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Dr. Kessler is Licensed Clinical Psychologist with areas of expertise involving testing, assessment, evaluation, and therapy with emphasis on Health Psychology. He strives to make sure individuals feel welcome and safe so they can take steps to gain an understanding of the concerns that cause disruption in their lives and health. Dr. Kessler can assess for a variety of issues that includes mood and behavioral struggles requiring diagnostic clarification, neuropsychological/memory and attention (AD/HD) issues, high school and college academic struggles that may warrant accommodations, pre-surgical/pre-medical intervention evaluations, FOID card evaluations, disability assessment, career assessments, and more. In addition, Dr. Kessler conducts compensation and pension examinations with veterans of the armed forces of the United States. 


Dr. Kessler’s background includes work in hospitals, universities, and forensic settings. His clinical focus tends to be with teenagers to geriatric populations of all backgrounds. When providing therapy, he has an eclectic approach and leans heavily on health and wellness, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal and Person-Centered frameworks.


Dr. Kessler received his pre-doctoral training at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. He holds a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. He began his educational background by completing a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Psychology at Greenville College.

To see Dr. Kessler’s speech at the Illinois Prairie Diabetes Alliance on the topic of diabetes distress and self-care, click on this link to the media page.