Dr. Rob Walters is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in Chicago, IL. Dr. Walters sees clients who are in need of specialized treatment and may have active mental health concerns - such as anxiety, panic attacks, or depression - as well as those who aren’t quite sure if they’re ready for therapy. For those who have a suspicion that their mental health needs attention but can’t verbalize what exactly is out-of-place, Dr. Walters conducts a thorough assessment to guide their sessions and allows clients to feel comfortable in therapy before processing through their stressors.
With an extensive crisis intervention history, Dr. Walters is passionate about helping clients who feel particularly distressed as a result of trauma or addiction. He understands that trauma and addiction often go hand in hand and uses trauma focused strategies. He also adjusts his addiction treatment approach as indicated by the client's readiness for treatment while emphasizing a reduction in problematic substance use behaviors. Dr. Walters utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with clients, drawing attention to the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions. He also focuses on a client’s interpersonal relationships and may ask about conflicts with friends and family in a safe and supportive setting.
Dr. Walters previously worked with veterans and active military personnel. He owns and runs a private practice that specializes in Psychological Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment, as well as offers long-term therapy for the community. Dr. Walters earned his PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and supports his clients through learning more about themselves, processing through previously untouchable feelings, and guiding them towards greater well-being in their daily lives.
He has accumulated over 20 publications with the most recent being on cognitive aspects of PTSD.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, physical abuse, or combat/military related. I offer trauma focused treatment.
Addiction - Addiction is emotional pain. Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping. I use a harm reduction model.
ADHD - Impulsivity, distraction, procrastination require a neuropsychology background and specliased treatment to develop skill-building and support around organizational challenges, building and maintaining healthy routines and structure.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Psychological Assessment and Treatment Services, PLLC, Owner/Clinical Psychologist , 2020 - Present