Sarah Malavenda,MSW, M.Ed

Sarah Malavenda,MSW, M.Ed

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Tom Doctor, LCSW #149020386
Primary Credential: Licensed Social Worker - 150.105383
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


3139 N Lincoln Ave
Suite 209
Chicago, Illinois 60657

My Approach to Helping

As a therapist, my goal is to work together to find the healing process that works best for you. Since we all have unique needs and experiences, I like to meet clients where they are, whatever that looks like.

My style is compassionate, calm, and curious. In session, I offer an interactive approach based on trust and respect so you don’t feel alone when things get messy. I also bring my genuine and authentic self to sessions, which means that I am there for you when things are heavy or when you need a bit of humor to brighten your day.

I specialize in life transitions, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, sex therapy, couples therapy, and more. I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach and a variety of therapeutic techniques to cater to each client’s unique needs.

If you’d like to learn more about myself or therapy generally, I’m happy to hop on a quick call to share more information!

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Immigration issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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