Counseling ServicesDr. Sarah Allen

Welcome to the counseling services of Dr. Sarah Allen

Dr. Allen works with clients who are struggling with their emotions. Whether you are generally feeling anxious, dealing with major life transitions, have difficulties with relationships, or just not “feeling yourself”, she can help. In a supportive environment, you work together to understand what is going on for you and then focus on defining the changes you want. Sarah is a very experienced therapist described by her clients and other professionals as warm, with an uncanny knack to quickly help people get “unstuck” and move forward in their lives.


I understand that living with anxiety and depression can feel like navigating a relentless storm. My approach to treating anxiety and worry involves a blend of empathy, clinical expertise, and personalized therapeutic strategies. My goal is to empower my clients to not only find relief from their symptoms but also to discover the underlying causes of their distress and have the tools to use in the future.


Navigating pregnancy and postpartum can be emotionally overwhelming, often conflicting with the sociatal expectation of joy. Dr. Sarah Allen provides expert maternal mental health support through remote counseling in Chicago, Northbrook, and across Illinois and Florida, acknowledging the common struggles many face when making the transiton to motherhood.

emotional eating help


Struggling with emotional eating and weight issues can feel like an endless cycle of frustration and self-doubt. Whether it’s stress, boredom, loneliness, or sadness, emotional eating can quickly spiral out of control, impacting both physical and emotional well-being. We will explore the underlying factors that are making you use food as a coping strategy and learn new, more effective ways to cope.


If you often find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness, and struggle with low energy and motivation, you may be experiencing depression. Depression can profoundly impact every aspect of life, making even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming and joy seem out of reach. However, there is hope. With the right treatment and support, it’s possible to overcome depression and rediscover the pleasure in life.


Women’s counseling provides a safe and supportive space for pregnant or new mothers who are grappling with anxiety, sadness, or the emotional load, as well as those experiencing challenges such as out-of-control mood swings or infertility. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of motherhood, coping with the grief of pregnancy loss, or struggling with hormonal fluctuations and menopause, counseling offers personalized support tailored to your unique needs.


Relationship coaching offers a collaborative approach to improving your relationship dynamics and achieving the connection you desire. By focusing on your relationship goals and aspirations, we can work together to identify areas for growth and implement effective strategies to foster positive change. Whether you’re seeking to enhance communication, deepen intimacy, or resolve conflicts, relationship coaching provides a supportive framework for navigating challenges and building a stronger, more fulfilling partnership.


Parenting coaching offers invaluable support and guidance for those navigating the complexities of raising children. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or uncertain in your parenting journey, coaching provides a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your challenges and goals. Whether you’re a new parent adjusting to the realities of motherhood or struggling with unexpected obstacles, coaching can help you gain clarity, confidence, and empowerment in your parenting approach.

If you are thinking about getting counseling and you’d like to talk to someone about the things that are troubling you, I am happy to help.