Ms. Jane Ballis

Therapist located in Oak Brook Terrace, IL

About Jane

Jane appreciates working with people of varied ages and abilities as a therapist. Jane seeks to understand differences in various cultures, race, and religions and strives to be as knowledgeable as possible in treating people with diverse backgrounds.

Jane’s background includes many years of helping children, adolescents and adults express themselves through various artistic mediums such as painting, drawing, photography, and multimedia. She completed her masters in clinical psychology at Illinois school of Professional Psychology. Jane learned behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy Jane trained and worked under clinical psychologist’s supervision for many years learning psychodynamic theory, play and family therapy while specializing in children, adolescents, adults and families at an APA approved training site. Jane has practiced in child welfare and substance abuse settings. Jane has worked with at risk men who were involved in prostitution as well as many issues such as LGBTQ, homelessness, medical and employment challenges.

Jane has completed her EMDR Level 1 training and obtained specialized training with Ana Gomez an author and specialist in EMDR and Dissociative disorders with children. EMDR is used to treat many issues from mild to very complex. such as PTSD, trauma, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive and generalized anxiety disorder, and excessive grief. Children and adolescents have alleviated their symptoms using EMDR, including depression, caused by disturbing life experiences. Studies have shown that many crime victims, police officers, fire fighters, and field workers were no longer disturbed by the aftereffects of violent assaults and/or the stressful nature of their work. Victim of Sexual assault, natural and manmade disasters, accidents, surgeries and burn victims, family, marital and sexual dysfunction , involvement were also assisted. Clients at all stages of chemical dependency, sexual deviation/addiction, and pathological gamblers have been also treated successfully along with people with dissociative disorders.

Many people with performance anxiety or deficits in school, business, performing arts, and sport have benefited from EMDR as a tool to help enhance performance. People with somatic problems/somatoform disorders, including migraines, chronic pain, phantom limb pain, chronic eczema, gastrointestinal problems, CFS, psychogenic seizures, eating disorders, and negative body image, have attained a relief of suffering.

Adults and adolescents have been successfully treated for diagnosed depression Clients with acute trauma and wide variety of PTSD and trauma-based personality issues experience substantial benefited from EMDR. There are many applications for EMDR which has been used by many major treatment facilities such as the armed forces.

Jane also has completed levels one and two of the Gottman Institute in Couples therapy. This is a research based Couples therapy that has three phases. For nearly four decades. Dr. Gottman has conducted research on all facets of relationships, including parenting issues. At the Institute, in collaboration with Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, he developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages and committed relationships, but strengthens happy ones. One goal of the research is to make the services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. For more information, please visit the Gottman Institute. http://www.gottman.com/the-gottman-institute/

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.

Aetna
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