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Dr. Susan Feingold

Clinical Psychology
Skokie, IL
30 years experience female

Locations

Susan Benjamin Feingold, Psy.D.

Skokie, IL

Address

4711 Golf Road, Suite 400, Skokie, IL, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(847) 831-0017

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus of Argosy University. She is the author of: <i>Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders</i>. In her clinical practice, she specializes in the treatment of antepartum and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders, as well as other women’s mental health issues related to reproductive function. This includes the treatment of perinatal adjustment disorders, PMDD, fertility issues, pregnancy loss, menopausal problems, post-traumatic stress disorders, sexual issues, and couple relationship problems. A past board president of Depression After Delivery, a nonprofit, Dr. Feingold has been facilitating support groups for antepartum and postpartum women at Family Network, a United Way agency, for the past 14 years. In addition, she has provided continuing education to nurses, physicians, medical students, midwives, and social workers in the area of perinatal mental health and has supported state and federal legislation on behalf of women with postpartum depression. Her earlier clinical work included several years at Great Lakes Naval Hospital and VA Medical Center, both in North Chicago, Illinois .

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Consult your Dr.: It may take longer than that, however consult your physician to make sure that there are not other medical problems or reasons why fertility would be ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Seek treatment: It sounds like anxiety and likely an eating disorder. It may be advantageous to rule out anything physical with your primary care physician first. How... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See your Dr ASAP: This should be looked at asap by your doctor.. It's a concern if you didn't hit your head or bruise yourself. Although not a mental health issue, it ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
More info needed: Anxiety and anger can be related as well as sometimes present with similar somatic symptoms or body symptoms. I've found many patients especially wome... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Check with your Dr: First, i think it's great you are thinking ahead. I would encourage you to use this time to find a psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal issues. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Go to your Dr.: I think it's best, that you make an appointment and see your ob-gyne.. That way you'll know for sure.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Problems: The most obvious answer is it means problems in your relationship. This may mean a lot of conflicts, general unhappiness with each other, poor communi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Find out why: Rather than taking a sleeping pill, especially if a chronic problem.. Why not find out why. It could be anxiety, an early sign of depression, a sleep ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Seek treatment: It would be helpful to work with a sex therapist. You could go to the aasect website to start and see who is in your area.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See a Sex therapist: Female sexual dysfunction is diagnosed by an interview with a sex therapist or perhaps by your ob-gyne or pcp during an office visit. There are 4 c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Sex therapist: I would consult both your ob-gyne and a trained sex therapist. If you don't know of any in your area, you could consider contacting the aasect website... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Seek treatment: Depression is an illness that needs treatment. It's important to see a mental health provider to assess the severity and come up with a treatment plan... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Mood disorder : Ppd is known as the most common complication of childbirth. It is the emotional disorder following childbirth that includes a variety of moderate to s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Anytime in first yr: Postpartum depression can present anytime in the first year. It is most common to begin within the first 3 to 4 months. However it can begin later in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
More at risk: You would be more at risk with a family history of depression, but that doesn't mean you will get ppd. It does suggest that you should educate your... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Know risk factors: Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including: *previous history of postpartum depression *symptoms of depression or severe anxiety ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Good self care: There are things that you can do to help lower your risk of postpartum depression, but still no guarantees that you won't get it. If you do get ppd, s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Depression & anxiety: The symptoms can include: insomnia and sleep disturbances, sad & depressed mood, lack of appetite, worrying & severe anxiety, irritability and anger, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Many factors: There are many factors, but i would need to have more information about what sexual dysfunction you believe you have.. There are many types of problem... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Therapy & medication: Psychotherapy with a mental health professional with specialization in treatment of postpartum emotional disorders is very effective. Many women often... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Sort of: There was a drug called flibanseran, made by german pharmaceutical company boehringer ingelheim, that was showing initial promise on female sexual des... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Yes : Female sexual arousal disorder is diagnosed by two criteria: persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain arousal or sexual excitement. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See your doctor: It is unclear if this is written by a male having lack of ejaculation or a woman who is wondering about female ejaculation.. Or a woman who doesn't un... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. You can contact postpartum... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. Although you can look to s... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Check with your Dr. : Hoping you are following your Ob Dr or Fertility specialist guidelines. That's the best and safest way to conceive.