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Health Psychology

Our health psychologists are available to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their medical conditions. This includes helping patients and their families navigate through sometimes difficult medical procedures and providing them with assistance when making important medical decisions. They have experience in the psychological evaluation and treatment of patients who present with the following conditions and/or concerns:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke and Neurovascular Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Dementia
  • Mood Disorders - Depression/Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life adjustment changes
  • Interpersonal relationships

 Assistance For Patients Facing Surgery

With the goal of offsetting a poor coping response in those who are facing surgery, our Health Psychologists are available to evaluate and treat patients and their families before surgery or hospitalization and after they are discharged from the hospital. Emphasis is placed on helping patients and their families understand the surgical experience and the challenges of recovery.

Pre-Surgery Assessment 

Benefits of Psychological Evaluation

  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Enriched sense of well-being
  • Decreased level of emotional distress
  • Improved surgical outcome and recovery

Our Experts


      Konstantinos Kostas, Ph.D. Director, Health Psychology Services
      Special Interests:
      Stroke & Neurovascular Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumors
      Doctoral Program: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
      Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals, Department of Psychiatry
      Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, J.R. Bowman Center

       

      Sarah Quinton, Psy.D. Health Psychologist
      Special Interests:
      GI Conditions, Cancer, Memory Disorders and Dementia
      Doctoral Program: Adler School of Professtional Psychology
      Internship: Adler Community Health Services
      Fellowship: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

       

      Lina Liu, Psy.D. Health Psychologist
      Special Interests:
      Acute & Chronic Pain, Relaxation Training/Biofeedback, Mood Disorders
      Doctoral Program: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
      Internship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Cardiac Rehabilitation
      Fellowship: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

      Dr. Kostas, Dr. Quinton and Dr. Liu are committed to serving physicians, their patients, and their patient's families promptly. They can be reached at Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute at 847-981-3630.


        Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute

        Alexian Brothers Medical Center Campus Office
        Eberle Medical Building, Suite 610
        800 Biesterfield Road
        Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

        St. Alexius Medical Center Campus Office
        Doctors Building 3, Suite 2550
        1555 Barrington Road
        Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

        Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital
        Center for Pediatric Brain (first floor)
        1555 Barrington Road
        Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

        Phone: 847-981-3630
        Email: NeurosciencesInstitute@alexian.net




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        Hoffman Estates, IL
        60169
        847-843-2000
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