Ellen Bee, LCPC
Ms. Bee received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University. She completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, receiving advanced training in the use of systemic and evidence-based therapy practices.
Prior to joining Chicago Psychotherapy, Ms. Bee served as a therapist at The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern University in Child, Adolescent, and Family Services. During her time at TFI, she worked with a diverse population of clients, with an emphasis on the treatment of anxiety, depression, adoption issues, family business consulting, and life stage transitions. Ms. Bee was also Program Director of Rainbows, a support group for elementary-age children dealing with divorce, loss, and familial change.
Ms. Bee completed her graduate externship training at The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, where she provided individual and group therapy for adolescents and young adults. Following her training, Ms. Bee worked as a therapist in specialized foster care, where she helped underserved children and their families cope with emotional difficulties related to trauma and serious illness. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Bee worked for Northwestern University Center for Talent Development. She supported gifted students in both the classroom and the residential programs. Ms. Bee continues to help students and their parents to understand the talent development framework to further promote social and emotional learning among gifted and talented individuals.
Ms. Bee currently specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Mood Disorders, with a particular focus on supporting adopted youth and their families, as well as gifted/talented youth and young adults. Working from a culturally-sensitive and evidence-based framework, Ms. Bee is committed to providing her clients with empathy, warmth, and authenticity, to create a safe space for growth and exploration. She works with clients of all ages, in both individual and family therapy formats. Ms. Bee's integrative style combines the best of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. The end result is a therapeutic relationship that promotes self-awareness, helps clients to get "unstuck," uncovers clients' inherent strengths, and helps clients to develop the strategies needed to move forward in their lives.