Dr. Debra Kissen

ADHD and Autism
Chicago, IL
11 years experience female

Locations

Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Address

1300 west Belmont, Chicago, IL
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Chicago Anxiety Management Associates

chicago, IL

About

Bio

Dr. Kissen is the Clinical Director of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center. Dr. Kissen has a special interest in the principles of mindfulness and their application for anxiety disorders. Mindfulness based treatment for anxiety entails noting that which is uncomfortable, and then allowing these thoughts and sensations to pass, without clinging to them or attempting to eliminate them. Mindfulness can be contrasted to our normal reactions to that which is uncomfortable, where we try to eliminate or run from frightening material. Dr. Kissen works with clients to learn to mindfully observe all thoughts and sensations, whether they are labeled as “good” or “bad”. Dr. Kissen has presented her research on mindfulness-based treatments at regional and national conferences.

Specialties
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ADHD and Autism

Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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3 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Kissen
11 years experience ADHD and Autism
Cardiac anxiety: Always important to first check symptoms with your primary care physician or a cardiologist. If no physical causes for the sensations can be determine ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Kissen
11 years experience ADHD and Autism
Anxiety disorder : It is inevitable to experience some moments of feeling on edge and overwhelmed. But when does stress shift from being adaptive to being crippling? I ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Kissen
11 years experience ADHD and Autism
Diet and exercise: Not sure what you mean by "growth and development" but there is nothing more effective you can do for your longevity and quality life ( as well as to ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kissen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kissen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much Dr. Kissen, for your time and help! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

Anxiety Treatment Center
Completed 2010

Affiliations

Anxiety & Depression Assocs
Association For Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
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