Dr. Mazzei, Clinical Health Psychologist, believes that everyone is capable of change, especially when empowered and supported to reach one’s goals. She works collaboratively with patients to relieve emotional distress, to improve your mental and physical well-being, and to help facilitate positive life changes and personal growth. Overall, she aims to provide a warm, empathetic, respectful and supportive therapeutic environment. Dr. Mazzei is an experienced therapist who provides counseling services for individuals throughout the Schaumburg area.

Brain Change with EMDR Therapy

Psychological therapies do not often get credited with causing neurological change. For years, the brain and mind were thought to be fundamentally different. Psychology focused on psychological change in the mind, while medicine adhered to physical change in the brain. We now know that the brain and mind are really the same. When the brain…

Lose Weight with Hypnosis

Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, is most commonly known to help mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. However, hypnosis is quite effective for other conditions, including smoking cessation, pain control and weight loss. Behavior change is one of the main goals of hypnosis. Altering our eating habits is one of the most challenging aspects of…

An Alternative Approach for Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety: Alpha-Theta Training

What is Alpha-Theta Training? Neurofeedback, or brain wave therapy, aims to alter the brain’s electrical activity so that it operates in a more flexible and synchronous state.  Neurofeedback therapists prefer to use “training” when speaking about neurofeedback, as you are literally retraining the brain to operate more efficiently. Through the learning principles of operant conditioning,…

How Sleep Impacts Aging

We know that diet and exercise are important factors in the aging process; however, sleep is often overlooked as an essential component to longevity. Getting sufficient quality sleep is another critical lifestyle factor to improve health.  Decades of research have shown that those who sleep in between 7 and 8 hours live the longest. Insufficient…

Control Your Body, Control Your Mind

When you are stressed, have you ever noticed the following? coldness in your extremities sweaty palms increased heart rate muscle tension irregular breathing hyperventilation These are all physical reactions triggered by your brain when it perceives stress. Stress not only impacts us emotionally; it changes our physiology. Biofeedback Illuminates the Mind/Body Connection The field of…

Can Neurofeedback Help with ADHD?

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common pediatric behavioral disorders. Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age and 4.1% of adults have been diagnosed with ADHD. Over the years, this percentage continues to increase. Treatment for ADHD typically includes behavioral therapies and stimulant medication, in addition to school accommodations. Most commonly,…