Dr. Sunitha Chandy is a Clinical Psychologist with an office located in The Loop in Chicago, IL. She sees children ages ten and up, adolescents, adults, and families and specializes in a number of different areas, including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, bullying, race and cultural identity, spirituality and religion, and stress management. She also enjoys working with individuals of historically marginalized groups who are less comfortable coming in for treatment.
When working with children, Dr. Chandy usually does short-term treatment to help them build a pattern of competency. In general, she utilizes an eclectic mix of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and mindfulness practices.
Dr. Chandy is passionate about the work she does and loves working with individuals, couples, and families of all genders, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. She received her MA and PsyD from Fuller School of Psychology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harbor-UCLA where she specialized in child trauma and suicide. Her office is conveniently near the Monroe Station off of the Blue line and the Adams/Wabash Station off of the Purple, Pink, Red, Brown, Green, and Orange lines.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Artesian Collaborative, LLC, Owner, 2017 - Present
Moody Master’s of Counseling Program, Adjunct Professor, 2018 - Present
Gersten Center for Behavioral Health, Clinical Psychologist, 2011 - 2017
Pacific Clinics, Licensed Therapist, 2008 - 2010
Fuller School of Psychology, Primary Supervisor, 2009 - 2010
Pepperdine University, Adjunct Professor, 2007 - 2008
Harbor-UCLA, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2008
Fuller School of Psychology, PsyD Clinical Psychology, 2007
Fuller Theological Seminary, MA Theology, 2006
Fuller School of Psychology, MA Psychology, 2004
University of California, Santa Barbara, BA Psychology, 2002