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Meet Ari Goldstein of Cognitive Solutions Learning Center

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ari Goldstein.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ari. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a child, I was always told that I was “Not working to my potential”. I struggled to focus, was not interested in school, and rarely applied myself. The pattern continued until I took my first psychology class in college. I was immediately enthralled by the power of the brain, and I began a quest which has lasted me 20+ years.

Following college, I worked for several years as a special education teacher. I knew there was more to learn, and I also knew there was more to supporting disabilities in school than what the existing paradigm allowed. So, on to graduate school I went. After earning a Master’s degree in learning disabilities and a Ph.D. in educational psychology, I struck out into private practice.

While my initial private practice focused primarily on tutoring for students with various learning disabilities and executive/attention difficulties, I spent much of my time trying to understand more about how to really strengthen the areas of the brain contributing to the processing deficiencies that were causing these children so many challenges in learning.

This research and clinical application over the years has led to the current state of Cognitive Solutions, and the wonderful staff of practitioners I have been able to gather under one roof. staff. Composed of highly educated and trained specialists from a variety of disciplines in mental health and education, we strive to apply cutting-edge research and field findings to our work, to help individuals reach their full potential.

Since founding Cognitive Solutions Learning Center I have gone on to open other clinics based on my experience in brain science, including Chicago Mind Solutions in Northbrook, Illinois. I also do work as a consultant through my practice Clinigrow, LLC, where we help mental health and related practitioners grow their patient base and online presence.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
A path worth treading is rarely smooth. Not only have I had to overcome my own challenges in how my brain functions, but my approach butts against the pharmaceutical dogma that exists in this country. Much of our work at Cognitive Solutions is aimed at understanding how the brain functions, and providing strategies for strengthening this.

Due to the neuro-plasticity of the brain, it can be strengthened similar to muscles in the body. Most people want a ‘quick fix’ rather than put in the time and effort required to properly re-wire the brain and have it working at maximum capacity.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Cognitive Solutions Learning Center story. Tell us more about the business.
Cognitive Solutions Learning Center is a cutting-edge facility in Chicago, IL that offers a broad range of services, including learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) treatment and testing, tutoring, remediation, executive functions training, individualized and group therapy, and the latest neurofeedback technologies including QEEG brain map scans. We specialize in non-medicinal treatments for ADD and ADHD.

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1 Comment

  1. Cara Hults

    February 20, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Please call me I would like to make an appointment for consultation 630-991-6786

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