Clinical Psychologist, integrative
psychology functional medicine
Dr. Neal has been practicing in the Chicago/Crystal Lake area for over 35 years. As his experience grows, so does his passion for helping people step into their fullest and healthiest life.
Over the years, Dr. Neal has expanded his original training in conventional Western medicine to embrace an integrative (mind/body/spirit) psychological approach and functional medicine. He starts with the concept that our human body has what it needs to stay healthy. He then helps clients identify what is getting in the way of their health, presenting as physical-emotional-cognitive symptoms. His focus is “promoting health, not treating a disorder.”
With strong roots in the local professional community, Dr. Neal teams with a wide variety of specialists (educational support services, functional medicine and holistic professionals, psychiatrists, learning disabilities specialists, etc.) so that clients receive specialized yet integrated care.
"Can’t say enough good things about Dr Neal! He has walked alongside our family for over 6 years now, and has given our family the tools to cope with life’s ups and downs. His advice is solid, rational, thoughtful, tried, and true. Life is a journey and our family’s journey wouldn’t be as easy without him. So grateful to have found him."
Dr. Neal received his Masters and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology in 1989 from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. In 1981, he received an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Illinois Institute of Technology, working with patients who suffered from different types of spinal cord injury and brain trauma. He completed his B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College in 1980 and studied Theology and Greek at Moody Bible Institute.
Dr. Neal lives in Crystal Lake and has two married sons, with one grandson.