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Core Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary Branch: MSMFT On-Campus
Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies - Auburn University
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy - Auburn University
B.S. in Psychology - Brigham Young University
I Treat
15-20 Years Old
Couple & Marriage
Issues I Treat
Couples Conflict
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
Parenting Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Caregiver Issues
Child Behavioral Problems
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Parenthood (Transition to)
Premarital Counseling
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Aging Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Sibling Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Family of Origin Issues
Men’s Issues
Anger Management
Types of Therapy
Couple Therapy
Discernment Counseling
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Premarital Counseling

Allen K. Sabey, Ph.D., LMFT, (he/him) is a therapist and core faculty member in the Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He completed his M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. He also completed a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship at The Family Institute.

Dr. Sabey primarily provides therapeutic services to couples and families and maintains an active program of research that is aimed at understanding how and why family members provide care and support for one another, especially in times of distress. He has presented at national and international conferences and has published on the nature of family relationships in numerous academic journals, including Family Process and Journal of Family Psychology.

Selected publications/presentations

Sabey, A., Stillar, A., & Lafrance, A. (2021). Processes and outcomes of an Emotion-Focused Family Therapy two-chair intervention for transforming problematic parenting patterns. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Sabey, A. K. Rauer, A. J., Haselschwerdt, M. L., & Volling, B. (2018). Beyond “lots of hugs and kisses”: Expressions of parental love from parents and their young children in two-parent, financially stable families. Family Process, 57, 737–751.

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement