COLIN ENNIS, PsyD

I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with adults and adolescents since 2005. Career highlights include completing residencies at Princeton University and the University of Illinois, directing a psychology training program at Illinois Tech’s Health Center, and holding faculty appointments at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I've held diverse elected roles on the Boards of Directors of Divisions 13  (Consulting Psychology) and 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, as well as the Illinois Psychological Association. I've also co-chaired state and national conferences for all three organizations and received awards for leadership from IPA and Division 39. I'm committed to social justice and has presented nationally on the intersection of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigrant, and child of immigrant status. I have a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL,

 

and a Bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I've been authorized to provide inter-jurisdictional telepsychology by PsyPact. I can provide virtual therapy to individuals in Illinois, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.  View my CV

My Approach

 The longer I practice as a psychologist, the more my work has come to focus on empowerment. Sometimes people and systems hold us back, sometimes we hold ourselves back, and far too often we sell ourselves short. I can help you navigate these problems as you work toward becoming the best version of yourself.

 

Everyone’s journey and needs in psychotherapy are different so I don't provide one-size-fits-all solutions. However, I generally view the goal of psychotherapy as getting relief from your most pressing problems while developing the insights and skills to help you manage the inevitable challenges long after therapy has ended. We do this by working together in a non-judgmental relationship where we focus productively on your problems. As we look for solutions, I’ll offer a supportive outside perspective on your problems. Our conversations will involve questions, challenges, and practical advice. As we go along, I’ll also draw your attention to other things that are important to living a balanced and fulfilled life. These might include your relationships, addressing important events from your past, the ways you avoid confronting your fears, and your wishes and dreams. It’s my hope that when therapy is done that you've not only solved problems and feel better, but you feel an authentic engagement with others and that your life has meaning and purpose.

SPECIALITIES

  • The LGBTQ+ communities

  • People whose intersecting identities (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigrant/child of immigrant status, faith, etc.) require understanding and care in therapy

  • Children of narcissists

  • Life transitions

  • Identity concerns

 
 

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