Virtual Therapy  |  Hablamos Español  |  Night & Weekend Appointments  |  Flexible Payment Plans  |  Insurance Accepted  |  Immigration Evaluations

Virtual Therapy  |  Hablamos Español  |  Night & Weekend Appointments  |  Flexible Payment Plans  |  Insurance Accepted |  Immigration Evaluations

Virtual Therapy  |  Hablamos Español  |  Night & Weekend Appointments  |  Flexible Payment Plans  |  Insurance Accepted  |  Immigration Evaluations

I Support the Latinx Community by Promoting Mental Wellness with Cultural Sensitivity

Learn About Me and How I Can Help

Eli Beller

Eli Beller, LSW

Bilingual Psychotherapist

Hello! My name is Eli Beller, and I am a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. I obtained my BA in Spanish with a minor in Rhetoric and have an MA in Peace and Justice Studies. Additionally, I am a licensed social worker. In my sessions, I listen with an open ear and a strong curiosity. I take a client-centered approach. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to accompany clients on their journey, offering assistance if needed. I particularly value open lines of communication as I assist in identifying coping and defense mechanisms. I bring these matters out into the open. Indeed, it is only by discussing potentially uncomfortable themes and topics that the possibility of change can emerge.

I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy, always considering the possibility that everyone has experienced some form of trauma. I employ evidence-based practices that have proven effective in therapeutic endeavors. I value intersectionality, the idea that people’s various identities that face discrimination intertwine with those of others. Considering how these marginalized aspects interact both interpersonally and intrapersonally allows me to appreciate a client’s lived reality fully. I speak Spanish and English and am comfortable switching between the two languages.

You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone, I Am Here to Help

I have worked with adults and teens. My previous work has primarily focused on migrants affected by trauma, but I have also worked with the local populations of Little Village and Pilsen in Chicago. I have studied, worked, and lived in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. My experiences in these four countries have exposed me to realities that are quite different from my own. I lived in El Paso, Texas, during the period of family separation, where I worked to reunify migrants who had been forcibly separated from their children at the border. These experiences come together to inform my efforts as a therapist. I work with clients to uncover their strengths, strengths that may not be consciously realized. Exploring these strengths allows for a more nuanced therapeutic relationship. In my work, I incorporate elements of CBT, ACT, and mindfulness practices. The principles of intersectionality inform this eclectic mix.

Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me

I was born in Los Angeles, surrounded by various Latin American cultures and traditions. I truly enjoyed growing up in this vibrant city. Art museums, books, and yoga were significant parts of my upbringing. After completing my undergraduate studies in Oregon, I obtained a Master’s in Peace and Justice Studies, focusing on Human Rights. I am a Licensed Social Worker, receiving my MSW from Loyola School of Social Work. I have worked with homeless populations in both Los Angeles and Chicago. In my free time, you can find me reading, exercising, or enjoying time with friends.