Eliezer T. Margolis Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
Dr. Margolis specializes in an existential psychotherapeutic approach for adults with chronic and/or serious medical illness, physical disabilities, or trauma.
Dr. Margolis received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Human Neuropsychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1990. He did his Internship in Clinical Psychology at the VA Medical Center, North Chicago, Illinois, 1982-83. His Post-doctoral Fellowship was in Medical Psychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1990-91.
Dr. Margolis specializes in using an existential psychotherapeutic approach to the struggles of adults who have chronic and/or serious medical illness, physical disability, sexual difficulty, and trauma or who are dealing with death and dying. He subspecializes in working with people (and their families) who have "different" central nervous systems due to brain injury or other neurological problems.
Eliezer T. Margolis sees patients at the following location(s):
I am Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and I am an Assistant Clinical Professor of both Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Northwestern University Medical School.
In my work, I am often called upon to integrate my advanced training in clinical neuropsychology, family therapy, and sex therapy. Probably far more significant, though, are my core beliefs about psychotherapy: I am of the conviction that psychotherapy is a fundamentally sacred process, not a technical procedure.
In the overwhelming majority of instances, the true purpose of psychotherapy should be expressed in the genuine response--accurate and selfless--of a psychotherapist to some crisis in the way that another person experiences their humaness--not in manipulations to engineer a treatment for psychiatric disorder. The single most important activity of psychotherapy, therefore, is the establishment of a committed but non-possessive relationship in which the authentic dialogue of mutuality can occur.
I firmly believe that this kind of mutual coming-into-relationship between two people, meeting face-to-face, is the necessary condition for psychological and spiritual healing. This humanizing relationship must be radically individualized and fully confidential. Most of my energies as a psychotherapist are devoted to seeing that these conditions are met to the greatest extent possible.
Dr. Margolis has experience treating the following areas: ADHD, Amputation, Attention Deficit Disorders, Brain Injury, Caregivers' Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Physical Illness, Co-Dependency, Couples' Issues, Dementia, Disability Issues, Epilepsy, Family Systems, Fibromyalgia, Gender Issues, Identity Issues, Impotence, Learning Disabilities, Life Management Issues, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Midlife Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders, PTSD, Parkinson's Disease, Perinatal Loss, Physical Disability, Physical Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Relationship Issues, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Dysfunction, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Vocational Issues, Women's Issues, and Work Issues.
Dr. Margolis provides 12-Step Programs, Coaching, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Goal-Oriented Therapy, Guided Imagery, Individual Psychotherapy, Marriage Counseling, Mediation, Neuropsychological Assessment, Rehabilitation, Remediation, Sex Therapy, and Spiritual Counseling.
He works with Adults, Businesses/Corporations, Couples, Families, and Seniors.
Dr. Margolis is a provider for Advocate.
Non-English Languages Spoken
Dr. Margolis is fluent in Hebrew.