People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Some people know what those reasons are, others simply know that something is amiss. Often life has gotten too complicated or too painful. Decisions need to be made, paths need to be chosen, and there does not seem to be a way to proceed.

Therapy is about having a safe place where the unspoken can be heard, the inexplicable defined, and the uncertain explored. Judgment is put aside, skills taught, and practice is encouraged.

I serve as an understanding and empathetic guide who provides honesty, integrity, and common sense.
As a licensed psychologist, the tools I bring to therapy include the following:


Cognitive Behavior

Focuses on the ‘here and now’, and how our thoughts influence our behaviors.





Focuses on how past emotional experiences and how they influence our perception of current situations.


Dream Analysis

Focuses on revealing how our dreams reflect out attitudes and behavior. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Focuses on skills to effectively manage emotions, enhance relationships, and build self esteem.



Focuses on eliminating the effects trauma.

Mindfulness Focuses on reducing stress and anxiety.

Lyle Skinner, Psy.D, LCP

227 South Second Street

Geneva, IL 60134-2713


Phone (630 232-2458

Fax: (630) 232-9460


Email: Dr@LyleSkinner.Org