• Online Sessions Anywhere in IL
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Nashat Shams, PhD


  • Level 3 TEAM-CBT certification has five levels based on training and mastery in TEAM CBT therapy skills— From Level 1 TEAM CBT therapist, through Level 5 TEAM-CBT Master Therapist & Trainer.
  • Outcome measures verifiedFeeling Good Institute Certified & Affiliated therapists use symptom assessment before and after every session to understand your improvement, identify stuck points, get feedback and make modifications that accelerate your recovery.
  • Individual Therapy (Age 18+)
  • Couples therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Telemental Health
  • Adolescent Therapy (Age 13-17)
I Work With
  • Adults (Age 18+)
  • Couples
  • Adolescents (Age 13-17)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Fears/Phobias/Worries
  • Attention Concerns/ADD/ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Change or Work Concerns
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Concerns or Eating Disorders
  • Family/Relationship
  • Gambling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Habits and Addictions
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse (alcohol or drugs)
  • Weight Concerns
About My Practice

 Are you prepared to embrace genuine change in your life, progress beyond mere conversation, and undertake the necessary efforts to overcome your obstacles? I am here to assist you in achieving these goals. I enjoy working with people who are willing to do therapy homework so we can ensure they acquire new skills. The primary concerns I address include depression, including self-esteem, chronic depression (depression due to chronic illness and pain), sleep disturbances, relationship issues, social skills development, and communication difficulties. 

Our collaborative journey towards change begins with understanding your unique situation, complex identities, and life circumstances. Then we will develop an effective plan. Subsequently, you will be introduced to and practice tools to create change. 

Typically, my clients require between 7 and 10 hours of therapy to meet their therapeutic goals. You can choose between scheduling 60-minute weekly sessions or opting for intensive sessions, which involve longer sessions over a condensed time frame. To check my client's progress and ensure therapy is progressing in the right direction, I employ routine outcome measurement. 

My unique training and identity allow me to create a specialized client experience. I am both a psychologist and a physician. My medical training enhances my role as a psychologist as I educate clients about the mind-body connection. My personal background instills a deep sensitivity and respect for different cultures and social backgrounds. I am able to provide therapy in English and Hindi and am sensitive to the needs of clients from South Asian countries and those with Islamic cultural backgrounds.

Click on the yellow 'Book a Free Consult' button to Schedule a free 15-Minute conversation with me and find out if we’re a good fit.

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  • Average fee per session: $120
  • Free 15 Min Consultation
  • sliding Scale Available

I offer a sliding scale. I do not directly bill insurance companies. You can request out-of- network reimbursement using a Superbill that I will provide to you. I encourage you to contact your insurance company to inquire about reimbursement rates before starting treatment.