Elizabeth Ritzman, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL) Bio

Elizabeth was trained at Kansas State University (M.S.) and McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in counseling and psychotherapy. She is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. She is trained in trauma sensitive psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR can very successfully help resolve trauma and clear emotional blocks. She also specializes in couples therapy and is listed as an experienced Marriage Friendly Therapist.

She practices the art and science of psychotherapy which is a form of listening and reflecting that engages our capacity to heal and transform the conditions and problems that undermine our mental health and wellness. It is useful for individuals, families, and couples. It creates a safe space where the story of one’s life can unfold and become open for change.

She specializes in couples therapy and individual therapy.

As a health care justice advocate, she articulates the moral imperative for communities to respond with integrity to the multitude of stigmatized diagnoses and health care gaps facing our economically disenfranchised and minoritized neighbors globally and across the Chicago metro area. Her experience has included building services addressing compromised mental health, the HIV epidemic, and those facing AIDS, breast cancer, diabetes, asthma, infant mortality, and teen pregnancy. She designs and implements model programs integrating spiritual care, mental health, education, and community outreach into comprehensive, community-based treatment programs.

She is a leader and ally for faith communities seeking to build health ministries and healthy congregations, especially in response to disparities in resources and outcomes for chronic diseases, mental health and addiction issues, and the crisis in access to health care.

Call: 312-815-9607

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