I have achieved my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Adler University in Chicago. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I achieved my undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University, majoring in Biology with Chemistry and Psychology minors. I currently work at a private practice in the Chicago southwest suburbs. I have been working in mental health for approximately 13 years.
I have a variety of different experiences serving diverse clientele with a variety of different issues. I have provided counseling in community mental health with the child and adolescent population, shelter services for DCFS for adolescents, crisis assessments in homes and ER settings with youth, worked with detained youth in individual and group therapy and within a private practice with families, youth as young as 5, and LGBTQ youth. I have provided group therapy in the areas of parenting skills, addiction and anger management.
I am open-minded, non-judgmental and take a holistic approach to helping individuals with life changing and life-long issues. I have worked with individuals diagnosed with adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, grief, substance abuse and anger issues. I utilize a variety of different approaches with therapy such as CBT, Adlerian/Individual Psychology, Solution -Focused, Emotional Focused Therapy, etc. in a integrative style.
I am a lifelong learner and we are always becoming. I am a parent of 2 children 26 year old and 21 year old. This is my third life career. I began in with career in business and customer service, was a stay at home mom and volunteer before becoming a licensed therapist. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180.010744 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
We just started using Dr. Fitzgerald and so far the interactions have been positive. My daughter likes her and is starting to open up.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a good support knows what to say in the times I need it most. Been opening more and trying her methods. It's still a bit weird but good, I need to get used to be open with my emotions.
Dr. Fitzgerald was timely and consummate in her advice and listening ear... it was a thrill to be able to electronically unload with an obvious professional on the other end of the technological engagement to seek help.. what a kind person, too - Thank you, Alice!
I've been working with Dr. Fitzgerald for only a few weeks, but I already am impressed by her compassionate professionalism. It's been a dark time, but she is helping me to reframe my ideas in a way that is supportive and non-judgmental. I am very pleased that I was matched with her.