Psychiatrists in Illinois

Reviewed by: Michelle Dees, MD
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Michelle Dees, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Dees is a Board Certified Washington University-trained Psychiatrist, who specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders, and depression with the use of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).

Yuliya Ihlitskaya

PMHNP-BC

Yuliya is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. She is also certified in SkinPen micro needling.

Raymond Bryant

PMHNP-BC

Raymond is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and sleep disorders.

Taylor McDowell

PA-C

Taylor is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant. He graduated from Frostburg State University in 2021 and is trained in General Psychiatry including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. 

Zach Schreiber

PA-C

Zach is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He graduated from Frostburg State University in 2021 and is trained in General Psychiatry, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. Additionally, he practices Emergency Medicine as a Physician Assistant.

Alan Stuart

PA-C

Alan is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2020 and is trained in General Psychiatry, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Pearle Olatunji

PMHNP-BC

Pearle is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner graduate who specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Kalindi Patel

PMHNP-BC

Kalindi is a psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate who specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Mandy Lusung

PMHNP-BC

Mandy is a psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate who specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Jennifer Buggeln

LCSW

Jennifer is a trained licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping individuals manage mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief, loss, coping with stress, and life transitions. Jennifer utilizes evidenced-based practices including CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Motivation Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Lyn Matsey

LCSW

Lynjunita “Lyn” is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in mental health treatment and demonstrated clinical management, education and training, and therapeutic counseling skills.

She is also a certified case manager, with over 16 years of experience, working with clients with behavioral health conditions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychosocial therapeutic techniques.

Her specializations include the treatment of depression, mood and anxiety disorders, and crisis intervention.

Kelli Farlow

LCSW

Kelli is a University of Chicago trained licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping individuals manage mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief, loss, coping with stress, and life transitions. Kelli utilizes evidenced-based practices including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Motivation Interviewing (MI), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Alison Chruscinski

LCSW, CTTP

Alison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Treatment Professional with over a decade of experience. She works to create a judgment-free, safe environment using a strength-based, holistic approach to meet clients’ individual needs. She incorporates a supportive, solution-focused, trauma-informed approach to help clients challenge unhealthy patterns holding them back from reaching their goals. Alison has extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), though this is just one of the many tools in her toolbox.

Her specialties are PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, and Life Transitions.

Samantha Schachter

LPCC

Samantha recently graduated from DePaul University as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is supervised by Dr. Michelle Dees. She also has a wide range of experiences with depression,  anxiety/phobias, and mood disorders.

Samantha practices from a strengths-based approach and utilizes CBT. She believes that each individual needs to be reminded of their worth, the obstacles they’ve overcome, the strengths they possess, and the resilience that lies within them.

Online Therapy in Illinois

At Luxury Psychiatry, we understand the importance of accessibility in mental health care. That’s why we offer comprehensive online psychiatry services to residents across Illinois. Whether you’re in the bustling city of Chicago or the quiet suburbs, our board-certified psychiatrists are just a video call away. Our virtual sessions are designed to provide the same level of care and effectiveness as in-person visits, ensuring you receive personalized treatment from the comfort of your own home.

By choosing our online services, you can manage your mental health issues without the stress of commuting. Our experienced psychiatrists are equipped to handle a variety of mental health conditions through telepsychiatry, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more. We utilize secure, private video conferencing technology to maintain confidentiality and convenience, making it easier than ever to access top-tier psychiatric care in Illinois.

Psychiatrists in Illinois

About Our Psychiatry Services

At Luxury Psychiatry, we are dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of high-quality psychiatric services tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our offerings include online therapy, psychotherapy, and comprehensive medication management, all provided by our team of experienced, board-certified psychiatrists and therapists. Whether you prefer the flexibility of online therapy sessions from anywhere in Illinois or face-to-face interactions in our serene facility, we ensure your mental health needs are met with the utmost care and professionalism.

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is a fundamental aspect of our services, enabling patients to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in a supportive environment. It’s a versatile treatment method effective for a wide range of mental health conditions, helping individuals understand their illness and develop healthier coping mechanisms. In addition to traditional therapy, we also offer specialized approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and more, depending on the individual’s specific needs.

Medication management is another critical component of our services, ensuring that any prescriptions are used safely and effectively as part of a broader treatment plan. Our psychiatrists take great care in assessing each patient’s medical history, symptoms, and treatment responses to optimize their medication regimen. This careful oversight helps to maximize the benefits of pharmacotherapy while minimizing potential side effects.

