Dr. Bidwell is the founder and director of The LodeStone Center, which opened its doors in April of 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and a post-doctoral M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology. He holds a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Bidwell serves as a regional representative with the Illinois Psychological Association, and sits on their Healthcare Reform Subcommittee. Dr. Bidwell is credentialed through the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bidwell’s training background includes specialized training in integrating therapy into medical interventions (maximizing benefit from combining psychotherapy and medications), and the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Dr. Bidwell tends to begin from a very practical and problem-solving orientation in therapy to reduce the impact of the things that can be changed right away. Some symptoms can be addressed in a short period of time (like insomnia) and others require a long-term focus (such as mending troubling relationships). He feels he is able to be very directive in therapy when it will benefit the goals of his clients, and can be very non-directive and empathic when what is most needed is a supportive environment to explore one’s difficulties. He feels that he tends to work unusually well with some groups that tend to infrequently seek out Psychologists, such as police officers, military personnel, first responders (and husbands).
Areas of Focus
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Relaxation Training
- Marriage Therapy
- Working with Physicians
- Healthy Lifestyle Development