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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 19 April 2021

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Mental health remains a crisis in the U.S., and for those who want help, it can take months to get in to be seen by someone. So, what’s the alternative?

With my special guest, Dr. Gretchen Boules, PsyD, 1 of 19 licensed prescribing psychologist in the state of Illinois, discover:
~The differences between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist
~Why only a tiny number of Psychologist called Prescribing Psychologist can prescribe medication
~What are the differences in education, training, and patient treatment approaches of a Psychiatrist and a Prescribing Psychologist
~How to tell which one may be more beneficial for you
~Why brain health matters
~How stress and chronic inflammation harm brain health
~How the pandemic impacted mental health and treatment approaches
~Holistic approaches to mental health and stress relief including mindfulness, hypnosis, and yoga
~How to find a psychologist for therapy

Dr. Boules has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois for over 25 years and has worked in multiple settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, college counseling centers, community mental health centers and private practice. Dr. Boules has also worked as an adjunct professor at Elmhurst College teaching undergraduate science courses.

Currently, Dr. Boules is the 5th licensed prescribing psychologist in the state of Illinois and the first prescribing psychologist to treat patients at Ascension Community Health Center in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Boules is also the Program Manager for the Alexian Brothers/Ascension Illinois Health Systems Prescribing Psychology Fellowship program; the only IDFPR approved program in the state of Illinois. Dr. Boules is the board Secretary for the Illinois Association of Prescribing Psychologists. 

Dr. Boules has been in private practice for over 25 years and is the Founder and CEO of Boules Clinical Psychology Group in Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Boules and her partner, Dr. Brandi Boan, are in the process of launching Optimal Vitality Concierge to reach patients throughout the state of Illinois.

Links
www.drgretchenboules.com
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenboules/


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