• Verified
  • Licensed in Illinois

Dr. Peter J. Newman

  • PhD


No, I cannot prescribe

Patient Age Preferences

  • 18–64
  • 65+

Accepted Insurance Providers

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Rate Per Session



(312) 245-9166


Soft Addiction

Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Adjustment Issues


I am able to help with a variety of anxiety problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and PTSD. The approach I recommend will depend upon the particular problem, but may involve CBT, EMDR, exposure and response prevention, or behavior therapy.


I am able to use a variety of approaches in helping people overcome their depression, including cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy.


Although I have extensive experience in working with people with depression, ADHD, and anxiety problems, my special interest is in the treatment of trauma (both large-T and small-t trauma), including PTSD. I am certified in EMDR, an empirically supported trauma-focused psychotherapy.

My Specialties Include


Peter J. Newman

You are probably reading this because something is not quite right in your life--either you are not feeling happy, you are feeling weighed down by fears and anxiety that make life difficult, or you are finding it hard to let go of and move beyond upsetting experiences that you have had, either recently or long ago. You may also be reading this wondering if you are alone or if others struggle with similar things. More importantly, you are curious if there is a way to find some relief, if there is a way out of this unhappiness and pain.

Many, many people struggle with these problems, so you are not alone. We all go through unhappy times. But there are often things that can be done that can help--to limit or reduce the misery and pain, to let go of the past, and to find more peace.

Having learned many different treatment approaches in my 25-year career as a psychologist, I believe it is important to choose the right approach for each person. I am skilled in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, and am a certified EMDR therapist with a specialty in treating trauma.

Peter J. Newman

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