Dr. Shantelle and Associates, Ltd.

Dr. Shantelle Whitehead

Practice Owner/Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Shantelle Whitehead, Psy.D, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of Dr. Shantelle and Associates, Ltd., a group mental health practice with offices in Naperville, Clarendon Hills, Glen Ellyn, and Bolingbrook. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Shantelle’s experience in the social services field is extensive and varied, having worked in a residential home for children, community mental health agency, psychiatric inpatient setting, university counseling center, and school setting. She also taught graduate-level seminars, authored a manual on play therapy techniques, and has made numerous professional presentations on topics that range from parenting teenagers to recognizing signs of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Whitehead was the recent recipient of the 2022 Best of Naperville Award in the Psychologist category by the Naperville Award Program and 2022 CREA Global Award in recognition of her contribution to mental health projects. She has also been featured in Hinsdale Living magazine and the Chicago Tribune for her work within the mental health community.

Dr. Shantelle specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents on various issues such as behavior problems, trauma/PTSD, depression, eating disorders, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, anxiety/OCD, LGBTQ+ issues, domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and relational issues. Using interventions specifically chosen for each individual, she is able to quickly develop rapport and help each client reach their full potential. She also has specific training in sports psychology and working with traumatized youth.

Dr. Shantelle’s therapeutic approach is characterized by warmth, humor, acceptance, and collaboration. She tailors treatment to meet a client’s individual needs through a variety of treatment modalities, some of which include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, interpersonal therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and play therapy.