Mehak Hafeez, LCPC, CRC

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Pakistani

As a clinician who has been impacted by and survived intergenerational traumas, I believe we are complex and ever growing beings. I deeply value exploring our roots and beliefs as they often paint our world with colors – some colors are beautiful and vibrant, while others no longer serve us. With this, we may need guidance in clarifying our color new schemes.


I believe that healing is a lifelong process which requires resiliency, willingness, and courage. These qualities are often learned through the lived experiences of losses, changes, adjustments, and traumas. In my practice of psychotherapy, I define healing as a process that embodies both mind and bodywork. For example, if you are experiencing anxiety around giving a presentation in school, I would recommend you to listen to your thoughts, what they are saying and so on. Furthermore, I would then explore where you feel tension in your body. Finally, what can we do about those thoughts and bodily symptoms to ease our worries.


As a social justice oriented and trauma informed therapist who closely works with diverse individuals experiencing issues around dual-identity, cultural and religious stressors, complex traumas, oppressive systems, inter-generational traumas, BIPOC discrimination, domestic violence, female role within a system, and social injustice. Previously, I have provided therapeutic support in community, school, and residential settings with adolescents and young adults on communication, self-esteem, self-care, confidence, and coping mechanisms. Furthermore, I have experience working with parents and families on strengthening relationship dynamics through collaborative efforts. In understanding intergenerational traumas, I continue to learn about ancestral and historical roots of our lineage. In further understanding mother and father wounds, I began working with the perinatal population and have been trained by Postpartum Support International. Additionally, I am EMDR-trained and enjoy using it to treat trauma and distressing life events. I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), which involves utilizing a strength-based approach to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their goals.

License Number: LCPC #180013665 expires 3/31/25
License State: Illinois
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Private Pay, Aetna, Anthem
Lotus Therapy Fund Provider: Yes
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Urdu, Hindi, English
Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families, Diagnostic Testing
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT), LGBTQ+ Affirming, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Clinical Supervision, Existential Therapy, Integrative
Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Traumatic Grief, Substance Use, Racial Identity, Dual Diagnosis, Domestic Abuse, Depression, Codependency, Stress
Last modified: February 1, 2024

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