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 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’m certified in the practice of EFT, which is Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. EFT is an evidence-based approach to strengthening a couple’s connection and security. While it’s focused on helping couples repair and strengthen their bond, it also informs my work with individuals. I am committed to thoughtfully approaching my work with clients whose racial, cultural, gender, sexual, and social backgrounds differ from mine. Trained as a clinical social worker, I also approach my work with an acknowledgment and sensitivity to the context of systemic oppression and injustice that exists in this country.
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
My practice is primarily comprised of individual 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.
FEES & INSURANCE:
In-network BCBSIL PPO; will bill for individual therapy
$160 for 55 minutes
$190 for 75 minutes (couple)
APPOINTMENT & HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with some evening hours
(Preferred): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org