Ellen S Katz

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Ellen S Katz, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Northbrook
(847) 908-3702 Website

Ellen S Katz

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT


Location

Inner Balance
350 Pfingsten Road
Suite 107
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
(847) 908-3702
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

333 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 711
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(847) 908-3702

I've always sought mentors to guide me through life's trials, and luckily found many along the way. Now I pass on the sum of their wisdom along with my own. Therapy, a process of healing, happens through shared presence and expanding awareness. It's a safe place where truth can be expressed and pain transformed. We typically cope with pain through distraction, intoxication or denial. Learning to be emotionally sober we can heal our relationships - with ourselves and others. "Process" addictions, loss, trauma and shame are respectfully addressed. Empowerment, clarity, healing and comfort with emotional intimacy are consequences.

My training includes cognitive/behavioral, music therapy, hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, reiki, meditation and yoga. I'm certified in Holographic Memory Resolution* and the Lifeline** Technique, both powerful tools for healing trauma and addiction. I also integrate multi-cultural traditional wisdom in the therapeutic process, including East-Indian & Native American.

We only know what we've been taught. Through therapy we can develop a sense of internal connection, integrity, awareness and wisdom. We can become skilled communicators with sensitivity, consciousness and confidence. This life-enhancing process involves integration of selves, mindful presence and ultimately, the recognition that we have choices.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 35 Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1976
  • License No. and State: 166000625 Illinois

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: AAMT
  • Membership: CAMFT, IAMFT

Location

Inner Balance
350 Pfingsten Road
Suite 107
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
(847) 908-3702
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

333 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 711
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(847) 908-3702
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating, Codependency, & Addictions
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Native American
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Relational
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Ms. Kristin Sliwicki, MSMFT, LCPC, LMFT
Ms. Kristin Sliwicki, MSMFT, LCPC, LMFT
Counselor Colleague, known for 9 years
Diane Chaput, MA, LCPC, CADC
Diane Chaput, MA, LCPC, CADC
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Marianne Newman, MSW, LCSW
Marianne Newman, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 13 years
Mrs. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT
Mrs. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 38 years
Lisa Korach, LMFT, LPC
Lisa Korach, LMFT, LPC
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Mrs. Lauren Bondy, LCSW
Mrs. Lauren Bondy, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 14 years
Ellen is a warm, compassionate and highly skilled therapist. She brings her full self into her work with her clients. Ellen is broadly informed by, trained in and deeply grounded in a wide variety of schools of thought, including systems/family/relational approaches, mindfulness, 12-step, spirituality, mind-body experiential, trauma, and more. She is one of the smartest and gifted therapists that I know.
Ms. Kristin Sliwicki, MSMFT, LCPC, LMFT
Ms. Kristin Sliwicki, MSMFT, LCPC, LMFT
Counselor Colleague, known for 9 years
Ellen is an experienced therapist with a warm heart. As professional colleagues, I have learned a great deal from her. I know my personal and professional life is better for having met her.
Diane Chaput, MA, LCPC, CADC
Diane Chaput, MA, LCPC, CADC
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Ellen is a warm, caring professional who synthesizes several psychological approaches into meaningful treatment and lasting benefits.
Marianne Newman, MSW, LCSW
Marianne Newman, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 13 years
Ellen is a brilliant therapist whose deep caring and insight help clients to see into the heart of an issue and want to make necessary changes. Her humor and warmth create an atmosphere of compassion and invitation to expanded thinking, feeling and being. She has studied a wide modality of treatment methods for healing stress, trauma, adjustment disorder and mood disorders. I am privileged to know her as a colleague and friend and recommend her unhesitatingly.
Mrs. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT
Mrs. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 38 years
Ellen is highly experienced and has the ability to facilitate change in very difficult circumstances. Ellen's warm caring nature makes it easy for new clients to feel comfortable in the therapy setting. Ellen is knowledgable with a variety of approaches and uses her skills to individualize her counseling.
Lisa Korach, LMFT, LPC
Lisa Korach, LMFT, LPC
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Ellen Katz is a highly intuitive and insightful therapist with a tremendous gift for helping people heal and grow.
Mrs. Lauren Bondy, LCSW
Mrs. Lauren Bondy, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 14 years
Ms. Kristin Sliwicki, MSMFT, LCPC, LMFT
Ms. Kristin Sliwicki, MSMFT, LCPC, LMFT
Counselor Colleague, known for 9 years
Kristin is a deep and skilled therapist, with a strong background in communication theory and a wide range of therapeutic styles. Seeing Kristin is an investment in yourself.
Diane Chaput, MA, LCPC, CADC
Diane Chaput, MA, LCPC, CADC
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Diane's experience and expertise in helping clients reframe and release symptoms of trauma, anxiety and compulsivity are impressive. I respect Diane's ongoing interest in skill development and her wide range of related interests. She is an open, warm and caring therapist.
Mrs. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT
Mrs. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 38 years
Deborah has been a long time dear friend and colleague. Her skills are extensive, and she has years of experience that have seasoned and deepened her already intuitive and intelligent approach to connecting with and guiding clients. Deborah is a warm, intelligent and gifted mentor and a skilled psychotherapist.
Lisa Korach, LMFT, LPC
Lisa Korach, LMFT, LPC
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Lisa is a delightfully warm and direct therapist, with a strong ability to connect with clients and steer their awareness safely into areas that need attention. She has a gift for working with couples, young adults, and anyone dealing with relationship issues as well as addiction, self-esteem and codependency issues. I am very happy to recommend Lisa.
Mrs. Lauren Bondy, LCSW
Mrs. Lauren Bondy, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 14 years
Lauren is a gifted, intuitive and deeply caring therapist.

Links

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Last Modified: 06 May 2017
Ellen S Katz, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Northbrook

Ellen S Katz

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT