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My therapist at Ardent helped me see that what I was doing with that anger was the problem. I now have the tools to live a calmer and more authentic life and I'm not afraid of conflict anymore.
-- Joseph in Evanston  
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Dr. Robert Detlefsen

Dr. Robert Detlefsen

Psychiatric Provider

Specialties

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • , Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

 

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Play Therapy in Chicago, Illinois & Iowa

Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including: children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters (Reddy, Files-Hall & Schaefer, 2005). Play therapy helps children:

  • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies.
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems.
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others.
  • Learn to experience and express emotion.
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others.
  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family.
  • Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities.

PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.

Play - the natural language of children (young and old). We can help you or your children now - (888) 870-1775(888) 870-1775

Based on a couple's assessment results, a trained facilitator provides 4-8 feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.

There are several goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program. In order to achieve these goals there are exercises designed to help couples improve their relationship skills. The program helps couples:

  • Explore strength and growth areas
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Identify and manage major stressors
  • Resolve conflict using the Ten Step Model
  • Develop a more balanced relationship
  • Explore family of origin issues
  • Discuss financial planning and budgeting
  • Establish personal, couple and family goals
  • Understand and appreciate personality differences

Contact us to find out more about how we can meet your evaluation services needs today.

We look forward to working with you.

 



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