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M.A. in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy at The Institute for Clinical Social Work
I Treat
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
Couples Conflict
Cognitive Flexibility / Executive Functioning
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Divorce Impact on Children
Grief & Loss
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Stress Management
Money / Finance Related Issues
Premarital Counseling
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
School Stress
Aging Issues
Work / Life Balance
Sexual Issues
Racism Issues
Parenting Issues
Parenthood (Transition to)
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Child Behavioral Problems
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
College (Transition to)
Depression / Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Empty Nest Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Men’s Issues
Midlife (Transitions in)
Postpartum Depression
Retirement (Transition to)
School Refusal
Sibling Issues
Spirituality / Religion
Substance Abuse
Therapists in Therapy
Video Gaming
Women's Issues
Emotion Regulation Issues
Life Stage Transitions
In-law Relationships
Workplace Issues
Domestic Violence
Affairs & Infidelity
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Couple Therapy
Diagnostic Assessment
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Psychodynamic Therapy

Shirley Khong is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy from The Institute for Clinical Social Work and a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Work from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout her professional career she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings including, middle and high schools, community mental health centers and in group practice. She finds immense joy when she helps to empower her clients to develop and become more aware of their triggers, needs and wants.

For new clients, she explains how attending therapy for the first time is similar to unpacking a puzzle and slowly putting it back together. This can be an intimidating and vulnerable form of self-expression, but the therapy starts where clients feel the most comfortable. In doing so, clients are already taking the first steps towards a deeper understanding of themselves. Each of our stories are complex and unique and you know your story best. She is deeply honored to be able to join you on your journey of self-awareness to create the best version of yourself in all aspects of your life.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Psychology Action Network

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay