Ellen Katz


Ellen Katz

Ellen Katz


Professions: Counselor, Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
Secondary Credential: MFT
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


350 Pfingsten Rd.
Suite 107
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
340 S Farrell
Suite A110
Palm Springs, California 92262

My Approach to Helping

I am dedicated to integrating my skills, intuition and experience in supporting and facilitating a personal healing journey with my clients. Having the courage to look at how we self-sabotage often requires the presence of a mentor or advocate; the process can seem to threaten our very identity at first In doing so, we discover empowerment in our lives, access to choices, joy and authenticity. Through the process, we heal emotional scars that have subliminally fed our unconscious choices and contributed to the repeated patterns that have kept us from being who we truly want to be.

More Info About My Practice

I am a BCBS preferred provider in Illinois with offices in Northbrook and Chicago. I see clients in LA and Palm Springs on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, with phone/Skype options in between. If I am not available to work with you at the time you contact me, I will still talk with you about what your issues and needs are and give you personal referrals. My office in Northbrook offers two free community sessions for Meditation/Stress-Reduction and Heart-Centered Support twice monthly. I am also a certified Lifeline practitioner.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

The Recovery Model combined with Energy medicine and Integrative Psychotherapy are my passions. I don't believe that "talk therapy" alone is adequate for most of us. Learning to listen to and honor the body and the energy that IS the body are amazing tools that will supplement our cognitive processes. Finding ways to balance action and vision is also a key challenge for most of us - being both practical and inspired at the same time. Sobriety - of mind, body and spirit - isn't about austerity. It's about being in the optimal condition to get the most out of life. Getting there isn't as grueling as most people think. The formulae, once you discover them, are simple.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

A trusted and skilled mentor guides, teaches encourages and leads one through an unfolding self-healing process, where we move beyond the self-limiting thoughts, beliefs, emotional scars and behavior patterns that have been our unconscious prisons.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Holographic Memory Resolution (HMR)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Yoga Therapy
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