I have extensive experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, substance abuse, and women's health issues, including postpartum depression. I also enjoy working with couples who are experiencing conflicts in their marriage and are determined to bring positive changes in their family life. For children, I specialize in toilet training, sleep training, ADHD management, parent training for various behavioral challenges, and issues related to bullying. My interests also lie in helping youth and adults with adjustments through various life transitions including death of a loved one or pet, divorce, relocation (to a new place/country, college, nursing home/independent care facility, etc.), and employment related challenges.
Inherent to my therapeutic approach is social justice, hope, honesty, empathy, compassion, and deep appreciation for each individual’s life story and life journey. I use Cognitive-Behavioral and Narrative approaches to facilitate growth, resilience, and positive change. I understand that individuals are influenced and impacted by their various systems (medical, school, work, care facilities, etc.) and hence strive to work collaboratively within these systems to provide the most competent care. I have spent the last few years working within Primary Care Practices and enjoy collaborating with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and other medical providers to enhance patient care and well-being.
I received my masters and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my doctoral internship at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center's Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, where I provided clinical services to children and families from under-served communities. Further, through my post-doctoral fellowship at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, I worked with adult refugees who are survivors of political torture. I also have background in program development and implementation, with particular focus on mental health education and primary prevention. My community work was recognized by the Secretary of State of IL, Mr. Jesse White, who awarded me with the Humanitarian Service Award for providing culturally sensitive mental health education to members of various under-served communities.
I have been fortunate to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages, and walks of life, which gives me both a global and local perspective on mental health. I use these humbling and gratifying experiences to continue to create positive impact on the communities and individuals I serve.
I am Fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.
Please feel free to call me at 847-786-8222 or email me at DrNirmeen@PsychologyCenterSchaumburg.com, if you have any additional questions. I look forward to hearing from you!