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About Elizabeth

6832 North Avenue, Suite 4B Just west of Oak Park Avenue Phone: 312-815-9607 Email: Elizabeth (Betsy) was trained at Kansas State University (M.S.) and McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in counseling and psychotherapy. She is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counseling. She practices the art and science of psychotherapy which is a form of listening and reflecting that engages our capacity to heal and transform the conditions and problems that undermine our mental health and wellness. It is useful for individuals, families and couples. It creates a safe space where the story of one’s life can unfold and become open for change.

Love in the time of COVID.

Rumor of increasing divorce rates  due to COVID 19 are not very well documented; so I will not exaggerate them here. However, we can guess that there will be additional pressures on couples and families. Existing problems are likely to … Continue reading

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Is the Winter coming?

Do healthy marriages have ‘seasons’?   If so, what does Winter look like?  Is this the time when ruts are ruts, passion is cool, and comfortable is just, well….boring? Does commitment cause cooling in a relationship? Is it possible after … Continue reading

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What is mental health worth to you?

Studies show that more than 44 million Americans suffer from a mental health condition of some kind. Therapeutic sessions help in many ways. These sessions can help you understand a mental health condition, as well as define and reach goals … Continue reading

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New Space

Check out the new space for the office! Great parking, easy access! 6832 West North Avenue. 4B  Park in the back or on the street.

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Marriage is worth saving

Nothing strikes fear in the heart of couples more than articles describing the signs of marital destruction. Unfortunately, the Gottman’s Four Horsemen have been misread this way. Every relationship shows these signs. Every. Single. One. The healthiest, most loving, kindest … Continue reading

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Trained

It is exciting to add this new tool, EMDR to my therapy toolkit. I completed the training in EMDR, long known as an evidence based, super efficient approach to managing and resolving trauma, traumatic memories and incidents. I’m excited at … Continue reading

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Why do we fight when we say goodbye?

Do you notice conflict popping up when you are approaching a leave taking? The end of vacation? Check out this interesting article from from a psychologist about her approach to goodbye in her romantic relationship.

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Questions about Insurance

Common questions about using insurance to pay for counseling: Will my health insurance pay for counseling? Although most providers require you to take ultimate responsibility for paying your bill, health insurance may reimburse you or your healthcare provider for medically … Continue reading

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Can We Change?

I have recently listened to a wonderful podcast interview of Dr. Allen Schore , UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He was interviewed by Dr. Drew about the dramatic changes to the field of brain health, psychotherapy and human … Continue reading

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New Privacy Practices in place as of September 23, 2013

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Your Rights You have the right to: Get … Continue reading

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