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Institute for Personal Development
Chicago, IL and surrounding areas
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Welcome to IPD Chicago

"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 x1003 or x 1015

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.

Our Approach

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 Team

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.

Our Services

Individual Counseling, Psychiatric and Neuro-psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Evaluations and Medication Management, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling and Group Therapies.

Our Locations

The Institute for Personal Development offers convenient office hours at all locations.

  • Institute for Personal Development
    111 N. Wabash
    Suite 1116
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 929-3022 phone
    (312) 265-1638 fax
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  • Institute for Personal Development
    333 North Hammes Ave, Suite 108
    Joliet, IL 60453
    (815) 725-6511 phone
    (815) 725-7166 fax
    Map & Directions
  • Institute for Personal Development
    807 LaSalle St
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815) 942-6323 phone
    (815) 941-0308 fax
    Map & Directions
  • Institute for Personal Development
    1401 Lakewood Drive, Suite A
    Morris, IL 60450
    (815) 942-6323 phone
    (815) 941-0308 fax
    Map & Directions
  • Institute for Personal Development
    1239 Windham Parkway
    Romeoville, IL 60446
    (630) 226-9303 phone
    (630) 226-9475 fax
    Map & Directions
  • Institute for Personal Development
    1029 E. New York St
    Aurora, IL 60505
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Soon to open in Aurora!

Call for an appointment location near you! 815-942-6323 x1003 or x1015.

New at IPD...

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  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - this is a state of the art FDA approved drug free treatment for severe depression.  A gentle magnetic pulse is applied to the brain.  This treatment has shown to be very effective in treating depression when medications are not effective or the individual would prefer an alternative to medication.  We are one of a small proportion of centers in the country which offers this exciting treatment. Call Maureen our TMS Cliinical Director at 630-272-4011.  We are frequently LOWER COST than most centers in the country!  Furthermore, IPD can begin your treatments without having to wait for your insurance approval!
  • Genetic Testing - this exciting test what medications might be most effective for any one individual.  Call today to make an appointment (815) 942-6323.
  • We are HIRING  -IPD is seeking talented passionate clinicians wanting to join a center of excellence in mental health and emotional wellness.  Please contact Janet Maxon (815) 324-2910!
  • Now at Rush Copley Hospital - IPD is now providing psychiatric and mental health Leadership with Rush Copley Hospital!
  • IPD are consultants with Morris Hospital!


We can help, our staff at IPD is experienced in treating many conditions including (but not limited to):
Adult Abuse / Child Abuse / ADD / ADHD / Adolescents / Adoption / Adjustment Disorder / Alcohol Abuse / Anger Issues / Anxiety / Autism / Behavioral Therapy / Children / Chronic Illness / Court-Ordered Evaluations / Depression / Developmental Disabilities / Gambling Issues / Men / OCD / Pain Management / Panic Attacks / PTSD - Trauma / Relationship Issues / Self-Esteem / Self- Inflicted Pain / Sex Offenders / Sexual Dysfunction / Sexual Harassment / Spiritual Counseling / Sports Psychology / Suboxone / TMS / Women.

Institute for Personal Development is a certified Therapy specializing in For Patients, depression, counseling, therapist, rehabilitation and much more in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas. We also do Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, Grief, Anger Management, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Suicide, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and all work related in the 60450 area and surrounding areas of Chicago IL.
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