About Us

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How It All Began

PRA was founded in 1991 by Emmanuel A. Perakis, MD and Steven J. Resis, MD, both psychiatrists that believed in comprehensive, qualitative and responsive care for those in need of psychiatric services. Building relationships and partnerships with patients, primary care physicians, schools and other community organizations has resulted in the highest quality of care.

In 2000, Dr. Donna Woods, a board certified child psychiatrist, joined PRA adding the treatment of a child population to the practice and became the third partner of PRA as of July 2003. In the summer of 2007, PRA added Dr. Robert Fabsik as an additional adolescent/adult psychiatrist. Dr. Fabsik graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Northwestern University. He completed his residency at Lutheran General Hospital and specializes in the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. In August 2011, Dr. Robert Fabsik became the fourth partner of PRA.

PRA Philosophy & Treatment Focus

PRA's philosophy is to provide treatment that is problem centered and solution focused. We also seek to help individuals work through the underlying motivations that contribute to and sustain their current problems. PRA strives to build the individual's own skills in order to increase personal insight and control. Our goal is to provide the client with a greater understanding of self and the ability to make changes in their own lives.