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Katie Thorrud, Psy.D.

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Professional Licensure:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Depression & Anxiety
Self-Esteem Concerns
Substance Abuse/Addictions
Relationship Issues
Stress Management

Locations and Hours
Chicago (downtown): Fridays (day and early evening hours)

Professional Experience
Dr. Thorrud joined the Centers for Family Change in 2017. She received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2014. However, Dr. Thorrud has almost 20 years of clinical experience. She has provided treatment services in a wide range of settings including psychiatric outpatient, residential, community mental health, and hospital. She has worked with a broad range of problems and concerns, and is well versed in individual, family, and group psychotherapies with clients with a broad range of psychiatric presentations. She has expertise in treating mood and anxiety issues with adults, particularly when compounded by substance abuse. She also has significant experience working with substance abuse and addictions, trauma, loss and grief, relational issues, self-worth, and stress management.

Treatment Philosophy/Approach
Dr. Thorrud uses a strength based, relational approach with her clients and focuses on creating a safe therapeutic environment in which her clients can more openly address their concerns and increase self-acceptance and self-awareness. She views therapy as a collaborative process where client and therapist work together to build upon personal strengths and resources to heal from trauma, loss, or emotional struggles. In working with clients with substance abuse and addiction concerns Dr. Thorrud works with her clients to stop substance use and curb addictive behavior, while also assisting her clients in gaining a greater understand of what underlies their struggles with addiction.

Professional Education
B.A. in Psychology - California State University, Fullerton
M.S. in Clinical Psychology - California State University, Fullerton
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology - Chicago School of Professional Psychology

To reach Dr. Thorrud, call 630 586-0900 and leave a message at ext. 26.

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