Ellen Bee, LCPCLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Ellen (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the Training Director at Chicago Psychotherapy. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University and completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, receiving advanced training in the use of systemic and evidence-based therapy practices.
Ellen specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mood Disorders, Adoption Issues, and Adjustment-Related Disorders across the lifespan. As a first-generation Asian American, Ellen’s clinical interests include working with clients to explore family of origin and bicultural/multicultural narratives, particularly surrounding cultural expectations, perfectionism, and values. She also acknowledges the importance of intersectionality in understanding a client’s presenting issues, honors each individual’s diverse backgrounds, and provides a safe space for clients to feel seen and heard.
Working from a culturally-sensitive and evidence-based framework, Ellen is committed to providing her clients with empathy, warmth, and authenticity, to create a safe space for growth and exploration. She works with clients of all ages, in both individual and family therapy formats. Ellen practices from several empirically supported frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Family Systems Therapy, ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), and SPACE Expanded ARFID/Failure to Launch. Her integrative style results in a therapeutic relationship that promotes self-awareness, builds coping and resilience, uncovers clients' inherent strengths, and helps clients to develop the strategies needed to move forward in their lives.
Phone: 773-697-8839, ext. 3
Areas of Practice:
ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)
Family Business Consulting
Perinatal Mental Health
SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions)
Language spoken: English
Insurances Accepted: Self-Pay