About Us

ABBIE KELLEY, MA, LCPC  (Director)

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

For over twelve years Abbie has worked with kids/teens, young adults and families.  She is passionate about her work and enjoys empowering clients to see real changes in their lives.  Whether its helping clients decrease problematic symptoms or adjust to life changes, Abbie works together with her clients to define the course of treatment.  Abbie helps clients build off of their existing strengths and incorporate new skills to better manage their struggles. She is an interactive, solution-focused therapist.  Abbie integrates a variety of techniques to provide support and practical feedback in order to effectively assist clients with overcoming personal life challenges.  Abbie readily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and strength-based approaches to treatment.

Abbie received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Illinois and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Abbie works with clients who struggle with a variety of symptoms including, anxiety, depression, career exploration, stressors with emerging adulthood, emotional struggles, behavioral concerns, ADHD, body image, self esteem and overall adjustment to life stressors.  She has also assisted parents with children who struggle with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder, LD, and other behavioral concerns. Abbie is skilled at creating an environment in which children and families feel comfortable and supported.

REBECCA COHEN, MSW, LCSW

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

Rebecca is passionate about working with her clients to explore new and more helpful means to navigate through life.  For seven years she has worked in different types of positions and locations providing clinical treatment. She utilizes a collaborative, strengths-based approach when working with clients in order to provide them with concrete skills and tools they can utilize both within and outside of therapy. Rebecca readily utilizes CBT approaches when working with clients of all ages.  Rebecca has been trained in Multi-Dimensional family therapy, a model that works within multiple systems in order to strengthen attachment and communication between parents and teens.  Rebecca is also versed in a wide array of modalities aimed to help young children process their feelings and experiences through dyadic play.

Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rebecca has experience in a range of different areas including, trauma, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder, relationship difficulties, attachment and self-esteem.  She has experience working within school systems, home environments, residential and outpatient settings. She has also assisted parents, teachers and caregivers to implement effective parenting approaches for children struggling with oppositional behaviors.  Rebecca emphasizes the relational aspect of therapy in order to provide an environment that feels safe and supportive for each person.

 

NATALIE GOLDSTEIN, MA, LCPC

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

Natalie is dedicated to helping her clients gain a deeper sense of self and learn effective means to cope with the challenges that they face.   She believes that a trusting, collaborative therapeutic relationship can facilitate healing and allow for meaningful, sustainable change to take place.

Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Natalie has experience in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, career identity, college transitions, managing stressors, eating disorders, ADHD, self-esteem, grief/loss, life transitions, and relationship difficulties.  Natalie’s approach is integrative and strengths-based, and she draws from psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapy models.

 

LAUREN PLUSH, M.Ed, LCPC

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

Lauren believes in a collaborative approach to therapy and her style is grounded in positivity and empathy while offering direct support and feedback to clients who are struggling with a variety of stressors. Her approach is to assist clients and families to identify their strengths and incorporate interventions to reduce their presenting concerns. Lauren actively integrates creative interventions and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, a strengths based approach, mindfulness and play therapy. Lauren is also trained in theraplay techniques which helps children and parents build and enhance attachment, self-esteem, trust in others and joyful engagement.

Lauren received a Bachelor’s Degree at Elon University in North Carolina and her Masters of Education, in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago.

Lauren’s clinical experience includes outpatient settings, inpatient settings and residential treatment. She has worked with a large range of diagnoses and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders, self-esteem, grief/loss and psychosis.