Dr. Varma's Philosophy
Counseling and medication may help more then either treatment alone. Dr Varma understands people's individuality and the origins of distress. Life doesn't have to be affected by anxiety, mood swings, or difficult interpersonal conflict. Dr Varma can provide highly personalized care using a variety of methods, depending on a person's unique situation. In addition to medication and psychotherapy, nutrition, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes can  affect the outcome of treatment.

This treatment approach may include laboratory tests, medications, psychotherapy, psychological testing or psychological exercises tailored to the patient's particular situation. The patient and Dr. Varma work together as a team for optimal outcomes. She develops a treatment plan and may provide educational hand-outs so the patient can take time reading them at home. This preparation lays the foundation for the next visit to discuss what was learned and how it may have helped.

Fox6 Morning News

Watch as Dr. Varma speaks with a local news agency about the rising rate of depression and the help she can offer.

Dr. Shalini Varma M.D.

Dr. Varma's Qualifications

Psychiatry Residency

Advocate Health Care (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital) Program Affiliated with Advocate Health Care
Park Ridge, IL, United States

Internal Medicine Internship

Southern Illinois University Program
Affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL, United States

Medical School

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ, United States

College Degree

B.A in Biology (Summa Cum Laude)
Drew University
Madison, NJ, United States
Happenings 2018
Dr. Varma speaks with Happenings Magazine on WLIP
Regarding Behavioral Health

Dr. Varma is a Board Certified Psychiatrist 

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Diplomate of Psychiatry

National Board of Physicians and Surgeons - Diplomate of Psychiatry

Physician's Weekly
Dr Varma wrote an article about patient referrals for other physicians

Dr. Varma in the News

US News
Dr. Varma on US NEWS in an article on Mental Health