Allison  Resnick

Allison Resnick

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon appointments in North Side practice (updated December 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Depression
  • Young adult mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Allison Resnick is a Clinical Psychologist on the north side of Chicago who specializes in adolescents and young adults with anxiety, mood, transition, and identity development concerns. She enjoys working with clients who are motivated to move forward in their life and align their actions and values. She also does parental guidance and family work to help improve and model effective coping, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Dr. Resnick takes an integrative approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and relational approaches. She works from a strengths-based perspective that helps clients identify negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors. She then helps them develop healthier coping strategies to manage their relationships and reframe their thought patterns.

Dr. Resnick cares deeply about her clients and is there to help them move forward and discover a life they love. She received her PsyD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her BA from Northwestern University. Outside of her private practice, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical PsyD department at The Chicago School where she has taught child development, adult development, clinical interviewing and observation, and CBT.


Message to clients

I believe it is my job as a clinical psychologist to help clients and their families improve on their strengths and grow in their areas of need. Humor is highly valued in my approach and I want clients to be able to share their goals, experiences, values, thoughts, and feelings without judgment and with compassion. I work from a strength-based, collaborative approach to empower clients to improve relationships, develop identity, cope with emotional struggles, or promote balance.


Specialties

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $165 (50-55min)
  • Initial session: $165 (50-55min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Resnick can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

North Side practice

4256 North Ravenswood Avenue

#301

Chicago, IL 60613

Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2011 - Present

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2011

Northwestern University, BA, 2006


Languages

  • English

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