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Friday, April 8, 2016

Val Rosenberg, PhD, Psychologist who Treats Children, Adolescents and Families, Joins Loyola Medicine

Val Rosenberg, PhD

MAYWOOD, IL – Val Rosenberg, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist who treats children, adolescents and families, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Rosenberg is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She will see patients at Loyola’s Maywood campus and at the Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.
Dr. Rosenberg, of Forest Park, comes to Loyola from the Eating Recovery Center in Denver, a licensed, Joint Commission-accredited behavioral hospital for children, adolescents and adults.
Some of Dr. Rosenberg’s specialty areas include, but are not limited to, depressive and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder, self-injury and coping with medical issues.
Dr. Rosenberg uses an integrative approach to therapy. Depending on the patient and presenting problem or problems, Dr. Rosenberg integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. By taking an integrative approach, Dr. Rosenberg assesses what will be most helpful and tailors the interventions to each patient and/or family.  
“I take a strengths-based approach in my work with patients and families,” Dr. Rosenberg said. “Understanding the importance of the therapeutic relationship, I meet patients where they are at, in order to build a solid, trusting foundation. As a sense of safety and trust are built, I empower patients to push themselves out of their comfort zones in order to make the progress and changes they are seeking.”
Dr. Rosenberg believes every behavior has a purpose. “I focus on identifying and addressing the underlying issues that are driving the behavior,” she said. “Throughout treatment, I believe in the importance of working collaboratively in order to best assist patients toward their goals. Perhaps most importantly, I hold tremendous hope and belief in the patient and his or her potential.”
Dr. Rosenberg earned MA and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.