Nashat Ali, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Nashat Shams Ali

Nashat Shams Ali


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Illinois Accepting Online

Iam available online and through phone call for individual session and concerns about the session.

The sessions are conducted through HIPPA compliant zoom services

Updated July 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Hello All

Dr.Shams is a trained and licensed therapist working remotely. She is also also an adjunct instructor at Grand Canyon University Phoenix,USA.

Dr.Nashat Shams has a vast experience in counseling individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds and with different age groups.Her clinical experience includes counseling clients with various age group with mild to severe mental health conditions. Her interventional approach is CBT, Mindful and TEAM-CBT.

Due to her family background, she is highly sensitive and respectful to various cultures and social backgrounds. Dr.Nashat had conducted two research studies on the Arab women in UAE and presented workshops on various medical and psychological issues to Non-Arab and Arab communities.

Dr.Shams professional background as a physician further enhanced her clinical skills as a counselor to educate the clients about the psychosocial and medical aspects of their psychological and medical illness.

Dr.Nashat is a calm and mild-mannered woman who acts firmly and tactfully in challenging situations professionally and personally. She enjoyed helping people with psychological and personal problems, which are the basis of her career choice, and believe can make a difference. Dr.Nashat further contributed her experiences to empower her clients to create positive change in society. She is a competent communicator and listener and always respect healthy criticism from her clients to improve her role as a professional therapist.

Dr.shams is available remotely from Monday to Sunday --9am--2pm CST.

Dr.Nashat Shams

PhD,Health Psychology


Message to clients

“Therapy hasn’t “fixed” me, because I wasn’t broken. It has helped me access and make sense of my thoughts, feelings and actions.”

― Hannah Booth


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Nashat Ali is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $70 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $30 - $70

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


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 9:00am-2pm
  • Tue 9:00-2:00pm
  • Wed 9:00-2:00Pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am---2:00pm
  • Sat 9:00---2:00pm
  • Sun 9:00---2:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Grand Canyon University, professor, 2021 - Present, Counselor, 2022 - Present



Illinois: 180.006732