Eugenie Pabst

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“Eugénie Pabst, Psy.D. has specialized in Biofeedback since 2001. Dr. Pabst teaches her clients how to improve the mind-body connection and gain control over unwanted, involuntary physical responses to stress. She works with clients who suffer from anxiety, chronic pain (migraine, tension headaches, back pain, Fibromyalgia), post-traumatic stress disorder and those who want to optimize general health and performance. Dr. Pabst emphasizes the acquisition of skills, so you are able to identify early signs of stress, prevent or control a stress reaction independently and efficiently. She received both her Doctoral degree and Masters of Arts degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.”

Contact Information:

Email: dr@drepabst.com | Website: www.drepabst.com | Phone: 312-401-6549 | Practice Location: 1901 N. Clybourn Ave, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60614

Practice Information

About Eugénie Pabst, Psy.D.

Eugénie Pabst, Psy.D. has specialized in Biofeedback since 2001. Dr. Pabst teaches her clients how to improve the mind-body connection and gain control over unwanted, involuntary physical responses to stress. She works with clients who suffer from anxiety, chronic pain (migraine, tension headaches, back pain, Fibromyalgia), post-traumatic stress disorder and those who want to optimize general health and performance. Dr. Pabst emphasizes the acquisition of skills, so you are able to identify early signs of stress, prevent or control a stress reaction independently and efficiently. Pabst received her Doctoral degree and Masters of Arts degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Experience

Dr. Pabst completed extensive training at The Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic of Chicago, The Center for Pain Management of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu and Kaiser Permanente in Campbell, California. Dr. Pabst’s work was featured on WGN’s Living Healthy Chicago and is an active member of the Applied Association of Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and the Midwest Pain Society.  Currently, Dr. Pabst sees clients at her private practice, located in Balance Health + Wellness Center in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, and at The Center for Pain Management of RIC, an interdisciplinary pain clinic, located in the Gold Coast of Chicago.

My Interest in Working with Survivors

I have treated many clients with a trauma history and with current diagnoses of PTSD. Through utilizing Biofeedback, they learn how to self-regulate physical responses to anxiety and gain more control over mind, body and emotion. I am interested in working with the survivor population because I think Biofeedback offers tools to empower an individual. When one has experienced trauma – vigilance, fear and imbalance often dominate. Biofeedback teaches us how to calm the sympathetic nervous system, establish physical control and sustain a sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.

Treatment Modality

Biofeedback is a therapy, proven in clinical trials, that uses electronic equipment to monitor and display elements of the bodily state, such as breathing and muscular tension in real time, and allows you to learn how to recognize and control such responses. At first you use the monitor to see your progress, but eventually you will be able to achieve success without the monitor or electrodes. Biofeedback is an effective therapy for many conditions. Biofeedback addresses the physiological effects often experienced by survivors such as hyper-arousal symptoms. Biofeedback helps you to gain conscious control of unwanted physical symptoms. I also guide my clients to connect with stored emotions that may present through bodily tensions; using Biofeedback therapy, they learn to reduce muscle tension and improve their quality and control of breath.

Modifications for Survivors

I modify my approach for survivors by letting them know they are always in control of the Biofeedback session. I guide them through grounding techniques prior to starting the Biofeedback, verbally cue them to keep their eyes open during relaxation training if needed to optimize safety and let them attach the physiological monitors/sensors as needed to minimize therapist contact. A large percentage of my practice is dedicated towards a chronic pain population. Many of my clients with chronic pain have also experienced some sort of trauma in their history.

Payment Options

I am able to offer payment plans as needed.

Learn more about Dr. Pabst and the benefits of biofeedback for survivors of sexual violence in this interview “Introducing Holistic Healing Arts at the National Sexual Assault Conference – Part 3″

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