Christen Scozzafave, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in maternal mental health, loss, adjustment to illness and life transitions.  In her clinical practice, she specializes in pregnancy & postpartum adjustment, pregnancy & infant loss, pregnancy ambivalence, parenting & family transitions, prenatal and postpartum body image concerns, perinatal mood & anxiety disorders and paternal mood complications.

Other areas of clinical practice include loss, grief & bereavement, adjustment to illness, life & career transitions, relationship concerns, depression and anxiety.

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Ms. Scozzafave takes pride in warmly attending to the emotional needs of individuals as they navigate both the stress of welcomed life changes and difficulties that sometimes arise.  She believes that through every one of life’s challenges, there is growth, healing and peace possible.  She uses a relational approach to therapy, offering a nonjudgmental and welcoming environment, and tailoring interventions to the needs of those she serves. 

In addition to her private practice, Ms. Scozzafave also serves as a Perinatal Family Support Specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem.   She is a member of the National Association for Perinatal Social Workers. 

Prior to transitioning to a career in clinical social work, Ms. Scozzafave served as senior manager at a management & information technology consulting firm for 11 years.   She has extensive experience in business development, career & employee development, program & project management, systems management, business process optimization, regulatory compliance and quality control.

Ms. Scozzafave has Masters of Social Work from the University of Chicago and Bachelors of Science in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.