Dr. Brooke K. Magers
I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from Indiana University, and both my Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I am also an accredited psychoanalyst from the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and am Board Certified in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Trained in many methods of therapy and psychoanalysis, my focus is on modern psychodynamic and humanistic approaches (more formally I identify as a self psychologist). I am often asked about my “specialties,” and my response frequently surprises people; human suffering and potential. I simply do not believe a person can be described by, or reduced to, a diagnosis. At the end of the day, being in tune with one’s feelings and mind is what truly creates peace and contentment; reduction of symptoms becomes the icing on the cake! That being said, I am especially adept at treating problems with self-esteem/motivation, anxiety/depression, chronic pain and its psychological roots, and troubling personality traits.