Michael Grover, MD

Michael Grover, MD

Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on the unconscious meanings of thoughts and feelings rather than focusing upon behavior. I’m interested in helping children, adolescents and adults discover the patterns in their emotional and cognitive worlds in order to gain insight into themselves, towards a deeper understanding and integration of unconscious processes into daily life.

After obtaining my medical degree at McGill University in 1982, I interned in Montreal in internal medicine before coming to the University of Chicago to complete my residency in general psychiatry and then a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1990. I subsequently trained at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute in adult and child psychoanalysis, graduating in 2000. I have been on the faculty of both the adult psychoanalytic training program as well as the child psychotherapy training program ever since, teaching therapists psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic technique and theory.

At times, the addition of psychotropic medication can assist the therapeutic process in that symptoms can impede the natural unfolding of treatment. Working with families and individuals for more than thirty years I find that doing therapy enriches my life as much as it enriches the lives of those with whom I work.