Kellie SwobodaSpecialties: Child, Teen/Adolescent, Adult, Individual, Family Therapy, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Career Counseling, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Sexual Identity, Grief and Loss and Self-Esteem Issues Credentials: LPC, NCC Languages: English Experience: 5 years Telephone: 847-868-3435 Address: 175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235 Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Kellie views the therapeutic relationship to be central to her work. She strives to create a safe space for her clients to work collaboratively toward their goals. She employs a strength-based approach to therapy, helping clients to recognize their strengths and abilities, therefore setting and achieving realistic goals. She recognizes the therapy process to be different for every client and works to tailor each session to the individual. She understands that therapy can feel uncomfortable and awkward at times and encourages clients to move at a pace that feels comfortable to them.
Kellie views each client that walks into her office as a unique individual and treats them as such, adapting a multi-faceted theoretical approach to therapy. Depending on the individual’s current needs, she utilizes approaches and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Art and Play Therapy.