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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
  
Samantha Schulze, Psy.D.

Samantha Schulze, Psy.D.Personal Statement
My approach to therapy is systemic in nature.  I try to look at the individual in connection with his or her family system to gain a better understanding of that person.  I believe in creating a strong therapeutic alliance which fosters a safe environment for the client.  This helps the client feel comfortable and more open to engaging in the therapeutic process.  I try to achieve this through emotional support and feedback using a variety of techniques.  These techniques range from play to mindfulness and I hope to build the client’s skill set and coping strategies.  The goal is to help the client be able to return to a state of feeling calm and in control of their emotions.  I am dedicated to helping others reach their potential.

Profile
Samantha Schulze, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Illinois. She received her degree at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology where she minored in Family Systems. Dr. Schulze completed her APA-approved clinical internship at a residential treatment center, The Children's Village, in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Schulze has worked in several residential treatment centers treating children, adolescents, and young adults with emotional and behavioral disturbances complicated by multiple psychosocial stressors. She has worked with a variety of traditional and nontraditional family compositions. Dr. Schulze has experience consulting with a wide range of school programs and professionals. This includes developing and maintaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Dr. Schulze also held the position of Assistant Clinical Director at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, IL.  Dr. Schulze has also previously worked as a psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and in private practice. 

Treatment Areas
Dr. Schulze has experience working with children and adolescents with a range of emotional/behavioral difficulties and their families; young adults transitioning to college; families with children with special needs; school issues including IEPs, sibling therapy; twin-related issues; foster care; and adults.  ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, anger management, developmental disorders, school issues, IEP consultation, parent-child attachment issues, sibling issues, and families with a child who has special needs are some of the areas that Dr. Schulze treats.

Treatment Modalities
Dr. Schulze provides individual therapy, family therapy, and sibling therapy.  This includes collaboration with schLakeside Psychology & Counseling Services - Halle M. Aten, Ph.D.ool professionals and any adjunct services.

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