Ms. Levitt is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, where she specialized in developmental issues of childhood and adolescence.
A significant part of Ms. Levitt’s training and experience has been in working with individuals whose lives have been affected by trauma and abuse. Ms. Levitt recognizes the importance of building a therapeutic relationship based on compassion, respect, and collaboration.
She completed advanced training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) (See What is DBT?) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. DBT seeks to empower survivors and enhance their quality of living by providing skills training in areas such as relationship effectiveness, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.
Ms. Levitt also has experience working with body image and eating disorders, sexual identity and coming-out issues, depression, and anxiety. She welcomes clients from diverse backgrounds and works within a framework that is lifestyle and choice supportive.