Mark  Aghakhan
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Mark Aghakhan


Psychologist, PsyD
Illinois Accepting Online

I have flexibility for the evenings and weekends. Feel free to contact me at anytime.

Updated March 17, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I have over twenty years of experience in mental health. My curiosity and interest in working with others has expanded more than I could have ever dreamed. I have had the pleasure and honor in working with children, adults, families, non-profits, and educators from all various setting and backgrounds. Their experience allowed me to grow and be of service for those who not only want to make a change, but the courage to be imperfect and empowered to take on new challenges in their life.

My goal is to encourage you to take on challenges and the unknown without feeling constrained in any way. Your time to change is now so let us not waste what is important, which is you. If you are ready to make that next step, I am ready to embark on your journey. Please do not hesitate to contact me.


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


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $200

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30pm -8:30pm
  • Tue 5:30pm -8:30pm
  • Wed 5:30pm- 8:30pm
  • Thu 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Self, Clinical Psychologist , 2005 - Present

Adler University , PsyD, 2005


Illinois: 071007235