Dr. Pendler is a Clinical Psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pendler works with individuals with various mood disorders in order to identify ways to manage moods more effectively and understand the impact of behavior on others. He also works with couples to help increase and enrich intimacy in their relationships. Dr. Pendler also has an interest in working with various men's issues. He completed his post-doctoral training in psychotherapy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and continues to provide consultation and instruction to psychiatry and psychology students regarding the psychotherapy process.
Dr. Pendler works with people who are struggling through transitions. Sometimes the movement between life phases brings about struggles, questions, and the need for behavior change. Dr. Pendler's active and direct style challenges his patients to examine the questions they have and work together to identify strategies to relieve distress. Dr. Pendler believes that part of the psychotherapy process requires one to ""tell the truth"" to themselves and to increase one's accountability in their life. He finds that this helps with one's overall mood, enriches relationships and overall health. In short, the dialogue between doctor and patient will help challenge the patient to obtain the necessary changes in their life, appreciating how they got here and where to go next.