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Dr. Shira Saville, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Depression
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About me

Counseling is an effective way for individuals to make significant personal life changes. I partner with my clients to identify the concerns and experiences that have led them to seek professional help. Together we create a plan that identifies ideals and sets goals and realistic expectations for change. Fostering resilience in the face of adversity, through a confidential counseling relationship we collaborate to break unhealthy patterns and create newer, more adaptive coping skills. With mutual commitment, consistency, honesty, trust, and humor, psychological, emotional, social and functional personal change is achievable and sustainable.

I provide individual and family counseling to adults and adolescents. Specialties include interpersonal relationships (personal, professional, social), depression, anxiety, mood issues, anger management, healthy sexuality, sex addiction, gender matters, LGBTQ, human development, parenting, life transitions, career issues, trauma, ADD, PTSD, attachment and personality issues, self-injury, cultural adaptation, and identity formation.

Twenty-eight years in practice, I am a very experienced clinician. A warm and nonjudgemental counselor, I am interactive and highly respectful of individual differences. I truly value my clients and enjoy the counseling work. I am committed to individuals finding authenticity and personal and professional success. I am currently accessible to my clients via messaging and live-messaging platforms.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL Psychologist 071.004858