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Halimo Abdulkarim(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions- Relationship issues-Race & cultural identity- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Informed by her own journey and experiences, Halimo Abdulkarim is deeply committed to providing support to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. She appreciates working with adults, young adults, and emerging professionals who are navigating feelings of otherness and their intersectional identities, specializing in Black and Muslim mental health. Halimo is dedicated to creating a nurturing and understanding environment for her clients.

Therapy with Halimo offers a compassionate approach tailored to your specific needs, whether you're grappling with relationship dynamics, processing trauma, or seeking guidance for anxiety and depression. When working with her, you can expect to feel supported, understood, and valued, regardless of the identities you carry. She integrates somatic and relational therapy modalities into sessions, focusing on the mind-body connection and understanding how physical experiences impact emotional well-being.

Together, Halimo and you will explore unique challenges and experiences, fostering meaningful relationships and promoting a holistic understanding of self. If any of this resonates with you, please don't hesitate to reach out. Halimo looks forward to connecting with you, addressing any questions you may have, and ensuring that the therapy process feels welcoming and supportive for you.

Message to clients

I understand that beginning therapy and finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. With that in mind, I deeply value the importance of finding the right therapist for you. I recognize that each individual carries a unique set of stories that shape their life. As a result, therapy with me is deeply personal and tailored to your specific needs.

My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to process your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Together, we will work towards making connections and exploring patterns that may be influencing behaviors that are no longer serving you. I believe in the power of therapy to facilitate personal growth and positive change.

If this resonates with you, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and transformation.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Center Focused Therapy, Staff Therapist

University of Chicago, School of Social Work, Masters in Clinical Social Work, 2016


Illinois: 150.109147




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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$155 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$43 - $155