Contact Data: Lou Agosta, Ph.D.
LAgosta at UChicago dot edu
LAgosta at theChicagoSchool dot edu
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Phone (USA) 1-773-203-0269
My commitment is to provide a gracious and generous listening – empathy. I engage with client issues in emotions, relationships, and career. One area of concentration – an area that seems to be underserved – includes the dynamic containing and transforming of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse. I have completed the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence training program and the Illinois Certified Partner Abuse Intervention program. I have made a positive difference with clients recovering from domestic violence, date rape, abuses of psychiatry in the former USSR, and matters that are personally traumatizing and confronting. In addition to dealing with client recovery from such traumatic encounters, I work with clients dealing with eating disorders, mood disorders, and issues in self psychology. I am the founder and director of The Chicago Empathy Project, including producing educational videos with the theme “A Rumor of Empathy…” I practice psychotherapy in Chicago (Illinois (USA)).My practice is located on the north east side of Chicago (60660), and I am flexible about fees and schedule. I accept most insurance plans.
My professional resume includes being on the faculty of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology where I teach graduate level courses in Empathy in the History and Systems of Psychology and the Cognitive and Affective Basis of Human Behavior. I have taught college and university courses for about ten years at Roosevelt University, DePaul, Loyola, St Xavier Universities and Oakton Community College (Chicago). My writings include publications in psychoanalysis, why Kant scholars should be interested in folktales, ethics, and a book on empathy in the context of philosophy. I presented at the Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association in Chicago in June 2012, speaking on “Sympathy for the Devil; Empathy for the Other” in the context of psychoanalysis and narrative.
(c) Lou Agosta, Ph.D. and The Chicago Empathy Project