Shira Behal, LPC, AT

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+

About Shira Behal, LPC, AT

Shira Behal, LPC, AT, is a master's level licensed therapist with a dual degree in Counseling and Art Therapy. Shira specializes in working with clients with Trauma, PTSD or C-PTSD, addictions, and clients in the LGBTQIA+ community including those transitioning. Shira has also worked with clients with special needs such as ADHD, intellectual disability, and on the autism spectrum. Shira is a poly and kink friendly/Knowledgeable therapist and is trained as a multiculturally respectful clinician. Shira is a Therapist and an Art Therapist and can incorporate Art Therapy both in person and via telehealth.

Shira has previously worked with a methadone clinic, an inpatient mental health hospital, a women's shelter, a community outreach program, and with Little City Foundation. Shira earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a graduate degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University.

Shira brings a wide background of approaches to help clients overcome what life has dealt, to find a path together. In therapy Shira uses a Person-Centered approach of listening combined with a structured style of teaching new skills to guide clients to the life they're seeking. Shira draws from EFT, DBT, Exposure Therapy, Seeking Safety, and mindfulness.

If you are seeking change but aren't sure how to get there, Shira is ready to help you find your path.

Communities Served:
Biracial / Multiracial
Body Positivity
Racial Justice
Sex Worker
Sex-Positive, Kink
Third Culture Kids
Deaf / Hearing Impaired
First Responders
Blind / Visually Impaired

Areas of Treatment

  • ACT
  • Addictions
  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Aging/Geriatric Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Blindness / Vision Loss
  • Body Positive/HAES
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Cross-Cultural
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Exposure Response Counseling
  • First Responder Counseling
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues/Infertility
  • Locations

    Chicago – Michigan Avenue


    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • ComPsych
    • ComPsych EAP
    • Health Alliance
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • Humana EAP
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • Optum
    • Optum - UHC EAP
    • UBH EAP
    • United EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH
    • ValueOptions