Psychotherapy offers a wonderful opportunity to discover more about who we are and what it is that we want and need from life. Therapy should help us feel compassion for ourselves and find the courage to live more fully in the moment. It also offers us the opportunity to grow and evolve and be graced with the ability to see ourselves and the world with less fear, distortion, and illusion, and to live in the freedom that comes with viewing things the way they really are. I have dedicated my career to helping my clients improve the quality of their lives by promoting self-awareness and self-acceptance, and by identifying and correcting maladaptive behavioral patterns and self-defeating thoughts and attitudes. Both of these approaches - the psychodynamic and the cognitive behavioral - have largely separate strengths, and when they are combined by a therapist in a flexible and creative way, there is little that a motivated client cannot accomplish.
Dr. Robert Aber, PHD is a clinical psychology provider who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Aber is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.