Monika Malinowska Psy.D.

Monika Malinowska, Psy.D., is a bilingual (Polish-English) Postdoctoral Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents, and families. She has training working with youth ages 3-18, young adults ages 18-25, and adults providing therapeutic services in clinical settings such as private practice, medical settings, and community clinics. Additionally, Dr. Malinowska conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, academic, and intellectual disorders.

Dr. Malinowska strives to work with families with compassion and emphatic listening to overcome the obstacles children and families may be facing. She practices from a non-direct, non-judgmental, humanistic, and relational approach, using different evidence-based treatments to support families as they navigate their unique challenges. Her extensive training in a neuropsychological setting affords Dr. Malinowska a unique perspective on the brain-behavior-emotions connection, allowing her to choose from the best practices to support children’s growth and development. Dr. Malinowska focuses on early recognizing a child’s unique strengths and weaknesses to help in the child’s journey to realize their full potential.

Dr. Malinowska is trained in Client-Centered Therapy, Client-Centered Child Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, trauma, intellectual disabilities, and severe mental illnesses. Additionally, she has experience working with individuals with epilepsy, genetic disorders, Autism Spectrum, and young children with emotional distress and trauma. Dr. Malinowska graduated from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National- Louis University and trained in the Clinical Psychology Program. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Will County Health Department, Joliet, IL, where she worked with clients across the life span providing crisis, therapeutic interventions, and testing/consultation.

Before her internship, she completed her advanced practicum at the Rush Neurobehavioral Center, Skokie, IL and Wegierek Psychology Center, where she acquired extensive training in neuropsychological assessments. At Rush Neurobehavioral Center, she worked with children with academic difficulties, attention problems, epilepsy/seizure, genetic disorders, autism, and intellectual disabilities. At Wegierek Psychology Center, she served adults with learning disorders, attention, stroke, and dementia. She tested in both languages. In her paid employment, Dr. Malinowska worked as a mental health professional at Advocate Christ Hospital and DuPage County Health Department. She is highly trained in working with individuals with severe mental illness.

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Monika Malinowska, Psy.D.
Phone: (630) 717-5911 – option 0