Dr. Shaw has a warm, friendly, and open presence. She values practicing authentically, sincerely, and respectfully within her practice. She strives to work with her clients to achieve insight, growth, and meaning. She is well versed working with individuals struggling with angst, dread, grief, low sense of self, those whom struggle interpersonally and experience loneliness, individuals whom have experienced hardship and trauma, and those whom are undergoing life transitions. Dr. Shaw is dedicated to working collaboratively with her clients to achieve respective goals and is eager to embark upon the shared therapeutic journey.
You deserve to feel better and to see real benefits from therapy. Oftentimes we are looking for insight and tools to help us feel better, but we’re not sure where to look or what to try. Feeling disconnected to yourself or others, worrying too much, feeling stuck or avoiding certain aspects of life can be common experiences but they don’t have to define our lives. Together we will assess your concerns and develop a tailored plan that will help improve your quality of life and yield lasting change.
Dr. Nakisher offers a practical approach in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere to help clients gain insight, make lasting changes in life and "get out your own way". He works particularly well with people who have previously experienced therapy as unhelpful. Dr. Nakisher also works a business consultant to major corporations, improving business through human capital.
Danielle Karcz is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating adults, adolescents and children with mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders. Danielle has also completed her advanced training for the treatment of Addictions. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology.
Our past and present experiences help us to define ourselves and make sense of the world around us. As humans, we can’t help but seek meaning even in the face of events that often seem senseless. I believe that it is important to make room for all that life has to offer us, its joys and blessings, as well as its sorrow and misery. Often the latter can be difficult, stressful, and scary to explore. Our therapy will seek to create a space where you feel safe to explore, make space for, and create meaning around these difficult experiences.
Sandstone Care Chicago ensures that you receive the correct diagnosis, and helps you find the proper and most effective treatment for your substance use and mental health conditions. We listen to your concerns and meet you wherever you are on your recovery journey.
Dr. Sheila Mander is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 13 years of experience. Dr. Dr. Mander is a clinical psychologist focusing on the diverse needs of individuals in the community. Her approach begins with cultural humility and meeting a client where they are. She understands the complex nature of identity, cultural impact, and the impact of societal structures and expectations on the development and life experience of individuals. Dr. Mander focuses on the whole person and working with a client to achieve maximum growth in all aspects of their lives. Psychotherapy is a relationship based on trust and respect.
I work with a wide-ranging group of adolescents and adults struggling with full-spectrum eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes/transitions, and NSSI/parasuicidal behaviors. Making peace with your body is a radical act in the context of a culture obsessed with dieting, weight, and body size. I work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework and believe all humans and all bodies are deeply worthy of compassionate and skilled treatment.
I want to help you to live your best life with inner peace. I know that life experiences and mental health issues can impede that progress. It is never too late to change and be better. A gift that comes with seeking therapy is that it gives you permission to feel safe in your own skin and to feel worthy and good enough. I can confidently say that good therapy works. Good therapy includes increasing your self-awareness, forgiveness, unburdening, unconditional love, connection, and self-compassion.
As a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed school counselor and learning behavioral specialist, I help children and adolescents utilize healthier forms of coping and achieve inner joy. My clinical interests and expertise include generalized anxiety, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, parent-child conflict and behavior regulation.
Our mental health is important. Oftentimes, we ignore our needs in pursuit of our goals. We get new jobs, start relationships, relocate, attend school, become care givers, or have children. Transitions are a part of lives and creating new routines are a necessity to managing these changes. Even if the changes are for the better creating new habits can be stressful.
As your therapist, I will help you dissect the issues you’re experiencing into manageable pieces. We'll work together to find the healing tools that work best for you and your lifestyle. I believe every client is unique, and comes from a unique set of life experiences and cultural backgrounds. What works for you, may not work for the next person. With this knowledge, I will provide a customized treatment plan that works best for you and your needs. Together, we will work through tough feelings, undesirable behavior patterns, and self-defeating thoughts to increase your confidence, and get you to where you desire to be.
Have you had depression and/or anxiety symptoms during pregnancy or one year postpartum? Perinatal mood disorders can feel isolating and confusing. I have a passion for working with pregnant women and mothers. Motherhood comes with its own unique set of challenges such as loss of one’s identity, work life balance, isolation, and guilt. I recognize how hard it can be to feel the pressure of being the "perfect" mother. Often times women do not share their personal struggles about motherhood for fear of ridicule. I create a judgement-free space where you can speak openly about their experiences.
My primary focus is adults presenting with histories of early and/or chronic trauma (Complex or Developmental Trauma). I work with persons experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, difficulties with developmental life transitions, difficulties with mood/emotional dysregulation, issues of separation and loss, abuse (sexual, physical, domestic), relationship issues, grief and loss, as well as difficulties launching into emerging adulthood.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CDWF, EMDR
It's not easy to make a decision about needing some clarity and support. No one received a playbook on life and often times what used to work to feel good stopped. We can pause, and examine feeling overwhelmed stressed or stagnant.You may be struggling with perfectionism, work, family, relationships or a general sense of malaise or anxiety. Even highly accountable professionals face these issues. Education and success offer no immunity to the everyday issues of life. Most of us look good on the outside.
I believe one of the most courageous acts a person can take is to seek therapy and professional support. As your therapist, my goal is to work collaboratively with you to create a space where you feel safe to learn more about yourself and better understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Seeking to heal and be whole is a brave undertaking, and I hope to journey alongside you as we work towards your therapeutic goals.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, CPTR, CLC, CM
Finding yourself in deep personal distress may be an indicator that you're wanting (and ready for) change. A little exploration and understanding often improves your sense of self, which in turn, can deeply effect your work, play, relationships, and outlook on life. Seeking assistance with the process is a common human need and will often catalyze it. It begins by recognizing and honoring the signals of distress and understanding what may fuel them.
Delorth has experience working with children and families. She began her career working with children and families within the foster care. She went on to work with sex offenders at Emages, a counseling center for evaluating and assessing risk and needs that can contribute to deviant sexual behaviors, leading personal empowerment and providing individual counseling. In addition, providing for individual and family therapy using a strength based approach in order to empower individuals.
Life's moments are filled with joy, disappointment, triumph and challenges. Many of these experiences leave us feeling exhilarated, overwhelmed and in search of a new path in a different direction. I believe that the therapeutic environment is a safe space where mutual trust, honesty and insightful dialogue allow you to nurture, heal and replenish yourself. The therapeutic relationship is essential to my clinical approach; a collaborative effort to support and challenge as we establish and progress toward identified goals.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS -- Life's challenges are often unexpected. Yet, these obstacles are something we share and our struggles are what make us human. Fortunately, you do not need to navigate them alone. We will work through these challenges together as you rediscover your best self. My approach to therapy includes building a strong therapeutic relationship and providing clients with applicable tools for change. I value creating a safe space that promotes healing and fosters growth. I am passionate about understanding the root causes of problematic behaviors to help my clients maintain long-term stability after therapy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in River North, Chicago are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in River North, Chicago then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in River North, Chicago, or Child Psychologists in River North, Chicago.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like River North, Chicago psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in River North, Chicago specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.