Dr. Nicholas Shea, MD


Psychiatry | Male

180 N Michigan Ave Ste 350 Chicago, IL 60601 Get Directions
Dr. Nicholas Shea, MD
Dr. Nicholas Shea, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Shea is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Shea's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (7)
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Shea is the best psychiatrist that I have ever worked with. Out of the all of the psychiatrists that I've ever worked with, he's the only one that actually takes a full session to check in on how you're doing. Other psychiatrists that I've worked with basically run a prescription mill, meaning you go in and go out in a matter of minutes and make you feel like you are wasting their time if you take more than a few minutes to do your check-in.
He is very friendly and professional - I found it extremely easy to open up to him about my ADHD. Unlike some other psychiatrists I have tried, he has a "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" kind of mentality that is honestly quite refreshing. That is, if you have been stable on your medications for awhile, he won't try to change everything. Only issue is scheduling - he is generally booked a month or two out. My advice: when you see him for an appointment, schedule the next one while you're there.
in Chicago, IL |
The doctor is nice, but too emotionally attached to patients. I sometime felt that I was the one providing care.
in Chicago, IL |
Although Dr. Shea is a caring person, his attachment to his patients is a bit too intense. I needed to terminate my sessions with him because of insurance reasons and his reaction made me very uncomfortable. After all, I had only had about 10 visits with him. I found his emotional neediness inappropriate.
in Wheaton, IL |
We saw Dr Shea in his Winfield office and could not continue care with him when he moved his office to Chicago. He is an excellent Doctor, a good listener and is very compassionate.We would highly recommend him.
in Chicago, IL |
Excellent doctor on all accounts. Trust him entirely and directs his questions expertly. He's helps me answer and ask things I wasn't even aware of.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Shea is accessible and empathetic.
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Dr. Shea's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation


  • Medical School
    Indiana University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern U/McGaw Mc

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hosp

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Medication Management
  • Mindfulness Technique Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)