Dr. Erica Schulz is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Alcohol and DrugCounselor. She received her doctorate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Dr.Schulz works with children and families, as well as teens and adults, utilizing Individual andFamily therapy. She finds importance in practicing types of therapy that allow her tounderstand a person from their own perspective, honor their potentially difficult past, whilehelping them through a potentially difficult present. She focuses on a person’s needs and whatmight work best for them. This might look like talk-therapy, engaging in play, or using ameditation-like approach to help guide therapy. Dr. Schulz is optimistic by nature and has agood sense of humor. She believes that the relationship is the most important part whenworking with a client and she lets this lead the treatment process.
Dr. Schulz completed the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 training. This is acomprehensive training program that allows her to practice IFS psychotherapy, which is arespectful way to approach the parts of us that hold a positive intention for our internal system,while creating difficulties in our life.
Dr. Schulz is also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and uses the principles ofPositive Discipline when working with children, adolescents, and families. This approach holdsthe belief that children do well when they can and it can help parents identify the motivationbehind their child’s behavior, help the child or adolescent feel heard and understood, and helpimprove the parent’s relationship with their child.
Specialties Include• Anxiety • Depression • Substance Use • Parenting Issues • Adoption • Trauma • LGBT+ •Behavioral Concerns • ADHD • General Life Stressors• Adlerian Psychotherapy • Internal Family Systems Therapy • Positive DisciplineInsurance
Dr. Schulz is a provider for the following insurance plans: Aetna PPO, Blue Cross/Blue ChoicePPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, and United Healthcare/Optum/United Behavioral Health.
LocationsDr. Schulz offers telethealth and in-person services at the Crystal Lake office.