Dr. Cynthia Shaw

Dr. Cynthia Shaw


Areas of Focus
  • Anger
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • College/Work Stress
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Health & Wellness
  • Pain
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Spirituality/Faith
  • Stress Management
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women (Gender-Specific Care)
  • Young Adult
Gender: Female

License No. and State:

License No. State
071.010599 Illinois

Professional Statement

*Please email: drcynthiashaw@authenticallylivingpsych.com for 15minute consult prior to setting up regular appointment. Intake documentation must also be completed prior to scheduling regular appointment.*

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 whom struggle interpersonally and experience loneliness, individuals whom have experienced hardship and trauma, and those whom are undergoing life transitions. 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’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.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

BA in Psychology; Minor in English
Wagner College

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - PsyD

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Individual Therapy $250 50 Minutes