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Welcome to IPD

"A Center of Excellence in Mental Health Care"

Who We Are

The Institute for Personal Development (IPD) has become one of the most reputable, outpatient, mental health clinics in the Midwestern United States.  We provide counseling, psychotherapy and advanced psychiatric and neuro-psychiatric evaluations and treatments. Our multidisciplinary team of highly experienced clinicians helps individuals facing mental health, emotional, alcohol and substance use problems. Because we focus on state of the art care, the Institute for Personal Development has grown to one of the largest, private, outpatient, mental health and emotional wellness clinics in the country.

Unlike most clinics where you may have to wait weeks for an appointment, due to the fact that IPD has so many closely located clinics, IPD often can get a patient in for an APPOINTMENT WITHIN A MUCH SHORTER TIME FRAME IF A PATIENT MIGHT BE FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO TRAVEL TO ANOTHER NEARBY LOCATION!

Consistent with wanting to make a large impact on the communities we accept almost all major insurances, making care accessible today! Call Today - 815-942-6323 x 328 or 324.

In line with offering the most cutting edge treatments, IPD now offers TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) a state of the art FDA cleared, non-drug, treatment for difficult to treat depression (one of few in the state)!  We can find a way to make this affordable to you and begin your treatments immediately even before your insurance gives us approval! Call Maureen our TMS Program Director (630) 272-4011.

Our Approach

IPD provides services that are individualized for each and every client. Our clinicians are highly trained and focus on a thorough evaluation of the cause of your emotional pain. We examine problems in an individual's relationships, job and life. We will understand the environment in which they grew up and how this may have effected how they view the world.  We understand the value system which they hold dear.  We evaluate if they are on medications which could make them feel bad, if they might have a medical disorder which effects how they feel or if they have a brain chemistry problem which is causing them to feel bad and distort the way they see and experience the world. Once a thorough evaluation is completed a treatment plan is designed and discussed with the individual and (with the patients permission) the family.  We identify treatments which are scientifically proven to be effective in the condition or conditions which you have presented and then we "get to work".

It is important to us that you OBTAIN RESULTS AND IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE! Our goal is to assist with alleviating emotional pain and suffering for individuals, families and communities. Our plan for treatment is to improve each individual’s quality of life.  Within treatment, we use traditional and complementary approaches with the highest level of clinical and ethical standards.

Our Team

Our treatment team consist of over 35 clinicians including psychiatrist, psychologist, social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and nurse practitioners.  Our team of clinicians are professional and well trained with scientific knowledge of useful treatment techniques. Such techniques can be used to assist individuals to cope with stressful situations in the home, work, school and community. Working through any crisis lies an opportunity to grow and become stronger!  We stress treating the whole person mind, brain, body and spirit.

Our Services

Individual Counseling, Psychiatric and Neuro-psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Evaluations and Medication Management, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling and Group Therapies.

Our Locations - Please click here to learn more regarding where we are located.

What's new at IPD:

Dr. Ron Wuest, founder and C.E.O. of the Institute for Personal Development, has been awarded by the Illinois Psychiatric Association for his Outstanding Achievement in Rural Psychiatry. This award is presented in recognition of Dr. Wuest's contributions to the delivery of psychiatric services in rural areas of Illinois. According to the IPA Dr. Wuest has, "Gone above and beyond the call of duty to reduce stigma and provide excellent care to underserved rural populations." Please join us in congratulating Dr. Wuest; we really are very, very proud of him and his work!

The Institute for Personal Development is very pleased to welcome Joyce Azzaline, APRN-BC; DHSc

Joyce earned a masters in psych nursing as a clinical nurse specialist from St. Xavier University in 1985, a masters in health services/healthpromotion from California College for Health Sciences in 2000, and a doctorate in health science from Nova Southeastern University in 2008. She has been practicing psych/mental health nursing in clinical and academic settings for 30 years. Her specialties include chronic mental illness, geriatrics, and depression.

