Patricia Walker, Ph.D.

Patricia Walker, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 17499
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441 East Erie St
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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I am a psychologist on faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I am an Instructor in Ethical Psychology Practice.

Are you a professional who wants to strengthen your inner self-esteem and confidence, improve your effectiveness through knowing and owning your own mind, including your feelings, views, judgment calls and decisions? Do you want to learn how to better manage stress, develop resilience, and feel greater emotional and physical well-being? Maybe you would like to become more confident in managing challenging supervisees and team conflict. Would you would like to create a better work-life balance and feel more optimistic about achieving your life's goals in balance with fulfilling your heart's desires? Perhaps you would like to accomplish more in less time at work as one way to improve your work-life balance. Would you would like to create more satisfying romantic or harmonious family relationships? If so, pursuing therapy is an admirable, reflective way of supporting yourself as you seek to make your inner, personal and professional life happier and take better care of yourself.

If you are considering therapy, then you must already recognize you would like to feel happier, or you have identified at least one area of your life in which you would like to be more in charge. I help people with a wide range of problems in four broad areas: unpleasant moods and feelings, unsatisfying relationships, career and educational problems (including work-life balance struggles), and unwanted behaviors and habits (including eating disorders). If you would like to read a fuller description of my approach, there is an article I have written, "Create a Better Work-Life Balance and Enjoy a Happier Life," which you can read through visiting my website.

In seeking therapy, you are demonstrating motivation and courage to undertake positive action to make the important changes you desire. If previous efforts to make these changes have not resulted in meaningful, lasting improvements, don't be discouraged. It can be hard to change negative feelings or patterns, even with the support of family and friends. You might unknowingly have encountered inner roadblocks that opposed your best efforts to make your life happier.

Within a caring therapeutic relationship, I can help you identify the inner roadblocks underlying your problems, determine why they arose originally, and why they persist. Together, we can work to free you from negative feelings and patterns. By unlocking and supporting your unique, innate strengths we can help you feel good about yourself, and work to make tangible improvements in your daily life.

Email or Call Patricia Walker, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17499

More Info About My Practice

When embarking on psychotherapy, it is not uncommon to have questions or experience concerns about what it will be like. Initially, some people are concerned that it might feel uncomfortable to discuss their problems with someone they are just getting to know. Be assured that I will be nonjudgmental in helping you, regardless of the nature of your problems. I will always welcome hearing and responding to any questions or concerns about your therapy, and your therapy will be individually tailored in response to your needs and goals.

You deserve the very best care. That is why I am devoted to providing the highest standard of care, personalized attention, and comfort within my private practice. I have been caring for Chicago area residents and professionals for twenty-five years. My dedication to being an effective psychologist is backed by a deep commitment to professional development. I am on faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where I train psychology doctoral interns in ethical practice, and assist in training and selection committees.

If you are wondering whether I can help you with the particular difficulties you are experiencing, we can arrange a confidential complimentary phone consultation, with no obligation. I would be interested to hear about your specific problems and to answer any questions you have about my services.

Please note, I do not work contractually for insurance companies. My sole allegiance is to my clients. I will gladly assist any clients wishing to seek reimbursement of their eligible psychotherapy benefits. I will provide billing statements clients can submit to their insurance and receive direct reimbursement from their insurance.

Take the first step in making your life all you want it to be by setting up a consultation today. It would be my pleasure and privilege to help you as you seek to create the happiness you deserve.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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