Kourosh Dini, MD

Kourosh Dini

Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, MD

Accepting new clients in the daytime



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)


Mon: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am-5:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • ADHD

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mindfulness

  • Productivity

Professional statement

Dr. Kourosh Dini is an adult board-certified psychiatrist in Chicago’s loop who sees individuals for medication management and Psychoanalysis or Psychoanalytic Therapy. He specializes in anxiety, depression, relationships, career counseling, and mindfulness. He also has expertise in helping individuals, including those with ADHD and/or who are creative, become more productive in both their professional and personal lives. He works with them to manage their anxiety, so they can gain better focus.

With training in numerous modalities including psychiatry, psychoanalysis, CBT, and meditation, as well as a first-hand understanding of creativity, Dr. Dini tailors his treatments to the individual. Many of his clients are interested in long-term work.

Dr. Dini helps his clients get to know themselves on a deeper level, so they can harness their strengths and live the life they envision. Before starting his private practice, Dr. Dini studied for nearly a decade at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. He completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Chicago and completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Illinois. He received his MD from the University of Illinois Medical School. His office is located right across the street from The Art Institute of Chicago.


ADHD – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Psychoanalysis – Deepening awareness and understanding of formative experiences and their impact on current life and relationships
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Mindfulness – Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Productivity – Vision and goal setting; prioritizing and making better use of time

General expertise

Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)

Message to clients

“I offer work in helping others with relationships, work, and an understanding of themselves. Clients with whom I work are often creative and interested in becoming productive while finding richness in their lives.”

Education and work experience

University of Illinois at Chicago, Psychodynamic Supervisor, 2016 - Present
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute,
Faculty, 2014 - Present
Envision Unlimited,
Medication Management Consultant, 2007 - Present
Private Practice,
2005 - Present

Institute for Psychoanalysis, 2005 - 2014
University of Chicago, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2003 - 2005
University of Illinois, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2000 - 2003
University of Illinois Medical School, MD, 1996 - 2000
Northwestern University, Integrated Science Program, BA, 1992 - 1996

Author of Creating Flow with OmniFocus: Mastering Productivity - Winner of a Gold eLit Award
Being Productive; Video Game Play and Addiction: A Guide for Parents - Winner of Mom's Choice Award and National Parenting Publications Award
Workflow Mastery: Building from the Basics - Winner of a Bronze eLit Award