Gregory J Harms PsyD

Director of Behavioral Medicine, Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit, AMITA Saint Joseph Hospital

“Many people come to me seeking help for psychological problems, health issues, relationship concerns, or work problems. These problems can include anxiety, depression, substance use, chronic pain, difficulty handling interpersonal or romantic relationships, or career indecision. Working together we can identify solutions to your concerns and try them out to see how well they work for you.”

General Background

Dr. Gregory J Harms is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in health psychology. He is a member of both the Illinois and American Psychological Associations, The Society for Health Psychology, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Harms is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has been a mental health practitioner in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.

Education and Training

Dr. Harms received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from North Park University in Chicago. He received his Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in Minneapolis and earned his Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Dr. Harms has received extensive clinical training working with adults, adolescents, and children in inpatient and outpatient medical settings, substance abuse treatment facilities, and community mental health centers. He completed his pre-doctoral internship in health service psychology at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital and his post-doctoral fellowship in psychology at the Diamond Headache Clinic.

Specialties

Dr. Harms specializes in health psychology, individual and group psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, and psychological and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Harms takes an active approach with clients to help them manage their pain and live a fulfilling life. Dr. Harms utilizes cognitive and behavioral strategies to help clients change unhelpful behavior patterns and try new strategies to get new outcomes that get them where they want to go in their lives.

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