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Dr. Craig Westin

Orthopedic Surgery
St. Charles, IL
41 years experience female

Locations

Health and Wellness Group

St. Charles, IL

Address

303 N.2nd Street, #22, St. Charles, IL
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 3:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

6305873355

About

Bio

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and received my doctorate in 1980 from the University of Southern Mississippi. With over 30 years of experience I have developed expertise in many areas of psychology. I provide treatment for adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. My areas of expertise include consultation for women’s issues, survivors of sexual abuse, eating disorders, domestic abuse, stress, medical illnesses due primarily to emotional problems, chronic pain management, impulse control disorders, anxiety disorders including post traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
115 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Reduce stress: Emotions including anger are indicators of how we feel. The emotion does not need controlling the behavior is the problem. Identify why you are angr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Probably depression.: Depression and sadness often go with anger. Sometimes it feels better to be angry instead of sad. Depression can be in the family genetics or you ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek the problem.: Anxiety and depression are closely related and may be caused by a variety of things. Is there a history of these issues in your family? It might be ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Find a therapist.: No, anxiety does not kill you. It can get better and you can learn to live with and better control your symptoms by finding a therapist that speciali... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: If you are struggling with blurred vision and anger problems you definitely should go first to your primary care physician to see what is causing you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Depending on sypmtom: Getting a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is dependent on your symptoms and if you respond to antidepressants or not. Do you go through regular periods... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: If you cannot identify any feelings you are suppressing or repressing your feelings and probably for some long standing reason. The reason may be on ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See a therapist: I am sure you have tried many things on your own to overcome your depression. Please see a good psychotherapist to help you identify why you are depr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Evaluation: Please go to the nearest hospital emergency room and get evaluated..Since you are contemplating suicide you obviously cannot think of better problem s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Probably: Depression, fatigue, stomach problems and insomnia are all symptoms of depression. The other symptoms you mentioned sound more like endocrine issues. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: Since you are aware of being depressed and are having difficulty problem solving a solution, it is a good idea to seek help from a therapist who speci... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
It's possible: Depression can be complex. It can be from things happening in your life, genetics, poor health, life changes and on and on. Many people do deal with... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: Find a good therapist and first find out why you are depressed then work on coping skills to deal with whatever is bothering you. Therapy is quite ef... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This ta... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Urge Therapy: Since you described the person as your fiance I am hoping you love this person. Show compassion, love and support but encourage them to seek therapy ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: You are young with your whole life ahead of you. Please see a trained therapist to help you identify why and identify solutions to try to resolve the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: I'm glad you feel good when playing soccer. The game and probably the endorphins released while playing help. Seek therapy to find out why you are n... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Doctor: Find a good therapist that specializes in bipolar disorders. They can refer you to a psychiatrist for medication and then help you with strategies fo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Find a therapist.: In addition to being supportive and listening to your wife, it is important to get her help from a professional. Postpartum depression can last for y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Educate them: The human resource department is probably the place to go first unless you have a very good relationship with your boss. If they need information abo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Get support: It is normal to experience anxiety and depression after surgery but not fun to cope with. Your body has undergone quite a bit of stress and it is try... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Why: The first step to solving any problem is to identify the cause or source of the difficulty. From the answer to this question you can begin to experime... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Talk with her: Ask her why she is depressed. If she is worried that she is pregnant, get a test kit and find out. If it is something else try to help her find ways... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek help.: Depression is not just sadness and feels terrible. If you have done everything you can think of to help this please consult a psychologist or therapi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Directly: Tell them you have been having some problems lately and are depressed. Ask for their support and understanding then get into therapy to find out why ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Checkup: Depression and pain frequently are experienced together. Depression can cause pain in many areas such as in the abdomen. Chronic pain generally caus... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek Therapy: Depression is a serious matter it is not just sadness or feeling blue. I am sure you have tried everything you know so why not seek a therapist who s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Serious problem: No one has the right to hit another especially your husband. This is called domestic abuse and causes damage to self esteem and trust. Who can you t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: Find a good therapist and first find out why you are depressed then work on coping skills to deal with whatever is bothering you. Therapy is quite ef... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See a physician: If you are getting depressed because of tinnitus please see a physician to get help resolving the issue. If it is unresolvable try meditation, biofee... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Probably: If you are crying constantly with no environmental cause you are probably depressed. Antidepressants can help but do not make depression go away. Yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Stress and depression are caused by a variety of reasons. First identify why you are stressed and depressed then try different coping mechanisms or w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Probably not.: Depression lasting a year or more is probably not bipolar. When depressive episodes last that long the reason needs to be identified whether it is ge... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
That much stress is.: Stress can easily affect many functions of our body. Delay or missing a period is not uncommon. Since you know you are under this much stress and ha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: The causes of adolescent depression vary greatly. The depression may be due to abuse either physical or emotional, genetics, frustration etc. The im... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek help: If you are depressed you need to be looking to get help for yourself not worried about what your crush has noticed. If she is part of the problem it ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
No Worries: There is nothing life threatening or even damaging about going on vacation to any altitude or with going on slides. I am sorry you suffer with such a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See a therapist.: It sounds like you do not feel good at all. Please see your physician to be sure something physical isn't going on to cause these symptoms then get a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
No: Do not ignore symptoms of shortness of breath and chest pains especially when pregnant. See your physician.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: Depression is a serious condition. It appear there is some issue with hirsutism and low self esteem already identified. Please find and work with a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Time to think: When he does this tell him to sit here (show him a place) and tell him to think of why he is upset. He can get up when he calms down and can tell you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Need clarification: I am not sure if you are asking how someone with psychotic depression will relate to others or how someone should interact with someone with psychotic... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Problem solve: Depression is usually caused by either things happening in your life now or in the past or due to genetics. Regular exercise, support from your close... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Go to ER: If you are suicidal go to the nearest hospital emergency room. There is help for depression if you work with a good therapist. If you kill yourself ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Straight forward.: Parents love their children even if they do not act as you want them to. Tell them you need their help because you have been feeling depressed for so... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Change your behavior: Anytime you fix a problem for someone else you weaken them. I am sure your intentions are to help but you indirectly encourage her to continue what e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: If you are even considering "turning your self in for domestic violence" there is a problem. Domestic violence is about power and control. Most of t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek therapy: If you are having difficulty breathing please go to the nearest emergency room. Severe depression should be evaluated and treated by an experienced t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Seek help: I would not suggest anyone accept and live with psychotic depression symptoms. How awful that would be. Please see a therapist trained in dealing wi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise has been shown to help tremendously with the symptoms of depression. With depression it is difficult to concentrate and to motivate ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern Mississippi
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Philadelphia State Hospital
Completed 1979
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