We treat a variety of psychiatric conditions, including:

Benefits of Psychiatry in Illinois

Psychiatric care in Illinois, especially through Luxury Psychiatry, offers numerous benefits tailored to enhance mental well-being and overall life quality. By accessing our specialized services, individuals can receive the support and treatment necessary for managing mental health conditions effectively within a supportive and understanding environment.

Comprehensive Care

At Luxury Psychiatry, we provide a holistic approach to mental health care, integrating various treatment modalities to address all aspects of mental well-being. This comprehensive care ensures that every angle of a patient's condition is considered, from initial diagnosis through ongoing treatment, offering a more thorough and effective way to manage mental health.

Improved Accessibility

One of the significant benefits of our services in Illinois is the enhanced accessibility it offers. With options for both in-person and online consultations, patients can choose the mode of therapy that best suits their lifestyle and needs. This flexibility helps to reduce barriers to accessing care, such as transportation difficulties or busy schedules, making mental health support more accessible to everyone.

Early Intervention

Access to quality psychiatric care means that symptoms can be identified and treated early, which is often crucial for mental health conditions. Early intervention can prevent conditions from worsening and provide a better prognosis. Luxury Psychiatry emphasizes early diagnosis and timely treatment, setting the foundation for a more successful recovery.

Tailored Treatment Plans

Our psychiatrists specialize in creating personalized treatment plans that cater to the specific needs and circumstances of each patient. This personalized approach not only enhances the effectiveness of the treatment but also ensures that each individual feels seen and heard in their care process, making it a truly tailored and supportive experience.

Telepsychiatry services in Illinois

FAQ About Psychiatrists in Illinois

To find a qualified psychiatrist in Illinois, we recommend utilizing the Luxury Psychiatry Directory accessible at the top of this page. This directory allows you to browse through the profiles of our board-certified psychiatrists, offering you insights into their specializations and approaches. For a more personalized interaction, you can also call our Luxury Psychiatry offices to speak directly with each practitioner, helping you get a better sense of who they are and how they might help you. Additionally, all of our providers offer discounted initial consultations, ensuring that the treatment plan we propose aligns perfectly with your needs and expectations.

The primary difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist lies in their training and their approach to treatment. Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who can prescribe medication and have extensive training in the management of mental disorders from a medical standpoint. Psychologists, on the other hand, usually hold doctoral degrees in psychology (PhD or PsyD) and focus more on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients through behavioral intervention.

A psychiatric nurse practitioner (PNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in psychiatric and mental health nursing who can provide a range of mental health services to patients. PNPs are qualified to assess and diagnose mental health conditions, offer therapy, and in many states, prescribe medications. Their approach combines nursing and psychiatric expertise, offering holistic care to patients.

Yes, as medical doctors, psychiatrists are authorized to prescribe medication. They use their medical training to assess patients’ mental health conditions and decide on the most appropriate pharmacological treatments. This ability to prescribe medication is a key differentiator from other mental health professionals like psychologists, who cannot prescribe medication in most jurisdictions.

Yes, many psychiatrists offer therapy, although their approach may integrate more medical aspects compared to psychologists. Psychiatrists are trained in various forms of psychotherapy and may provide this service as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes medication and other interventions.

You might consider seeing a psychiatrist if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition that affect your daily life, such as prolonged sadness, extreme fluctuations in mood, anxiety, thoughts of self-harm, or if you’re struggling with substance abuse. Psychiatrists can provide a diagnosis and offer treatment options that may include medication, therapy, or a combination of both.

In many cases, especially when dealing with health insurance, a referral from your primary care doctor may be required to see a psychiatrist. However, this depends on your insurance plan. Some plans allow patients to seek a psychiatrist without a referral, which can be faster and more direct. Always check your insurance policy to understand the requirements for mental health services.

Schedule Your Online Psychiatry Visit Today

Don’t let the challenges of mental health navigate your life without the support you deserve. At Luxury Psychiatry, we make it easier and more convenient than ever to access professional psychiatric care through our online services. Whether you’re dealing with stress, mood disorders, or more complex mental health issues, our team is ready to provide the compassionate and effective care you need. With flexible scheduling and no need to travel, you can fit your psychiatric care into your life without disruption, all from the comfort of your home.

Take the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life by scheduling your online psychiatry visit with Luxury Psychiatry today. Our user-friendly platform and dedicated staff ensure a seamless process from booking to treatment. Contact us now to find out more and to set up your initial consultation. Empower yourself with the right support—your journey to better mental health starts here.

Psychiatrists in Illinois

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Bloomington

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Champaign

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