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Paul Pendler

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Assistant Professor Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Areas of Focus

  • Workplace mental health and managing employees with mental health conditions in workplace
  • Short-term disability absence from work due to mental health conditions
  • Couples psychotherapy
  • Managing work-life balance


  • Appreciating the interplay of the important of work with managing mental health conditions
  • Helping clinicians develop sound treatment plans to return patients to work after time off
  • Couples therapy, engaging men in therapy process
  • Strategies to manage and navigate¬† emotional conditions that arise in the workplace


As a member of the advisory council of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, Center for Workplace Mental Health, Pendler has presented nationally to physicians and mental health professionals how to work with patients and employers when time off from work is needed due to emotional conditions.