Shama Joshi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Shama Joshi, Associates in Psychotherapy
Get to know Shama Joshi

Do you ever wonder what the person in front of you is thinking? How their mind works and how it can be different or similar than yours? If so, you and I are very much alike. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people and hearing their stories. I became intrigued in learning about their culture, different aspects of their backgrounds, strengths, challenges, and overall experiences that have shaped them to be the person they are today. In taking my time to learn, I would be empathetic, attentive, and advise them to my fullest. Because of my passion of wanting to learn from others, I went into education and then into clinical social work. I started to recognize how strong, but yet, how fragile the brain could be. Just like everything else, our brain needs the same amount of support and time to heal, especially if trauma is or were to occur. Mental health is important at every stage of life and can affect how we think, feel, and act. I want to be there for my clients at all those stages in order to provide a listening ear, a sense of hope, and a non-judgmental environment where they can grow and fill their hearts with happiness. It is never too late to ask for help. Our clients are the ones that inspire us to do the jobs we love to do and that will never change.  

Contact Info

Shama Joshi, LCSW
Evanston Office
Office: (866) 220-8371
Direct Line: (773) 598-7568
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  • Initial session: $175
  • 60 minute session: $140
  • 45 minute session: $125
  • 30 minute session: $75
  • Family session: $140


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health/Illinicare
  • Ambetter
  • Beascon Healht 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
  • Meridian Health (Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare (Optum)
About Shama Joshi

Shama is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from University of Illinois at Chicago and Master’s in Social Worker from Loyola University Chicago with a concentration in Schools, Health, and Children and Families.  Shama has been a school social worker since 2014 and worked with children and adolescents, especially those who may have special education services through an individual education plan (IEP). She has also worked in a hospital setting providing level of care assessments in the Emergency Room to individuals who suffer from mild to severe mental health and behavioral issues. Shama works with all age groups and uses techniques from cognitive behavioral model to strengths based or solution focused therapy. She works with individuals on a holistic basis to understand all aspects of their needs and how she can best serve them.