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See psychiatrist : You likely need to find the right combo of medication to begin with and then once stable you could include therapy. Try finding a Psychiatrist to wor... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Seek help: I would recommend you first see your physician to rule out medical causes. However the symptoms you describe could also be anxiety, so after making s... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Need more informatio: Can you have an orgasm during madturbation? Is it that your partners don't know how to please you? Are these people you are in a relationship with or ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See prescribing Dr: I would contact the prescribing Dr or better yet set up an appt to discuss the effect of these Meds on your libido. He/she may be able to change your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See below: Relationship problems and a "broken heart" may be as common at 19, as it is at 45 or beyond. However there is no recognized psychiatric diagnosis of b... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Get MH treatment: Depression is an awful illness. It is not something you should ignore or it can be chronic and get worse. Seek a mental health specialist for assessme... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Get help: It sounds like you would benefit from working with a good therapist to help you sort things out. It's important to have someone on your team that can ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Seek a professional: I think that rather than figuring it out yourself, it may be best to seek help with a good nutritionist. See if friends or anyone you know has a good ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See a sex therapist: There is a need to get more information.. I would recommend seeing a trained sex therapist who would take a history and may want to send you to a urol... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Call your Dr ASAP: It sounds like you should call your Dr immediately and see if you should go to ER to see why you are in such pain.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See your PCP: I'd start out by ruling out any medical conditions, by setting up an appointment with your primary care physician.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Consider therapy: In addition to medication for anxiety, consider psychotherapy. There are numerous brief interventions that are very effective in decreasing anxiety (a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Talk to your DR: I would tell your Psychiatrist of your concerns being so medication sensitive. I've only encountered 1 patient in 23 years who had this.. Although I'm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Take her to dr: It would be important to start with her Dr. Make an appt ASAP.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Easy starts w call: See if there is someone who specializes in the issue you want help with, check w friends or your physician if they can refer to someone that's good.. ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Ignore: For a large number of women, they need to be aroused before they experiencing sexual desire.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Good self care: There are things that you can do to help lower your risk of postpartum depression, but still no guarantees that you won't get it. If you do get ppd, s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Chronic depression: With treatment, there is a very positive prognosis for complete recovery. The risks of not getting treatment are continuing to experience depression, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
She surely can.: In my opinion, some women enjoy sex and others do not. Whether a woman is fertile or not has nothing to do with it. In fact, there are likely many wom... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Sounds difficult: That sounds like a difficult situation, particularly if it's not temporary. Hopefully you have maintained your friendships which can provide a level o... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Therapy & medication: Psychotherapy with a mental health professional with specialization in treatment of postpartum emotional disorders is very effective. Many women often... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Call your physician: This is not something you should manage on your own. If you are seriously considering suicide, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency roo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Occurs earlier: Most often PPD present in the first 3-4 months, but can occur anytime in the first postpartum year. Likely at 24 months, it would be diagnosed as a de... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Educate him: Spouses and family members can do a lot to help by providing emotional support to the mother with ppd. However in order to do that, they need to be ed... Read More

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Oct 31, 2015
Dr. FEINGOLD is an empathetic, compassionate and insightful doctor. She has helped me over the years to truly transform myself in a positive way .
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Feingold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Feingold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I'm 20 years old with the same thing. I never had orgasms, never was traumatized and have a boyfriend.he tries so hard and helps, but nothin
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Susan. Out of hours gp thinks could also be anxiety related.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We have an appointment and started doing yoga. Greatly appreciate it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University of Chicago, M.Ed.
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

1999 Gold Bell Award, Mental Health Association in Illinois, Interview for two-part series on postpartum depression for WLS-TV, Channel 7 News
1991 Andy Beck Award, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Psychotherapy Research
Most Influential, Second Place, Evanston, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Illinois Psychological Association
Postpartum Support, International

Publications

Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders (New Horizon Press, 2013)
Adjusting After Baby: Help is on Hand for Postpartum Depression
Helping Women With Postpartum Depression: Midwives' Expanding Role
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