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Aaron Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP

 

Dr. Aaron Weiner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, board-certified in Counseling Psychology, and a Master Addiction Counselor.  He earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed his fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.  Prior to joining Equipoise Teletherapy, Dr. Weiner served as the Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Naperville, Illinois, and the founder and clinical director of the Spectrum Health Addiction Rehabilitation Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Weiner is a strong advocate for evidence-based care in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, as well as a proponent of integrating behavioral health services into medical settings.  He has been an outspoken advocate for numerous forward-leaning trends, including naloxone co-prescribing in hospital settings, fentanyl test strips, responsible opioid destruction, marijuana education, person-first language for stigma reduction, and vaping awareness for youth.  He has spoken nationally on the topics of opioid addiction, marijuana commercialization, and the vaping epidemic, as well as has served as a context expert for both policy-makers and media outlets.

Clinically, employs an adaptive approach to treatment drawing elements from cognitive-behavioral, values-oriented, and mindfulness-based models. He is experienced in treating a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, partner conflict, and challenges associated with life transitions. He has specialized training in addiction and trauma (PTSD) from years of work in VA and private hospitals. He is a goal-oriented therapist, and will work collaboratively with you to keep you focused on the changes you would like to achieve.

In addition to his work in healthcare systems, Dr. Weiner is adjunct faculty in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He has served on the Board of the Society of Addiction Psychology, and won multiple regional awards for his commitment to converting best-practice ideas into real-world change.

For more information about Dr. Weiner and his areas of focus for public speaking, visit his website at weinerphd.com.

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