Michael Swain, MD, Psychiatrist in Chicago
People seek treatment, if not due to intense suffering, then perhaps due to a sense that happiness has eluded them. Everyone has problems of life. Psychotherapy is an investment in finding better ways to cope. And it can lead to 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? While understanding can be very powerful, usually it's because people have decided that they don't have to deal with it all on their own.
Medications are tools. Either they are right, or they are wrong. People have heard that meds change people. Benefits should clearly outweigh any side effects. The right medications should leave you feeling more in control, more like yourself.
I have had many years of training in client-centered, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and psychoanalytic therapies. What I use depends on a person's motivation for symptom relief to depth of understanding. My practice is completely solo, with no electronic medical records; confidentiality is essential.
Take the first step to help. Call Michael Swain now - (312) 527-5729


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: 036074270 Illinois
  • Board Certification: psychiatry


  • 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.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017
Michael Swain, MD, Psychiatrist in Chicago

Michael Swain

Psychiatrist, MD