Suzana E. Flores, Psy.D
Dr. Suzana E. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist, social media expert and commentator, keynote speaker and author of Facehooked: How Facebook Affects Our Emotions, Relationships, and Lives. Dr. Flores specializes in the psychological treatment of chronic pain and physical illness, the psychological effects of social media interaction and addiction, trauma therapy and applied behavior analysis.
Dr. Flores received her doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She has worked as the Director of Counseling at the Illinois Institute of Art, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, has experience working within the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the VA Medical Center, and most recently has worked with college students and athletes as a Senior Staff Psychologist and Clinical Coordinator of Athletics at Arizona State University.
As a social media commentator, Dr. Flores has appeared on national and international newscasts, podcasts, radio and talk shows including PBS, National Public Radio (NPR), WCIU Channel--"The U," Al Jazeera, The Howard Stern Radio Network, WGN Radio Chicago, Univision Television News, MUNDO Fox, and radio broadcasts out of Germany, U.K. and Canada. She has been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Men's Health Magazine, Time.com, CNBC.com, ABC.com, CBS.com, Esquire.com, and Everyday Health Magazine, among others.
Areas of interest for Dr. Flores include pain management, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA, psychological trauma, and grief or loss. Her multifaceted treatment approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a Psychodynamic (Interpersonal) approach.
David Waselkow, Jr. MA, MS, LCPC, NCC
David is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Northern Illinois University. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University in Political Science. David is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a Certified Facilitator for the Strengths Deployment Inventory. David has worked in private practice and in community mental health and has also provided consultative services for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Specializing in relationships and conflict, David brings years of clinical, consultative, and academic expertise in multiple forms of relationship systems as well as the corollary issues of communication, perception, motivation, and interaction. David also specializes in men's health issues and sexuality and is able to work with diverse clinical populations in comprehensive yet efficient ways to achieve sustainable results. He works with individuals, couples, and families, and treats depressive and anxiety disorders, stress and trauma disorders, adjustment disorders, and addiction problems.
David believes in a tailored and blended theoretical approach to therapy, one specifically designed to utilize a patient's expertise and strengths and customized to achieve their goals. David's orientation is influenced by systems theory, solution-focused theory, and narrative and cognitive approaches. David's research and writing interests include men's health, the politics of therapy, and international counseling.
David also provides psychological evaluations for patients needing clearance for spinal cord stimulators and for opioid, narcotic, and other drug therapies as well as therapeutic treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions and their families.