Last edited 12/11/2023

Umesh Rao Chakunta MD

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Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Dr. Umesh Rao Chakunta is an Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist in Illinois who has been practicing since 2012. Following Medical Education in India, Dr. Chakunta completed Adult Psychiatry Residency at University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Mount Sinai school of Medicine in New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Chakunta has a special Interest in managing mood disorders, thought disorders, anxiety disorders, and behavioral problems associated with dementia. He specializes in providing initial and ongoing psychiatric care for adults and older adults. His services include evaluation for medication management and appropriate referrals for psychotherapy. Outside of work, Dr. Chakunta enjoys spending time with family and traveling.



LGBTQIA related issues

Medication Management

General Expertise





Bipolar disorder

Chronic pain

Eating disorders

Fertility Issues

In-Network Insurance


Cigna EAP


Evernorth Health Services



Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Medication Management

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Illinois, Medical Doctor, 36.165281


Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College

University of New Haven

University of South Dakota - Sanford school of Medicine

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Online Therapy

Office at 3008 Happy Landing Drive, Springfield, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Umesh Chakunta, MD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Umesh Chakunta, MD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Umesh Chakunta accepting new clients?

Yes, Umesh Chakunta is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and in-person appointments at 3008 Happy Landing Drive, Springfield, IL, 62711.

Does Umesh Chakunta accept insurance?

Yes, Umesh Chakunta accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna EAP, ComPsych, Evernorth Health Services and Humana.

Does Umesh Chakunta offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Umesh Chakunta offers in-person appointments at 3008 Happy Landing Drive, Springfield, IL, 62711.

Does Umesh Chakunta offer online therapy?

Yes, Umesh Chakunta offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Umesh Chakunta?

Umesh Chakunta typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Umesh Chakunta speak?

Umesh Chakunta conducts therapy sessions in English and Hindi.

Can I book an appointment with Umesh Chakunta online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Umesh Chakunta online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.