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Trauma and abuse recovery
Addictions and compulsive behaviors
Sexuality and gender identity
General anxiety and depression
Relationship difficulties


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Wheaton College
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Doctorate of Psychology

About David

David Hoover, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the executive director of Chicago Clinical Associates. Dr. Hoover completed his graduate psychology training at Wheaton College, during which time he worked at local community clinics, university counseling centers, hospitals, and outpatient group practices delivering individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services to diverse populations. He graduated as an Arthur P. Rech Scholar based upon his academic achievements, contributions to research and teaching, and commitment to the integration of spiritual and clinical development. His dissertation research explored relationships between experiences of isolation, spirituality, and patterns of interpersonal attachment. After completing a doctoral internship at Boston University’s Danielsen Institute and a fellowship with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Dr. Hoover returned to the Chicagoland area and eventually established a private practice focusing upon the provision of highly informed and responsive psychosocial care to adults in the Chicagoland area.

Dr. Hoover works with individuals broadly in addressing general mood and relational struggles, and specializes moreover in working with those attempting to overcome complex trauma and abuse experiences, process addictions & compulsive behaviors, and issues related to sexuality. He is certified in EMDR, a specific therapeutic approach tailored towards trauma-recovery, and his professional interests include contemporary psychoanalytic theory, multicultural sensitivity, and spiritually-integrative therapeutic practices.

Dr. Hoover maintains ongoing engagement in the professional field through his membership and activity in the Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Illinois Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.