Welcome! My name is Sarah Hamza and I am a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about the transformational power of therapy. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia School of Social Work in the City of New York and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley, majoring in Social Welfare and Ethnic Studies.
I believe we all deserve a space that is just ours, exclusively ours. A non-judgmental, accepting, affirming, and healing space. A space to care for yourself, create the change you seek in your life, and work towards your ideal self. We have the power to transform our minds and experiences. As your therapist, I am here to work-alongside you, guide you, and support you through that process. I believe that all we need is already inside of us and as your therapist, I will support you in using the strength you hold to create the change you seek. Therapy with me is person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is eclectic - I incorporate various treatment modalities and approaches (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and spirituality) tailored to you. We will focus on where you are emotionally, what you value, and support you in creating a plan that’s just right for you. Healing looks different for all of us.
Providing therapy that is anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and culturally-responsive therapy is essential to the work I do. The identities you carry are seen, valued, and celebrated. Who we are and what shapes us is important to the therapy space we create. Most of my experience has been providing therapy to court/justice-involved youth and adults, as well as individuals and families that have been impacted by mass incarceration and community violence. I believe it’s important to always see individuals as a whole. I am passionate about challenging the social injustices faced by BIPOC and making therapy equitable and accessible for all.
I have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents, adults, and aging adults. I have worked with a variety of other populations, including those struggling with: trauma, behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, disability, chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses, caregiving, immigration and asylum, and substance use.
I have worked in various areas of the country, including Chicago, New York, and Northern California. My experiences have provided me with a unique perspective into our shared humanity as well as the ways in which where we live can shape our experiences, strengths, and challenges. I also work as a Behavioral Health Consultant, facilitating CBI therapy groups with men and conducting mental health assessments with individuals of all ages. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and assist you on your journey to Heal, Rise, and Soar!
Who I Serve
Mens Mental Health
Self Worth/Self Esteem
Youth with court involvement
Disability and Chronic Illness
Immigration and Asylum
Thank you for visiting our space!! While we would love to service all we are only permitted by our licensing boards to service individuals, families and couples in the State of Illinois. Thank You!