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Abuse & Trauma Counseling

Anger, substance use, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, avoidance and self-esteem issues can result from many different syndromes including trauma and abuse. It can be difficult without proper training, to discern the difference between depression and anxiety, and the depression and anxiety that is secondary to trauma and abuse unless the symptom profile of trauma and abuse is well understood. Once a symptom profile is fully evaluated, a therapist is able to conceptualize and implement a treatment plan in cooperation with the client. This plan needs to reflect the personal nature of each client’s circumstances. Moving too quickly or too slowly in counseling is not helpful. Together we can address your goals in the time frame and manner that works best for you.

Ongoing education in this evolving field is an important component to effective treatment. Dr. Zeidlhack, a licensed psychologist in Naperville, is knowledgeable about the differences in how men and women are raised and how these differences impact their respective symptom profile. He understands the process of change and knows how to work with emotional pain that accompanies trauma.  His techniques are time tested.

Areas that Dr. Zeidlhack can help include:

  • Physical, Sexual and Verbal Abuse
  • Addictions (Alcohol and Others)
  • Medical Illness and End of Life Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Fear
  • Depression (Including Bipolar)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loss of a Child and Premature Infant Parenting Adjustment
  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts
  • Multicultural Adjustment
  • Self Esteem
  • Relational Problems
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Trauma (Accidents, Violence, Deaths)
  • Women's and Men's Issues
Abuse and Trauma

If you wish to discuss any of the listed issues, please contact Dr. Don Zeidlhack, psychologist and counselor in Naperville, at 630-414-1050 for a complimentary phone conversation about his practice.