Samiha  Jallouqa
Zencare Vetted

Samiha Jallouqa

Clinical Psychotherapist, PsyD
Illinois Accepting Online
Millennium Park Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Culturally/ethnically diverse and historically marginalized populations
  • Arab-American and Muslim mental health
  • College mental health
  • Identity development and self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Samiha Jallouqa is a Clinical Psychotherapist in Chicago, IL who is committed to empowering her clients towards achieving a strengthened sense of emotional groundedness, confidence, and resiliency in their everyday lives. Samiha is passionate in supporting diverse individuals who struggle with acculturative stress or cultural identity concerns, including difficulties feeling secure, accepted, or understood while balancing multiple cultural roles, values, expectations. She holds specific expertise in Arab American and Muslim mental health, and similarly enjoys working with adults, young adults, students, and young professionals experiencing identity and self-esteem concerns, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues and major life transitions, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Samiha is also passionate in working with couples who may feel disconnected due to difficulties with communication and/or problem solving.

Samiha primarily practices from a relational-cultural approach, while also integrating family systems, interpersonal, psychodynamic, person-centered, and CBT theories. She strongly values the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and strives to gain the trust of her clients through fostering a safe and non-judgmental environment. In therapy, Samiha guides her clients towards gaining the insight and awareness needed to make desired changes for personal growth, self-empowerment, and overall life-satisfaction, as well as learning coping skills and techniques to effectively navigate life’s challenges outside of therapy and in the long-term.

Samiha has 5 years of experience providing psychotherapeutic services to diverse individuals across age groups and treatment settings. Her previous training experiences include the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center, and she completed her Doctoral Internship at the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services. Samiha is currently a clinician at Center Focused Therapy in Chicago, IL and is offering teletherapy services. She has flexibility available, including evenings and weekends.


Message to clients

Allowing yourself to be supported and uplifted during times of unease is the first step towards becoming your best self. However, without adequate support, overcoming feelings of overwhelm, sadness, disconnection, or insecurity can be an isolating and exhausting experience. This why I understand the importance of finding the right therapist.

You may be seeking to feel truly heard and understood without judgment by someone you can truly trust to help you feel more grounded, confident, and satisfied in your everyday life. As a therapist, my main goal is to create that safe and trusting relationship to guide and empower you towards achieving ultimate personal growth and to begin feeling like the best version of yourself. Together, as a team, we will utilize our relationship as a solid foundation to explore and tackle your greatest hopes and challenges, with a bit humor and lots of compassion along the way. I also understand that suffering and healing looks different for everyone. For this reason, I utilize a culturally-sensitive, personalized blend of therapeutic approaches that best fits your unique needs.

I am extremely passionate about working with young adults and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds who may struggle with a sense of otherness and never fully feeling understood, with a specialization in Arab-American and Muslim mental health. I also love helping people overcome relationship difficulties, identity and self-esteem concerns, adjustment issues and major life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression.


Specialties

Culturally/ethnically diverse and historically marginalized populations - Working with members of marginalized communities to foster mental health and wellbeing

Arab-American and Muslim mental health - Working with members of the Arab-American and Muslim communities to foster mental health and wellbeing

College 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, anxiety, and/or depression

Identity development and self-esteem - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $155 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $43 - $155
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Millennium Park practice
30 North Michigan Avenue, #2029, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Not 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 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 10:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education


Midwestern University, PsyD, 2020
Midwestern University, MA, 2017
Loyola University Chicago, BS, 2015


Languages

Arabic

English


Client testimonials

"Wonderful, listens and does not make you feel like you're being judged!"
- Zencare client • October 2021
"She understood what I was talking about, and have some how plan ahead"
- Zencare client • October 2021
"Samiha is very personable."
- Zencare client • September 2021
"Samiha provided a lot of information and was very calming on the phone."
- Zencare client • March 2021