Scientific Recovery


Outpatient Treatment for High-Profile Women

Compassionate - Private - Personalized - Proven


Susan F. Walsh, PH.D.

333 East Ontario Street, Chicago IL 60611, USA

(312) 642-4333

Scientific Recovery is an evidence-based outpatient alcoholism treatment program for high-profile women seeking private, state-of-the-art care for problem drinking. Scientific Recovery utilizes safe, effective, research verified anti-craving medications together with personalized relapse prevention therapy. Our focus is on professional women who have recognized that alcohol is a problem they no longer want in their lives and who are ready to take action for recovery. Our goal is to assist women not only to eliminate their alcohol dependence, but also to be happy that they did.

"The possibilities for tomorrow are usually beyond our expectations". Anon. 

Meet Susan F. Walsh, Ph.D.

Dr. Walsh developed Scientific Recovery when she recognized that high-profile women from the Chicago area have had difficulty accessing private, individualized treatment for problem drinking. Responding to this situation, she designed an alcoholism treatment program for women in the public eye that employs the latest scientific knowledge and offers genuine confidentiality. The treatment program is named Scientific Recovery for its research-based foundation.


For Dr. Walsh, recovery means that a woman is no longer alcohol-dependent.  In addition, recovery means that from the time she wakes up in the morning until she falls asleep at night, alcohol is not an issue. Recovery is that point when alcohol is no longer a focus of her life.  In fact, recovery means that a woman can proceed through her day, inundated by facets of the alcohol world, and not have any difficulty. 

A graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, Dr. Walsh has been in full-time private practice since 1984.  Providing psychotherapy, individual counseling and health coaching, she works with and cares for men and women with a wide range of personal concerns. Dr. Walsh applies the latest research in all aspects of her practice to tailor treatment to individual needs. 

A Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, Dr. Walsh has met the most rigorous standards for clinical excellence in her profession. In addition, Dr. Walsh has over 15 years of experience as a teacher, supervisor, and consultant to physicians and other health professionals acquired through her affiliations with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush Medical Center, and the University of Chicago.

Licensure and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois
Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Advanced Intrinsic Coach

National Association of Social Workers
Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work
Wellness Councils of America

"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes." -  Sara Teasdale


Scientific Recovery | Dr. Susan F. Walsh PH.D. | Chicago, Illinois | 312-642-4333 | Copyright 2014