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Shereen El Gazzar
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Shereen El Gazzar, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Chicago, IL


Shereen El Gazzar is a bilingual individual and couples’ therapist. She trained in The Family Institute at Northwestern University, one of top Marriage and Family Therapy programs in the United States. Shereen is passionate about couples’ therapy. She utilizes attachment theory and the latest research in neuroscience to help couples work through relational distress. Shereen uses compassionate communication to help couples to truly listen to each other and deescalate conflict and tension. Couples who worked with Shereen report that their relationship has transformed from a source of pain to a source of joy and deep connection.
Shereen has experience in different clinical issues such as: intercultural relationships, premarital counselling, discernment therapy, and high conflict couples. She also enjoys working with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, women issues, life transitions, separation, trauma and adjustment disorder. As an immigrant and a woman of color herself, Shereen enjoys working with minority groups, as she practices culture humility in treatment.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Shereen was a political and financial journalist. Her career included a lot of travel, as she was writing for the Wall Street Journal in the Middle East. She also covered the Arab uprising and the war in Iraq. Additionally, Shereen lived and worked in Dubai, Cairo, Chicago, and Thailand –where she encountered different populations and ethnic groups.
Shereen El is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Chicago


Shereen El Gazzar received a bachelor’s degree from The American University in Cairo and completed her MS from the Northwestern University.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Pre-licensed or under Supervision
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northwestern University


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Buddhism & Mindfulness Therapy
  • Codependency Relationships
  • Coping Skills
  • Dating Coaching
  • Depression
  • General marriage
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pre-marriage
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Types of Therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Object Relations Theory
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Psychoeducation

Services Provided Via:

  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

Working With Marriages for:

  • 4 Year(s)

Free Phone Consultations?

  • Yes

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $100 - $150

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English
  • Arabic

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