Dr. Martha Stamper, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist

Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy?

Therapy is a safe, confidential place to explore personal difficulties and work toward alternative solutions. Fresh understandings are sought, inner resources are mobilized, and new skills are developed according to the unique needs of the client. This experiential process is accomplished in collaboration with a caring, knowledgeable, and respectful psychologist, such as Dr. Stamper.

Isn’t will power enough for most problems and therapy only for really serious issues?

While Dr. Stamper is qualified to handle serious mental health problems, therapy is also helpful for less serious concerns. Sometimes resolving issues now helps prevent problems from getting more serious. Sometimes what seems to be the obvious solution does not work. Dealing with emotions and relationships takes skills and resources that may an individual may not have developed yet. Without such skills, simple will power is not necessarily sufficient to solve the problem. Therapy helps build those skills and resources.

Do I have to share everything about myself in therapy?

The client decides what is shared in therapy. Most difficulties show improvement when the focus of therapy remains on present day problems. The goal is always to effect a change in present-day behavior, perceptions and/or feelings.

How long would therapy take?

Short-term therapy is often all that is necessary for clients to start feeling better. The number of sessions is different for each client, depending on the complexity of the problem, how long it has been going on, and the amount of work the client is able to engage in in-between sessions.

Is therapy affordable?

The cost of therapy is comparable to the cost of a college level course. In this “course” however, the class size is one, the subject is focused on the your unique needs, and the time is flexible so that it can fit in your busy schedule. Sometimes you can even claim the cost on your medical insurance or as a tax deduction. This can be one of the most practical “courses” you may ever take. The strategies you develop for effective living can be yours for a lifetime.

How can I get started?

Give Dr. Stamper a call at 847-519-0520 to set up an appointment.

What hours are available?

Appointments during the day and some evenings are available as well as some Saturday appointments.

Where is the office located?

The office is conveniently located just northwest of the Woodfield Mall, near the intersection of Meacham and Remington, on block north of Golf Rd.