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Swati Varma(She/Her/Hers)

Clinical Psychotherapist, PsyD
Life transitions-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health-Race & cultural identity-Transition to new parenthood-Mood disorders-Women's issues-

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Professional statement

Dr. Swati Varma is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. In 2019, she completed training to be certified in working with individuals during the perinatal period of life. The perinatal period is defined as during and up to two years post pregnancy. Through personal and professional experience, she recognizes that parenthood is a journey that challenges one's identity, time management skills, and ability to care for oneself. Dr. Varma’s goal is to help individuals during this period to manage emotions that arise with this transition, while also providing parents tools for self-care.

Dr. Varma’s training and clinical background has been working with children and adolescents. From her experience in working in therapeutic day schools, she has gained skills to help parents advocate for their children within a school setting. Dr. Varma has a history of writing social emotional goals for Individualized Education Plans, and continues to work with parents to better understand the nuances of a school system.

In addition, Dr. Varma works with the young adult population, particularly those going through various transitions in life. She uses a relational and cognitive behavioral approach with individuals to better understand the impact of societal factors on daily life. She will work to better understand how you approach stressors, the impact your history has on these stressors, and how to communicate and advocate for your own needs in personal and professional settings.

Dr. Varma values a strong cultural approach to her work. She is a strong believer that you are the expert of your own family and environment. She strives to educate herself on each individual’s circumstance through a cultural lens that is preferred by the client. While English is her primary language, she is fluent in both Hindi and Punjabi.

Work and Education

Postpartum Support International, PMH-C, 2019
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2015


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English, Hindi, Punjabi


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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (60min)

Client testimonials

"She is amazing! I heard back that same day and I’m looking forward to our future appointments"
- Zencare client May 2024