"Driving a car on a curving road takes talent and skill.
Anticipation of what's ahead is as important as appropriate acceleration and braking. As in driving, there are many skills needed for achieving and maintaining success in all aspects of life."

Services Provided by Shea Psychological Associates

Welcome to Shea Psychological Associates serving the greater Chicago & Milwaukee area. Dr. Shea's practice strives to blend caring service with current scientific knowledge and skill. Dr. Shea is an experienced, licensed clinical psychologist providing confidential,  successful interventions, and treatments to adults, adolescents, families, schools, businesses, and public safety/security agencies.


Services Include Caring, Effective Treatment for:

  • Depression, Anxiety, Procrastination
  • Executive Coaching & Career Development
  • Relationships, Marriage, Divorce
  • Addictions
  • Family-Owned Businesses/Conflicts
  • Sex/Intimacy
  • Personality Assessments
  • Creating Smart Goals
  • Work & Career Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief, Loss, Separation, Isolation
  • ADHD Behavior
  • Post Traumatic Stress/Trauma/Abuse
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Skills Development
  • Anger/Impulse Control
  • Finding Purpose

Specialty Clinical Certifications •

  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
  • EMDR
  • Hypnosis
  • Mind-Gut Connection, Microbiome
  • Nutritional Effectiveness
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Psychotherapy & Counseling

Services for Businesses, Schools and Public Safety Agencies•

  • Consultations
  • Social Skills Development
  • Achieving Smart Goals
  • Assessment and Testing
  • Executive Coaching & Career Planning
  • Employee Counseling
  • Vision & Leadership
  • Work Success Style
  • Workplace Performance Evaluation
  • Management Succession Planning
  • Workplace Bullying Solutions
  • Vision and Leadership
  • Job Role Desciption

Individual and Family Counseling/Psychotherapy•

  • Depression, Anxiety, Procrastination
  • Identifying Best Occupational Fit
  • Domestic Partner Relationships, Marriage, Divorce
  • Addictions
  • Family-Owned Businesses/Conflicts
  • Sex/Intimacy Solutions
  • Personality Assessments
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief, Loss, Separation, Isolation
  • ADHD Behavior
  • Post Traumatic Stress/Trauma/Abuse
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Interaction Skills Development
  • Impulse/Anger Self-Regulation
  • Finding Purpose
  • Identifying the Family Bully

About Dr. Shea


  • Ph.D. Psychology - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology/Organizational Leadership - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • Licensure: Illinois License Clinical Psychologist; Illinois Licensed Educator; 75, 73, 09

Professional Memberships - Past & Current

  • American Psychology Association, Division 41 - Independent Practice
  • American Psychology Association, Division 18 - Psychologists in Public Safety¨Illinois Psychological Association¨
  • American Red Cross, Washington DC, Volunteer Leadership Board-15 years
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police - Police Psychological Services
  • Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Lake County Counselors Association


  • Abusive Behavior Checklist - ABC's of Identifying Bully Behaviors
  • Psychological Health of High-Achieving People

Media Consultations and Appearances

The following consultations and articles were regarding issues impacting the workplace, employee performance and achievement, workplace violence, stress, executive development and positive hiring practices

  • American Bar Association Journal
  • Glamour Magazine, Me Too Movement
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Lead Report - Human Resources
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Vogue Magazine
  • Miami Herald
  • New York Times
  • North Shore Magazine
  • Northwest Airlines Travel Magazine
  • Oprah Winfrey Show - Guest Expert Leadership and Management
  • Press-Enterprise News - Riverside, CA
  • Cooking Light Magazine
  • Security Magazine
  • Self Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • WTTW, PBS Channel 11 Chicago Tonight, Work Place Violence - Air Rage