People seek treatment, if not due to intense suffering, then perhaps due to a vague sense that happiness has eluded them. Everyone has problems of life. Psychotherapy is an investment in working towards becoming more comfortable in your own skin. People avoid treatment because it seems like some kind of personal failure, a weakness of will. But why do people often feel better after just one session? A little understanding can be very powerful, but usually it's because people have decided that they don't have to deal with it all on their own. That's a relief.
Medications are tools. Either they are right, or they are wrong. People have heard that meds change people. SSRI's can flatten people out, and that is not acceptable. The right medications should leave you feeling more in control, more like yourself.
I am comfortable with prescribing psychiatric meds, but at this point in my career, my practice is open only to those who are ready to commit to psychotherapy, along with any appropriate meds.
Take the first step to help. Call Michael Swain now - (312) 527-5729

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: 036074270 Illinois

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $220
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Parenting

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic

Modality

  • Individuals
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016
Michael Swain, MD, Psychiatrist in Chicago

Michael Swain

Psychiatrist, MD