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Dr. Timothy Re

Clinical Psychology
Crystal Lake, IL
32 years experience male

Locations

Personal Growth

Schaumburg, IL

Address

919 Plum Grove rd. #c, Schaumburg, IL, US
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Office

Crystal Lake, IL

Personal Growth

Crystal Lake, IL

About

Bio

Clinical psychologist with 30 years experience treating wide variety of conditions. Father of six kids.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

177 Answers
119 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Treat the depression: Secondary depression whether caused by your conditions or stemming from them should be addressed and treated directly. This can effect the course and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Erp+meds: The most powerful treatment is a combined approach which utilizes behavior therapy and medicine concurrently. Both can be helpful independently but wh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Keep Going: You obviously had the motivation to try on your own so that's a great start. Work with a professional to develop a plan and a target . Obtain resou... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
No: However a professional can help structure the intervention, provide leadership, add expertise, keep emotionality down, and be objective in ways family... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Possible anxiety: Anxiety is a huge response, both psychological and biological which usually doesn't involve us sitting down. In a real emergency you'd want to be as... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy looks at what skills and options you have to effectively deal with your life. Many people have physical and emotional ch... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
BFRB: This is a form of a body focused repetitive behavior, like nail biting, hair pulling etc.. This is difficult to stop but there are several behavioral ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Possible: There are some anecdotal reports of b vitamins helping with anxiety. Inositol has recieved gotten a fair amount of research with mixed results. Its s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Psychotherapy: There's many ways to stay active in treatment. Consider virtual therapy, support group, video conference, workbooks etc. Also see if someone can go w... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Good Insight: You have the insight to know you are at risk for Depression Ans have had several major stressors which triggered it. If the depression is tolerable an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Watch Closely: It sounds like you are able to have pleasure doing activities and things in life that normally provide pleasure. This can be a sign that your depressi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Not important: Whos fault it is or why you have OCD isnt as important as what to do about it.Even if you could answer it- it wouldnt help you.We do know genetics a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Detrimental: Any addiction takes us away from real relationships. Pornography addiction creates a whole set of dynamics which in the long run makes healthy relati... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Many: Depending on the specific subtype many if not most sufferers function very well on the job. Some forms of.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Absolutely: Depends on what substance, the situation and the individual. Many people experience anxiety with marijuana intoxication and other substances which are... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Absolutely: Anxiety is the source and root cause of ocd. Thats why we target anxiety for exposure therapy and treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Not usually: Addiction in geriatric population is a serious and often overlooked problem . There may be factors that complicate or lead one to weigh in many other... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Absolutly: One of the hallmarks of OCD is that most sufferers have insight. You realize the nature of the symptoms are irrational but very hard to resist.Thus it... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Motivation: Sometimes it can seem impossible to motivate someone to get help. However most people have a part of them that's wanting to change and willingly to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Somewhat alike: A compulsion is a repetitive behavior that is in response to a thought or urge. The implication is that it is powerful and very difficult to resist. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Absolutely: The basis of recovery is to restore peace of mind that addiction destroyed. Working a program consistently and with your heart is your best hope. Loo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Somewhat: The idea is a form of thought stopping. Basically the decision to start drinking can be made more conscious and perhaps the increased awareness may ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Not necessary: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be diagnosed with a variety of methods. You could start with a therapist willing to do a diagnostic inter... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Safety: Safety and trust are paramount. If you can absolutely create and feel these then maybe you shouldn't force yourself or allow your partner to talk you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Sexual addiction: There are resources for sexual addiction that are well researched. There are treatment programs across the country.Also there are excellent 12 step gr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
DSM -IV: Professionals use a manual that is based on years of research and professional opinion called the diagnostic and statistical manual. This has very sp... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Behavioral Therapy: The easiest answer to do the opposite of what your ocd wants you to do. Exposure therapy is to systematically face your fears and feel the anxiety as... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Triggers: Variations in the time of day that anxiety manifests can be biological or psychological. Investigate both. What could be different or special about th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be very useful in management of anxiety. There are many forms and branches of this. Most of these invol... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Yes: Medication works differently on each person. You are on a low dose. Many people require fine tuning and several trials. Its also important to consider... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Good start: Derealization like many symptoms of anxiety has a difficult to predict couse .Treatment goals should be about managing it as it occurs and not get get... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Impossible: Anxiety is part of life and a basic core emotion of human beings and our existence in this world. However a better question is how can i accept my an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Clinical Provider: Bdd or body dysmorphic disorder can be evaluated by any competent mental health provider. However it it not particularly well known even though it is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Very Possible: Depersonalization is a symptom that often occurs after a traumatic event , extreme anxiety or drug use. I have had patients recover quickly but most d... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Possible: Some ocd sufferers have issues with control and are highly anxious when anything or anyone threatens to alter their world. This is not easy to deal w... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Ignore: Real self esteem is created by doing the things that are hardest for you to do!
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Good Chance: Many trials underway, new meds coming to market all the time. Also different of mechanisms of action such as foods and vaccines. If you have clinical ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
CBT: This is anxiety that is very understandable and common in your situation. Consider working with a therapist well versed in ccbt techniques. This helps... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Several possibilitie: The chills are most commonly associated with high anxiety. When you have anxiety it sends hormones throughout the body and causes several changes at y... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Very Possible: Ocd has very high mood impact. One can have a concurrent mood disorder which can effect your OCD or be secondary in my experience most people who hav... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Meds and CBT: There are several well researched therapies that have shown effectiveness treating panic disorder. Most researched are variants of cognitive behaviora... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
social anxiety?: Shyness is a personality trait that may or may not be relayed to anxiety. There are many good cognitive and behavior therapies that address the anxiet... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Air Hunger: Anxiety can be an explanation. Sometimes anxiety causes over breathing which paradoxically makes you feel like you're not getting enough oxygen. Breat... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Behavioral Therapist: Behavioral therapist that has experience in ocd/bdd would be good choice. There are many mental health professionals that have specialized training in... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Brain fitness: The brain like other body systems responds to exercise and fitness. Using cognitive exercises and practice of memory can improve it . Even playing ga... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Great Question: Acknowledging and being aware of the family cycles of mental illness is one of the explicit goals of psychotherapy. We are likely to repeat maladapt... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Absolutely: Anxiety can cause a wide variety of physical symptoms and can effect most systems in your body in some way. The difficulty is that is is very hard to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Meds and CBT: Its hard to know exactly what you mean but many people experience anxiety as feeling out of sorts, weird or unreal. These are part of a dissociative c... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Too early: Many people have trouble adjusting to a new med. Hopefully you were diagnosed by a professional so give it more time. Tell your doctor if it too bad o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Depression tests: Anhedonia or the inability to experience pleasure is associated most commonly with major depression but not exclusively. A general physical should alw... Read More

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Aug 21, 2013
I recommend Dr. Re, He is providing an excellent service to the public via healthtap. He is clearly a very knowledgeable clinical psychologist. His responses are accurate, interesting and understandab...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Re is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Re is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Blood tests were done and doc said I was emotionally fragile and something about my nerve endings.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! So I imagine it affects my hormones in some bad way and makes me fee, depressed... thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You gave more description than others. I really appreciate that.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Forest Institute
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
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