Physican's Corner: Dr. Shantelle Whitehead

Posted 3/20/2015 in Physician's Corner | 2572 view(s) | 0 comment(s)

Dr. Shantelle Whitehead

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

AMS Wellness

Welcome to the Burr Ridge neighborhood AMS Wellness!


    AMS Wellness is psychological practice whose mission is to assist individuals and families to identify, understand, and overcome the barriers that impede their journey toward overall wellness. Every AMS clinician strives to help individuals and families feel they are reaching their fullest potential in all areas of life and tailors treatment to meet the unique needs of each individual to reach their personalized goals.


    Dr. Shantelle Whitehead is a licensed clinical psychologist and one of the founders of AMS Wellness. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults on a variety of issues such as behavior problems, trauma, depression, anger, self-harm, anxiety, and relational issues. She also has specific training in sports psychology and a history of being an athlete (NYC marathon finisher, gymnast, state-ranked track runner, swimmer), which she uses to assist athletes of all ages to enhance their performance, improve their mental skills, and reach their personal and professional goals.


    Dr. Whitehead’s colleagues at AMS Wellness also have a wide range of specialties including, but not limited to, the treatment of eating disorders, grief/loss, parent-child relationship issues, caregiver stress, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, pre- and post-pregnancy issues, and anger management difficulties. We offer many different types of treatment including individual, couples, family, group, parent-child, ABA therapy, Christian counseling, all of which allow us to tailor treatment to meet the unique needs of each individual. We also offer psycho-diagnostic and psycho-education testing, advocation for academic accommodations at schools, and psycho-education rehabilitation, which is a two-step process for elementary through post-college education level intended to understand a student’s strengths and weaknesses, recommend the most effective study strategies based on their assessed strengths, and teach both parents and student how to implement these strategies in their life.


    AMS Wellness is located in Burr Ridge at 289 83rd Street, Suite C (in the Woodland Park complex). To schedule an appointment or get more information, please go to the AMS website at or call (630) 891-3027.



If you are interested in learning more about a specific topic, doctor, or specialty please email questions to or call 630-371-1623.


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