Dr. Mark Aghakhan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Chicago, Illinois, where he welcomes those who are seeking to create change in their lives. Many of his clients bring in emotional pain, whether the symptoms of anxiety and depression are taking a daily toll, relationships feel unbalanced and disconnected, or stress and self-criticism are impacting performance at work. Together, he supports clients to pull back the layers of present challenges to release painful past experiences and re-engage with their careers, their loved ones, and themselves in more meaningful ways.
Therapy sessions with Dr. Aghakhan integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches. He gently challenges clients to explore the root cause of their symptoms, gaining new awareness into their emotional and relationship patterns. Using careful, detailed, and critical analysis, he places great emphasis in fostering a dialogue with others for them to seek, develop, and incorporate creative ways toward positive change and continual growth.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Jesse Brown VAMC , Clinical Psychologist , 2009 - Present
Adler University , PsyD, 2005