Theodore W. Polonus, PhD
This physician accepts new patients.Read important legal notice
- Monday:8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Marital/Couples Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobic Disorders, Stress Management, Mood Disorders, Psychotherapy
Education and Training
Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine 1987
Dr. Polonus has served on and chaired numerous ethics, credentialing, and quality improvement committees for Illinois psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and insurance carriers. Dr. Polonus has consulted with and provided invited lectures to professional organizations, hospitals, universities and schools. These include the Illinois Psychological Association, the American Bar Association, various BCBS associations countrywide, the American Private Practice Council, the Illinois Association of Community Mental Health Agencies, the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work, and the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, among others.
With training in both psycho-dynamically informed therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dr. Polonus works with his clients (and the their referring physicians) to quickly address obstacles to achieving desired goals. Clients participate in formulating a therapeutic action plan with clearly defined measures of progress. Dr. Polonus uses an active problem-solving, health-based approach which capitalizes on each client's strengths to promote efficient, effective, and lasting improvements.
Dr. Polonus is in full-time clinical practice as a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical faculty and participates in the Northwestern Healthcare Corporation (NHC) Physician Referral Service.