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Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Michelle Ahmed

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, IL 60604
Let's Connect (630) 349-4846
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Your voice is stronger and louder than you believe, and I believe that every being has an untold story waiting to be heard, understood, and held with honor. We are often given the systemic message that our voices do not matter, that our stories will be outlived, or that our mental health (a.k.a. our feels) are not as important as our physical health. That is not your truth, or mine. Therapy can help you find your voice (or whatever medium works for you) so that you may continue to grow stronger, louder, and be more unapologetically YOU.
I began my journey at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where I earned my Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy. I am trauma-informed and integrate different models of therapy, such as mindfulness, DBT, and CBT. I am also passionate about integrating art, music, dance/movement, and spoken word to allow for self-expression and healing.
I am eager to serve culturally diverse families. My areas of focus include trauma, systemic racism and oppression, issues of cultural identity, chronic medical conditions, and family of origin issues. I provide a compassionate but firm presence to allow for trust, healing, and challenge to help you bloom. Let's begin re-writing your truth together. One love.
Call or Michelle Ahmed now for a free 15 minute consultation - (630) 349-4846

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Food for Heart Therapy, PLLC

Chicago, IL 60604

(630) 349-4846
Let's stay connected and receive support we need. I am offering teletherapy via Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, and phone calls. Scheduling flexibly.
I specialize in Racial Identity, Chronic Illness and Trauma and PTSD 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Food for Heart Therapy, PLLC

Chicago, IL 60604

(630) 349-4846
Let's stay connected and receive support we need. I am offering teletherapy via Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, and phone calls. Scheduling flexibly.
I specialize in Racial Identity, Chronic Illness and Trauma and PTSD 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $225
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I am in-network for Blue Cross, Aetna, UHC, and Cigna, but I can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network clients and help with reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions, we're happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"
I am in-network for Blue Cross, Aetna, UHC, and Cigna, but I can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network clients and help with reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions, we're happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 166.001497 Michelle Ahmed
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • License: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 166.001497 / 2020
  • Attended Northwestern University, MSMFT, Graduated 2019
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I focus on a multicultural and systemic lens. I have 6 years of experience in working with multicultural individuals, couples, families, and group therapy. I am trauma informed and use creative arts in my practice :)
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"
I focus on a multicultural and systemic lens. I have 6 years of experience in working with multicultural individuals, couples, families, and group therapy. I am trauma informed and use creative arts in my practice :)
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Racial Identity
  • Chronic Illness
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Child
  • Cultural Identity
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Interracial and Multicultural Couples
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Women's Issues
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Therapy with me is both Non judgmental but challenging. I focus on empowering you to write and own your narrative. This means I can highlight what I see, but ultimately only you can bring about change in your life. My hope is we can build a trusting relationship that helps you build that inner strength.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"
Therapy with me is both Non judgmental but challenging. I focus on empowering you to write and own your narrative. This means I can highlight what I see, but ultimately only you can bring about change in your life. My hope is we can build a trusting relationship that helps you build that inner strength.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Black and African American

I also speak

Bangla

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Black and African American

I also speak

Bangla

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Group Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • MEND Model for Chronic Illnesses
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Food for Heart Therapy, PLLC

Chicago, IL 60604

(630) 349-4846
"
Let's stay connected and receive support we need. I am offering teletherapy via Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, and phone calls. Scheduling flexibly.
Call for a free consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"
Let's stay connected and receive support we need. I am offering teletherapy via Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, and phone calls. Scheduling flexibly.
Call for a free consultation now - (630) 349-4846
Photo of Michelle Ahmed, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT