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Psychologist and Therapist in Chicago, Illinois,
Sheila Mander, PsyD

Provider Type: Psychologist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-65+

Psychologist and Therapist in Chicago, Illinois, Sheila Mander, PsyD

Sheila Mander, PsyD

Dr. Sheila Mander is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 13 years of experience. She specializes in psychological testing, diagnosis, and assessment of mental health. Dr. Mander uses an integrative model of intervention, including existential, person centered, and psychodynamic approaches. Dr. Mander is a clinical psychologist focusing on the diverse needs of individuals in the community. She holds a clinical license issued by the state of Illinois. Her approach begins with cultural humility and meeting a client where they are. She understands the complex nature of identity, cultural impact, and the impact of societal structures and expectations on the development and life experience of individuals. Dr. Mander focuses on the whole person and working with a client to achieve maximum growth in all aspects of their lives. Psychotherapy is a relationship based on trust and respect. Dr. Mander believes in valuing each individual’s journey in life moving towards more fulfilling relationships and life. She values the cultural, spiritual, and unique experience of each client while addressing goals mutually agreed upon by both the client and therapist.
Dr. Mander has experience working with many areas, such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulty, identity development, minority communities, racial identity, and career & leadership. She also has experience with psychological assessment and diagnosis. Dr. Mander has also worked with learning disabilities and has served as a consultant to school districts.
She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL. When not working, Dr. Mander enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new cuisines, and exploring the world with her husband.

Treatment Areas

  • Abuse/Domestic Violence
  • Achievement Testing for IEP/54 Plan Development
  • ADHD/Executive Functioning Testing
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Challenges
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Cultural/Racial/Ethnic Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna/Aetna HMO/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS AcademicBlue Student Health Plan
  • BCBSPPO/BlueChoiceOpt/ProfBlue/BlueChoicePreferred
  • Beacon/Emblem/NYEmpire/UniCareState/ProvidencePlan
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health/Cigna Connect
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DuPage Medical Group) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • HFN/ZELIS/Stratose/Plan Care/CoalitionAmerica
  • HUMANA / Choice Care
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • Multiplan-PHCS
  • Northwestern BCBS HMO
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Golden Rule
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN


  • English



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