Geetha Munisamy, PHD

Name:Geetha Munisamy
Gender:Female
Specialty:Psychologist—Cognitive & Behavioral
Review:6 client reviews
Location:5201 S. Willow Springs Rd, Suite 180
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone: 708-579-9605
 
Introduction:
You may be someone who is constantly evaluating yourself negatively, obsessing about how you look or what you have and have not done in life. You may be excessively worried about what other people think and compare yourself with others constantly. Strangely enough, you always come up short. You want to please others but it mostly comes at a high personal cost and even then you may not feel good enough. Well you are not alone. Some of these self-destructive thought patterns are the result of a negative type of thinking called cognitive distortions.
A therapist who understands and empathizes with you is essential. However, I strongly believe that in addition to empathy, clients need to be taught skills that empower them. For example, healthy boundary setting and assertiveness are skills that help people feel more empowered and less of a doormat.
If you feel broken on the inside and ever use the phrase "I want to be fixed", you are not broken and do not need to be fixed. However, you do need to learn new coping skills and to identify and change negative thought patterns that may be holding you back.
Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
Illinois Institute of TechnologyPHDN/A2009
Insurance:Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fee:
Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $160
Sliding Scale: Yes
Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 8pm
Language:English


Client Review:

6 client reviews of Geetha Munisamy scored 4.5 out of 5.

By far, the best therapist I have ever been to
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by BrianPS, Oct. 04, 2013

Dr. Munisamy is, by far, the best therapist I have ever been to. She has helped me through the darkest time in my life, and does so by supporting me, but also challenging me.
She is not a doctor that just wants a patient who will keep coming in week after week for years; she is someone who is there to help you get to a place where you feel that you need to be. Whether that's unlocking heretofore potential of being able to figure out a way to navigate through your own life to get to something that you will be fulfilled by.
I would recommend anyone to Dr. Musinamy.
She cares. She truly cares.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 6 months - 1 year
* this reviewer had 6 - 10 therapists before.
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Tough & Compassionate
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by HappyToBeHere, Mar. 10, 2013

I have as much experience as a consumer as Dr. Munisamy has as a therapist, and she is the most insightful, passionate, and compassionate I have worked with. She can also be the most tough, which is a good thing. Her focus is eating disorders, and perhaps bipolar disorder [she helps me with both]. Geetha helps you understand your current challenges and learn to adjust the way you think and respond to them. This is cognitive-behavioral therapy. You will not be coddled. You will work at it. But you will feel cared-for and empowered.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 1 - 3 years
* this reviewer had >10 therapists before.
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Best Therapist I've Ever Had!
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by Dor1953, Feb. 28, 2013

This woman really knows her stuff.  She is ethical to an extreme, insightful, and dedicated.   She remembers what you tell her!  Wow!  Brilliant therapist and transparent individual willing to go the extra mile WITH you.  Helped me tremendously with an eating disorder and depression.  

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 1 - 3 years
* this reviewer had 3 - 5 therapists before.
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