Psychiatrist in Highland Park, Illinois Joshua Nathan, Psychiatrist

License: MD

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatrist in Highland Park, Illinois Joshua Nathan, MD

Joshua Nathan, MD

Dr. Joshua Nathan, a Board Certified Psychiatrist, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, sees stigma – from others and from ourselves -as the the biggest challenge in mental illness treatment. He encourages people to not judge themselves on whatever problems they are facing, and he helps them feel safe to open up and allow for healing. Dr. Nathan takes joy in helping people with mental health concerns and values the trust patients place in him.

Dr. Nathan treats people struggling with mood and bipolar disorders, depression, adult ADHD, anxiety challenges such as panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, and more. He listens to each person’s story, observes how they are faring, and shares his understanding of what is happening so there is a basis for starting or continuing treatment. He considers medications as one tool among many for healing and recovery in mental health.

During treatment, Dr. Nathan uses an eclectic framework for understanding mental illness and coping. Trained in psychoanalysis, he finds that existential understanding helps many people reduce suffering, but cognitive-behavioral techniques are more practical in helping people move forward. Thus, he typically employs a combination of theories and techniques, guided by the patient problems, needs, and experiences.

Dr. Nathan earned an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a medical doctorate from University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed postgraduate residency training at Brown University. He works with people of all ages, but has a special fondness for working with young and middle-age adults.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Northwestern (NMPN)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Unicare (Healthlink)


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Joshua Nathan. You can also call 847-861-7771 to have someone assist you.

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