Michelle Chaban

Clinical Psychologist & Founder of Associates In Psychotherapy
Michelle Chaban, Associates in Psychotherapy
Get to know Dr. Michelle Chaban

I was always intrigued by the human mind and understanding what motivated and shaped behavior and relationships.  In college, I knew I wanted to choose a career path that enabled me to connect and help others.  My decision to pursue my doctorate in Clinical Psychology was solidified after my Abnormal Psychology Professor invited a guest speaker to share her experiences of living with Schizophrenia.   I was in awe and inspired by her story.  Despite her serious mental illness, with clinical support, she was able to lead a quality fulfilling life.    

When clients seek my services, I understand they are often struggling and in vulnerable situations.  The therapeutic relationship I cultivate with each client is a very special one.  I invite  clients to share their unique story with me and then together, we explore and create a reasonable plan to address the issues they are facing.  I am often inspired by my clients’ resilience, courage, and ability to tackle some of the hardest circumstances in their lives.  The best part of my job as a clinical psychologist is to witness clients gain more awareness, feel empowered, and make positive changes in their lives.  Human suffering is a given in life but it’s more tolerable when you don’t have to experience it alone.  And, it’s my belief that it often gives us an opportunity to reflect, grow, and become the best version of ourselves.  

Contact Michelle Chaban, Psy.D

Deerfield & Evanston offices
Direct Line:  (773) 598-7122
Office: (866) 220-8371




  • Initial Session: $230
  • 60 minute session: $184
  • 45 minute session: $149.50
  • 30 minute session: $103.50
  • 60 minute family session: $184
  • Group therapy session: $51.75


  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Aetna Better Health (Illincare)
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield- Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield- Blue Choice Preferred PPO
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna (Evernorth)
  • ERS
  • Harkin Health
  • Meridian Health (Medicaid)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • United Health (Optum)


About Dr. Michelle Chaban

Dr. Michelle Chaban earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and received both her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Chicago, from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the Illinois Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and PsyPact. Dr. Chaban has been providing psychological services to individuals in the community for more than 18 years.

From the time of her intensive graduate training years to her present professional practice, Dr. Chaban has developed extensive clinical expertise working with a broad range of individuals in a variety of settings. These experiences helped shape her current interests and consequently, her diverse practice. Dr. Chaban’s expertise includes working with high functioning adults as well as people who struggle with serious mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.  Dr. Chaban also has interest and experience working with clients with medical diagnoses, such as cancer.  She has assessed and treated clients in hospitals, intermediate care facilities, correctional institutions, alternative schools for students with behavioral and emotional problems, and in her private offices.

Dr. Chaban opened her private practice in 2003 to continue her commitment to help clients manage mental illness, cope with life’s challenges, and improve the quality of their relationships and lives. She believes in empowering her clients so they can live their lives with purpose and fulfillment. Through developing collaborative relationships with clients, Dr. Chaban encourages them to take an active role in their treatment. In addition, she carefully tailors treatment for every client based on their personal goals while also being sensitive to any cultural and religious values that may affect their life and relationships. Currently, Dr. Chaban is seeing clients at her conveniently located offices in Deerfield, and Evanston.   Dr. Chaban also provides telehealth to clients who reside in PsyPact (https://www.psypact.org) states as well as in Florida (http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/).