Betty Hailu, Therapist in Chicago, Illinois — Zencare
Betty  Hailu

Betty Hailu

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Social Worker, LSW Practice: Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
Illinois Accepting Online
South Shore Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Conflict resolution

Professional statement

I believe you are the expert of your own unique experience. My work focuses on meeting my clients where they are and fostering a relationship that allows for positive growth and whole-body wellness. My compassionate and empathetic nature is revealed through genuine, non-judgmental, and collaborative spaces where possibilities can be explored. My approach has been fueled by focusing on “what happened to you”, instead of “what’s wrong with you.” I enjoy empowering clients by facilitating awareness, developing a plan for change to establish new patterns of behavior to move forward towards living their best life.

My experience working in various levels of care and with different populations has provided me with skills to provide support to clients with behavioral problems, experiencing challenges with mental illness, life transitions, trauma, stress, and relationship issues. I am especially driven to help adolescents, young adults, and women. My approach to healing is holistic. I utilize many techniques including, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strength perspective to help to achieve your mental wellness goals.


Message to clients

I look forward to working alongside you to process your experiences, develop sustainable healing tools, and to support you in taking actionable steps towards living your best life.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (90min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $120

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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South Shore practice
1817 E. 71st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years


Illinois State University, Masters in Social Worker, 2019
Northern Illinois University, Bachelor's in Health and Human Services, 2016


Licensure

Illinois: 150106920


Languages

Amharic

English

Tigrinya