About Me

I hold a master’s in Social Work degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago. I am a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois.

I have experience working with adults, children, and adolescents from many different cultural backgrounds. I specialize in individual, family, and group therapy. I have had the opportunity to work with many different types of clients and clinical presentations during my experiences working in a medical inpatient setting, university hospital, as well as a mental health facility. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, family conflicts, women's health, parenting, couple's therapy, attachment disorders, and OCD.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Commitment Issues , Expats , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LCSW #149.023386 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shafia Rahman. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.A. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Shafia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She is incredible and listens while I speak. She makes me feel normal for my problems while offering solutions.

Written by S.H. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Shafia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Great so far.

Written by N.E. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Shafia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Shafia has been awesome, listening to my concerns and validating my feelings while also giving me advice/tips to help me along the way.

Work with me!