Sheela Raja, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Making Psychology Accessible
Sheela Raja, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and author of Overcoming Trauma and PTSD, The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls, and The PTSD Survival Guide for Teens She is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she teaches Health Communication and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Raja received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed internship and post-doctoral training at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Boston, MA. She is a highly sought after speaker and consultant and has given invited talks at the international and federal level on the topic of post-traumatic stress.

Dr. Raja has a passion for making evidence-based psychology accessible. She is a regular guest contributor to local and national news outlets, providing down-to-earth insights on health and wellness, as well as sharing her psychological perspective on breaking news. She has been featured on national television networks including CNN, HLN, ABC, CBS, and WGN-9 Chicago. She is a blogger for the The Huff Post, and has been quoted as an expert source in numerous print and online publications, including Family Circle, Web MD, Prevention, Real Simple, Shape Magazine, Weight Watchers Magazine, Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan,,,, and Dr. Raja received the prestigious Society for Behavioral Medicine's 2020 Leading the Narrative Award, which recognizes one recipient for outstanding media work that communicates behavioral medicine science to a public audience.
Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor
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