Our Services The services we offer & how we can help you!

  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Forensic Evaluations
  • Fitness For Duty Evaluations
  • Disability Assessments
  • Mindful Balance (Yoga Therapy) See below
  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Preventive Therapy
  • ADHD Evaluations (Tova)
  • Weight Loss/Gastric Bypass Evaluations
  • Psychological Testing See below
  • Biofeedback See below

Lindsay Tobin

PsyD

Psychological Testing

Dr. Tobin provides psychological testing to assess individuals for learning disabilities, attention-deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and appropriateness for bariatric surgery. She also assesses individual’s emotional and intellectual functioning to aid in diagnosing and treatment planning. Below is a list of the tests Dr. Tobin currently uses:

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III)
  • Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)
  • Millon Pre-Adolescent Clinical Inventory (M-PACI)
  • Copeland Symptom Checklist
  • Conners 3
  • Test of Variable of Attention (T.O.V.A.)
  • Autism Spectrum Rating Scale (ASRS)
  • Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD)

Erin Conway

PsyD, CADC, BCB

Neuropsychological Testing, Autism Battery and Forensic Assessments

Dr. Conway offers neuropsychological testing for adults, adolescents, and children for a variety of neurological issues such as a General Assessment of Functioning, Dementia, Aphasia, Autism, and Sensory Issues.

Neuropsychological Battery for Adults (18 and up)

General Neuropsychological Battery for Adults & Dementia Assessment
  • Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)
  • MicroCog: Assessment of Cognitive Functioning
  • Weschler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)
  • Clinical Q
Aphasia
  • General Neuropsychological Battery for Adults
  • Boston Naming Test

General Neuropsychological Battery for Children/Adolescents (ages 6 and up)

The child and adolescent general neuropsychological battery is designed to identify areas of impairment within children and adolescents.

  • Weschler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)
  • Behavior Assessment System for Children, 3rd Edition
  • Test of Visual-Motor Skills
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting
  • Clinical Q

Autism Battery

Dr. Conway also provides a comprehensive assessment for Autism and Sensory Issues.

  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test
  • Sensory Profile 2
  • Clinical Q (used on a case-by case basis)

Forensic Assessment

Dr. Conway provides forensic testing for a wide variety of forensic issues. The battery of tests Dr. Conway has selected helps assess deliberate distortions in the self-report of symptoms.

  • Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms-Second Edition (SIRS-2)
  • Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST)
  • Test of Malingered Memory (TOMM)
  • Hare Psychopathy Checklist
  • Weschler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)
  • Clinical Q

To discuss possible testing please contact Dr. Lindsay Tobin, who coordinates all testing for PRA at 847-598-8242 who will evaluate your testing needs.

Erin Conway

PsyD, CADC, BCB

Dr. Conway provides biofeedback and neurofeedback therapy to help individuals who experience psychological and physical symptoms related to a variety of conditions including, Anxiety Spectrum Disorders, Depression Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Brain Injury, Sleep Issues, and Processing Disorders.

What is Biofeedback?

If you have ever taken your temperature or weighed yourself – you’ve engaged in a form of biofeedback. The information about your body provided by the scale or thermometer helped you make a decision to change your situation, in this case, to take medication or to change your diet. Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately “feedback” information to the client and, with help of Dr. Conway, the client is able to practice skills and learn techniques to help regulate physiological symptoms.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback, often referred to as EEG biofeedback or brain wave training, is very similar to other forms of biofeedback; however, Neurofeedback focuses on the central nervous system and the brain. Neurofeedback pairs certain aspects of a client’s neurophysiology, such as brain wave amplitudes, to some form of auditory or visual feedback, usually a movie, game, or white noise, such as a guitar and ocean waves. The feedback allows the brain to monitor and manipulate the underlying EEG activity, which can cause positive changes in a person’s mood and overall functioning. Neurofeedback is most successful when the training is completed twice a week.

Possible Effects and Side Effects

Common effects of biofeedback/neurofeedback treatment include improved self-regulation of arousal level, stress reduction, increased attention and concentration, decreased impulsivity, improved mood, improved sleep, and some relief from mental health symptoms. Occasionally, a patient may experience a temporary increase in a symptom they want to decrease during the treatment. If this is the case, the patient should immediately inform Dr. Conway and she will adjust the treatment approach. Quite often individuals who participate in neurofeedback training will experience a decreased need for medication. Dr. Conway works closely with prescribing physicians to monitor the patient for signs and symptoms related to over medication. Biofeedback/neurofeedback is an individualized process. Many, but not all, patients experience overall mood improvement.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Conway in the Crystal Lake office, please call 815-526-5343.

