Elizabeth Abruzzese


About Me

Hello! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois with 4 years experience in working in community counseling. My experience in community counseling has allowed me to refine my skills in many areas. Some of these areas include individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling as well as group counseling. I have worked with clients from young children throughout the life span. My particular interests lie in working with individuals who are suffering from anxiety, depression and relational issues. I am also a spouse to an active duty military member and am particularly interested in working with my fellow military spouses and the unique issues many of us encounter.

My treatment approach is client centered. My belief is that all clients are unique and therefore, I work towards making all my clients feel comfortable and understood. I am very warm and caring and find that building a trusting relationship between client and counselor is truly the foundation of a successful counseling relationship. I am trained in in psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy. Because no two clients are alike, I work to form a treatment plan in coordination with the client so that we can have the most successful counseling relationship possible.

Congratulations on taking the first step in a therapeutic relationship. It takes courage to take the first step and seek counseling. I look forward to beginning a rewarding therapeutic relationship with my clients.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging


LCPC #180007456 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMHC #39003834A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Written by L.O. on May 01, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

My counselor makes me feel extremely comfortable to speak and vent to her.

Written by Y.E. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Elizabeth is an excellent listener. She’s attuned to my communication style and offers productive guidance and support. She is personable, adept, and non-judgmental.

Written by E.B. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She’s very kind, understanding, attentive and has really helped me gain much more clarity and a sense of peace regarding the things I have discussed with her.

Written by C.A. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Elizabeth has been amazing! I feel comfortable opening up and she offers support as well as advice in a way that I really appreciate. I never feel judged, just like she genuinely cares and that's been great.