Sarah Malavenda (She/Her)

Registered Social Worker, LSW
 therapist: Sarah Malavenda,
In-Person in Chicago, IL 60657
Online in Illinois
As a therapist, my goal is to work together to find the healing process that works best for you. Since we all have unique needs and experiences, I like to meet clients where they are, whatever that looks like. My style is compassionate, calm, and curious. In session, I offer an interactive approach based on trust and respect so you don’t feel alone when things get messy. I also bring my genuine & authentic self to sessions, which means that I am there for you when things are heavy or when you need a bit of humor to brighten your day. I specialize in life transitions, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, sex therapy, couples therapy, and more. I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach and a variety of therapeutic techniques to cater to each client’s unique needs. If you’d like to learn more about myself or therapy generally, I’m happy to hop on a quick call to share more information!

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered

Education & Credentials

Sarah Malavenda LSW
  • Female
  • License # 150.105383
  • Licensed in Illinois
  • Practicing Since 2019


  • Average Session Fee 125
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I have availability for sliding scale clients.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • I am in-network with BCBS PPO and Aetna PPO/POS/Choice.

Sarah Malavenda Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Chicago, IL 60657
  • Available Online for residents of Illinois
  • Online Therapy Details: Using SimplePractice telehealth software.

Practice Overview

3139 North Lincoln Avenue
Available both in-person and online
5 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

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