Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Edgewater practice (updated November 05, 2019)

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in The Loop practice (updated November 05, 2019)

Not accepting new clients in Evanston practice (updated November 19, 2019)

The Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness is a therapy practice dedicated to helping your brain. They work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and physical symptoms, with a particular specialty in the treatment of mental health concerns related to cognitive impairment or neurological issues.

Whatever the problem, they are there to support and guide patients and families, as they work to build the best brain they can.


Sherrie  All
Sherrie All

Psychologist PhD

Lydia  Wardin
Lydia Wardin

Psychologist PsyD

Martha  Tierney
Martha Tierney

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Genevieve  Wolff
Genevieve Wolff

Master of Arts, MA

Steven  Bernfeld
Steven Bernfeld

Psychologist PhD

About

+ What is the Chicago Center for Cognitve Wellness?

The clinicians at the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness are here to help your brain. They work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and physical symptoms, with a particular specialty in the treatment of mental health concerns related to cognitive impairment or neurological issues.

These include concussions, a more serious brain injury, ADHD, dementia, or any other kind of neurological condition such as MS, stroke, or Parkinson’s disease.

Many patients come to the center with pain, GI issues, dizziness, headaches, trouble remembering, or confusion. The clinicians at Cognitive Wellness are mental health professionals are uniquely trained in caring for these special cases.

Whatever the problem, they are there to support and guide patients and families, as they work to build the best brain they can.

+ What services do you offer?

Their treatment services include cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and brain health coaching. Most often this entails weekly, 1-1 meetings with one of their providers; this typically looks and feels like counseling, but the focus is on setting goals to work on between sessions.

They frequently use workbooks and occasionally incorporate brain training software when it is needed to boost a specific skill, such as attention.

The clinicians at Cognitive Wellness take a holistic approach by treating the whole person, and their techniques are rooted in evidence and best practices.

+ What makes the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness special?

To support patients, the team at Cognitive Wellness provides neuropsychological assessment to get a good sense of what is going on with a patient's brain. Similar to IQ testing, they are able to objectively measure someone's memory and attention skills, provide a detailed report explaining what's wrong, and offer recommendations for what to do about it.

Many clinics offer this type of service, so what really sets them apart is that in addition to the assessments, they offer treatment services to improve cognitive skills and help people build and maintain independence. In fact, they are a referral destination for several other neuropsychology clinics in the area, helping patients and families implement recommendations and get started on the "what’s next" after a diagnosis of cognitive decline.

+ How does payment work at the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness?

Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness providers are in-network with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. They accept payment from worker’s compensation polices and out-of-network payments from Aetna and Medicare Advantage PPO plans.

For other policies, they ask for payment up front and assist patients in obtaining reimbursement by submitting claims to insurance on their behalf. They verify coverage and benefits for every patient before the first session and work to ensure that the patient is aware of the anticipated costs.


Specialties

Cognitive rehabilitation - Improvement of memory, attention and executive function skills by building habits that compensate for, and in some cases restore, declines in thinking skills

Neuropsychology - Providing neuropsychological assessment to objectively measure memory, attention, executive function and other cognitive skills

Brain injury - Supportive and rehabilitative services for clients recovering from concussions and more serious brain injuries

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Dementia - Supportive therapy and brain health interventions for clients with dementia aimed at slowing disease progression and retaining functional independence

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $250

Therapist's note

Accepted insurances and fees vary by clinician; please verify on individual clinician profiles, or inquire during your initial call.


Location(s)

Edgewater practice

6033 North Sheridan Road

Ste. S7

Chicago, IL 60660

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The Loop practice

70 East Lake Street

Ste 222

Chicago, IL 60601

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Evanston practice

1940 Sherman Avenue

Ste A

Evanston, IL 60201

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Therapy Groups

Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness
CogSMART: Cognitive Skills and Rehabilitation Group

This evidence-based group provides skills that help people with brain injuries adapt and improve daily functioning.