Institute for Personal Development
Chicago * Joliet * Morris * Oak Brook * Ottawa * Romeoville * Naperville
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We can help, our staff at IPD is experienced in treating many conditions including (but not limited to):