Specialties & Areas of Focus
- Eating Disorders
- Couples Counseling
Lubna Ali, LMFT
I am truly honored to do work that I love. To me, being a therapist is less of a profession and more of a calling. I cherish the privilege clients give me to move them along on their journey. As a person who has had her own struggles in life, I am living proof that things can be better if you are willing to do something different.
As a therapist, I take a strengths-based approach that is collaborative and interactive. Being trained at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, I have learned that thinking systemically and understanding how external factors affect our mental health, leads to change.
My work leans on emotionally-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. In regards to couples counseling, my work adopts principles from Imago Theory. Dialectical behavioral therapy also plays a role in implementing interventions to create lasting change. If you have any questions about my therapeutic approach, feel free to ask.
Formal Training and Education
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. I hold a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Northwestern University at The Family Institute in Evanston, IL. I have completed major coursework in human growth and development, systemic theory and therapy, family therapy, couple therapy, treatment planning and interventions with adults and children, assessment and diagnosis, group counseling, social justice and culture, ethical and legal issues, and research and evaluation. I was a Teaching Assistant for Marriage 101 at Northwestern University as well. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in psychology. In addition, I participate in ongoing continued education training
Who I am when I am not being a therapist
Curious about who I am outside of the office? Well, I was born in India and was raised in the suburbs of the windy city of Chicago. I have had the privilege to travel and live in different parts of the world. After college, I did the Peace Corps in the Philippines, which was a life changing experience, to say the least. I am a true inquisitor at heart and love learning from all types of people. A few of my many passions include dancing, reading, interior decorating, and traveling. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
I look forward to joining with you in the therapeutic process.