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Kristina McGillis Shulman(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
New JerseyAlabamaAlaskaArizonaColorado
Identity development- Life transitions- Relationship issues-Self-esteem-Substance abuse- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Dr. McGillis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and received her Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2003. She has been working in the mental health field in various capacities, including community mental health, college counseling, group practice, private practice, consultation and supervision, and substance abuse treatment since 1996.

Dr. McGillis fosters a collaborative relationship with her patients and sees this as the most important agent of their change. She prides herself on being open, down-to-earth, relatable, nonjudgmental, and direct, creating a therapeutic environment that allows patients to feel and express themselves in whatever way they need to foster their growth. Clinically, she works from a Psychodynamic orientation, which is rooted in the belief that our early relationships and experiences shape how we see ourselves, who we become, and how we relate to our world.

Over the last twenty years, Dr. McGillis has developed numerous areas of expertise. These specialties include helping adults process unresolved family dynamic issues and understand how these impact their current relationship struggles, helping adults heal from trauma, helping survivors of narcissistic abuse heal and regain their identity, aiding in understanding the effects of domestic violence, helping those who struggle with substance abuse, and compassionately processing identity issues, including those in the LBGTQ+ community. Diagnostically, she has worked extensively with individuals suffering from depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and PTSD.

On a personal level, Dr. McGillis has been married for almost two decades and is a mother to two teenage boys and a dog . In her freetime, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, lifting weights, running, cooking, reading, and Karaoke. At times, she may bring her personal experiences of juggling motherhood, work-life balance, nutrition, and fitness into sessions if it benefits her patients.

Message to clients

Finding the right therapist can be difficult, if not daunting! It's so important to feel like you can relax, feel safe, and just be yourself. Of course, this requires that you and your new therapist vibe! My first and most important agenda is helping to create this environment for my patients. The connection that we make is vital to your growth. I genuinely love what I do and this feeling of engagement and investment is definitely translated to the energy in the room and to the work that I do as a clinician. Send me a message to see if we connect!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

State of Mind Psychological Services, Owner/ Clinical Psychologist
Haymarket Center, Staff Psychologist
The Cara Program, Consultant / Clinical Supervisor
Kristina McGillis, Psy.D - Private Practice, Owner / Clinical Psychologist
The Psychology Center, Post-Doctoral Resident

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D. - Clinical Psychologist, 2003


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Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Kristina McGillis Shulman is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"She responded quickly in a very kind and professional manner. Responded fully to my questions."
- Zencare client March 2024
"Kristina was enthusiastic, empathetic and a great listener that made me feel comfortable, validated and listened to"
- Zencare client May 2024

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