Beth E. Katz, MS, EdM, LCPC, CT is an integrative, relational therapist, whose clinical expertise includes trauma, grief and loss, complicated mourning and childhood issues including attachment, divorce, social development, self-esteem and identity. Beth has extensive experience in treating children, adolescents and adults, providing individual, couple, group, and family therapies.
Beth facilitates workshops and presents nationally on the topics of childhood grief and complicated mourning. In addition, she provides ongoing consultation and clinical supervision to mental health, medical and school professionals. She mentors young and seasoned clinicians, helping them to explore both their capacities and vulnerabilities while encouraging self-awareness and self-compassion.
Beth inspires others with her warmth, humor, capacity to hold hope and willingness to engage deeply with her clients in truthful dialogue, challenging them to speak the unspeakable, to embrace their humanness and all that is possible. Her capacity to draw out hope in her clients allows them to heal wounds once thought insurmountable.
Beth brings to her work a commitment to develop capacities for resilience in children and families. She believes that both children and adults are far more than the labels often prescribed to them. She moves outside these labels to help clients experience a deepening sense of wholeness.
In addition, Beth's practice reflects her interest in couples work, major life transitions, depression, physical illness, blended families, non-traditional families and couples, and companioning those healing in the wake of sudden violent deaths.
Beth can be reached at 847-475-7003, extension 25.
Beth is available to train, present, or consult on:
- A Therapist's Grief: Lessons from the Front
- Raising Resilient Kids
- Silent Tears: The Language of Children's Grief
- Painting Rainbows: The Treatment of Complicated Mourning in Children and Adolescents
- When Grief Derails: The Challenge of Treating Complicated Mourning
- Pathways to Hope: From Grief to Transformation
- Compassion Fatigue
- The Art of Mentoring Beginning Therapists
- Confronting and Engaging Resistance in the Therapeutic Relationship
- Families in Grief: Helping Systems in Crisis
- Shattered Dreams: From Grief to Growth
- Suicide's Wake: Speaking the Unspoken
Education and Credentials
- M.Ed., Human Development and Psychology, 1996, Child and Adolescent Risk and Resiliency Program, Harvard University
- M.S., Counseling and Human Services, 1992, National Louis University
- LCPC (Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)
- CT (Certified Thanatologist, the Association for Death Education and Counseling)
- Association for Death Education and Counseling
- The American Academy of Bereavement
- The National Hospice Foundation
- The American Counseling Association
- The Association for Creativity in Counseling