Providing therapy for Evanston adults, children, and adolescents.
“I believe in fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic environment that allows for developing a safe and trusting relationship. I believe it is important to provide a space that focuses on empathy, openness, respect, and honesty in order to best facilitate connection in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to foster hope and encourage clients to recognize their individual strengths and find their own voice. I am integrative in my approach to therapy and incorporate a person-centered and systems-based framework and utilize skills from a variety of evidence-based practices including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).”
Adults, children and adolescents (11+ years), eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, undergraduate/graduate school mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and perfectionism. Family therapy with current clients.
Michelle Gesing, Psy. D., (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and received her Doctor of Psychology Degree from The Illinois School of the Professional Psychology in Schaumburg, IL, in 2005. She has specialized training in the field of eating disorders, and completed her internship and postdoctoral training at a therapeutic day school in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Through this experience, Dr. Gesing received specialized clinical training with children and adolescents and worked collaboratively with the school system, the adolescent, and their family to best support social emotional functioning.
Throughout her career, Dr. Gesing has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, partial hospital, and private practice.
Dr. Gesing sees patients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Insurance: Accepts self-pay, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO