Marena Sabo, LCSW
Certified EFT Couple Therapist
I have a therapeutic style that is affirming, curious, collaborative and inclusive. I believe in candor and the value of a genuine relationship with my clients, and therefore bring a strengths-based approach to focus on each client’s unique goals. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, traumatic stress and relationship concerns. I work from an attachment perspective, which translates to focusing on the emotions and needs that drive behavior in relationships. I also regularly incorporate mindfulness practice into my work with individuals and couples.
I am one of a handful of local therapists who are certified in the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. EFT is an evidence-based approach to strengthening a couple’s connection and security. I bring years of experience, and a commitment to thoughtfully approaching my work with clients whose racial, cultural, gender, sexual or social backgrounds are different from my own. Trained as a clinical social worker, I work with an awareness and concern for the context of racial, gender and sexual oppression and injustice that exists in this country.
Clinical Interests: My practice is primarily comprised of adults and couples with a particular focus on addressing relationship security and emotional connection, anxiety, life transitions, parenting and infertility. I have extensive experience in working with families and children, which informs my practice with couples and/or parents.
Education and Training:
Master of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Employment Relations, Michigan State University
Certified Therapist, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, state of Illinois
Fees and Insurance: I am a preferred provider for BlueCross/BlueShield PPO of Illinois for individual therapy appointments. For all other insurance plans, I provide the required documentation to clients who wish to seek reimbursement for fees. Fees are $160 for the evaluation session; $145 for ongoing therapy appointments. I offer a complimentary phone consultation or half-session in order to assess the fit between client and therapist before beginning therapy.
(Preferred): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org