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

<< Previous    [1]  2  3    Next >>

Strength-Embedded Psychotherapy for Nur

Ads By CbproAds





 DR. Michael Shery, clinical psychology

  2615 Three Oaks Rd. Ste 2A;  Cary, IL 60013  847 516 0899 (24 Hrs);


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



FREE Taped Messages: Call 847 516 0899 (24 Hrs).  To hear: How to Select a Counselor-Push 1; Emotional Stress Caused by an Accident or Injury-Press 2



"The first to bring strength-embedded psychotherapy (SEP) to long-term care."

At Last… America 's Model Mental Health Program For Culture-Change. It’s Finally Here!

Generate More Tranquility... Upbeat Behavior... and Optimism in Your Residents...

And...Become Recognized as a Pioneer in Long Term Care…


The Strength-Embedded Master Plan:  America ’s Model Mental Health Program for Culture-Change in Skilled Nursing Care

To Nursing Home Administrators:




The need for a new model of mental health delivery in skilled nursing care is seen everywhere: The cries of “help me, help me” from a resident’s room; elders staring blankly into space and their occasional shrieks of terror; demoralized residents and complaining families.


Thoughtful administrators and managers constantly ponder new ways to make their residents less depressed, less agitated and happier; they want to find reassurance for their families. You’ve probably tried everything but over-medication is certainly not the answer and any counseling the residents may receive just encourages the re-hash of old problems and complaints.

This letter is about a new and better psychological program designed to make your residents less depressed and agitated and more optimistic and hopeful, in spite of the losses they have endured. No over-medicating, no aversive behavior mod and no endless re-hashing of old complaints…and it’s FREE to your facility!. It is about implementing a clear step-by-step program that is deceptively simple because it makes such common sense. It blows right through the convoluted logic of conventional mental health programs and you can start implementing it in your facility in a couple of weeks.

Who Am I…?

I am a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over 25 years; and I have been working with the elderly since I started. I am a member of The American Counseling Association and have been awarded the Certificate of Professional Qualification by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. This certificate indicates that I have met the stringent standards required to be certified as competent to practice in over 20 states in the United States and many provinces in Canada.

As a geriatric psychologist with an outpatient practice, I struggled with a way to get faster and better results with the hundreds of elderly patients and their families that I have treated.


Using Conventional Approaches Didn’t Work…


I used all the usual therapeutic approaches:  Client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, behavioral etc. only to find that a few approaches might work a little with some patients some of the time. It was also difficult not to be caught in the trap of empathizing too much; doing so, would often encourage the patient to continue complaining endlessly about the losses, disappointments and indignities being endured. I couldn’t get his/her mind off of these relentlessly occurring losses or help him/her to work through them constructively!


In my research about a year and a half ago, I stumbled upon a gem… a revolutionary mental health treatment model that was developed in the New Zealand-Australia area and is still little-known in the United States. It was called narrative therapy.

It didn’t start to blossom until the 1990s, and when it did, it was through the writings of its pioneers in New Zealand, so few health care managers in the US are even aware of it or its astounding potential today.


Strength-Embedded Psychotherapy: A Model Mental Health Treatment That Offers New Hope to Nursing Home Residents!


I discovered that, with some modifications, narrative therapy could be applied beautifully to the geriatric population. It is compatible with the use of psychiatric medications but doesn’t depend on them. Unlike the old worn-out conventional psychotherapies, it can be modified to hone in, with absolute precision, on the core problems that endlessly plague the elderly.


I called my new modified form The Strength-Embedded Master Plan. It has two components which have never before been combined to dramatically reduce the agitation and depression in nursing home residents.


<< Previous    [1]  2  3    Next >>

New Patient Registration

Psychology and Counseling

Listed in the provider directories of:


Aetna Behavioral Health




Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO


United Health

United Behavioral Health

Cigna Behavioral Health

PPO Next

Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)



First Health




Beech Street



Union Local plans

School District plans


Preferred Mental Health Management (PMHM)

Mental Health Network (MHN)

Magellan Health





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


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


Psychiatric Medication

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory


Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation

Victim of Malpractice

New Patient Registration


New Patient Registration

View Appointment Calendar

Map to Cary Office


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
NURSING HOME MANAGERS: Drug-Free Ways to Eliminate Resident Depression
Counselors-Psychologists in Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois: Drug-Alcohol Treatment Locator
Articles: Mental Health and Counseling
Before Weight Loss Surgery: Your Psychological Fitness Exam
Marriage and Relationship Articles
Articles: How to Find the Ideal Counselor for You
Depression and Anxiety Articles
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



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



Bipolar Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

ADHD Treatment

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


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