Dr. Sarah Allen
Specialist in Women's Mental Health
Dr. Sarah Allen Counseling Services
Contact me for: Counseling and short-term psychotherapy for women, couples and families to develop solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Southampton University, England, and I have clinical experience in both hospital and outpatient settings in the UK and USA since 1993. I have presented at both national and international conferences and have published research on postpartum mood disorders. Since moving to the USA sixteen years ago I have been in private practice in Northbrook working with adults, couples and children, helping them develop the confidence and skills to bring about positive changes for themselves.Using cognitive therapy, which is short-term “here and now” therapy, I help to empower my clients with the tools necessary to deal with emotional and relationship problems both in the present and future.I am particularly interested in mood disorders, stress management and the mind/body connection for promoting wellness. I also specialize in weight and eating issues, child and family therapy and women's issues across the lifespan.In addition to my private practice work with clients, I am the Founder/Director of the PPD IL Alliance and the IL coordinator for Postpartum Support International. Volunteering for these local and national non-profit organizations, which bring support to women with pregnancy/postpartum mood disorders and their families, has been a way for me to bring my passion for this work to a wider community.