Maria  Fakhouri

Maria Fakhouri


Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
The Loop Accepting In-person
Updated September 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cultural adjustment

Professional statement

Dr. Maria Fakhouri is a postdoctoral fellow based in Chicago. As a woman born and raised in the Middle East, Maria is passionate about serving women from all walks of life, and supporting immigrants in their acculturation process. Maria's approach to therapy is light and warm, with special attention to cultural identity. The emphasis is placed on building a strong and safe relationship, so that healing and transformation can take place.

Dr. Maria is a graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Throughout her training, she gained experience working with a wide range of individuals, with varying presenting concerns. Maria enjoys supporting individuals in their relational issues, and works to empower people so that they feel supported and strong enough to live a life that is aligned their own values. In addition, she is passionate about helping folks navigate identity development, cope with grief and loss, and manage stress.

Dr. Maria offers sessions in person, and via Zoom. Please contact Dr. Maria directly for information regarding availability.

Message to clients

When working with me, you can expect to feel welcomed, respected and helped, no matter what identities you carry. I strive to provide culturally-affirming therapy, where your needs and your goals are placed at the center. My only goal is to ensure you leave the therapy space feeling understood and valued. I am warm, curious, and a little hilarious. I love to use a light humor in sessions, because I believe that laughter is a form of medicine and an authentic way to connect with others. As we work together and I take an interest in your values and beliefs, I encourage you to challenge mine if needed. In this relationship, there is no hierarchy – only healing.

Given my personal history and experiences living in different countries, I enjoy working with fellow women and immigrants, as well as individuals with intersecting identities. I consider myself a proud ally to many marginalized communities, and always welcome the opportunity to work with people who have different identities and values than mine.


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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

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

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • 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: $180 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $43 - $180
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

The Loop practice
333 N Michigan Ave, 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Center Focused Therapy, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2023 - Present

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, 2023


Illinois: 071.007596

Supervisor: Nicholas Calingaert (Psy. D 071009983)