Abigail Natenshon,MA LCSW GCFP

Abigail Natenshon,MA LCSW GCFP

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
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271 Hazel Ave
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

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My Approach to Helping

Effective eating disorder treatment demands unique treatment protocols and interpersonal skill mastery. The lethality of these disorders demands change... on-going, intentional and directed. As a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders for individuals and families for the past 4 decades, my approach to care is eclectic and integrative, based in cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on psychodynamic process. Because eating disorders are family system disorders, my work is inclusive of parents and families... through family treatment, consultation and coaching...particularly in cases where the patient is a child living at home. My vision is expansive, with special attention to the healing power of the quality therapistclient relationship, as substantiated by recent neuropsychiatric brain research and attachment theory.

Because I am also a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, my work is unique in my capacity to offer supplemental holistic mindbody techniques (the Feldenkrais Method and Anat Baniel Method) to augment more traditional treatment methods in healing body image disturbances. These highly effective techniques are available to individuals, as well as to groups.

The psychotherapy process is a change-making process; it is about learning and self-growth. Change can take many forms; whatever form it takes, and on whatever level, positive change needs to be an on-going requirement for eating disorder care, from the very start of treatment to the very final stages of complete recovery.

I offer consultation and coaching for patients and their parents, as well as to eating disorder professionals, both in person andor via the Internet.

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More Info About My Practice

I am located in Highland Park, Illinois, where I regularly see clients from the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin areas. I offer telephone and Skype therapy for out of town clients, (from places as distant as Hong King and Taiwan,) and provide extended treatment sessions (intensive "marathon" treatment) for out-of-town patients and families who choose to travel to Chicago to engage in treatment with me.

I also supervise practitioners and students, and offer professional consultation to psychotherapists.

I provide assessment and consultation to patients, parents and families who seek advice or counsel about an already on-going treatment process that may be stagnating, or that could benefit from optimization.

I am a preferred provider, out of network for most insurance companies. I make myself available to clients and families 7 days a week from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Most families enjoy seeing me for conjoint family sessions on Sundays.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


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Groups I Work With

    My specialty is in the treatment of eating disorders in individuals and in families.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Filial Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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