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Cynthia Shaw Psychologist in Illinois
Cynthia Shaw , PsyD


Chicago, IL

Online only

Accepting new clients

About me

Dr. Shaw is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the areas of existential anxiety, grief, meaning making, relationship connections, and trauma.

Dr. Shaw has a warm, friendly, and open presence. She values practicing authentically, sincerely, and respectfully within her practice. She strives to work with her clients to achieve insight, growth, and meaning. She is well versed working with individuals struggling with angst, dread, grief, low sense of self, those who struggle interpersonally and experience loneliness, individuals who have experienced hardship and trauma, and those whom are undergoing life transitions. Dr. Shaw also has additional training in the areas of psychosis and schizophrenia. Dr. Shaw is dedicated to working collaboratively with her clients to achieve respective goals and is eager to embark upon the shared therapeutic journey.

Dr. Shaw practices from an Existential and Philosophical perspective, and utilizes Experiential and Relational Processing, as well as aspects of ACT, Mindfulness, and trauma informed care to increase mental flexibility, adaptive skills, and improved relationships. Dr. Shaw also specializes in comprehensive psychological tests.

Dr. Shaw’s therapeutic style is direct, non-structured, and person-centered. She is relational, strength-based, and culturally sensitive. She views the client as the expert of their own lived experience and focuses on the here-and-now. Dr. Shaw is known to emphasize personal choice, creativity, love, authenticity, and responsibility.



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Authentically Living Psychological Services, PLLC

159 North Sangamon Street
Suite 200 & 300
Chicago, IL 60607 US


Licensed to see clients in

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Groups


  • English

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