Jean Garrity Arnold, MS, LMFT is the founder and Managing therapist of The Palatine Center for Behavioral Health. With over 12 years experience as an individual, marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Northwestern University's The Family Institute; Jean is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Couples Counseling (using interventions from Gottman Therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Relational Life therapy), Family Counseling, Parenting Education and Psycho‐education, EMDR (trauma focused therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Problem‐Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Jean specializes in assisting couples who are struggling with the aftermath of infidelity, the stress of child‐rearing or the complications of financial or family of origin issues.
In addition to her experience in private practice, Jean has had extensive experience working with individuals and their families during and after hospitalization for mental health related issues. Jean has served as a staff therapist, family therapist and case manager at Northwest Community Hospital’s Adolescent Inpatient program in Arlington Heights. In addition to her training at The Family Institute, she accepted a voluntary post‐graduate training intern position at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital on the self‐injury unit. Jean is also trained in EMDR, which is an intervention that has proven successful with survivors of trauma.
Jean is an interactive, solution‐focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates empirically‐ supported techniques, with compassion and insight, to offer each client a highly personalized experience in therapy.