Peter W. Demuth, PsyD

Psychotherapy provided to families, adults, adolescents and couples.

Treatment Philosophy:

The purpose of therapy, as I see it, is to help people get beyond a state of elementary survival- that place where all of their energy simply goes into making it through each and every day. There seems to be little left over to get creative or to motivate yourself to go for a walk or to take that class or to just meditate. You seem to be asking yourself constantly: “Isn’t there more to my life than mere existence?” I refer to this predicament as revolution (walking in circles) as compared to evolution (expanding your horizons). Therapy is a place to seek your direction. Additionally, therapy is a place to explore your issues in a non-judgmental atmosphere. My objective as therapist is to be your guide and your helper as you decide what is best for yourself, at your own speed. Each person’s odyssey is different and will therefore unfold in its own unique manner. As I tell the students’ that I supervise: “I’m not interested in making you into another me. I want you to develop your own style by building upon your own original foundation. Your path is your path. To prepare for this role as therapist and guide, I have completed a difficult schedule of studies and supervised training experiences which has culminated in a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, a sheep skin if you will. I have, in addition, explored my own inner space, traveled and read extensively, and have achieved some sense of wisdom and self honesty which will hopefully continue to blossom and mature.

Finally, therapy for me, is the honest exchange between people. This experience is not often to be found in the “real world” where expectations and the judgments of others are ever ready to make themselves known. In therapy, you can come in and talk about anything that you want and not have to worry that you’ll be rejected, looked down upon, or ridiculed. It’s a safe place to discover more about yourself.

Practice Overview

  • Illinois — 071004516
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Substance Misuse
  • Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders

Office Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM-12:00PM

Additional information is available upon request.

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Psychodynamic Treatment
  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal

Professional Affiliations

  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists

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