Alena Binder

Psychologist, PsyD

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(847) 973-7075

Alena Binder

Psychologist, PsyD


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Alena Binder, Psy.D.
Northfield, Illinois 60093
(847) 973-7075

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I have worked with children, adults and families for more than 20 years. Using an integrative perspective, I apply a range of techniques, including those based in attachment, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories. Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings from inner-city neighborhoods of Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago, to small towns in North Africa.Throughout my career, I have sought to demystify mental health and psychotherapy by actively involving my clients in the intake and therapy process.
I have interest and expertise in a variety of issues including: abuse or neglect; aggressive behavior; alcoholism; anger; anxiety; attention deficit; depressed mood; impulsivity; learning problems; life changes (divorce, illness, death); low self-esteem; new mother anxiety; pressure to be "perfect", relationship difficulties; separation; and sleep or toilet training.
My intake includes 3 sessions to gather information and determine if I am a good fit for you or your child. In therapy, we develop concrete treatment goals. When your goals are accomplished, you have a "tool box" of strategies, coping mechanisms, and insights that help you or your child move forward in your lives.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License and State: 071.006050 Illinois

Location

Alena Binder, Psy.D.
Northfield, Illinois 60093
(847) 973-7075
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Conversant in German, Spanish, and Tunisian Arabic
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020
Alena Binder, PsyD, Psychologist in Northfield

Alena Binder

Psychologist, PsyD