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Andrea Benn, Ph.D., M.Ed

Andrea Benn

Ph.D., M.Ed.


My initial career as a special educator has enhanced my effectiveness as a psychologist. Since education is a large part of psychotherapy, my teaching experience enables me to discuss issues in a manner which is both emotionally and educationally sensitive. This enhances the partnership and is crucial to client growth and understanding.

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Bereavement (e.g. Coping With the Impending Death and/or Loss of a Loved One)
  • Relationship Issues (Marital/Couple, Parent/Child, Aging Parents, etc.)
  • Phase of Life Issues (Preparing for College, Caring for Aging Parents, etc.)

Educational Background

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist: Illinois
  • Ph.D.: Northwestern University
  • M.Ed: University of Virginia
  • B.S.: University of Illinois (Champaign)

Professional Experience

During the past thirty years I have provided services to clients of all ages and in a wide variety of settings. My numerous interests were cultivated through diverse training experiences.

  • Postdoctoral Trainee in Forensic Psychology: Isaac Ray Center – Rush – Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology: Josselyn Center for Mental Health
  • Postdoctoral Trainee: Developmental Evaluation Clinic, Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity Center
  • Parent-Infant Specialist: Juvenile Protection Association
  • Resident in Clinical Psychology: Institute of Psychiatry, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Psychology Clerk & Educational Consultant: Charles I. Doyle, S.J. Center of Loyola University
  • Psychology Extern: Institute for Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Research and Training, Michael Reese Hospital
  • Research Assistant: Developmental Evaluation Clinic, Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity Center
  • Clinical Educator: Department of Child Psychiatry, Children’s Memorial Hospital

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Illinois Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology