Last updated: 10/5/2009

Children's Research Triangle (312) 726-4011 ext. 5670
Last Updated: 10/5/2009
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Credentials and Certifications:
Psychologist, Clinical

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Children's Research Triangle
180 N Michigan Ave.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 726-4011 ext. 5670

Contact: Amy Groessl, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Organization Type:
Diagnostic Center
Outpatient - Mental Health

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Adoption/Foster Care Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Developmental Disability Grief/Loss Infant Mental Health Learning Disabilities Parenting Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Bipolar Disorders Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Family Issues Gender Identity Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Medication Management Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Physical Illness/Impairment Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Evaluation/Diagnostic Expressive Therapy Holistic Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Psychological Testing and Evaluation Social Support Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Ericksonian Gestalt Humanistic Information and Referral Long-Term Outreach Prevention Psychodrama Psychopharmacology Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6)
Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Caregivers Disabled
Biracial Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Native American Russian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA) American Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Action Team (DAT) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $120
Couples: N/A
Group: $60
Family: $120

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Community Education
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation
Prevention Programs

Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)

Parent-Child Preschool Therapy Group
Parent-Child group for foster and adopted children ages 2 to 4 years old. FREE GROUP and FREE PARKING to participants. Several groups offered through-out this year (2007).
Group Focus: Adoption/Foster Care
Parenting Issues
Behavioral Problems
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Preschool (Under 6)
Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Location: CRT
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 726-4011
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Thursday

Adolescent Empowerment Group
FREE therapy groups for adolescent girls who have survived traumatic events including sexual abuse and physical abuse.
Group Focus: Trauma/PTSD
Sexual Abuse/Rape - Survivors
Child Abuse/Neglect - Survivors
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adolescents (13-17)
Young Adults (18-25)
Member Gender:
Location: CRT
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 726-4011
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Tuesday

Children's Trauma Groups
FREE truama-focused therapy groups for children ages 7-11; concurrent parent group is also offered.
Group Focus: Trauma/PTSD
Child Abuse/Neglect - Survivors
Sexual Abuse/Rape - Survivors
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Children (6-12)
Member Gender:
Location: CRT
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 726-4011
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Wednesday

Social Skills Enhancement Group
Social Skills Groups for children and teens; parent-educational group is also being formed.
Group Focus: Interpersonal Relationships
Adoption/Foster Care
Asperger's Syndrome
Group Status:
Group Type:
Social Skills
Member Age: Children (6-12)
Adolescents (13-17)
Member Gender:
Location: CRT
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 726-4011
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on