Elena Labkovsky, Ph.D. BCIA-EEG
Adolescent Psychologist in Kenilworth, IL
I am a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of Clinical/Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, investigating neuronal mechanisms of our brains and trying to understand how patterns of the brain functionality determine people’s behaviors.
For over 20 years, I divide my time between clinical practice, teaching, training, consulting, and scholarly writing and research.
My clinical work is based on psychological, neuropsychological, and psychophysiological assessment and interventions.
The specific areas include disorders and conditions associated with changes in the brain functioning as a result of developmental issues, genetics, trauma, infection, poisoning, etc., and they include:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD);
- Learning Disabilities (LD);
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
- Bi-Polar Disorder;
- Sleep Disorders
- Autism and Asperger’s disorders;
- Attachment disorder;
- Tourette’s syndrome and other Tic Disorders, and others.
I also have an extensive clinical experience working with patients in minimally conscious state, vegetative state, “locked-in syndrome,” and coma after sever brain traumas. I received my Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. I continued my education and specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology at Moscow University and later completed my post-doctoral training at Northwestern University, Institute of Neuroscience.
My clinical philosophy could be described in two statements. First, I believe that every patient can be helped. A combination of international training and long-term experience helps me to implement this believe. It is a matter of a correct and timely diagnosis, and tailored treatment to achieve success in helping a patient to overcome a psychological/neuropsychological deficit.
Second, I believe that it is important to be open to new ideas and approaches to treatment. With new achievements in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and the expansion of scientific methods, we get advanced and promising tools for dealing with all kinds of psychological problems.
My colleagues and I have developed a comprehensive and innovative approach called “Neurobehavioral Modulation” which allows through utilization of modern advanced neuro-scientific achievements and techniques bring a patient to a new level of neurophysiological functioning and reach peak performance in various areas.