Heather Harej, Psy.D.

Children, Adolescents, Families and Adults

Heather S. Harej, Psy.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, families and adults. She works in the St. Charles office. Dr. Harej is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Most of my efforts are focused on helping children and adults successfully manage depression, anxiety, and adjusting to difficult life circumstances.   I offer adults guidance in managing the stressors of parenting and co-parenting, dating, establishing life/career goals, and family struggles. I work with couples with marital difficulties to identify problems and finding new strategies to make their marriage successful.

In addition, I work with individuals who struggle from symptoms associated with ADHD and Asperger’s to develop skills necessary to achieve success and happiness.

I enjoy assisting children and adolescents struggling with peer difficulties, developmental transitions, bullying and life changes, such as divorce, moving, and the loss of a close relationship.  I emphasize parent inclusion in the treatment process and meet frequently with parents to offer them the necessary support and guidance in helping their children work through their difficulties.”

With young pre-school children, Dr. Harej may use a less direct, play-oriented therapy because children are less able to sustain a direct, verbal approach to their difficulties.

Dr. Harej strongly believes in the small group process to help children and adolescents discover that they are not alone and that there are others one’s own age with whom they can share their concerns. She runs the following clinics:

Social Skills Clinic to help children and adolescents develop better communication skills, learn appropriate assertiveness, and improve peer relationships.

Parenting Clinic to help parents learn effective behavior management strategies, develop relaxation and stress management skills, and improve the parent and child relationship.

Dr. Harej is also a skilled speaker and gives many presentations regarding the parent and child relationship and managing behavior in children and adolescents.

Dr. Harej specializes in Areas of Focus including:

Locations

St Charles | 405 Illinois Avenue, Ste. 2C

Oak Brook | 1200 Harger Road, Ste. 220

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