Elena Labkovsky, Ph.D. BCIA-EEG

Adolescent Psychologist in Northfield, 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);
  • Anxiety;
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
  • Depression;
  • Bi-Polar Disorder;
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Autism and Asperger’s disorders;
  • Attachment disorder;
  • Tourette’s syndrome and other Tic Disorders, and others.

I also have extensive clinical experience working with patients in a minimally conscious state, vegetative state, “locked-in syndrome,” and coma after severe 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 belief. 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 the utilization of modern advanced neuro-scientific achievements and techniques to bring a patient to a new level of neurophysiological functioning and reach peak performance in various areas.

Meet with an Adolescent Psychologist

For more information on Dr. Labkovsky’s psychological services, contact Afg Guidance Center today. Give us a call at (847) 853-0234 to schedule an intake. We have two Chicagoland area office in Northfield.