I’m a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 30 years. My goal is to help you achieve wellness and emotional resilience. I only use evidence-based (scientifically proven) strategies to accomplish this, and I do this with warmth and a heavy dose of compassion.
Northwestern University, PhD in Psychology University of Wisconsin – Madison, MS in Sociology University of Wisconsin – Madison, BA in Psychology
WHAT BRINGS YOU TO MY OFFICE?
After understanding the problem as it is currently manifest, we explore how it developed and what you have tried to do to improve your situation. An important part of my job is to determine what needs to be done to make satisfying change.
We work together on making changes. You will have homework assignments between sessions.
We will not grow old together, but rather accomplish change in an efficient way. The quality of our relationship matters. I will always respect you and I will not judge you.
American Psychological Association Illinois Psychological Association Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Association American Sociological Association Society for Sex Therapy & Research National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
DR. LINDA SIZEMORE'S THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
I was a sociologist before becoming a psychologist and I still stay involved with the sociological community. This is important because all problems are not intra-psychic (not only related to the psychology of the individual person).
What happens in the family, in the community and in the world affects how people respond to the difficulties in their lives. Culture, race and religion affect people. By understanding the relationship between these factors and the life problem the patient experiences, a better outcome from the therapy can be expected.
Some factors like societal norms, advertising suggesting what is desireable in life, issues of health, - these affect people’s expectations of themselves in ways that are sometimes destructive.