She/Her/HersDoctor of Psychology, PsyD
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.
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
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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