Last updated: 11/10/2020

Max K Shapey, LCSW (847) 877-1940
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
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Max K Shapey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Available for video therapy on secure website.


Choosing a psychotherapist is an important--and often difficult--decision. I practice psychotherapy that it is interactive: I respond to what my clients tell me; I offer advice when appropriate; and provide guidance for deeper understanding when helpful. I offer goal-directed psychotherapy, promoting competence and self-assurance in day-to-day problems; and insight-oriented exploration for greater self-awareness, understanding, and self-actualization. My approach is non-judgmental and collaborative; my hope is that you and I will work together to find the solutions and relief that you need.



Is it time to make some changes in your life?
Trouble with Intimacy and Relationships?
Do You Feel Like You Just Can't Go On?
I can help guide you. I offer goal-directed psychotherapy and hypnotherapy in a compassionate choice-supportive environment for individuals and couples. Leave depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship conflict in the past. Find solutions to the patterns that are controlling your life and happiness.
I am pleased to announce that I am now accepting select 16 and 17 year olds as clients. This decision was based on my observations of the suffering of adult clients over many years, and the growing certainty that in order to reduce the difficulties and troubles that many adults experience I need to also help clients who are younger. 

Focusing on:
Behavioral Problems Depression Interpersonal Relationships Men's Issues Personality Disorders Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Domestic Violence Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Life Transitions Parenting Issues Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexuality Issues Stress
Office and Contact Information
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Max K Shapey LCSW
1609 Sherman Avenue
Suite 206
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 877-1940

Contact: Max K Shapey LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 8:00pm
Tue8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed8:00am – 6:00pm
Thu8:00am – 6:00pm
Fri8:00am – 3:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 23

IL - LCSW [149-008534]

Credentials and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $130
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) ComPsych
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Chronic Illness College Students Entertainment Industry Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Hypnosis Long-Term Narrative Therapy Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Cognitive/Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Native American
Professional Associations
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)