Jane Bennett-Elias,Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Jane Bennett-Elias,Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Chicago, Illinois 60618

My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is empathic and goal-oriented. I also believe that while therapy is hard work, humor is also important. My clients have commented that this has helped them through some of our tougher sessions. My approach is backed by the evidence-based practices of cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, exposure response prevention therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. Areas of specialty are treating depression, anxiety, panic and OCD. I have also worked extensively with those experiencing grief, occupational burnout and work issues, and transitions of any kind including those navigating relationship changes, job changes or cycle of life issues.

More Info About My Practice

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 25 years of experience. I earned my master’s degree in clinical psychology with a professional counseling specialty in 1998. I also hold a certificate in rational emotive behavioral therapy that I earned from the Albert Ellis Institute in 2006. Before coming to Best Therapies, I had a 25 year career at a prestigious behavioral health hospital where I was the clinical coordinator of the adult partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, I have had my own private practice concurrently for all of those years.

I have a passion for what I do and would love to be able to team up with you to assist in any way that I can. The first step is the hardest and you have done that by looking for a therapist. Let’s do this together.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With


Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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