Mimoza Paloj, MSMFT

Mimoza Paloj, MSMFT, is a Staff Therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and a member of the Child, Adolescent and Family Services team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University Chicago and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Prior to joining the staff of The Family Institute, Ms. Paloj was a Child and Adolescent specialist at Jewish Child and Family Services. Here, she teaches and leads a Master’s level course in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. As a member of the Transition to Parenthood team, Ms. Paloj helps families and couples navigate challenges that come along with parenthood, with a focus on parenting young children with difficulties.

Ms. Paloj is trained in providing collaborative, systemic oriented, and culturally-sensitive treatment to all ages using various treatment models such as CBT, Family Systems Theory, Trauma-focused CBT, and Parent-Child Psychotherapy. She has expertise in working with children and teenagers presenting with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, and interpersonal difficulties. She works to help support parents and families to best promote healthy development and resilience in their children. She has a strong interest in working with multi-cultural families in navigating race, culture, and gender-related issues.

Ms. Paloj has expertise in working with court-mandated treatment for families experiencing divorce and family conflict issues. In working with this population, she aims to help parents make the best decisions for the wellbeing of their family and addressing the emotional distress that may come along with this transition. She believes in the power of building connection, compassion and fostering a sense of understanding between family members to achieve the ultimate goal of growth and healing.

Ms. Paloj has day and evening availabilities in our Northbrook and Downtown Offices.


Clinical interests: Families with young children, child behavioral problems, emotion regulation, transition to parenthood, co-parenting issues, adolescent issues, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, attachment disorder, parent-child relationship, grief/loss, conflict resolution, stress management, communication, body image issues, children dealing with the absence and/or loss of a parent, divorce, blended family issues, foster care, adoption childhood trauma, victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, PTSD, complex trauma, multicultural couples and families, immigration issues, women's issues, work/life balance

Locations: Northbrook, Evanston

To make an appointment with this therapist, please contact registration at 847-733-4300, ext. 263.

  • Location: Evanston, Northbrook
  • Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Name: Mimoza Paloj