Amir Raad, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN

Behavioral & Mental Health, Psychiatry

Practices In: Downers Grove
Patients Seen: Adults
Dr. Amir Raad is a doc­tor­al-pre­pared board-cer­ti­fied psy­chi­atric men­tal health nurse prac­ti­tion­er. He relies on evi­dence-based research and clin­i­cal prac­tice in treat­ing and under­stand­ing psy­chi­atric dis­or­ders. His prac­tice phi­los­o­phy rec­og­nizes men­tal health dis­par­i­ties to effec­tive­ly pro­mote cul­tur­al­ly sen­si­tive, high-qual­i­ty patient-cen­tered care. Dr. Raad believes in help­ing patients dis­cov­er a healthy sta­bil­i­ty, bal­ance, and mean­ing in their lives. He strives to bring aware­ness, com­pas­sion, and pro­fes­sion­al­ism in under­stand­ing the patient as a whole per­son. Dr. Raad has served the men­tal health needs of patients in both the out­pa­tient and inpa­tient set­tings through­out his career. His expe­ri­ence with­in the health­care field has tak­en him across the nation, span­ning from Maine to Ohio to New Mex­i­co to Ari­zona where he spent 6 months on the Nava­jo Nation Native Amer­i­can Reser­va­tion. In addi­tion, he also served on the Board of Direc­tors for the Illi­nois Soci­ety of Advanced Prac­tice Nurs­ing from 2021 to 2023.
Professional Certifications
American Nurses Credentialing Center
English, Arabic
Clinical Interests

Con­sul­ta­tion-Liai­son Psy­chi­a­try, Inte­gra­tive Psy­chi­a­try, Gen­er­al Psy­chi­a­try, Neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal Dis­or­ders, Per­son­al­i­ty Dis­or­ders, Psy­chot­ic Dis­or­ders, Sex­u­al and Gen­der Iden­ti­ty Dis­or­ders, Sleep-Wake Dis­or­ders, Somat­ic Symp­tom Dis­or­ders, Sub­stance-Relat­ed Dis­or­ders, Nat­ur­al and Holis­tic Med­i­cine, LGBTQIA+ Men­tal Health Issues, Gen­e­Sight Testing

Personal Interests
Hik­ing, swim­ming, cook­ing, spend­ing time with fam­i­ly, and trav­el­ing the world!
Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses American Association of Nurse Practitioners American Nurses Association
University of Arizona Graduation Date: 2020 Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Maine Degree: Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Provider’s Publications
Provider-Focused LGBTQIA+ Education: A Quality Improvement Effort


ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Natural and Holistic Medicine, Neurocognitive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, Sleep-Wake Disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Substance-Related Disorders