Dr. Hjorth is a senior level clinical psychologist who has served as an administrator for different residential treatment centers for children and adolescents in the Chicago, Illinois area.Most recently he served on the board of the American Association of Residential Treatment Centers. Presently, he consults with various programs helping them to design and train staff in trauma focused treatment.Craig has worked directly with children and adults in out-patient, in-patient, and residential settings.Dr. Hjorth believes that one of the main tasks of therapy is to support individuals as they learn to become more congruent with their thoughts and emotions in order to learn new adaptive behaviors that will serve them well in school and work.
Dr. Hjorth has extensive experience with ADD children, adults, and families. He is attuned to individuals with difficulties in concentration and behavior, and specializes in teaching adaptive skills to those who need extra guidance in various settings, especially academic based environments.
Dr.Hjorth has also had extensive experience working with victims of trauma and consulting with trauma focused programs. His earlier research on abused children has made him acutely aware of the role extreme anxiety on brain development. The resulting post trauma stress is difficult to manage whether a child or adult. Most recently returning veterans have experienced such intense stress. Currently Dr. Hjorth is weekly consulting with Dr. Bruce Perry one of the leading experts on trauma.
Most Popular Procedures: Adolescent Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Psychological Assessment, Trauma