Nina Appadurai, Psy.D.

Nina Appadurai, Psy.D. Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Degree:
    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Additional Certificates:



  • Hindi

I work with clients to help them live their valued life using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness skills. Change is constant and is part of life. With changes, comes stress and anxiety. I focus on teaching my clients coping tools so they are able to respond in a way that is productive and in their control, rather than react, leading to a spiral of further stress and anxiety. I also work with clients struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), postpartum depression and anxiety. In addition, I am also trained as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist for Insomnia (CBT-I).
ACT is a third wave behavior therapy where the focus is on changing our perception by changing our behavior rather than thoughts; because thoughts and emotions are automatic and therefore cannot be changed. Mindfulness is being able to be in the moment, non-judgmentally (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
I specialize in working with anxiety disorders for all age groups. My new location in Naperville will be offering groups for children, adolescents, and women. The emphasis is on teaching coping skills to manage stress and anxiety.

Accepted Insurance

  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Cancer


  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (11 to 13) Preteens / Tweens
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)