Now Accepting New Clients
You may have experienced significant changes in your life, have endured trauma, and are doing your best to manage both life's demands and what had happened to you. You may find it difficult sometimes as the impact of your changed environments, sense of self, and relationships compete for your emotional attention. You may have been to therapy before, but continue searching for a more profound recognition and connection of your experiences. You may have immediate concerns you are looking to resolve but cannot shake the burden of long-standing issues.
Coming into therapy with me means I will help you find relief for what's currently interfering with your life and what has happened in the past that continue to seek resolution. The therapeutic relationship we will establish together models a healthy relationship: consistent, safe, and authentic. You may find an environment where you can discover a healthier and truer self. We will connect through reflection, asking new questions, and some humor.
My name is Shan Ru Lin and I am a registered and board-certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have over 14 years of clinical experiences working with adults and children of diverse background. My areas of expertise include helping adults find relieve around anxiety and depression, navigate issues related to work and personal life, trauma, gender-based issues, complicated family histories, oppression, and cross-cultural issues.
My clinical practice focuses on adults who have experienced significant changes such as relocation, challenges with acculturation, racial / ethnic identity, natinoality, relationship changes, and adjustment issues. Some of these issues compound with intergenerational complexities and, sometimes, inter-generational trauma.
I use art therapy and talk therapy/counseling to help individuals find relief and solutions appropriate for their current stage of life. My therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic, reflective, and insight oriented. My style offers clarity, increased awareness, and client-directed goal setting.
In addition to psychotherapy, I offer supervision for trainees and practitioners both in art therapy and counseling and with credentialing. I am a faculty member of graduate programs across the country, focusing on art therapy and counseling.
I am a first-generation immigrant, Asian-American(Taiwanese), Cis-female, with a strong background in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism.
Areas of Expertise
The University of Chicago, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship, 2020
Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Fellowship, 2019
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Psychodynamic Fellowship, 2018
Drexel University, Master of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy, 2010
Years in Practice: 14 Years
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Illinois / 180.011473
Board Certified Art Therapist #14-121
Certified Art Therapy Supervisor #14-121
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor (2009)
I offer sliding scale.
I am an out of network provider for PPO insurance plans. I do not accept insurance but will provide a super-bill/ invoice statement for you to send to your insurance company for reimbursement.
I am in compliance with the No Surprise Act and will provide you with a Good Faith Estimate of your fee. The Estimate will reflect the cost of the services you requested at the time when you request for your first appointment. Additional estimates will be available upon request.
Shan Ru Lin NPI:1689343501
Spring Advisory NPI: 1639848567
Currently we are offering Telehealth for Illinois residents only.