Dr. Chroniak explains how integration of mindfulness practice with insight-oriented psychotherapy creates a powerful synergy, helping clients to experience relief from their symptoms, while facilitating the exploration and resolution of underlying issues.

The psychologists at The Insight Center practice integrative psychotherapy, combining psychodynamic therapy, the principles of mindfulness, and elements from other therapeutic approaches.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy—also referred to as insight-oriented or depth therapy—is an approach in which client and therapist work together to explore and resolve the underlying and often unconscious issues which create difficulties in their lives. Because this approach focuses on the recognition and resolution of the root causes of clients’ problems, it is a powerful method for facilitating true and lasting change.


Learning mindfulness complements therapy by helping individuals become more fully aware of their thoughts, emotions and behaviors, so they can relate to them in new and creative ways. Mindfulness techniques also allow clients to work directly with their symptoms, reducing their subjective intensity and negative impact. Ultimately, mindfulness helps clients move away from automatic reactivity into healthier, more functional ways of responding.

Practice Specialties

At The Insight Center, we provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples from adolescence through late adulthood. The issues we work with include:

  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity issues
  • Body image and eating issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Stress management
  • Addictions

To inquire about therapy services,

please contact us
at the following numbers:

Dr. Chris Chroniak
(312) 786-9772
(see bio)

Dr. Karen Chroniak
(312) 786-9773
(see bio)

Mindfulness Training

MBSR 8-Week Program
January 22nd - March 19th, 2022

Saturday mornings, 9:00am to 11:30am
via Zoom

MBSR 8-Week Evening Program
Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

All-Day Retreat
March 12th , 2022