Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services

 

“ ABSOLUTELY no headaches. NO forms to fill out.   We bill your insurance directly.  Just make your small co-payment and you'll NEVER receive a bill from us-Ever!  Guaranteed!"  Since 1976.

 

Subscribe to Latest Free Articles from Dr Michael Shery

 


 
 

 

                            Affiliated COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES

                                                                                                                DR. Michael Shery, clinical psychology

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                    2615 Three Oaks Rd, Ste. 2A, Cary, IL 60013

                                                                 www.carypsychology.com  847 275 8236 (24 Hrs);  drmike@carypsychology.com

      

                

“Since 1976, state-of-the-art counseling which treats the problem, not just the symptom…”


               __________________________________________________________________________

  

Doctoral degree: University of Southern California, 1975

______________________________________________________

 

  

 

        Referrals accepted from Alexian Brothers, Good Shepherd, Centegra, Loyola, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic hospitals and physicians.






____________________________________________________

 

Counseling, Therapy and

Expert Evaluations for: 

 

- ADHD - Alcohol -Substance Abuse -Anger - Fitness for Duty - Disability -Adoption 


 

________________________________________________________________________

 

 Questions? Call  Dr Mike NOW: 

                          

                    847 275 8236 (24 Hrs)

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

                

Court-Ordered Psychological Evaluations

-from Cary and McHenry, IL-

______________________________________________________________

Have you been charged with being unfit, domestic violence, drunk driving or drug abuse? Has the court ordered you to get a psychological evaluation? Discover the secret to getting an evaluation that is free of bias and fair to you!

The court-ordered psychological evaluation can be a critical part of the resolution of your domestic violence, drunk driving or drug abuse case. If the results of your psychological evaluation turn-out to be detrimental to your case, you may ask yourself, How did they come up with that? That is not me! Now the judge will probably throw the book at me- it is just not fair!

How the Psychologist Draws his Conclusions

If you check out a psychologists idea of what qualities make up an emotionally healthy human being, you would likely get a description of a theoretically perfect person. However, no one is perfect; after all, everyone has a history that will reveal a certain amount of difficulty or problem experiences.

What is important, however, is that we learn from our mistakes and correct them. Since it is not necessary to be perfect, then, it is important to be honest when undergoing your psychological assessment.

The truth is that psychologists and courts are not expecting you to be a perfect person, whether or not you have been charged with a crime. Therefore, they do have important leeway when evaluating you as a defendant.

Usually, you will be asked to get a licensed clinical psychologist to provide his conclusions about you to the court; these conclusions are usually based on his findings from several psychological tests. These tests are scientifically-based, well researched and have strong relevance to the behavior which has caused you to be in court, for example, alcoholism, drug abuse, sex abuse, domestic violence, uncontrolled anger etc.

After meeting with the psychologist and taking the tests, the psychologist will then review the results and ask himself some fairly simple questions about them. For example, if the psychologist discovers negative and conflicting information between what he gleans from his personal interview with you and the tests themselves, he may immediately make a judgment hurting your case.

The problem with many personal psychological interviews is that the defendant is unaware of the personal biases and opinions of the examining psychologist. This is almost impossible to prevent and, unfortunately, the results of the psychological evaluation can be all over the map.

When administering tests, psychologists strive to be scientific and objective, but ultimately, they are asked to give an opinion of what your future behavior is likely to be. Unfortunately, this opinion is sometimes heavily contingent on what specific psychologist you get to do your evaluation.

This all-important opinion also relies on the way the psychologist interprets your test results, which can vary all over the map, depending on which psychologist is doing the testing. In other words, different psychologists may interpret the same test results in different ways.

It is crucial to be aware of different psychologists biases before choosing one to do your assessment. Also, not unimportantly, criteria change about what is normal or healthy behavior and can depend to an important degree, upon the social and psychological climate at the time.

For example, if you have had any drug problems, some psychologists may come to some very severe conclusions which would hurt your case. However, the type of conclusions are left up to the interpretation of the specific examining psychologist.

The old criterion was that any use of non-prescribed drugs would be just cause for concluding that your behavior was seriously abnormal and dysfunctional. Now, there is more awareness about the degree of ones use of drugs versus abuse.

For example, smoking marijuana a few times in the privacy of your home with no kids around, to some psychologists, may not necessarily be grounds to conclude a defendant to be dysfunctional, criminally culpable or unfit. However, others might draw the exact opposite conclusion.

There are varying degrees of different behavior in all of us. Psychologists are looking for their particular standard of normal, dysfunctional or abnormal behavior and that can vary drastically. Before taking any psychological evaluation, look at your background, values and experience of the prospective psychologist.

The outcome of your case depends on it!

