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Meet Roshni Davé of Northwest Psychiatry in South Barrington

Today we’d like to introduce you to Roshni Davé.

Roshni, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My story begins with my parents, I credit them with instilling the importance of helping others. Growing up, I watched my parents selflessly help others despite their own struggles. I saw how these acts of kindness impacted the people involved in a positive way. I always knew I wanted to help people make positive changes for themselves and their families.

I started my freshman year at DePaul University as a psychology major in the hopes to learn more about human behavior. After the first few classes in developmental and abnormal psychology, I knew this was a subject that I was fascinated with. I started volunteering with organizations like KEEN Chicago and the Chicago Recovery Alliance which focused on adults and children struggling with various mental health issues and physical disabilities.

As I continued my undergraduate degree I knew that pursuing a career in psychology would align with my passion. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work in a residential treatment facility that focused on helping children and adolescents with a range of mental health disorders. This is where I learned first-hand about disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, eating disorder, self-injury, and suicidal thinking and how they impacted the everyday lives of these adolescents.

Watching them fight to understand their disorders, learn new ways to cope, and communicate their needs to others was inspiring. Experiences such as these motivated me to start my graduate program in Community Counseling. I started my post-graduate career working in a behavioral health hospital focusing on patients with severe eating disorders and self-injury issues.

Experience at the inpatient level of care also showed me how disorders such as mood, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma impacted patients. This is where my area of focus began to take shape. Witnessing this population’s struggle to fight their disorders and society’s stigma, was devastating. I continued to build my skill set in order to help this population find their way to recovery and to build the life they had always dreamed of.

After working in inpatient care for a few years, I wanted to start a practice of my own. This is where I met Dr. Abbasi and Dr. Kazi of Northwest Psychiatry. Drs. Abbasi and Dr. Kazi have extensive experience in the treatment of various disorders. We shared the belief that in order to help our clients there should be a balance between therapeutic and psychiatric interventions. I was excited to join their team and continue to fulfill my passion to help others.

The practice was established to help people in the northwest suburbs have easy access to quality mental health services for various disorders. Currently, Northwest Psychiatry provides medication management and several therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We have board-certified psychiatrists and therapists who specialize in a wide range of mental health issues from eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention disorders, bipolar disorder, mood disorder developmental disorders, lifestyle, and relationship issues.

At Northwest Psychiatry we understand that life throws us many obstacles. We strive to provide the tools and support each individual need’s in order to reach their full potential.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Life is filled with obstacles and challenges, but we live by the motto of ‘practice what we teach’. At Northwest Psychiatry our psychiatrists and therapists are encouraged to participate in continuing education, supervision, and collaboration with other providers to keep up with the ever-changing field. With any business endeavor, there are challenges and mistakes that occur, but we learn from them and become the best versions of ourselves.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Northwest Psychiatry – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Northwest Psychiatry specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a broad range of psychiatric disorders. We are unique because we offer a comprehensive treatment plan of therapeutic services combined with medication management. We understand that each client’s experience is unique and work with them to create a plan that is comfortable for their needs.

Our compassionate team is comprised of Board Certified Physicians and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors who with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. We specialize in psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and self-injury recovery. We have clinicians that understand the complexities that come with each of these disorders and we take a team approach to help our clients and their families.

We provide comprehensive therapy plans that are suited to an individual’s lifestyle and personal goals. We use various treatment modalities to better understand our clients and meet them wherever they are in their recovery journey. Our clinical team offers comfortable treatment for one-on-one confidential support and a no pressure approach to medication management.

At Northwest Psychiatry we believe that a thoughtful and thorough approach to mental health treatment includes treatment planning, goal setting, therapy, medication management, collaboration with support system/providers, and relapse prevention in an environment that is safe and judgement free.

We currently have two offices located in South Barrington and Winfield. We offer appointments available in the morning, afternoon, and evenings Monday through Friday. Additionally, we provide confidential telepsychiatry and teletherapy sessions for those living in Illinois, this enables our clients to have the flexibility to seek treatment from where they feel the most comfortable. Our passion is to provide quality mental health services and help our clients live a more fulfilled life.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In the next few years, we hope to add on to our team of clinicians. We’re optimistic about our growth path so that we can continue to expand our services for the range of disorders we treat. We also expect to accommodate the growing need for online sessions and services. We want to be able to provide services for our clients that need the flexibility of having support without leaving the comfort of their homes.

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