Dr. Adam Shafer

Psychologist, Psy. D., M.A.
 therapist: Dr. Adam Shafer,
In-Person in Chicago, IL 60607
Online in Illinois, PSYPACT states
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
I do my best to listen in the service of understanding and provide thoughtful responsiveness, which I have found helps my clients connect to their inner life and with others. Using gentle honesty and compassion, I value autonomy and collaboration to help people feel less alone while finding a sense of purpose within their lives and in the world.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Developmental
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intersubjective
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosocial
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Social Constructionist
Approach Description: I understand the healing process as one of self-determination through therapeutic empathy. Being curious while employing sensitive honesty makes me a good fit for people who are open to exploring deeper personal and interpersonal connections.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Adam Shafer Psy. D., M.A.
  • Male
  • License # 071.008760
  • Licensed in IL
Education: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) - The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Graduated 2012) Master's in clinical psychology (M.A.) - The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Graduated 2009) Bachelor's of Arts (B.A.) - University of Wisconsin, Madison (Graduated 1998)

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee $225
Insurance
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO Only), Medicare

Dr. Adam Shafer Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Chicago, IL 60607
  • Available Online for residents of Illinois, PSYPACT states
    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Online Therapy Details: Typical online therapy via Zoom
Dr. Adam Shafer Practice Description
My private practice is located in the West Loop of Chicago where I work as a psychologist with individuals, couples, and families in psychotherapy treatment. I have considerable experience helping people from diverse cultural backgrounds who find themselves struggling in relationships and life adjustments/transitions, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis, and grief/loss. I tend to look through the lens of attachment, psychodynamic theory, and existential thought within ecological and systemic perspectives to help me better appreciate the pressures that impact quality of life issues. My availability to take on new clients is VERY LIMITED at this point. If your schedule is flexible, I may be able to offer daytime options and/or add your name to a waitlist for future openings.

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