M. Chet Mirman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Mirman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a retired Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of Affiliates of Counseling. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University after graduating with Departmental Distinction in Psychology from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana. Since that time, he has worked as a psychotherapist, a clinical supervisor of graduate students and postdoctoral residents, and the Director of Clinical Training at Forest Hospital.
Currently a Board Member and Co-President of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, he served as a past member of the Divorce Magazine. Advisory Board. He taught psychology at Michigan State University and Loyola University and was a core faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology for fifteen years. He has written over 40 papers that have been published in professional journals and books or were presented at professional conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Dr. Mirman works with individuals and couples. He has extensive experience providing counseling as well as intensive psychotherapy to clients struggling with the following issues:
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Relationship/intimacy issues
- Personal growth and spiritual development
Dr. Mirman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and Medicare.
I believe that there is an innate tendency within all of us to grow and move toward healthier ways of living. This tendency can become blocked by internal conflicts that lead to unhealthy relationship patterns. I have found that the clients who benefit the most from their therapy are those who feel safe enough to risk exploring these issues. This openness develops in a relationship where the client feels understood, respected and cared about. I form genuine connections with my clients, providing the support they need to look at the obstacles that inhibit them from living the life they want to live. In this way they can begin to “digest” unfinished business and take back control of their lives.