Dr. Din has been in private practice for close to fifteen years, and maintains a multisystemic outlook in treating children, adolescents and adults. She emphasizes the importance of a bio-psychosocial formulation, so that the treatment plan attends to all facets including psychiatric pathology, educational, athletic, interpersonal, social, familial and concurrent medical illness.
Dr. Din completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the Loyola University Medical Center, as well as a fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she served as chief resident.
Inspired by the words: “Nothing that you do for children is ever wasted”, she is passionate in her approach. Dr. Din works closely with many school districts, providing them with comprehensive risk-assessments, and participating actively in her clients’ growth and progress in the academic setting. She is a strong advocate for her patients’ well-being, and aims to empower them by educating them about their illness, and encouraging active participation in the treatment process.
Dr. Din says: "I am passionate about playing a positive role in the process of change for my patients. I recognize that treatment cannot be meaningful or truly effective without their active involvement and cooperation, and therefore invest amply in efforts to develop a strong therapeutic alliance. Education, social pressures and academics are emphasized, and the impact of symptoms in all areas that are meaningful to the child and adolescent population are explored. This has resulted in an extremely productive consultative work relationship school districts. I facilitate individualized education plans, and attend meetings with school staff so services can be optimally availed in the academic setting. My effort is to eradicate helplessness in patients and their families, and replace it with a responsible team effort."
Dr. Din resides in Barrington, IL with her two children and spouse. She is of Indian descent, and credits much of her philosophy in raising children to be influenced by her heritage. Outside of work, she has an avid interest in raising her family, suicide prevention, travel, writing, blogging, movies, reading, and fashion.