Heather McDermott, PsyD

Heather McDermott, PsyD

Director of Assessments

Heather McDermott, PsyD

Dr. Heather McDermott enjoys working with a diverse population and she has worked in a variety of clinical settings across the US. In her role as Director of Assessments at MCAP Chicago she works with a collaborative multidisciplinary team of allied professionals. She currently holds certifications with the National Register of Health Psychologists, EMDRIA (EMDR accrediting body), Anger Management (NAMA), the Kazdin Method (Yale Child and Parenting Center), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (State of Hawaii). In addition to be trained as a clinical psychologist she holds a master’s in Education from Harvard University and she taught middle school math and science.

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Positive Sobriety: The Book


  • Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois steps off of the Magnificent Mile and accessible via two international airports located just 30-45 minutes away.
  • Our Medical Director, Daniel Angres, MD, is triple board certified in addiction medicine, psychiatry and neurology and addiction psychiatry.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute offers partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient therapy (IOP), and addiction after care programs.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to highly motivated professionals and others who fit our milieu.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute's amenities include exercise physiology, walking, yoga, and acupuncture.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute's convenient downtown Chicago location is conducive to serving a myriad of client ancillary clinical needs, such as eating disorder treatment, specialized treatment and 12 step programs for other compulsive behaviors and other behavioral problems.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute offers first-class dining and cuisine within walking distance to the program.

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