Sam Effarah, Psy.D. holds a Clinical Psychology appointment in the Department of Medicine at Resurrection Health Care: Holy Family Medical Center. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus. Dr. Effarah has provided services and support to children, adolescents, adult and geriatric populations in group, individual, and family settings in outpatient, inpatient, crisis center, emergency room, learning center, and therapeutic day school settings.
Dr. Effarah began his career at the St. Louis Hills Learning Center in Missouri where he also volunteered in an Anxiety Disorders Lab at St. Louis University Medical Center. Since moving to Chicago, he has been employed by the University of Chicago, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, ProPsych Associates, Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago, Northwestern Neuropsychological Associates, and at the Jewish Children’s Bureau of Chicago. He has also consulted at various agencies including the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and Rush Behavioral Health. He developed a Peak Performance Training Program for future school administrators of high-need schools participating in the Star School Leadership Project: a cutting edge grant project funded by the US Department of Education. Among his numerous awards is the CARE Leadership Award and a Letter of Commendation from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare for his work after the September 11th attacks: an award which he notes among his most fulfilling. Dr. Effarah is BCIA board certified in neurofeedback.
His specialties include Neurofeedback and Quantitative EEGs (Topographical Brain-Mapping). He holds membership in the American Psychological Association and International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.
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