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Alia Elshaer, LCSW

Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in Illinois with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

License information

IL LCSW 149014156


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alia Elshaer. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very kind, caring and very easy to talk to. She has helped me so much and makes me feel important and listened to. She also is very willing to accommodate different times and days if necessary.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Alia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have seen 2 other therapists who weren’t for me. I kept feeling like therapy wasn’t going to provide relief. I knew I needed the help so I thought of trying a different approach by using BetterHelp. Starting off, my match was Alia. I have been seeing her for over a month and I have never gotten more out of therapy than with Alia. I feel like I am finally finding myself and what I need. I am treating myself, healing and understanding myself. Alia sometimes takes my thoughts right out of my head and verbalizes them to me in a way that I haven’t had before. I feel so incredibly lucky and she is an amazing therapist. BetterHelp was a risk that I am SO happy I took. Thank you SO much Alia for being such a great addition to my self help journey. 100/10 recommended.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Alia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alia has amazing energy, wisdom, warmth, and empathy. She is caring, genuine, responsive, and easy to talk to. She clearly has a natural gift for healing. Her devotion and respect for clients are beyond what I've encountered from other therapists. I would recommend Alia to anyone. 10 out of 10.

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Alia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Alia has been an absolute joy to work with. I was very apprehensive about using BetterHelp after reading many mixed reviews. However, I was very fortunate to immediately click with my first therapist. She is understanding, attentive, honest, and extremely experienced with a wide range of clients, making her insight especially compassionate and valuable. Another thing I love is that she often emphasizes how important it is to communicate when I disagree with her. As someone who has struggled to be assertive all my life, this means a great deal. I know I still have a lot of work to put in to recover, but I feel so reassured knowing Alia will be alongside me throughout this part of my journey.

Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Alia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties