Ellen S Katz, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Northbrook
I've always sought mentors to guide me through life's trials, and luckily found many along the way. Now I pass on the sum of their wisdom along with my own. Therapy, a process of healing, happens through shared presence and expanding awareness. It's a safe place where truth can be expressed and pain transformed. We typically cope with pain through distraction, intoxication or denial. Learning to be emotionally sober we can heal our relationships - with ourselves and others. "Process" addictions, loss, trauma and shame are respectfully addressed. Empowerment, clarity, healing and comfort with emotional intimacy are consequences.
My training includes cognitive/behavioral, music therapy, hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, reiki, meditation and yoga. I'm certified in Holographic Memory Resolution* and the Lifeline** Technique, both powerful tools for healing trauma and addiction. I also integrate multi-cultural traditional wisdom in the therapeutic process, including East-Indian & Native American.
We only know what we've been taught. Through therapy we can develop a sense of internal connection, integrity, awareness and wisdom. We can become skilled communicators with sensitivity, consciousness and confidence. This life-enhancing process involves integration of selves, mindful presence and ultimately, the recognition that we have choices.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Ellen S Katz now - (847) 908-3702


  • Years in Practice: 34 Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1976
  • License No. and State: 166000625 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: AAMT
  • Membership: CAMFT, IAMFT


  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating, Codependency, & Addictions


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Native American


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Relational
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 06 May 2017
Ellen S Katz, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Northbrook

Ellen S Katz

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT