Dr. Manisha Dayal graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1996 with her Psy.D. She is bicultural (South-Asian Indian) and multilingul and speaks Hindi and Urdu fluently and can conduct therapy in both of these languages. Dr. Dayal has worked in the field of trauma for the past 18 years. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Counseling Center at Michigan State University. Her post doctorate was completed at C.A.U.S.E.S. (Child Abuse Unit for Studies, Education, and Services) where she also served as a staff psychologist. Other work experiences include serving as a consultant at the Child Care Network in Evanston for 12 years working with at risk children. Working with Apna Ghar working with domestic violence and it's impact on women and their families. She is currently working as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Kovler Center and also has a private practice in Lakeview. Dr. Dayal enjoys reading, traveling, spirituality, and immersing herself in different cultures.
Dr. Dayal is intereseted in life transitions, relationship issues, and issues related to trauma, PTSD, particularly sexual and physically abuse. Dr. Dayal is also invested and deeply committed to issues of diversity particulary in area of acculturation, immigration, impact of racism and oppression, gender, and GLBTQ. Her work with relationship issues and how they are impacted by trauma is of particular interest to her.
Dr. Dayal maintains a private practice in Lakeview and can be reached at 773-880-1390 for appointments.