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Colleen Aziz, LCPC

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About me

The best compliment I ever received was that I’m “the human embodiment of a cup of tea,” and I bring that same warmth, compassion, and calm to every counseling relationship.

I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with over nine years’ experience counseling adults, couples, and teenagers. My specialties include working with people experiencing alcohol or drug problems, relationship struggles, career and identity issues, and family and relationship conflict. I have special competence in working with immigrants and refugees, people who practice minority religions, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. I've worked in outpatient private practice, inpatient substance abuse facilities ("rehabs"), and residential youth centers.

When you work with me, you control the counseling relationship. I’m here to help you make your life into the best it can be, according to what’s important to you. I tend to use existential, cognitive, and mindfulness-based counseling approaches, as well as solution-focused work that will help you feel better soon.

I look forward to working with you! (Please note, I work Monday through Friday and do not generally offer evening or weekend appointment times).

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCPC 180.010824


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Colleen Aziz. 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.

Returning to betterhelp knowing she will help me

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Going to therapy is hard enough finding someone you click with is also hard but WORTH it. I will sing Colleen's praise from the rooftops. I've been in therapy over 26 years and have gone through a few over the years. I never thought online therapy would be for me or that I'd find someone I clicked with. I'm so thankful Better Help pointed me in her direction.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She's literally the best therapist I've ever had. I've made so much progress in the last 2 years and it's so much due to her help and guidance

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

My time working with Colleen has truly been life changing in the best ways. She challenges me to do what’s best for me at the right time and in the most supportive ways. I’ve worked with therapists in the past and none have been as insightful, attentive, kind and practical as she is. I would highly recommend working with her if you have the privilege to do so.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Colleen is always professional, insightful and punctual which has made it easy to trust her with my most vulnerable thoughts and feelings. Thank you Colleen! You’re the best!

Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Colleen’s clear and objective approach to therapy is incredibly refreshing and sets her apart from most other therapists. She is a good communicator and listens carefully to what you are experiencing, and replies with thoughtful and constructive responses that really make you feel like you are genuinely being heard. For those who are tired of receiving empty platitudes and feel like they are being deprived of truly in-depth conversations, Colleen is an excellent person to work with.

Written on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes