Shelby Mailho, Psy.D.
*she and her pronouns
Shelby was born in Lowell, Massachusetts but spent most of her life in the panhandle of Florida. She always enjoyed connecting with and helping others and discovered a love for psychology at a young age. After high school, she moved to the central Florida area and earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2016, Shelby graduated from the Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa with her doctorate in psychology. Following graduate school, Shelby followed her love for diversity and endless possibilities to the city of Chicago.
During her clinical and post-graduate training, Shelby worked in various settings including community mental health, public school systems, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient private practice. She has extensive experience with psychological assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, as well as supervision of graduate students. Shelby focused much of her coursework and clinical work on providing affirming treatment to individuals from the LGBTQ* community, as well as with children, adolescents, and their families. Her passion lies in working with teenagers struggling with gender identity, sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, bullying, peer and family relationships, as well as life transitions.
Shelby aims to provide a safe and compassionate space and believes in working collaboratively to help clients gain more peace and balance in their lives. She hopes to help clients navigate relationships and communication more effectively, while setting appropriate boundaries and incorporating self-care. She recognizes the uniqueness of every person and works with her clients to tailor evidence-based therapy techniques and goals to their specific needs.
Shelby is an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO, and most United/Optum plans. Feel free to call or email her to schedule an appointment or learn more. Her direct phone number is 773-825-5200 and her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org