Dr. Hanson earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA approved program of the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. He developed extensive therapy and assessment experience working with the complex inpatient population of child, adolescent, and adult patients at Hartgrove Hospital in Chicago during his internship and in his post-doctoral training. Before entering private practice as a partner in Associates in Therapy and Assessment, he provided outpatient therapy for HGI Behavioral Health Systems in Chicago as well as providing therapy, school consultation, and psychological assessment services as a member of the staff of a private clinical psychology practice serving the Palos, Oak Lawn, Orland, and Tinley Park area.
Dr. Hanson is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition, he is a member of the APA Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology section, the Exercise and Sports Psychology section, and the Men and Masculinity section reflecting additional areas of interest and experience. He is recognized by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He is a regular participant in continuing education programs to further develop his expertise in support of the individuals and families with whom he works. As a partner in Associates in Therapy and Assessment, he sees clients in the practice's Lake Bluff office and in Orland Park.
We strive to provide quality, caring, and professional attention to each individual, couple, or family we serve. Each Clinician in our practice brings unique talents, skills, areas of interest, and expertise to address the many diverse concerns of their clients.
Shari Jacobson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and co-founder and partner in Associates in Therapy and Assessment, LLC. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Prior to establishing Associates in Therapy and Assessment as partner and co-founder, she was co-founder and President of its predicessor "Associates in Family Therapy" in Lake Bluff, a private group practice with a rich tradition and excellent reputation for serving the needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families since 1986. She offers her clients an abundance of professional experience developed as a clinician over the past 31 years. Such experience and expertise has been established both in inpatient hospital work early in her career as a member of the Pediatric Evaluation and Treatment Team of Hartgrove Hospital in private practice.
Having achieved her Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ms. Jacobson has been a regular participant in formal post-graduate education. She studied the complex dynamics of family and marital therapy during an intensive summer program at the Family Institute of Chicago now affiliated with Northwestern University. Ms. Jacobson completed a comprehensive twelve-month training program in Structural/Strategic Family and Marital Therapy at the Institute for Juvenile Research, Family Systems Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago. In addition, Ms. Jacobson has had specific training in understanding the impact of early childhood trauma including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect on individuals and has participated in numerous training workshops and programs with some of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field. As part of her commitment to continued professional development she is a regular participant in workshops in marital, family and individual therapy.
Ms. Jacobson's talents have been recognized as a board officer in professional organizations including the Sexual Abuse Intervention Network of Lake County (SAIN), and The Family Systems Alumni Association of the Family Systems Program – Institute of Juvenile Research. She has been a regular contributor to the dissemination of information to the mental health field by helping to coordinate conferences on a local and national level. Ms. Jacobson has shared her knowledge and expertise with other clinicians and the community in her numerous presentations on subjects including marriage and intimacy, adolescent development, sexual abuse and trauma, adoptive families and family therapy.
Ms. Jacobson's clinical interests include the treatment of individual adult and adolescent clients, pre-marital and marital/couples therapy, and family therapy. Her expertise and areas of clinical interest are employed in working with clients challenged by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, mid-life transitions including perimenopause and menopause, chronic illness, and childhood abuse including sexual abuse and trauma.