with over 30 years of clinical trial research supporting its effectiveness in over 70% of patients, as well as other GI behavioral medicine services.

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