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Whitney Graff

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Whitney Graff, Psy. D.

Direct (773) 231-7314 | whitney@midwestcounseling.com

Concentration: Psychological testing; anxiety, eating disorders, body image and weight

Whitney Graff, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides both psychotherapy and psychological testing. In her testing work, Dr. Graff is experienced at using a range of well-researched and validated psychometric instruments to provide diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations for adolescents and adults. She is passionate about personality assessment, which can provide an integrated conceptualization of how clients relate to themselves, others, and their environment and answer important questions about their treatment. Having a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dr. Graff has provided both assessment and treatment for those on the spectrum and believes strongly in recognizing their unique needs and fostering greater acceptance of neurodiversity. Another area of clinical interest for Dr. Graff is executive functioning, or how we use our cognitive abilities in the pursuit of our goals. This knowledge allows for sensitive detection of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other disorders of executive functioning.

In her therapy work, Dr. Graff is experienced in treating individuals, couples, and groups for a wide range of psychological issues. In particular, her therapeutic work focuses on helping those suffering with various forms of anxiety as well as eating disorders and problems related to eating and weight loss. Her experience includes treatment with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and spiritual traditions. Dr. Graff has received advanced training in a range of mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Dr. Graff strives for a supportive, open, and authentic therapeutic relationship, and believes that it is essential for the therapist and client to connect on a human level.

Dr. Graff is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, an affiliate member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and teaches Functional Analytic Psychotherapy at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of behaviorism through teaching and presenting at professional conferences.