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Linda Hines, Ph.D.

Brad K. Greenspan, M.D.
Paula DiCanio, Ph.D.
Jerry Lidsky, M.S., A.T.R.
Halle M. Aten, Ph. D.
Samantha Schulze, Psy.D.
Angela M. Fadragas, LCSW
Paula DiCanio, Ph.D.

Paula DiCanio, Ph.D.Personal Statement
“I practice an integrative approach to therapy, combining psychodynamic theory and practice with Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques. This means, for example, that the focus of sessions may be the exploration of the past, particularly significant relationships. The goal of therapy in this case is to increase insight and self-awareness. At other times the focus of sessions may be to identify and then understand how negative thought patterns or behaviors contribute to current day distress. As a final example, therapy sessions may be used to learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques. I believe that therapy is a personal journey and that it is important to respectfully and ethically meet a client where he or she is ‘at.’ Therapy can be some of the most difficult work an individual may undertake, but it is incredibly rewarding as well. It is a privilege to work in this field and I look
forward to each new encounter with a client.”  

Paula T. DiCanio has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Illinois. She has a background in adolescent suicide research and prevention from rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, and has taught Psychology at both Columbia and Harold Washington Colleges in Chicago.  

Treatment Areas
Dr. DiCanio has experience treating a number of areas that include, but are not limited to Mood Disorders (Depression and Bi-Polar), Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Attention Deficit, and Behavioral Disorders of Childhood/Adolescence. Other areas that have been the focus of treatment include sexual/physical/emotional abuse, family of origin dysfunction, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, poor body image, bereavement, sexual orientation, and coping with chronic physical and/or mental health problems.  

Treatment Modalities
Dr. DiCanio provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. In addition, she offers treatment for families and couples. When working with children and adolescents, Dr. DiCanio acts as an advocate for the client, often serving as a liaison between the family and school in an effort to coordinate services.  

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