Alexander Obolsky MD
Dr. Alexander Obolsky is the founder of ILLUMENTAL Counseling and Psychiatry with over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychiatrist. Dr. Obolsky is a physician who works closely with his patients to arrive at appropriate diagnosis, develop a plan of care, and coordinate patient’s care with other physicians and healthcare providers. Dr. Obolsky provides psychotherapy and medication management. His clinical focus is on trauma related psychiatric disorders, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, and stress brought on by various life difficulties including chronic medical conditions.
Dr. Obolsky is board certified in general, addition, and forensic psychiatry. He is a recognized expert in identifying and treating emotional injuries brought on by emotional and physical trauma, “invisible” chronic medical illnesses, pain, and brain injury.
Dr. Obolsky focuses on four functions of recovery after trauma: adjustment, accommodation, coping skills, and “learning the ropes” of how to live with a new condition after injury or illness.
Dr. Obolsky received his undergraduate, medical, and post-graduate education at Northwestern University. He is on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a consultant psychiatrist at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago). He is a tireless teacher of medical students and practicing clinicians nationally and internationally.
Dr. Obolsky oversees clinical aspects of patient care and works closely with his team of psychologists, therapists, and counselors.