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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…”

 

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Do You have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

 

I am a psychologist and marriage counselor in the Woodstock-Cary-Algonquin-Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake area of Illinois. I find that there can be up to 25 warning signs that indicate you or a family member would benefit from counseling or therapy when experiencing PTSD.

First, what are these signs?

1.         Exposure to possible death or serious injury that resulted in an intense feeling of fear, hopelessness or horror

2.         Intrusive, distressing thoughts or images that recall the disturbing event

3.         Disturbing dreams associated with the trauma

4.         Flashbacks suggestive of the traumatic event reoccuring

5.         Intense distress triggered by reminders of the traumatic event

6.         Physiologically-manifested reactivity i.e. sweating, palpitations etc. triggered by cues of the trauma

7.         Compulsive avoidance of thoughts, feelings or conversations about the trauma

8.         Avoidance of activity, people or places associated with the traumatic event

9.         Inability to recall important aspects of the trauma

10.       Feelings of detachment

11.       Inability to experience a full range of emotions

12.      Onset of fatalistic or pessimistic attitudes

13.      Sudden sleep disturbances

14.      Sudden irritability

15.      Concentration impairment

16.      Pervasive worry

17.      Extreme startle response

18.      Feelings of depression, anger or despair

19.      Abuse of alcohol or drugs

20       Onset of suicidal thoughts

21.      Onset of conflict in relationships

22.      Inability to function normally because of compelling anxiety

 

 

If you experience any of these symptoms, it would behoove you to seek therapy or counseling.

But what will your counseling accomplish? How will it benefit you?

 

1.         It should reduce the negative impact that the traumatic event has had on your life.

2.         You will learn to develop and implement effective coping skills to fulfill normal responsibilities and participate constructively in relationships.

3.         You will be able to recall the traumatic event without being overwhelmed by painful emotions.

4.         You will discover how to minimize escape and denial and implement constructive behaviors that promote healing and functional living.

 

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Dr. Mike Shery is a licensed clinical psychologist and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including: ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, United Behavioral Health, PPONext, Private Health Care Systems, Humana-Military and Beech Street .

He has practiced clinical psychology for approximately 24 years and is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is the director of Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services and is a member of the American Counseling Association.

The office is located in Cary, IL and in select cases phone consultations are available for those who don’t live locally> Telephone Counseling.

To make an appointment> New Patient Registrationor to learn more about the psychological services he providescall him at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).

 

 

 

 

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