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Karima Shabana, MA, LCSW

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Professional Licensure:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Depression and Mood Disorders (all ages)
Anxiety Disorders (all ages)
Women’s Issues
Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
ADHD (all ages)
Marital & Family Therapy
Special Needs Children

Locations and Hours
Oakbrook: Tuesdays and Thursdays (11-7)
Chicago (downtown): Wednesdays (daytime)

Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

Having worked as a school social worker earlier in my career I gained valuable experience and exposure to the special needs population. My experience includes working with children affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. I also work with a wide array of problems of children and adolescents including ADHD, anxiety, depression and self-esteem concerns. My focus in my work with children and adolescents, and their families, is to help children and teens learn to better manage/regulate/control their emotions, to help children and teens improve social and coping skills, and to assist families in reducing conflict and improving communication with their children and teens.


I work with adults who are seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and grief and loss. My priority is to help my clients identify and build on their strengths. My approach to working with my clients is collaborative. I will work with you to identify your treatment goals and how we can best work to help you achieve these goals. My approach to therapy draws heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. However, I also utilize other approaches, as needed, to assist you in achieving your goals.

Identity Issues and Ethnic & Culture Diversity

We live in an increasingly diverse society. As a result, there may be times that we struggle to define who we are and where we fit it. These challenges can involve ethnic and cultural identity as well as issues of sexual orientation, and even questions of who I am as a person. I have a particular interest in working to help people examine these issues and develop a clearer sense of who they are and a greater confidence in their identity.

Professional Education

Master of Art in Social Work (2012), University of Chicago

Karima Shabana can be reached at 630-586-0900 ext. 27.

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