Jill Schoeneman-Parker, Psy.D.
My professional background:
I received my doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology following studies at George Washington University and Wellesley College. A Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over 15 years, I have also worked as an Educational Therapist with emotionally disturbed pre-school age children and as the Director of CampCare, a bereavement camp for children and teens. I also work with adults and couples for both pre-marital and marital therapy. My clinical interests include attachment and relational issues, adolescent girls, parenting strategies, abuse and trauma, and bereavement. Additionally, I have taught several doctoral level courses as an Adjunct Faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. These courses included Child and Early Adolescent Development and Creative Arts Therapies for Children and Adolescents.
Taking the first step:
Talking with a psychologist about your concerns or those for your your child can be a hard thing to do. Some families believe they should be able to solve all of their own problems by themselves. Some believe these things should stay in the family. Be assured. With each client, I want to learn about his or her strengths, abilities, and likable qualities as well as the challenges or problems. I believe in seeing and treating the whole person.
I encourage involvement from parents, school personnel, and physicians. Together we can best identify the problem, clarify appropriate goals, provide you with the correct information, and then facilitate the best treatment possible, specific to each individual and stage of life. In a nurturing and warm environment, I hope adults, teens, and children will feel comfortable and share their concerns and hopes with me. I believe that compassion for my clients continues to grow as my clients continue to evolve and meet their goals. When I work with a child or adolescent, I am genuinely invested in the development and well being of the individual as well as the resulting growth and resilience of the entire family.
My office is in Skokie (across from Old Orchard Shopping Center off of 94), next to HomeGoods on Skokie Blvd.