Dr. Conway is board certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)

Janeen Paul

M.D

Dr. Paul is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, and has also completed more advanced studies in mind/body medicine including meditation and yoga techniques. She now offers modern psychiatric care, including psychotherapeutic methods and medications, as well as interventions based on a mind/body approach to wellness.

Each patient starts with a full one hour psychiatric evaluation to determine symptoms or conditions that need to be addressed. At the end of the session, Dr. Paul will discuss treatment options and plan.

Follow-up appointments are fifteen to thirty minutes long, depending on treatment recommendations. Sessions may focus on medication management concerns, talk therapy, breathing or relaxation strategies, or a recommendation for yoga or other mind/body interventions outside of the office.

Please contact the Vernon Hills office to schedule with Dr. Paul by calling 847-918- 8282 and press 0 for staff assistance.

Learn about meditation and other useful ways to manage stress on my website: www.mindfulbalancemd.com

Lindsay Tobin

PsyD

Cogmed Qualified Coach

Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.

Cogmed training is for people who wish to improve their ability to concentrate and are constrained by their working memory. Some have diagnosed attention deficits, some have suffered a brain injury, some feel the deteriorating effects of normal aging, and others find they’re not doing as well as they could, academically or professionally, given their intelligence and their efforts.

The program is based on strong scientific research, is delivered under the supervision of a Cogmed Qualified Coach, and can be done either in the convenience of the client’s home or at a designated healthcare facility.

Working memory is critical for focusing, appropriately shutting out distractions, and for complex thinking. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention and impulse control. 8 of 10 users who complete training show measurable effects.

For pricing information, or to learn more about Cogmed, please contact Dr. Lindsay Tobin at (847) 598-8242, or visit the Cogmet website at http://www.cogmed.com/lindsay-tobin

  • Expressive Writing Therapy Group
    Poetry group with Jill Pixley, LCSW

    Heal through the power of your own words, writing workshop style.

    We connect and support others to express through creative writing. The group has the guidance of a licensed clinical social worker with a background in expressive therapy. We meet monthly; new members welcome any time!

    Contact Jill Pixley, LCSW for more information 815-526-5341.

    • When: Teen Group-Last Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm; Adult Group-Last Wednesdays of the month at 7:00pm.
    • Where: PRA Crystal Lake Office
    • Flyer: Download Poetry Group Flyer
  • iRest® Meditation for Emotional Balance
    with Dr. Janeen Paul

    iRest is an evidence-based meditation practice that releases physical and emotional tension, revealing our natural state of peace. This form of meditation also provides a safe way to process emotions, moving toward a more balanced state of being.

    During this class, Dr. Janeen Paul will explain the steps of iRest, from setting an  intention to exploring emotions. This will be done through personal journaling and meditation, and you will not be expected to share your process with the group. You can expect to sit or lie comfortably as you are guided through the practice.

    iRest is appropriate for everyone, even those with no prior meditation experience.  Please dress in loose clothing to facilitate a relaxed state, and feel free to bring a pillow or extra mat if that will add to your comfort.

    Class size will be limited to 8 people, so please call 847-918-8282 extension 0 to reserve your spot today and find out latest schedule of classes!!

    • When: Call 847-918-8282 ext 0 for schedule.
    • Where: PRA Vernon Hills Office
    • Cost: $25, which includes a CD of Dr. Paul’s guided meditation.
    • Flyer: Download Yoga Flyer
  • The Relaxation Response
    A New Class with Dr. Janeen Paul

    When we experience stress, the body reacts with the fight or flight response in order to cope. But when stress is chronic, the body is unable to resume a natural balance. We can learn how to return to this state using simple techniques such as yoga, breathing and meditation. Join Dr. Janeen Paul for an hour of soothing practices designed to trigger the relaxation response. You will receive handouts and a CD for your continued home practice.

    No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably to facilitate ease of movement and encourage deep relaxation. 

    Class size will be limited to 8 people. Please call 847-918-8282 ext. 0 to reserve your spot today. 

    *Please note, classes are intended for relaxation purposes, not medical treatment, and are not covered by insurance. You do not have to be a patient with Dr. Paul or PRA to join class, and participation does not imply a treatment relationship.

    • When: Call 847-918-8282 ext 0 for schedule.
    • Where: PRA Vernon Hills Office
    • Cost: $30. Fee will reserve your spot in class, and is non-refundable.
    • Flyer: Download Relaxation Response Flyer