Elizabeth Sickels, MA, LMHC

(she/her)
Preferred Name: Liz

About Me

My roots are in forensic psychology, working with individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system due to substance use. Through this experience, I feel I was able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people who are at any stage in life. I have been at New Outlook Counseling for over a year and have had the pleasure of working with college students, parents, caregivers, and trauma survivors. I have developed a passion working with individuals who have complex trauma from emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse. I offer a collaborative and cooperative approach to treatment, utilizing harm reduction with many mental health concerns. I am fully trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I also utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and motivational interviewing (MI). I would be happy to meet with you to see how I can best help you on your next steps in life, in whatever changes you are ready to make.

Education & Experience

New Outlook Counseling Center-Therapist September 2021-present Centerstone-Grant Based Therapist for Opioid Crisis Response Team and Stride Center February 2018 – August 2021 The Counseling Center of Illinois: Master’s Level Intern July 2016-June 2017 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Graduated 2017 MA Forensic Psychology Franklin College Graduated 2014 BA Psychology

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth

United Behavioral Health, HIP MHS, Optum