Life is difficult for everyone and it’s not uncommon for someone to need support, guidance, and sometimes medication to navigate through life’s challenges at different points in time. I am interested in the treatment of the person as a whole. This includes having healthy, supportive persons in our life; getting enjoyment out of life/improving one’s quality of life, proper nutrition and exercise, as well as incorporating meditation and other complementary treatments that will enhance a person’s treatment. Developing a balanced life between work, family, friends and hobbies/other activities is also crucial.
The key to treating any medical illness, including mental health, largely involves lifestyle changes over the long term. There are also short-term needs that need to be met with the appropriate intensity level of interventions to meet the intensity level of acute symptoms. I work with my patients on both of these presenting circumstances.
I also enjoy working with people in individual psychotherapy that are curious about themselves, seek better understanding about themselves and that want to improve themselves.
-Dr. Mullen received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1999. He went on to complete a Family Practice Internship at Ancilla Health Systems and his Psychiatric Residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt in 2003. He has completed specialized training and a Fellowship in Adult Psychotherapy at the Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis.
-Dr. Mullen is Board Certified in General Psychiatry. He has worked as an outpatient Psychiatrist serving a variety of patient needs, and as the Medical Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, the Partial Hospitalization Program, and the Intensive Outpatient Program at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Linden Oaks Medical Group.
-Dr. Mullen enjoys treating adults primarily between the ages of 21 and 60 years old. He has a particular interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. He works out of both the Chicago and Romeoville, Il offices.