Dr. Marlene Eisen

Clinical Psychology
Evanston, IL
46 years experience female

Locations

Marlene Eisen, Ph.D.

Evanston, IL

Address

1604 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
Directions

Office

Evanston, IL

About

Bio

I started out as an Early Childhood Educator, going from Nursery school to kindergarten to college professor. While raising my kids, it gave me a certain flexibility. When I received my PH.D. from the University of Chicago, my Mentor, Erica Fromm started sending me clients. I also co-wrote a number of articles on Hypnotherapy with her. Another great Mentor was Bernice Neugarten, who pioneered the field of adulthood and aging. At a time when women's options were limited, these two incredible scholars and educators taught me that nothing is impossible. When I wasn't busy dealing with my 4 sons and my work, we traveled the world, explored the oceans scuba diving, grew trees on our farm in Wisconsin and gardened. My husband was a Psychiatrist, so we had a great professional as well as personal relationship. Even though most of my peers are retired, I still get too much satisfaction from my work to quit.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Whoa, lady slow down: From your description and your grammar, I would suggest you might suffer from ADHD. You might ask your psychiatrist about that possibility and perhaps... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Concern for behavior: The study and care of human behavior with special attention to maladaptive responses to life experiences. There are many "schools" of psychological th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Relax and meditate!: Too often we rush to medicate when we do not feel well. That sometimes only makes things worse, as we sit with fear and anxiety, wondering if it will ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Hypnosis: Hypnosis, or some form of inner focus, can be a powerful tool, allowing you to create emotional distance from bad memories. Often our memories are co... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
You can...but?: It is your life, your body. If you go to a respected psychiatrist who recommends meds you have a choice. You could go for a second opinion. You could ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Make weird into fun: The mind works full time even when we sleep. It tries to solve problems in very creative ways, we may not immediately understand. As soon as you awake... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Why a stigma?: You are you, not your diagnosis. Many people who are bipolar are also incredibly talented. Did you know that a number of our most famous comedians hav... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
No connection.: There is no proven connection between masterbation and memory loss. Memory loss may be a result of extreme anxiety, which is very distracting. Masterb... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
fearbased life hard: Fear-based living is difficult. Usually stems from early life experiences with a hypervigilant caregiver (parent?) or early trauma. Hypnotherapy might... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Why worry?: You might ask why you are worrying about the 8 or 9 pounds lost when the doc says you are fine? The worrying, leading to anxiety, may be more damaging... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Probably not.: Depending upon why you are a virgin it may increase a sense of low self esteem, a feeling of being lovable, or it may increase curiosity, or a desire ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Panic is worse!: Whether essure is good for you or not, panic certainly is not helpful. So relax, seek the source of your panic, acknowledge it and let it go. Holding ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Yes: There are a number of anti anxiety meds. Best to check with a psychiatrist. It might also help to get therapy to discover the root causes and learn to... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Retro description: An old fashioned blanket description of any mental or emotional disturbance. Today, with an elaborate diagnostic coding system, that term is no longer... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Altering patterns: Behavior patterns are responses to perceived rewards and punishments. To modify behavior we seek to shift the reward/punishment system, so desired beh... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
May be ADD.: Being easily distracted may be a sign of attention deficit disorder. There is medication to help with that diagnosis. You can also practice focusing ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Bodies accomodate.: Our bodies become used to habitual patterns. If you have been eating small portions of food for a while, your system may go on overload when you eat a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
See your doc!: Sounds like you may be drinking a bit too much. But it may also be an allergic reaction, or some problem with your kidneys. Alcohol can give you a gre... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Looking for normal: The brain wants to feel good. Anxiety creates struggle which the brain tries to solve, often by trying to hide away from disturbing thoughts. Thus the... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Possibilities: It often takes a week or so for these anxiety meds to start working efficiently. If after two weeks you are still feeling no relief, discuss the issue... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
The answer is yes!: TMJ can wreck havoc with the muscles of your face and chin. General anxiety may cause TMJ. We know that while we sleep our brains are still busy tryin... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
We are not all alike: Sex is a very personal experience. For some it is very physical, for others it has a strong emotional component. You may not have met the right person... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
