Dr. Margaret Touny, Psy.D. earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2017. Prior to her graduate education, Dr. Touny earned her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Touny has six years of clinical experience providing therapeutic care to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. She has worked in a variety of settings including elementary, middle, and high schools, an inpatient hospital, community mental health, and university counseling centers.
Throughout the therapeutic process, Dr. Touny is active, curious, transparent, and will often use her sense of humor when needed/appropriate. Her therapeutic approach involves creating a collaborative relationship with clients that is based upon mutual respect, trust, and nonjudgmental empathy. With theoretical foundations rooted in psychodynamic, trauma-informed, existential, and humanistic tenets, Dr. Touny explores the continued impact of early childhood attachments on relational patterns. She also utilizes CBT and mindfulness to help clients gain self-care strategies to better manage their difficulties. Her intention is to meet clients in their unique sociocultural context and empower them to better understand, accept, and/or change their life circumstances. She is honored and inspired by her clients’ bravery and resilience in the face of suffering.
Dr. Touny provides individual, family/couples, and group therapy. Dr. Touny specializes in working with adult survivors of early childhood trauma (physical, emotional, and sexual abuse), self-esteem difficulties, women’s issues, family of origin/interpersonal conflicts, depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. She also has experience providing therapeutic care for ethnic minorities and individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community. Additionally, Dr. Touny provides comprehensive, individualized psychological and neuropsychological testing.