Philosophy

Philosophy

Following many years of individual private practice, Dr. Joan Wood and Dr. James Fruehling, psychologists practicing in Arlington Heights, Illinois (northwest suburb of Chicago), joined forces in 1990 to create Arlington Psychological Services. APS was formed in response to the increasing need for pragmatic, solution-oriented services designed to assist individuals in living more effective, satisfying lives and responding to the many stresses and challenges they face. Since 1990 Arlington Psychological Services has achieved a reputation for successfully assisting individuals, couples and families. In 2016, Dr. Wood and Dr. Fruehling handed-off the torch to their trusted colleague, and new owner, Dr. Felix Casados, licensed clinical psychologist, to carry on the tradition of exceptional psychological services to this great community.

We at Arlington Psychological Services believe that therapy is a collaborative effort in which clients and therapist work together to identify and progress toward agreed upon goals. We have a personal investment in the achievement of positive outcomes for all our clients. We believe that in order for this to occur we must create an environment that is supportive, respectful of individual differences, yet challenging. We also believe that treatment approaches must be tailored to the specific needs of individual clients.

These are changing times with respect to mental health care. We are committed to assisting those who require third party reimbursement from insurance companies or managed care systems to maximize their benefits.

We will assist those who are not so constrained to achieve the goals that they identify and set out to accomplish. Every effort will be made to achieve treatment plan goals in the minimum number of sessions.

Arlington Psychological Services offers a comprehensive range of psychological, psycho- educational and consulting services, including:

  • Child Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adolescent Behavior Therapy
  • Suicidal Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy and Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Pre Marriage Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Family Therapy Interventions
  • Stress Management
  • Psychological Services to Schools

We believe that Arlington Psychological Services offers a unique blend of professional competence and personal attention. You will notice the difference.