Sarah  Khazoum
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Sarah Khazoum

She/Her/Hers

Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
Illinois Accepting Online
New East Side Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Identity development & self-esteem
  • Relationship issues & life transitions
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Medical professionals' mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Sarah Khazoum is a clinical psychotherapist in Chicago, IL who is both committed to meeting you where you are at and challenging you to grow. She is passionate about helping clients feel connected, seen, understood, and satisfied in their relationships with themselves and others. Sarah’s specific clinical strengths reside in identity exploration and self-esteem work; relationship dissatisfaction or conflict with others; depression, frustration, or unhappiness with current life circumstances; and grief and loss. She has training experience and is committed to the mental health of undergraduate students, graduate students, early career professionals, and medical professionals and has a strong interest in engaging in relationship counseling with partnerships of all constellations.

Sarah primarily practices from a relational approach while drawing from multicultural and psychodynamic theories. In session, she works with clients to unpack, make sense of, and create new insight to bring them closer to relationship satisfaction, feeling content in their day-to-day life, and a sense of self-understanding. She supports clients in connecting with their emotions; challenging their thought patterns, behaviors, ways of relating, and areas of their life they wish to adapt; and better understanding patterns that do not serve them anymore with the goal of being more connected, fulfilled, and emotionally satisfied.

Sarah received her doctorate from Roosevelt University and trained in university and hospital settings. She has 5 years of experience providing psychotherapeutic services to diverse individuals with a wide variety of presenting concerns. Her previous training experiences include the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center and City Colleges of Chicago. Sarah is currently a clinician at Center Focused Therapy in downtown Chicago, IL and is offering tele-therapy services, including evening and weekend hours.


Message to clients

Hi. Whether you’ve been contemplating therapy and searching for clinicians for years, days, or minutes, I’m glad you found me here. Genuinely. I believe we heal in connection and community. Life can leave us dissatisfied, overwhelmed, and disconnected from ourselves and others. Painful feelings like these can lead us to feel isolated, lonely, and unseen. I want to help you feel seen and join you in creating the change you are looking are for.

I hope to meet you with warmth, authenticity, and collaboration, honoring the unique strengths, values, and experiences you are bringing. I may also challenge you, meet you with tough questions, and encourage you to sit with uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. Ultimately, I want therapy to be a co-created space that centers your needs. I find it useful to explore all the parts of you: the various identities you hold, your relationships, your sociocultural context, your favorite thing to do for fun, what you think about at 2am, etc. It is my hope that sitting with you and sharing the weight of your concerns will reduce your burden in the short-term and subsequently lead to the longer-lasting change you desire.

I view therapy as both an investment in oneself and a choice to enter into a new relationship with me, of which I know fit is incredibly important. If you resonated with anything I’ve shared or are interested in learning more, I’d love to continue this conversation. Don’t hesitate to reach out!


Specialties

Identity development & self-esteem - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, culture, class, gender, body size, ability status and sexual orientation, in the context of self-experience, confidence, imposter syndrome, and experience of the world

Relationship issues & life transitions - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in one's day-to-day life and relationships of all forms (e.g., romantic, friend, family, work, parent/child, etc.)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Acknowledging the myriad of difficult, painful, and confusing emotions that accompany loss in its many forms; Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

College & graduate student 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.

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $155 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $43 - $155
  • Initial session: $180 (55min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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 12:00 - 8:00
  • Tue 12:00 - 8:00
  • Wed 12:00 - 8:00
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00 - 6:00

New East Side practice
333 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60601
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 12:00 - 8:00
  • Tue 12:00 - 8:00
  • Wed 12:00 - 8:00
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00 - 6:00

Work and Education

Center Focused Therapy, Post Doctoral Fellow / Clinical Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present

Roosevelt University , PsyD, 2021
Roosevelt University , MA, 2018
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, BS, 2016


Licensure

Illinois: 071009263


Languages

English