Joyce Nugent-Hirschbeck, Psy.D

Dr. Hirschbeck approaches therapy from a family systems framework that is holistic, while also incorporating cognitive behavioral interventions.  Dr. Hirschbeck has over 22 years of experience in the clinical field.  Dr. Hirschbeck provides psychotherapy to adults, teens, families, and couples.   Her specialty areas include:  mood disorders, severe psychiatric conditions, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, family and relationship conflict, divorce, parenting, behavior reduction, personality disorders, and self- harm.

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Dr. Hirschbeck obtained her Clinical Psychology Doctoral degree in 1995 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology;  her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in 1991;  and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 1989.  Dr. Hirschbeck completed her clinical internships at the University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and her family therapy internship at the Family Institute of Northwestern University.

Dr. Hirschbeck has been a core faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology since 1995.   In addition to teaching, Dr. Hirschbeck has had numerous clinical positions.  She served as the Chief Psychologist at the Tinley Park Mental Health Center; the Clinical Psychologist at the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center; served as the Clinical Director for 22 years for a non-for-profit mental health agency; and owned a private practice for 10 years.  She has been the primary investigator and co-investigator for multiple research projects focusing on the treatment of Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, & Family Barriers.  Dr. Hirschbeck has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1996.