IPD is pleased to welcome Marjorie Archbold, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She earned her Masters  degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1993.  Marjorie has worked in hospital setting as well as outpatient clinics providing individual, group, family and couples counseling.  She has worked with children as young as 10, adolescents, adults, and seniors.  Her approach is solution focused as well as cognitive-behavioral.   She is passionate about helping people learn effective coping strategies to better manage life's stressors and believes that change is possible.   Additionally Marjorie also provides Parenting Skills Training and Christian counseling upon request

.IPD is pleased to welcome Dr. Manindar Brar, M.D.  Dr. Brar received a bachelors in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She graduated Medical School from Saba University School of Medicine and then pursued her Residency Training in Syracuse New York, at SUNY Upstate University  Hospital.  She also completed one year of fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Brar is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and  The International Association of Health Care Professionals.  Dr. Brar  is also a member of the organization for Leading Physicians of the World.

Dr. Brar treats adults, primarily between the ages of 18 and 70 years old.  She has an interest in treatment of mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar conditions, schizophrenia, grief, relational issues, spiritual crisis or adjustment issues.  She practices primarily medication management and psychodynamic psychotherapy

The Institute for Personal Development is very pleased to welcome Dr. Allison Niebes-Davis.  Dr. Niebes-Davis completed her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Counseling Center and her predoctoral internship at Illinois State University’s Student Counseling Services.

Dr. Niebes-Davis has spent the majority of her career working in university counseling centers across both Illinois and Texas. Additionally, she has worked in a sexual assault resource center, a community mental health clinic, and several secondary schools. She has a wide range of clinical interests and areas of expertise, and she maintains a strong commitment to multicultural competency. In addition to her interest in individual therapy, Dr. Niebes-Davis has a strong interest in group therapy and psychoeducational workshops and training. 

The Institute for Personal Development is pleased to welcome as its new Chief Operating Officer, T. Brent Newman, J.D. Originally a native of Appalachian Ohio, Newman attended The Ohio State University and Capital University Law School, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and his Juris Doctor, respectively.

For the past 12 years he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Grundy County Housing Authority, an independent Illinois municipal corporation charged with providing affordable homes and programming for low income people in Grundy County, Illinois. While at the Grundy County Housing Authority his responsibilities include Board, staff, resident, and public relations; budgeting; policy formulation and development; as well as day to day operations of the organization. 

During Newman’s tenure GCHA has consistently been designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as a High Performing Agency; GCHA currently ranks in the top 9% of all housing authorities nationwide. The team led by Brent created first in the nation entrepreneurial activities and revenue generation models, making the Grundy County Housing Authority a leader in providing affordable housing and the most awarded agency in the history of the Illinois Association of Housing Authorities. We are particularly excited by the experience Newman will bring as we work with the Grundy County Housing Authority to create a community tailored solution exploring the nexus between affordable homes, substance abuse and mental health care, and job training.

Brent is the President of the Board of Directors for Grundy Area PADS, a non-profit organization providing shelter, food and medical services for people experiencing homelessness. He is also a passionate advocate of people with disabilities, most recently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Special Connections of Grundy County, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing social and other activities for people of all ages and disabilities. Newman has served on the Boards of Directors for numerous national, state and local non-profits, focusing his efforts in the areas of civil rights, economic empowerment, the alleviation of poverty, and the provision of social services.

We can help, our staff at IPD is experienced in treating many conditions including (but not limited to):
Adult Abuse / Child Abuse / ADD / ADHD / Adolescents / Adoption / Adjustment Disorder / Alcohol Abuse / Anger Issues / Anxiety / Autism / Behavioral Therapy / Children / Chronic Illness / Court-Ordered Evaluations / Depression / Developmental Disabilities / Gambling Issues / Men / OCD / Pain Management / Panic Attacks / PTSD - Trauma / Relationship Issues / Self-Esteem / Self- Inflicted Pain / Sex Offenders / Sexual Dysfunction / Sexual Harassment / Spiritual Counseling / Sports Psychology / Suboxone / TMS / Women.


Institute for Personal Development is a certified Therapy specializing in For Patients, depression, counseling, therapist, rehabilitation and much more in Morris, IL. We also do Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, Grief, Anger Management, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Suicide, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and all work related in the 60450 area and surrounding areas of Morris IL, Joliet IL, Ottawa IL, Romeoville IL, Plainfield IL, Shorewood IL, Oak Brook IL, Naperville IL, Bolingbrook IL and Chicago.
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