Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Therapy for Attention, Memory, Emotional, and Learning Difficulties
Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Therapy for Attention, Memory, Emotional, and Learning Difficulties

Cognitive Therapy

Our goal is to help individuals of all ages restore normal brain functioning or compensate for cognitive deficits.

Treatment for problems with thinking and/or memory involves processes such as relearning cognitive skills that have been lost or altered as a result of damage to brain cells or chemistry. If skills cannot be relearned new ones have to be taught in order to enable a person to compensate for their lost cognitive functions.

 

After a full neuropsychological evaluation, your doctor will determine if you or your loved one is an appropriate candidate for therapy.

 

Treatment sessions are typically weekly appointments lasting approximately 1 hour.

 

Treatment lengths range from 6-12 weeks, or longer depending on the particular case.

Our Therapists

Deborah Foshager, MA, LCPC

 

Assisting our geriatric population through cognitive strengthening, stimulation, and remediation, Deborah Foshager specializes in treating dementia, dementia-related disorders, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss within her individualized therapy. She is well versed with family consultation regarding the cognitive decline of a loved one by answering questions, providing expectations, and offering advice on how to best handle the newfound situation.

Deborah earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. Her experience stretches from preparing couples to marry as a Certified Prepare/Enrich Counselor to working as a Teaching Assistant with psychology graduate students, providing mentoring in interpersonal skill development and specific therapeutic techniques. She is happy to work with adults, couples, and seniors.

Nader Joudeh, MA, LPC

 

Nader Joudeh was awarded his Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Governor State University and works primarily through a cognitive/behavioral approach. He focuses largely on individualized adult and lifespan therapies, with training directly related to phase of life transitions, identity development, job and/or relationship stress, emotional and behavioral concerns, in addition to one-on-one experience with Autism cases.

Nader completed his internship with Innovation in Learning where he provided services for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental/social difficulties, emotional disturbances, trauma, and aggression. In his spare time, he has volunteered extensively throughout the community assisting low-income families with essential goods and services, as well as helping to educate the community on assistance programs and public benefits.  

Stephanie Lafontaine, MA, LPC

 

Serving our pediatric, school aged, and college populationStephanie Lafontaine practices many different types of therapy. She joins us after earning her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, where she achieved a place on the Dean’s List. Her prior schooling at Southern Illinois College and Western Kentucky University helped to introduce her to difference perspectives and cultural experiences by competing on both forensics’ teams winning Nationals twice and Internationally.

Stephanie completed her internship with Erie Neighborhood House and Community Center in Chicago and specializes in individualized therapy, trauma, mindfulness-based relaxation, and strongly believes play therapy to be a wonderful way to understand the world and perspective of a child. Her strengths can be utilized to aid in rectification of anxiety, attention disorders, developmental delays, social inhibition, and more.

LOCATIONS

(IL/MN)

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ILLINOIS

Algonquin, IL

1451 Merchant Dr.

Algonquin, IL 60102

 

Barrington, IL 

120 N. Northwest Hwy.

Barrington, IL 60010

 

Chicago - Lincoln Park, IL

939 W. North Ave. Ste 750

Chicago, IL 60642

 

Deerfield, IL

500 Lake Cook Rd. Ste 350

Deerfield, IL 60015

 

Hoffman Estates, IL

2300 Barrington Rd. Ste 400

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

 

Oak Brook, IL

700 Commerce Dr. Ste 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523
 

Park Ridge, IL

350 S. Northwest Hwy. Ste 300

Park Ridge, IL 60068

 

St. Charles, IL

100 Illinois St. Ste 200

St. Charles, IL 60174

 

MINNESOTA

Lake ElmoMN

8530 Eagle Point Blvd Ste 100

Lake Elmo, MN 55042

 

Roseville, MN

2355 Highway 36 West Ste 400

Roseville, MN 55113

 

IL: (847) 469-7537

MN: (612) 224-2644

Fax: (847) 469-7540

info@thomsonmemory.com

askthedoc@thomsonmemory.com

 

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