The Personal Development Group is an experienced staff of psychologists and counselors who offer a whole person approach to psychotherapy, counseling, training for business management, and seminars for therapy professionals. Seminar information is available for anger management, workplace ethics, diversity training, emotional management, and increasing your emotional IQ. Psychotherapy and counseling are available for stress, ADD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues. EMDR and family treatment are offered. Tambien terapia en Espanol. Chicago area locations for the PDG include: Lincoln Park 60610, Lakeview 60613, and Evanston 60201.
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Amber's Professional Background:
I started out my professional career as a high school teacher, feeling that I could have a significant impact on the lives of my students. So after earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, I taught Language Arts on the high school level for two years. As a teacher, the limits of the classroom environment prevented me from reaching many of my troubled students. Not feeling settled with this situation, I pursue a graduate degree from Loyola University-Chicago in Community Counseling.
Subsequent to earning my degree I have been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2004. Having worked at such places as Uhlich Chidren’s Advantage Network (UCAN), Columbia College and Loyola University Chicago, I have found an incredible amount success and satisfaction working with children of all ages, teens and young adults confronted with a wide range of issues. Though some clients have come in seeking support with depression, stress, trauma, and life changes, among other issues, they all have sought acceptance and understanding as an initial building block for our work together. I believe that trusting, reciprocal relationships become the foundation for change. Once that safety is in place, an individual can begin to reflect upon, and understand, how their own feelings, choices and behaviors have impacted their situation and those around them. This process can look very different for a child vs a teen vs a young adult. Positive change then becomes a result of taking this awareness and utilizing one’s own strengths to recognize options available to them and achieve a balance that allows for personal growth and healing.
413 W. North Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60610
Monday – Thursday:
8 am to 6 pm
Friday: 8 am to 3 pm
In-network with Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna. Out of network billing available.
Amber Miller, LCPC