Linda Stern,PhD.

Linda Stern,PhD.

Not Accepting New Clients
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - 071-006193
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medicare


Northfield, Illinois 60093

My Approach to Helping

Do you keep doing the same things and hoping for a different outcome? Do you end up repeating the same patterns even though you try to do things differently? If this sounds familiar then therapy can help you break those patterns and develop new strategies. Making the decision to see a therapist is difficult for most people. It takes courage to admit that you need new and different tools for achieving healthy relationships. Often fear and anxiety keep people from taking positive steps towards feeling emotionally whole and happy. My approach is interactive, emotion focused, empathic, and straightforward. I understand that people who seek therapy are in pain and want relief. I believe that the best way to achieve lasting results is to work together to understand how your patterns of behavior originated, what keeps you stuck in these old patterns and how to let go of old beliefs and behaviors that hold you back from the life you deserve. I am committed to establishing a good rapport with my clients and providing a safe holding environment to explore painful issues. It may take time to know if you have a good fit with a therapist but the rewards can last a lifetime.

More Info About My Practice

I am a BCBS PPO and Medicare provider and will file insurance for clients who have BCBS PPO or Medicare. For other clients I request full payment at the time of service. My fee is $180 per session but I will discuss a sliding scale if necessary. I will provide a statement that the client can be submit to their insurance company for out of network reimbursement. I also accept credit cards in the office. My hours are Monday - Wednesday in Highland Park and Thursday in downtown Chicago. Hours are by appointment only and my last appointment of the day is 5pm. No late evening or weekend times are available.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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