Our practice is centered on working with children, teens, college students, and adults. Treatment begins with a phone consultation to explore your intentions for treatment and to schedule an initial session. During the initial session, we also discuss goals for treatment, as broad or as specific as you prefer.

JESSICA BOWEN, MSW, LCSW

Contact: Jessica@amkcounseling.com or 312-502-1736

I work with all age groups. My experience range includes postpartum depression, premature infants, infant mental health, child development, attachment, self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, divorce, grief/loss, and life transitions. I have experience working within hospital, residential, and outpatient settings. In a warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space, I readily support the parent-child/parent-infant relationship via assessment, intervention and consultation using a child/infant mental health framework. I implement a relationship-based approach to support and mentor clients while strengthening attachment, understanding, and communication between parents and children. Additionally, I am versed in a wide array of modalities focused on helping young children better process their feelings and engage in the world through play.

I am motivated to help clients make meaningful changes through a strength-based approach using a variety of methods to identify counterproductive patterns and to address maladaptive behaviors. Over the course of treatment, we explore these patterns and behaviors and replace them with new strategies and skills that better serve the client. I draw from psychodynamic, narrative, emotionally focused, CBT and mindfulness-based models.

Treatment begins with a phone consultation to explore your intentions for treatment and to schedule an initial session. During the initial session, we also discuss goals for treatment, as broad or as specific as you prefer.

SAMANTHA HUSTON, MS, LCPC

Contact: Samantha@AMKCounseling.com or 312-292-0891

I have extensive experience working with young children, teens, adults, and families. My practice focuses on supporting and empowering clients coping with depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, addiction issues, eating disorders, divorce, and trauma. I use a client-centered approach to provide a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere in which clients can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, images, and beliefs—conscious or unconscious — which may prevent them from reaching their full potential. I excel at infusing the counseling process with creativity, imagination, and humor along with using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions to help my clients meet their goals. Along with a client-centered approach, I incorporate CBT, DBT, family systems and creative modalities to guide treatment.  I am passionate about my work and I strive to create an empowering space to challenge the way you relate to yourself, others and the world around you.

Treatment begins with a phone consultation to explore your intentions for treatment and to schedule an initial session. During the initial session, we also discuss goals for treatment, as broad or as specific as you prefer.

ABBIE KELLEY, MA, LCPC (Director)

Contact: Abbie@AMKCounseling.com or 312-485-3669

I have worked with clients of all ages, including kids and teens, young professionals, and adults.  My areas of specialty include: social anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, self-esteem, relationships, career and academic exploration, and other stressors.  In a supportive and compassionate environment, I work in partnership with my clients to reduce symptoms and to make sustainable changes that improve overall quality of life. Although I primarily focus on CBT, narrative therapy and mindfulness approaches to drive goals for treatment, I am also skilled in exposure and response prevention therapy. I love my work and my hope is that our sessions can be an empowering place to change the way you relate to yourself, others and the world around you.

I am the author of the Grit Up Series.  The Grit Up Series includes 8 books and a full curriculum to help children develop the social-emotional skills needed to be successful and well adjusted. This series is geared towards children in grades 1st-4th. It is user-friendly for educators, parents and community organizations.

I also offer individual supervision to professionals.  You may contact me directly or at info@amkcounseling.com for more about these services.

 

OLIVIA KENNY, MA, LPC

Contact:  Olivia@AMKCounseling.com or 312-438-3135

I have always felt as though I have a calling to help children, teens and adults overcome the struggles life presents.  This has led me to pursue my career in the Counseling field.  Utilizing my gift of being healer and helping others discover tools to live their best life has always been a role I have been proud to undertake.  Many of the clients I have worked with cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ADHD, relationships, and parenting skills.  I primarily use a holistic approach, centering on Psychodynamic Therapy for individuals and families.  I also have experience with a variety of empowerment services including life coaching, parent coaching, behavior-based counseling, anger management, and domestic violence counseling.  My goal as a Counselor is to ultimately help clients live a more productive, satisfying life.

Treatment begins with a phone consultation to explore your intentions for treatment and to schedule an initial session. During the initial session, we also discuss goals for treatment, as broad or as specific as you prefer.

EMILY KIDD, Ed.S., LCPC

Contact:  Emily@AMKCounseling.com or 312-995-0391

I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and family systems.  My background includes providing therapeutic services in schools, community, child welfare, and private practice settings.  My practice focuses on assisting clients who experience trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, life transitions, and relationship concerns.  I use a client-centered approach to create a welcoming and comfortable environment in which clients of all ages can feel safe and supported.  Throughout the therapeutic process, I collaborate with clients to develop individualized treatment goals specific to their wants and needs.  I am passionate about helping my clients develop the skills and confidence they need to live more authentic and fulfilling lives.  Within family systems, I am motivated to help children/teens and parents work together to improve their communication, relationship, and emotional attunement.  When appropriate, I consult with school professionals to ensure that my clients’ mental health needs are supported in their educational settings.  I draw from a variety of therapeutic models, including CBT, attachment-focused play therapy, DBT, trauma-based therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

Treatment begins with a phone consultation to explore your intentions for treatment and to schedule an initial session. During the initial session, we also discuss goals for treatment, as broad or as specific as you prefer.

 

LAUREN PLUSH, M.Ed, LCPC

Contact: Lauren@AMKCounseling.com or 312-414-9654

My experience as a therapist spans all age groups. The focus of my practice includes anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and other life stressors, but other areas of specialization include: social anxiety, LD, self-esteem, peer relationships, and OCD. I work in partnership with my clients to help improve their quality of life through teaching skills to decrease their symptoms while also increasing their ability to manage challenges. Through attentive listening to my clients, we develop goals based on needs and wants.  In a supportive and compassionate environment, I employ the treatment approaches of CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, and mindfulness. In these ways I am able to supportively challenge my clients. I hope to make therapy an empowering place to change the way clients relate to themselves, others, and the world around them.

Treatment begins with a phone consultation to explore your intentions for treatment and to schedule an initial session. During the initial session, we also discuss goals for treatment, as broad or as specific as you prefer.

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