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Hi and welcome to Shift Counseling, PC

Have you been feeling hopeless, worried that things will never change for you? The truth is that starting therapy will not change other people, although we often wish it could! When you learn to focus on what is in your control (yourself), things can get better in ways you never imagined possible.

Have you been thinking about starting therapy for a while, but maybe you don’t know where to start? Maybe you had a bad experience with counseling in the past, and you dread going back because you fear the same thing is going to happen again?

Are you afraid that your counselor will judge you because of your background, education, immigration status, size, or something else? Or, do you fear that you are making a big deal out of nothing and feel like your concerns will be dismissed if you say them out loud to another person?

At Shift Counseling, PC, we understand how difficult it can be to share your struggle with someone else. We do our best to make sure that the big risk a client takes to open up and ask for help is met with the reward of feeling safe and understood. We love helping people get on the road to recovery. We offer individual counseling for adults and adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, and trauma related issues.

What is different about our practice?

*We believe that everyone has value and everyone is deserving of help

*We are diverse by design We hire therapists of many different backgrounds in order to connect with people who might have a hard time finding a therapist who “gets” them

*We try to make the process of starting therapy as easy as possible We have systems in place to make the process simple

*We are responsive If you call 708-522-4009 and leave a voicemail or use our contact form, you will get a response within 1-2 business days

*We go out of our way to make treatment affordable Usually this means using your insurance and finding an in network provider. We will also help you use your FSA/HSA/HRA cards to pay for out of pocket costs if you have one of these cards

* We will talk you through your options Many of our clients are seeking therapy for the first time and feel overwhelmed by the process. If you don’t understand how to use your insurance, that is OK. We will guide you

* We will schedule your first appointment quickly Usually we can schedule your appointment within 1-2 weeks of first contact

*All parts of patient care are handled in-house From your first call to scheduling to billing, our team is engaged and ready to answer your questions. If there is an issue, we will resolve it- no robots or third parties involved

*We offer in person appointments at a discreet location (as well as telehealth for those in the state of Illinois) Our office is a small, private building. Our scheduling system is set up to ensure your privacy. Online appointments are also available

* We update our availability frequently. We make it easy to see which of our therapists are accepting new clients

Have you called other practices and not gotten a response? We have been hearing this from a lot of people. It can be hard not to get discouraged when this happens, but please believe us, you are not the problem. You deserve help.

What is the best way to connect with Shift Counseling, PC?

Use the CONTACT US link at the top of this page, call us at 708-522-4009, or email hello@shiftcounselingpc.com.

You can also check out the pages of our therapists. We have therapists from diverse backgrounds who help adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and trauma related issues.

If you see a therapist you would like to work with, use the contact forms embedded in their page. You can set up a free 15 minute consultation with that therapist, or send a request to set up an appointment.

If the therapist you want to work with has a red banner on their page that says they are not taking new clients, check back in a couple of weeks. We update our therapist availability on this site frequently. If the banner on their page is green, then that therapist has openings.

If I make contact, what happens next?

You should receive a response from the practice owner within 1-2 business days.

We will find out what therapist you would work with best and check to see if your scheduling needs match up with their availability, and check to see if we are in network with your insurance.

We will give you a general quote of what you can expect to pay out of pocket with your insurance.

If everything works out, we will schedule your first appointment within 1-2 weeks of your initial contact.

You will receive an email to set up the client portal, and you can fill out all additional forms online before your initial assessment.

If it is not looking like our practice can meet your needs, we will give you other referrals. It’s that simple

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, accessible, evidence-based counseling services to the community. We believe everyone has value and we love being able to connect with people who fear they are not going to be seen or heard.

We are a team of diverse therapists who can understand people with a variety of lived experiences. We provide both in-person and telehealth sessions (online counseling) to individuals in the state of Illinois.

Our therapists are licensed in Illinois only and generally can not provide services to individuals who are not physically located in the state of Illinois at the time of service.

Services We Do Not Provide

  • Children’s Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Court Mandated Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Group Counseling

Approachable & helpful

We aspire to be approachable and to help our clients get back on track. We want our clients to feel that they can speak up if they don’t understand something or if something is not working.

Open to client feedback

We don’t see feedback as resistance, we see it as an opportunity to gain more information so we can help our clients better.

Referrals available

If something a client needs is not a service we offer, we will do our best to help that client find resources or alternatives so we can help them get further along on their path to being healed.

Age Groups We Treat

Adolescents (Age 13 – 17)

Adults (Age 18 – 65)

Our Team

Nicole Powell, LPC
Staff Therapist
Speaks English
Rebecca Malley Fitzgerald, LCPC
Not accepting new appointment requests
Biller / Intake Coordinator / Practice Owner / Therapist
Speaks English
Noel Cordova, LCPC, CADC
Staff Therapist
Speaks English, Spanish
Saima Shaik, LPC
Staff Therapist
Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu

In-Network Insurances

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