Elizabeth Messana

Counselor, LCPC

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Elizabeth Messana, LCPC, Counselor in Chicago
(847) 379-5302

Elizabeth Messana

Counselor, LCPC


Location

Center for Contextual Change
821 W Van Buren
Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(847) 379-5302

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Center for Contextual Change
9239 Gross Point Rd
Suite 300
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 379-5302

I believe that change is the only constant we have in this world, and the idea of change can activate and trigger an immense amount of emotions within us. The ability to work with our vulnerabilities through courage and acceptance, empowers us to become change leaders both in our daily lives and our communities. Through empowerment and personal change, we foster an environment to bring forth our own creativity, curiosity, and collaboration leading to effective, long-lasting change.

I have experience working with individuals and families struggling with depression, anxiety, thought disorders, life transitions, loss, trauma and other mental health issues. I believe and am passionate about the unique and powerful energy behind developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients. I am consistently inspired by vulnerability, connection, and attachment within therapeutic work.

The need to survive is a powerful instinct that drives some of our most basic and habitual behaviors. The means by which survival behaviors form and interlace our family and communal dynamics has always been a curious passion of mine. Understanding the context and collaborating is a necessity in cultivating a new workable reality.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: National Louis
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License and State: 178009352 Illinois

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Center for Contextual Change
821 W Van Buren
Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(847) 379-5302

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Center for Contextual Change
9239 Gross Point Rd
Suite 300
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 379-5302
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative Stage Model
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Elizabeth Messana, LCPC, Counselor in Chicago

Elizabeth Messana

Counselor, LCPC