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