Institute for Personal Development
Welcome to IPD
"A Center of Excellence in Mental Health Care"
New at IPD
The Institute for Personal Development in Romeoville is excited to announce an upcoming group, “Self-Compassion: How to stop being so critical with yourself and embrace a little self-kindness.” Led by Allison Niebes-Davis, Ph.D, this four-week, semi-structured group is designed to help individuals overcome the dilemma of being compassionate with others, yet critical with themselves. Self-compassion involves noticing difficult experiences, sharing kindness, and acknowledging that being imperfect is part of the human experience. Instead of just ignoring your pain or telling yourself to “get over it,” you stop to comfort yourself and remind yourself that everyone struggles.
Self-compassion is associated with greater happiness, less depression, and more stable self-worth, and it can be a powerful tool in improving your quality of life. Dr. Niebes-Davis offers frequent groups and psychoeducational workshops, and this group is without a doubt the most popular!
This four-week group will take place starting Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00 to 7:15 pm and then continue every Tuesday through May 24 at our Romeoville office. Most insurance plans cover group therapy, and there is also a self-pay option for clients who do not or prefer not to utilize insurance. Interested clients can speak with front desk staff or contact the intake department at (815) 942-6323 with any questions or to register for the workshop.
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.
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 Kristi our TMS Authorization Specialist (815) 942-6323 ext. 251
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 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.
Individual Counseling, Psychiatric and Neuro-psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Evaluations and Medication Management, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling and Group Therapies.
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