About Empowered Therapy

Heal · Rebuild · Change

Founder, Elizabeth Burke, LCSW

Empowered Therapy was founded by Elizabeth Burke, LCSW in 2016.

Empowered Therapy was built on the premise that every individual has the capacity to heal, rebuild, and change their lives. Empowered Therapy focuses on working with female identified clients, but we are an inclusive team specializing in treating anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. We work to help individuals and couples improve their lives, strengthen their relationships, and feel more fulfilled.

Empowered’s mission has evolved as our team grew from just two clinicians to a staff of 40. We have worked to develop our dynamic team, with clinicians who are socially justice oriented, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and trained in a variety of modalities and clinical concerns.

We provide services in Downtown Chicago and the North Shore. At the moment, we are doing all services virtually to keep our staff and
clients safe.

To empower each client to overcome anxiety, life changes, relationship concerns, and other challenges. Although we work with all people, Empowered Therapy focuses on women and couples who are ready to face their worries. Ultimately, we will work together toward positive change in a supportive, therapeutic environment.

Exciting News: The Clinician’s Guide to Business – Your Blueprint for Successful Private Practice!

We’re thrilled to share the release of a transformative book that promises to reshape the professional landscape for therapists and aspiring clinician owners alike. “The Clinician’s Guide to Business,” authored by Elizabeth Burke, LCSW, and Dr. Jessica Renz, Psy.D., is a comprehensive resource designed to empower you on your journey toward successful entrepreneurship.

Are you feeling stuck in your current therapist role or dreaming of opening your private practice? This insightful guide addresses these concerns, drawing on the authors’ extensive experience as therapists and successful group practice owners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting Counseling and Therapy

Beginning counseling at Empowered Therapy is simple. Use our contact page to request an appointment or call us directly. We can discuss your questions and select the best therapist for you.

Relationship Therapy

Couples Counseling provides a safe space for you and your spouse, partner or ex to each express yourselves openly and honestly and talk through the concerns that are driving your disconnection or discord.

The Cost

Insurances we accept include BCBS-PPO, Blue Choice-PPO, UHC-Optum, and Campus Care. We also take private pay clients and offer a sliding scale fee. Please contact our office to confirm your benefits

Frequency of Therapy

The frequency of sessions will be determined based on need and interest. We will work together to create a plan that fits your needs and addresses your treatment goals

The First Session
During the first counseling session, you will fill out the new client intake packet, and you will begin to share your story with us. We will discuss what you would like to address in the sessions, and we will get to know you.
During the next few sessions, you will share more about your treatment goals, and we will work together to help you meet those goals.
COVID-19 & Telehealth
For the safety of our staff & clients, we will be conducting all sessions virtually until further notice. Please contact our office for more information.

Therapy And Counseling In Chicago

With multiple locations in the greater Chicago – Land area, our hybrid models provides in person therapy appointments at our office in The Loop & online video therapy to everyone in the state of Illinois.