Renee Shutay, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Online Therapy

About Me

Renée received her Master's Degree in Psychology Counseling in 1998 from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She received her Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998 she passed the NCC & LCP licensing exams. After her 2000 supervised hours she passed the LCPC exam in 2005. She has worked for Non-profit organizations and opened Shutay Counseling & Consulting Services as a private practice in 2009. She completed the EMDRIA Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training program in 2009. Renée is a Certified Instructor through the International Center for Children and Families. She is the Founder, Owner, and counselor/therapist for Shutay Counseling & Consulting Services. Renée provides counseling and educational services for families and individuals for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, pregnancy complications and loss, positive parenting, dealing with disabilities, and assessment for developmental delays for infants and toddlers. Provides counseling for families dealing with divorce, parenting issues, behavior problems, self- esteem issues, relationship issues, and other family stressors. Renée teaches courses in Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) for parents. She runs an instructional program called “The Can Do Kid”, designed to help children ages 9-12 years old build life skills. Theories and therapy modalities used are individualized to meet the client’s needs. They may include, but are not limited to CBT, Family Systems Therapy, Reality Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and RCB.

Education & Experience

University of Illinois at Chicago Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

• Active Member of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. • Active Member of the American Counseling Association. • Team Captain for the March of Dimes Walk America for 12 years. • Past Member of WAABI – served as Community Chairperson and Vice President in the past. • Procured and assisted in organizing “Koats for Kids” with CAU & WAABI to provide coats to over 600 children in the Family Case Management Program in the Chicago Area for over 18 years. • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – L.C.P.C. • Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) • Certified Parent Educator in Redirecting Children’s Behavior through the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). • EMDR trained through EMDRIA.

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna