Ammara Khalid, PsyD, LCP, Treatment Center in Chicago

CORE - Center Of Relational Empowerment, PC

The Center Of Relational Empowerment helps individuals, couples and families strengthen their core selves, and in doing so, empowers them to strengthen their relationships with others. CORE provides psychological therapy, workshops, groups and psychoeducational seminars. At the heart of CORE is our belief that everyone has leadership and healing qualities - perspective, confidence, compassion, and acceptance - crucial to our highest, most harmonious functioning. While we can't change difficulties of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve current challenges. Understanding problems you face through your own context will help to find the solutions that work best for you. For more information, please visit

Treatment Philosophy

At CORE, we celebrate all aspects of our diversity as well as our similarities. Our practice is based on Self Leadership, Systemic, and Contextual Theories. We focus on the innate capacity and intuitive knowledge of people and the unique circumstances and elements in a person or family's life. CORE is committed to helping individuals, couples and families address their varied psychological needs. Through the use of evaluation, consultation, education, and therapy, CORE offers a dynamic and culturally sensitive approach in an affirmative environment. Therapy and counseling can help uncover long-standing patterns and behaviors that can get in the way of feeling fullfilled in our relationships with ourselves and others. We believe that no family or cultural system operates the same way and that there is no "right" way to live life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Dr. Ammara Khalid

Dr. Khalid is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois who specializes in individual, couples and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. She completed her Bachelor's Degree from New York University, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. In her clinical work, Dr. Khalid specializes in individual, couples, family and group therapy. She offers counseling, guest speaking, and consultation services. Dr. Khalid's area of expertise is working with children and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating, relationships, alcohol/drug addictions, trauma, ADD/ADHD, issues related to sexuality and gender, and immigration and acculturation issues. She has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations, as well as case conceptualization and treatment. Dr. Khalid practices cross-cultural psychology from a systemic orientation, and draws heavily from IFS (Internal Family Systems) in case conceptualization. Dr. Khalid has travelled extensively internationally and is well versed in both English and Urdu/Hindi. She enjoys working with clients from all walks of life and takes a collaborative approach in helping clients discover answers to their problems.
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  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • License No. and State: 071008264 Illinois


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Illinois Psychological Association
  • Member Since: 2009


  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Hindi and Urdu


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Experiential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017
Ammara Khalid, PsyD, LCP, Treatment Center in Chicago

Ammara Khalid

Treatment Center, PsyD, LCP