Sarena Korni (she/her)
Hi! I’m Sarena Korni (she/her).
I strive to build meaningful and impactful relationships with anyone who decides to begin individual or couples therapy with me. As we are developing our therapeutic relationship, I seek to understand and demonstrate respect for your identities, your perspective of the world, and to provide a therapeutic space that empowers you to find peace, balance, and security within.
You and I will set the tone of our sessions. Our sessions will open and close with open-ended questions, “temperature checks”, recaps, or debriefs in which we will both express whatever concerns, emotions and thoughts come before or during conversation. This will allow both you and I to remain grounded in what is most important to you and your well-being. In between opening and closing, I am focused on supporting you by listening and interacting non-judgmentally, with empathy, humility, while affirming and acknowledging the strength that vulnerability may require.
My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, self-esteem/body confidence, trauma/PTSD, and grief. As a therapist, I believe that our earliest experiences inform our present. I encourage my clients to examine how their past is impacting their present. Similarly, I always take into account how past and present trauma impacts one’s mental health. I primarily provide Person-Centered therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, and trauma-informed therapy. With my couples therapy clients, I also bring in many elements of the Gottman method.
I believe that you are capable of healing, growth, and success with the right support and knowledge. My hope is to be that support and provide the knowledge that you seek.
Things that bring me joy
Music, Traveling, Meditation, Good Food, Coffee, Family
Master of Arts from Northwestern University
Focus: Clinical Mental Health and Counseling
Bachelors of Arts from Purdue University
Focus: Spanish and History
Payment & Insurance Accepted
Self Pay & Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst BCBS PPO
Insurance Benefits Verification
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While Sarena’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago within Dearborn Station for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Rogers Park Logan Square, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, Bronzeville, South Shore, Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.