About Us

Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin is a growing network of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse
practitioners, and psychotherapists. Our therapists and social workers have extensive
knowledge of empirically validated treatment methods, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral
therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy and RO-DBT), substance use treatment, cognitive
processing therapies for trauma work, group therapy, and LGBTQ concerns. Our prescribers are
experts in psychiatric medication management and familiar with the newest psychotropic
medication options.

Our treatment plans integrate the latest methods, including psychopharmacology
(medication), TMS, SPRAVATO, psychotherapy (talk therapy), IV ketamine infusion therapy, and
ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP).

Our practice combines knowledge and experience to provide care to children, adolescents, and
adults. We focus on preventive mental health, which involves caring for patients with a wide
range of conditions to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. We help you
establish your goals and accomplish them. This result-oriented approach draws on a wide
variety of treatment options, which are customized according to your needs and preferences.
The individualized treatment plans maximize both short and long-term efficiency, which will
improve your ability to care for yourself and your loved ones.

We are excited to provide you with evidence-based, cutting-edge quality care from our
dedicated team. You should expect a first-rate experience while we work with you to manage
your mental health. Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin strives to be Illinois’s premier evidencebased psychiatric practice.


Every single department here at Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin has someone who speaks
Spanish that can help you navigate any questions you may have or assist you with treatment. Estamos a su lado en todo momento!

Our Mission

We strive to provide the highest quality of care to help patients make
positive changes in their lives. We value, respect, and embrace the
uniqueness and diversity of all individuals.
Our goal is to merge different treatment plans and customize individual
approaches according to each patient’s need.

Why Choose Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin?

Dr. Fareha Malik has specialized training in cutting-edge therapies for treatment-resistant
depression. These include:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Spravato (esketamine)
Ketamine Treatment (Intravenous Infusion and IM injections)
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (coming soon)

Dr. Malik and her team are passionate about providing care for LGBTQ+ individuals and providing an
inclusive, welcoming environment. Our team has extensive experience helping a wide variety of
individuals and we are devoted to helping you on your journey towards wellness!