Health Psychology Services

Health Psychology services adult patients and their families who are dealing with serious medical diagnoses that will require surgery as part of their treatment.

This unique treatment approach takes into account a patient's biological, psychological, and social factors. Treatment is determined based on the "whole person" and their life situation. It is not limited to their illness, social situation, or psychological symptoms.

Treatment Approach

The first step is an evaluation of a client's biological, psychological, and social factors.  Results will help our team develop an individualized treatment plan to help the client cope with or adjust to the problems they are facing.

Many clients are struggling to manage stressful medical situations that arise from anxiety, depression, marital/family problems, end-of life issues, or difficult lifestyle adjustments. Others find it hard to comply with medical regimens, or they need an evaluation before making treatment decisions.

Our goal is to help clients improve their quality of life. We aim to help each client find new and better ways of coping, and to find new ways of behaving and thinking to help manage issues.

Individual therapy is sometimes recommended to help clients work on specific areas. Other available services include:

Our Team:

The Health Psychology Program is led by an impressive team mental health and research professionals. These experts collaborate with each patient's physician and with other UI Health psychiatrists to create unique treatment plans based on each patient's individual needs.

The program is directed by Susan Labott PhD, ABPP, and Sarah Shelby, PhD. For more information or to schedule an initial evaluation, please call 312.355.3463.