Richard Alford, Ph.D., BCN

Rick edit“My work and experience has taught me that we are complex and dynamic beings, though engineered to change and adapt.  We each have a unique genetic organization (nature) that develops and shapes through our experience (nurture). We have known for a good number or years that we possess this powerful adaptation called ‘neuroplasticity.’ Our brains are engineered to be in a process of continual change and adaptation. My aim in clinical therapy is to listen, consider evaluation as an ongoing unfolding for our understanding of how to best harness and partner our innate ability to adapt to our ever changing world and life.”

With regards to my formal education and experience, I graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with his PhD in psychology, completed a clinical internship at Hines V.A. Hospital in Maywood, with rotations in neuropsychology, spinal cord injury, pain management, and outpatient psychological services. I have post-doctoral training and experience in neuropsychology, neurofeedback, and various neuro-stimulation and cognitive therapy methods. My decades of experience include working at a large, major psychiatric hospital, providing inpatient and outpatient services, then with busy psychiatric and psychological group practices in Hinsdale and Burr Ridge, consulting with some major companies and utilities, consultation with law enforcement agencies, schools, residential facilities such as Mooseheart, and various training experiences for other clinicians in several states.  I do have a broad range of experience to draw upon.

I have experience with many populations, though mostly work with teens through older adults. I see many preteen and teenage children with attention issues and diagnoses. With adults, I see many individuals with unresolved trauma, difficulties with various forms of anxiety, and depression / mood regulation difficulties. I also have good experience with individuals who experienced some form of head trauma, or mild traumatic brain injury.

If you would like to see me, I will very much look forward to meeting you that we may begin our journey of understanding in how to appreciate, stimulate and utilize the power we have to make changes.”

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