Services and Specialties

Services Provided:

Paul Fitzgerald provides the following services:

  • Initial Assesment (Diagnostic Interview)
  • Individual Psychotherapy / Counseling
  • Family and Marital Therapy / Counseling
  • Group Therapy (dependent on current client participation; group(s) may not be currently running)
  • SAP Evaluations for DOT regulated employees
  • Employee Assistance Counseling Services (Assessment, referral, short-term problem resolution counseling, and follow-up / monitoring for formal supervisory referrals)
  • Pre-marital and couple Life Style Assessment (PersonalIty profiles) and analysis /recommendations
  • Substance Abuse Education Counseling (Individual and Group)
  • Employee Assistance Training and Orientations (workplace) including diversity, harassment, dealing with difficult people/customers, stress management, teambuilding, civility in the workplace, and other topics
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Services (workplace)
  • Supervisory and Organizational Consultation
  • CEAP Professional Development Advisement

Note: We do not provide DUI evaluations or classes. For a list of providers approved by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, please see this link.

Treatment and Counseling Approaches:

Paul Fitzgerald has training in and can provide the following treatment modalities:

  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Brief solution-focused therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Couples and Marriage counseling and┬átherapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Eye Movement Desenstization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Client Problems and Issues:

Paul Fitzgerald has training and experience in working with the following issues and problems:

  • Parenting problems and child behavior
  • Adopted children and remarriage
  • Family problems, including adult children and in-law issues
  • Couples’ conflicts, adjustment to divorce, and pre-marital counseling
  • Adolescent issues
  • Substance Abuse concerns and relapse prevention
  • Relationship problems including infidelity
  • ADHD and ADD (children and adults)
  • Career change
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Life Stage Issues
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Work and personal Stress issues for public safety (police, fire, medical) and other professionals
  • Personal counseling and self-development / professional development coaching for students and interns in social work, clinical and counseling psychology, and other helping professions (excluding current students from Adler School of Professional Psychology)

Fitzgerald Counseling is an office (outpatient) practice. There are some conditions and client issues that require a higher level of care than this practice can provide. These include high-risk conditions and those that may require more than weekly outpatient contact. I will be happy to suggest referrals to appropriate resources providing the necessary levels of care for those problems.

We do not provide court-ordered counseling or mediation for divorce or child custody, and do not perform psychological testing or fitness for duty evaluations (other than DOT SAP services). Dr. Fitzgerald can, however, suggest qualified providers who can serve as resources for those services.