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Dora Wolfe, PsyD, HSPP

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Dr. Wolfe is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and attachment and has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adults, couples, and families. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology, minoring in feminist literature, from Loyola University, Chicago, IL. She went on to earn her doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialization in abuse, from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Wolfe has worked across a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, residential facilities, the department of corrections, and private practice. Her patients include a diverse trauma population – combat vets, emergency workers, survivors and perpetrators of abuse, and survivors of natural disasters. She practices trauma-informed therapy with a foundation of attachment theory and affective neuroscience, utilizing modalities such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), somatic processing, and mindfulness into her work with patients.

Dr. Wolfe trains and supervises students and early career therapists, and she consults with schools, hospitals, primary care physicians, pediatricians, surgeons, and attorneys. Her aim is for others to be trauma-informed. She has presented on topics such as stress and the brain, trauma and the brain, attachment, early developmental trauma, and trauma and attachment. She is currently working on numerous publications related to trauma.

Dr. Wolfe’s passion has always been on prevention. Her career has led to her focus on what is called “pre-trauma” – that is, how to both prevent abuse and nurture protective factors that lead to fewer traumatic occurrences and increased resilience in the face of traumatic events.

Dr. Wolfe is the owner and clinical director of Wolfe Behavioral Health, PC, which has offices in New Lenox, IL, and Merrillville, IN.

Last modified on: 08-07-2020