Shemiah Derrick, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago
Using a strengths-based approach, I help my clients examine their thoughts and feelings about the challenges they encounter which cause distress. I work with them to develop coping skills and a plan for betterment. My clients include emerging adults, students, young professionals and senior executives who want to explore or develop their identity, move past hurt, improve relationships with themselves and others and achieve clarity.
I specialize in identifying and intervening with addictive behaviors, helping to reduce generalized stress, anxiety and depression, exploring family of origin issues, developing safety plans and interventions for domestic abuse and violence for victims or perpetrators, increasing self-esteem and self-efficacy and assessing strengths through vocational/career counseling.
Insurances accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and PBA. Medicaid & Medicare is not currently accepted but income-based sliding scale can be offered. If you have any questions or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, call or email me and we can review available dates and times.
Call or Email Shemiah Derrick for a free phone consultation now - (773) 840-7887


  • School: Roosevelt University
  • Supervisor Name: Frances Tung
  • Supervisor License: 071.1007568 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Call or Email to Inquire
  • PBA
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Certificate Date: 2008


  • Life Transitions
  • Addiction
  • Career Counseling


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength Based


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2017
Shemiah Derrick, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago

Shemiah Derrick

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA