A Unique Shade of Therapy
Provider Bio - Miranda Shumate
My interest in becoming a therapist came about through life experiences, beginning as early as age 12 when my grandmother passed away from cancer at the age of 52. Cancer was a scary, confusing disease to me, and I was not prepared to manage the devastation that accompanies the loss of a loved one, especially someone that I had a very close relationship with. A few years later, my parents decided to divorce, and everything I thought I knew about my family, and relationships in general, was turned upside down. I felt lost, scared, and unsure of how to move forward.
I struggled to find positive ways to cope with life’s stressors as a teen and young adult, and often turned to binge eating and excessive alcohol use for personal comfort. These coping mechanisms may have ‘felt good’ in the short-term, but I knew that these were not sustainable long-term solutions and could potentially lead to harming myself or others. With support from a nonjudgmental and collaborative therapist, I was able to gain deeper insight into my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which empowered me to change my life for the better.
As a therapist, I understand that life is complicated and messy. I want to work alongside you to sort through the mess, and help you figure out how to live the life you’ve always imagined for yourself. In addition to talk therapy, I strongly encourage clients to adapt some type of yoga or mindfulness-based practice into their daily routine, even if it’s only for five minutes! Whether you are dealing with a new mental health diagnosis, hoping to work through relationship issues, or are struggling to manage a life transition, I would be grateful for the opportunity to help you on your path toward growth, healing, and recovery.
I’m an individual and couples’ therapist in Chicago and Denver with over 5 years of clinical experience. Using a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach, it is my goal to help clients gain a better understanding of their mental health, navigate challenging situations, and develop healthy coping skills.
1. Check In
For all new clients we do a brief 3-5 minute call to check for insurance and/or cash payment options (including sliding scale).
2. Phone Consultation
We want you to be comfortable with your chosen provider before your first session. After the Check-In we'll get you scheduled for a free 10-minute phone consultation.
3. Your First Session
Our skilled providers will take time to learn about you and and your therapy goals. In your first session we will work to provide immediate help and work on a plan for long term solutions.
For existing clients, click the link below to access the client portal.
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Specialties: Perinatal Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Families & Adolescents
Specialties: Childhood Trauma, Domestic Violence, Parent/Child Issues, Eating Disorders
Specialties: Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+ & Identity and Couples
1136 S Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: +1 773-658-9494
Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm