Elizabeth Elliot is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in the Logan Square/Avondale neighborhood in Chicago. She specializes in anxiety and panic disorders, depression and mood disorders, maternal mental health, substance abuse, sexual issues, and Millennial issues. Many of her clients are young men and women who recently graduated and are experiencing anxiety or panic for the first time, pregnant women, and new mothers who are navigating depression or the baby blues.
Elizabeth utilizes a number of different treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal work, Supportive Therapy, and psychoeducation. She spends time helping her clients better understand their symptoms and what might be triggering them. When working with new moms, Elizabeth likes to get the family involved and will make home visits if appropriate. She also frequently collaborates with nurses, midwives, and a developmental psychologist to ensure her client’s needs are being met.
Elizabeth ultimately wants to help her clients navigate their symptoms and develop healthy coping strategies. She received training in maternal mental health at the Selini Institute and was part of the Illinois Masonic Medical Center Crisis Team for over five years. She looks forward to meeting you.
Young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Maternal mental health - Providing support for mothers at all stages of life
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and 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
Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Elizabeth can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2013 - Present
Illinois Masonic Medical Center Crisis Team, 2010 - 2016
University of Minnesota, MSW, 1998
Carleton College, BA, 1992
"Liz is a skilled and empathic therapist with an obvious love for the work she does. She’s warm and funny, easy to talk to, and empowering without being cheesy. Her expertise and knowledge are obvious, yet she remains approachable and relatable nonetheless."- Gina Newton, LCSW • February 2019
"Elizabeth was fantastic! She really helped me sort through my issues as I was dealing with fertility and cancer challenges combined."- Female in early 40s • December 2019
"I went through terrible postpartum depression with my first child. For my second one, I had worked with Elizabeth throughout my whole pregnancy. She not only helped me avoid depression altogether through quick intervention in the immediate postpartum period, but I feel better than ever: my mind is clear, my anxiety has subsided a lot, and I am enjoying life once again"- Mother of two • December 2019
"Elizabeth has really helped me rethink my approach in dealing with the emotional complications of dealing with chronic pain."- Musician, creator • December 2019