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 can become an investment in working towards being more comfortable in your own skin. Though trained and experienced as a psychiatrist, I spend most of my time doing psychotherapy. Currently, my practice is open only to those seeking psychotherapy as well as any medication. You must be prepared to meet once weekly for psychotherapy. My practice is not open to those looking for medication only.
Take the first step to help. Call Michael Swain now - (312) 544-0586


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


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $220
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

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


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personality Disorders


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016
Michael Swain, MD, Psychiatrist in Chicago

Michael Swain

Psychiatrist, MD