Nisha Shah, MS, CRC, LCPC, provides marriage, couples and family therapy. She works with parents whose children are especially challenging. Teens feels safe to explore their problems and challenges with her. Although she is especially fond of teenagers, she works with clients of all ages. Other specialties include depression, anxiety, and codependency. She utilizes CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Counseling, Internal Family Systems and Trauma Resolution therapy techniques.
Nisha has been in the mental health field for over 11 years, during which she has connected with and helped countless children, adolescents and adults. She is a licensed psychotherapist, Internal Family Systems counselor, as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. As a holistic psychotherapist, Nisha helps her clients achieve emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual balance and harmony.
Simply stated, Nisha’s psychotherapy is life-changing, healing and transformative. She meets her clients at face value and accepts them completely - with no judgment. Nisha’s compassionate, accepting and modern counseling style endears her clients to her. In addition, her non-judgmental and soft psychotherapy approach has opened many a door to clients who struggle with shame, isolation and hopelessness. Nisha is also an experienced and effective marriage, couples and family therapist. She is adept at providing supportive psychotherapy to parents whose children are especially challenging.
Nisha works with all age groups, but is especially fond of teenagers. Feeling safe and not judged, teens open up about their life challenges, social and scholastic pressures, and their ever-present self-doubt and fears. To help her teen and adult clients overcome their problems and succeed at meeting their goals, she uses research based psychotherapy methods which include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Counseling, Internal Family Systems and Trauma Resolution.
Nisha’s specialized clinical background in depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thinking enables her to reach into and connect with some of the most hopeless, sad, and socially and emotionally isolated clients. In addition, Nisha has deep experience with trauma resolution and more severe psychological and psychiatric challenges, such as acute anxiety and Bipolar Disorder. She works with the adult and geriatric populations as well. Aging is a natural process that presents its own set of challenges for some individuals and their families and can make it difficult for people to adjust.
Being of Asian descent, Nisha values an openness to other cultures, challenging one's own attitudes and beliefs, flexible problem-solving, and the desire to work in collaboration with clients of various cultural backgrounds. She has a dedicated approach and values the importance of culture in shaping lives and treating problems within relevant cultural contexts.
As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Nisha understands the social, emotional, and occupational barriers that her handicapped, medically challenged and inured clients face. Nisha’s acute awareness of not only the medical, but the social and systemic aspects of their disability, is a crucial quality she possesses. She helps her clients explore their complex needs, helping them to manage their symptoms and to achieve higher levels of access to what makes them feel whole and happy. She helps her clients through their bouts of anger, depression, isolation and helplessness and grief, while helping them to become increasingly more resilient.
In addition, Nisha provides clinical supervision to other counselors / psychotherapists who desire to build their psychotherapy skills. It is imperative to any counselor’s training to receive supportive and reflective supervisory experience with someone they can trust.
Clinical Care Consultants specialize in and offer a range of counseling, behavioral health, addiction and psychological services to fit your needs. CCC provides counseling / psychotherapy from a variety of disciplines, theoretical orientations, and styles. Each of our clinicians, who average 19 years in the field, specialize in several counseling modalities, client populations, and problem types, including individual counseling, marriage / marital counseling, couples counseling, and group therapy. CCC is proud of its diversity, clinical depth, and broad range of services in therapy and counseling in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Palatine and the surrounding communities.