Dr. Caroline Antler

Dr. Caroline Antler is a trained clinical psychologist working as a postdoc under Dr. Bauer’s guidance to accrue hours toward licensure. Dr. Antler has worked with patients of all ages in therapy and neuropsychological testing settings for over a decade. Dr. Antler primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and related approaches as these are the gold standard for treatment of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma disorders. 

As a disabled person dealing with complex and rare health conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Dr. Antler has a unique understanding of both what it is like to be a patient as well as how difficult it can be to find appropriate care. Because of this, she places a high value on a collaborative and transparent approach to therapy. With her background as a scientist, she strongly believes in the use of evidence-based treatments, yet as a disabled person, she understands that a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t always appropriate. As a result, Dr. Antler works to determine the science-backed therapy that is most likely to help each individual patient achieve their goals while also customizing that approach if needed to ensure it fits with their lifestyle. Lastly, as someone that deals with chronic pain and manages numerous physical health issues, Dr. Antler has an in-depth understanding of the importance of the relationship between mental and physical health. When appropriate, she works with patients to holistically address issues such as problems with sleep, pain management, exercise, and nutrition, often working in tandem with other members of a patient’s healthcare team, to help patients achieve their overall health goals.

Dr. Antler obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology and has worked at treatment centers and hospitals across the Chicagoland area, including but not limited to Northwestern University, Hines VA Hospital, the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic, and, most recently, Rush University Medical Center where she conducted sleep research on NASA-funded projects. Dr. Antler has taught undergraduate courses in psychology and statistics. She also previously helped to develop and manage a clinical trial of a complex triple chronotherapy treatment for depression at Northwestern University.