Lena Elkhatib

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST

Verified by Psychology Today
13 Endorsed
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(847) 383-0272 Website

Lena Elkhatib

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST

Verified by Psychology Today
13 Endorsed

Location

Essentia Therapy, LLC
22 W Washington St
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
(847) 383-0272
Offers online therapy
Website

About

Sometimes life can get rough. Relationships can feel disconnected or heavy with resentment and distrust. Sex and intimacy can get lost in the shuffle of every day. Babies can come along making life feel completely out of control. Through it all, maybe you feel like you just don’t have what it takes, or you feel stuck in cycles of worry, sadness or loneliness. Here’s the good news: CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. Better yet, you have within you what it takes to make it happen. Together through therapy we can work to identify, challenge and reimagine the undesirable aspects of your life and relationships, making space for something better.
I work with individuals and couples on concerns such as: personal development, relationship issues, sexual/intimacy issues, post-partum mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. With a stance that is both compassionate and challenging, I bring to each session insight, creativity, empathy, a dash of humor and a host of therapeutic strategies that work.
Creating fulfilling, loving relationships, be it with yourself or with others in your life is absolutely possible. I’d love to work with you to make that happen. Shoot me an email or give me a call and we can get started.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 166.001315
  • School: Adler University

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Adler University / Masters in Couple and Family Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2016
  • Certificate: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Membership: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy / 163740
  • Member Since: 2015

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, BCBA, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CST

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, PhD, LMFT, CFTP

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT, MS, MA

Location

Essentia Therapy, LLC
22 W Washington St
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
(847) 383-0272
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Identity Development
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality and Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Arabic
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 9 Feb 2022
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Lena Elkhatib

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST