Heather O’Brien, PsyD

Provider type: Psychologist

Serving: Adult & Pediatric

About Heather O’Brien, PsyD

Dr. Heather Obrien treats patients between the ages of 2 and 100 years old.
Dr. Heather O’Brien (formerly Dr. Heather Shoudel) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing psychological treatment for child, adolescent, adult, couples, and families. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Normal, IL and completed her Master’s degree and Doctoral training at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. In addition, Dr. O’Brien completed her internship at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. O’Brien has experience in outpatient, inpatient, group home, nursing home, crisis call center, and day-treatment settings. Additionally, she has completed research on sexual harassment in the workplace, memory and cognition, and social anxiety development. She has experience in the areas of child, adolescent and, family therapies; chronic mental illness; cognitive behavioral therapy; pain management; and psychological/psycho-educational testing.

Dr. O’Brien’s primary areas of professional interest include treatment of childhood disorders, behavioral planning, couples/family therapy, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

Dr. O’Brien’s treatment approach is eclectic in nature and includes a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, client centered, and strengths based strategies. In treatment, the focus is on symptom reduction and the development of new and effective coping strategies. She believes this process is best accomplished through helping her clients' achieve an enhanced understanding of how they are affected by and interact with the environment around them.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    Roosevelt University

    PsyD in General Psychology

    Illinois State University (Bachelor's)
    Roosevelt University (Master's)
    Hutchings Psychiatric Center (Internship)

    Locations

    Champaign, IL

    2506 Galen Drive, Suite 101
    Champaign, IL 61821-7047