Therapy Services
Essentia Therapy, LLC, founded by Lena Elkhatib, a licensed therapist and certified sex therapist that provides individual therapy, relationship or marriage counseling and sex therapy for both individuals and couples.
Chicago therapist, Sex Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Individual Therapy, therapy, mental health, counselor
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Our lives can be complex, and the path to growth means looking at our lives and worlds as a connected whole. That’s why I offer individual, relationship and sex therapy. Appointments are available weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings, in-person at the Chicago office. or virtually for Illinois residents that are unable to attend in person.

Individual Therapy

Happiness starts with authenticity – the ability to both know yourself and love yourself. Together we’ll explore who you are, who you want to be and how to tear down the barriers holding you back from experiencing your full, uncensored self.

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The best relationships take teamwork, and the strongest teams are courageous enough to be challenged to find more loving ways to relate. Together we’ll work to heal past wounds, reconnect, and reignite the love, passion and commitment that brought you together in the first place.

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The saying is true: it isn’t fun unless you’re both having a good time. With compassion, creativity and unconditional support, I’m committed to helping you experience more enjoyable moments of intimacy, address your sexual concerns and broaden your sexual repertoire.

General Concerns

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Life Stage Transitions
  • Identity Development
  • Nurturing Authenticity
  • Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Self-Criticism & Negative Thinking
  • Navigating Difficult Relationships
  • Post-Partum Struggles
  • Managing Stress
  • Increasing Self-Awareness

Relationship Concerns

  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Disconnect
  • Lack of emotional or physical intimacy
  • Communication Issues
  • Different levels of sexual desire
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Personal and parenting style differences
  • Exploring non-monogamy
  • Premarital Counseling

Sexual Concerns

  • Lack of or low sexual desire
  • Sex after kids
  • Sexual Orientation and Identity exploration
  • Arousal concerns
    • ex. erectile dysfunction
  • Orgasm concerns
    • ex. anorgasmia, premature or delayed ejaculation
  • Pain during sex
  • Sex after trauma
  • Sexual shame
  • Exploring kink, BDSM and fetsishes

*This is not a full list of concerns we treat. To address your specific concerns, get in touch with me and we can talk through your unique needs.

We welcome clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and expression, and sexual and affectional orientations.
We are LGBTQIA+ inclusive, kink and BDSM positive, and poly-friendly.