The Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness (CCCW) is committed to the evidence-based belief that the adult brain can continue to grow and change in positive ways. We are pioneers in bringing the emerging principles of “positive neuropsychology” into clinical practice to help a wide range of adult clients affected by cognitive and emotional challenges.
We provide compassionate treatment with the goal of improving emotional and cognitive wellbeing to people facing memory, attention and emotional challenges, which are often brought on by a neurological disorder either personally or in a loved one. We also work proactively with individuals interested in thinking more clearly about themselves or their world, helping educate and empower people to live brain healthy lifestyles that promote clarity and positive brain aging.
At CCCW we specialize in helping people who are experiencing brain changes either personally and in a family member. We do this through detailed cognitive assessments when needed and through a variety of treatment services that include group and individual cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy.
Given our unique focus, each CCCW provider is hand selected, trained and supervised by Dr. Sherrie All, founder and owner of the practice. Trained as a neuropsychologist, Dr. All founded CCCW in 2012 to provide the “what’s next” to people following a diagnosis of memory loss or other changes in other thinking skills such as attention or executive function. Dr. All was and is passionate about filling a much-needed treatment gap for people as they work to improve their lives in the face of difficult circumstances. As Dr. All’s success in treating these unique patients and families has grown, so has her team.
Working together to meet the enormous needs of this broad population, our team of providers brings a detailed understanding of the brain to uniquely address the needs of people affected by concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, early-stage dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), brain surgery, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other related brain declines. Our providers have a keen interest in working with family, often working individually with care partners, who themselves experience high rates of stress and stress-related disease.
Under the direction of Dr. All, each provider works from an integrative approach to deliver the highest quality, cutting-edge interventions. Services are tailored to the unique needs of each patient, pulling from a dense toolbox of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy interventions.
We structure our treatments based on the individual needs of each client, which is often driven by a thorough and objective assessment of thinking, mood, and personality. We offer a neuropsychological assessment to many of our clients to help clarify their treatment needs; however, many of our clients come to us after having received an assessment from one of our many close neuropsychology colleagues. We provide the “what’s next” for patients who are struggling to understand, recover from and adapt to neuro and cognitive changes through a combination of cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapeutic services. We strive to make these services affordable by participating in insurance, which covers most of these clinical services.
We treat the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, neurological, social, and occupational challenges. Our strategies come from our extensive toolbox that includes clinical neuropsychology, mindfulness, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, coaching, and wellness practices. Many times we combine our supportive and rehabilitative services with in-person or computerized brain exercises, working collaboratively with each client to find the best product and always providing hands-on coaching and strategy building.
We are also a pioneering practice in the emerging field of cognitive wellness and brain fitness, which focuses on helping people get the most out of their brains. We have developed unique programs and services to help people get ahead in the workplace, be more successful in life, maintain their edge, and retain vitality and independence.