What is "normal"?: What kind of doc says you are crazy? Have you talked with a psychiatrist or psychologist? Many people, especially in your age group, suffer a combinat... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Breathing helps: Anxiety causes muscles to tighten. The brain is receiving an SOS and is getting ready to fight or flee. You can change that message by relaxing your t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Too focused: Sometimes we just can't win! either we are too focused or not focused enough! those labels are out there ready to grab us. If you find yourself caught... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Change something.: Perhaps you need to change your health provider. A hypnotherapist might be able to help more than meds for you. Psychiatrists began using hypnosis for... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Pregnancy test help.: If you believe you might be prenant it probably would be a good idea to see your gynocologist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Weed heightens mood: Marijuana can increase the intenity of any mood you might be in when inhaling. If you are in state of high excitation it could explain your reaction. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
good practitioner: Any well referenced hypnotherapist, usually a pschotherapist with special training in hypnosis, who comes well recommended by legitimate source. You ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Keep dreaming: Dreaming is the brain's way of working out issues while the rest of the body is at rest. When we are awake the brain is so busy responding to external... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Are you sure?: Candida is a questionable diagnosis. Your body needs a healthy, well-balanced diet. Has your primary physician diagnosed candida? If so, the next step... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Behavior patterns?: Depression is often accompanied by loss of appetite, or compulsive eating, disturbed sleep patterns, social isolation, self abasement, lack of interes... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
To be expected: Your body became accustomed to the nicotine rush. It will take a little time for it to settle down. Be patient, don't focus on those moments of disco... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Get help!: There are some things we just cannot be expected to handle alone. There are professionals who can help you with your son, and also help him use his st... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patt... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Check with doctor: Low self esteem suggests depression, stomach bloat may result from poor dietary choices, and both depression and diet can cause lethargy. In fact leth... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Relationships hard: The mind plays such interesting tricks to justify feelings. Relationships can be demanding, but also joyful. If you focus on joyful, it can be wonderf... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Not a good solution!: Bulimia has many negative side effects. If you have difficulty losing weight, you might see a dietician, or join a weight watcher program. You might j... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Rest and enjoy: If you enjoy what you are doing, time passes much more quickly with less stress. Focus on how you are using your skills, which are really gifts. Take ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Why not?: If you find it helpful, use it. You might want to discuss the matter with your doc just in case you are taking a medication that would not be compatib... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Sleep is necassary!: Ften our sleep is disrupted by stressful thoughts. The mind is busy trying to resolve the day's concerns. Listening to a relaxing tape can help. Deep ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Probably not.: Sperm needs a strong surge to push itself up into the uterus and fertilize those little eggs. Perhaps you should wait awhile before taking on the resp... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Refocus!: Ocd thoughts are so intrusive, so demanding. It is almost as if someone else takes over your mind. Take your mind back! focus on meaningful activities... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Probably not.: Since sex can take lots of energy, it is natural for young people to engage in sex with great enthusiasm. However that does not mean that as people ge... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Relax! Explore!: First, check with physician concerning headache causation. Anxiety is a vicious circle affecting body and mind. Begins with the story we tell ourselve... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Old stories: We evolve our personas from the stories we tell ourselves, made up of memories, the way others treat us, traumas. These serve as cues to our present r... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Eisen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eisen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Different outlook and I appreciate it. Everybody thinks something is wrong with you if you don't have a high sex drive. Thanks
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Thank you dr.Eisen,your words make sense.i. have sadly always associated wght loss without dieting as a potentially bad thing.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doctor. This was helpful. I should probably have talk w/ doc

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

U. of Chicago
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Top Psychologist, First Place, Evanston, IL - Winter
2013
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