_______________________________________________________________________

About the Author:

Dr Shery is in Cary, IL, near Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Marengo, Woodstock and Lake-in-the-Hills. He provides domestic violence evaluations, day and evening appts and accepts all insurance. Call 1 847 275 8236 or learn more at: http://www.carypsychology.com

_______________________________________________________________________

GOOGLE ADSENSE

________________________________________________________________________

 

Go to: New Patient Registration

Return to: Articles: DUI, Domestic Violence and other Court-Ordered Counseling and Assessments

________________________________________________________________________


 Questions? Call  Dr Mike NOW: 

                          

                    847 275 8236 (24 Hrs)

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

>New Patient Registration

 

>How to Find the Right Counselor-the FIRST Time

 

>Northern Illinois: Drug-Alcohol Treatment Locator

 

> " Provider Search:" Find a Counselor Covered by your Insurance

 

>Counselors-Psychologists in northern Illinois

>Articles: Mental Health and Counseling

>Anger Management and ADHD

> Depression and Anxiety Articles

> Up-to-the-Minute News

>More Info>www.caryilcounseling.com

New Patient Registration

Psychology and Counseling

Listed in the provider directories of:

Aetna-Allied

Aetna Behavioral Health

ValueOptions

Cigna

Coventry

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Unicare

United Health

United Behavioral Health

Cigna Behavioral Health

PPO Next

Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)

Humana-Military

Multiplan

First Health

Humana

Tricare

Medicare

Beech Street

ChoiceCare

CAPP

Union Local plans

School District plans

HFN

Preferred Mental Health Management (PMHM)

Mental Health Network (MHN)

Magellan Health

Healthstar

ComPsych

___

INCLUDED IN:

the Mental Health Provider Directory

the Provider Directory

Most Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

All Motor Vehicle Insurers (for auto accident trauma)

All Workers Comp Programs (for work injuries)

and many more...

___

Services for:

Panic Disorder

Post-Concussion Syndrome

PTSD

Addiction Counseling

Adult ADHD Treatment

Anger Counseling Management

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment

Counseling Management Stress

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Management

Stress Management

Anxiety Depression Treatment Center

Psychiatric Hospitalization

Suicide Prevention

Center for Psychotherapy

Center for Counseling Services

Child and Family Counseling

Counseling Marriage

Centegra Horizons

Horizons Behavioral Health

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Treatment Center

Marital Counseling

Online Phone Counseling

Phone Counseling

Psychological Test

Teen Counseling

Psychiatry

Psychiatric Medication

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory

MMPI

Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation

Victim of Malpractice

New Patient Registration

NAVIGATION MENU:

New Patient Registration


View Appointment Calendar

Map to Cary Office

Articles

How to Find the Right Counselor-the FIRST Time
Counseling Services
Marriage Counseling and Individual Psychotherapy
Counseling: Injury and Car Accident Trauma
Telephone Counseling
New Patient Registration
Counselors-Psychologists in northern Illinois
Algonquin, IL: Counseling Directory
Barrington, IL: Counselor Directory and Town History
Crystal Lake, IL: Directory of Counselors and Psychologists
Cary, IL: List of Counselors and Psychologists
Dundee, East or West, IL: Psychologists and Counselors
Fox River Grove: Directory of Psychologist-Counselors
Huntley: Counselors-Psychologists
Island Lake, Il: Psychologists and Counselors
Lake Zurich, IL: List of Counselors and Psychologists
McHenry, IL: Counselor Directory and Town History
Richmond, IL: Counselors-Psychologists
Wauconda, IL: Directory of Counselors-Psychologists
Woodstock: List of Counselors and Psychologists
Northern Illinois: Drug-Alcohol Treatment Locator
Articles: Mental Health and Counseling
Before Weight Loss Surgery: Your Psychological Fitness Exam
Marriage and Relationship Articles
Depression and Anxiety Articles
Articles: How to Find the Ideal Counselor for You
Substance Abuse: Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Adoption and Birth Surrogacy Evaluations
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Job Injuries and PTSD
Miscellaneous Mental Health and Counseling Articles
Psychological Assessments for Law Practices
The Psychiatric Disability Office
Psychological and Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
"The Provider Directory:" Find a Counselor Covered by your Insurance Company
Up-to-the-Minute News
Contact Us
Links to Mental Health Services and Information

________________

Subscribe to Latest Free Articles from Dr Michael Shery

In-Office Services are located in Cary, Illinois and are convenient if you're coming from: 

  • Algonquin,
  • Northern Kane County, Illinois
  • Cary,
  • Crystal Lake,
  • Lake-in-the-Hills,
  • Barrington,
  • Elgin,
  • Dundee,
  • Gilberts,
  • Fox River Grove,
  • McHenry 
  • Southern McHenry County Illinois

____

Services:

Depression treatment

Couple counseling

Family and Marriage Counselor

Counseling Therapy

Counseling Services

Counselor Marriage 

Depression Treatment Center 

Divorce Counseling

Adolescent Counseling

Drug Abuse Treatment

Child ADHD Treatment

Drug Addiction Counseling

Eating Disorder Treatment 

Family Counseling

Drug Counselor

Relationship Counseling

Family Counselor

Family Psychiatric Treatment

Psychologist 

Psychiatrist 

Bipolar Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

ADHD Treatment

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD

Behavioral Medicine

Personality Testing

ADHD Testing

Counselor Psychotherapist

Partial Hospitalization

Drug Treatment Program

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Therapy

Bereavement Counseling

Grief and Loss

Geriatric Psychotherapy

Geriatric Psychology

Geriatric Psychiatry

_______

More Services:

Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder

Alcoholism Treatment

Psychological Counseling

Psychiatric Treatment

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy