Emily Kitchen, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Emily  Kitchen
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Emily Kitchen

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois, Indiana Accepting Online
Updated May 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Women's issues
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Emily Kitchen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) utilizing virtual therapy in the state of Illinois and Indiana. She works with individuals and adults of all ages. Many of Emily’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, maternal mental health and trauma. Emily specializes and is particularly passionate about serving those who are pregnant, new parents or transitioning to co-parenting. She has advanced training in the area of perinatal mental health (PMH-C).

Emily is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based approach and mindfulness, in which she examines thoughts, triggers, beliefs, and behaviors to better understand what is or isn't working for you, and helps to shift them to healthier habits and routines. In session, Emily focuses on exploring strategies to help cope through difficult situations with grounding methods and mindfulness techniques. These approaches support clients to feel validated and heard as well as more present and relaxed in and outside of sessions.

Emily's style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and patient. When clients first start therapy, she will work to understand where you are at currently within your support system, your coping mechanisms, and your goals in therapy in a pace that you are comfortable with.

Emily received their MSW from University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her certificate from Postpartum Support International (PSI). She is a PSI coordinator in Indiana to help women/men find resources and support. She is a survivor of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder and wants to help other parents with getting the support they need. Outside of private practice, she enjoys spending time with her family including her young daughter, playing with her dog, and being outdoors. Emily offers remote therapy sessions only at this time due to the pandemic however has offered walking therapy as an option for clients.


Message to clients

We have been through a collective trauma the last couple of years with the pandemic, so if you've been considering therapy for awhile now is the time to give yourself that one hour a week for yourself to talk to someone about any difficulties you've been struggling with, the important things in your life and things you'd like to improve on. I believe everyone would benefit to having therapy at some point in their life. I am here as a guide to help you through the big feelings you may be having and to let you know that you're not alone. I am not ashamed to say that I have been through postpartum anxiety and depression and I want to let others know that there is support out there and you don't have to figure it out on your own. I hope I can be a good fit for you as a therapist and if not, I hope you will find someone that you can feel comfortable with and connect with to better yourself.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-4pm
  • Tue 8am-4pm
  • Wed 8am-4pm
  • Thu 8am-4pm
  • Fri 8am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-4pm
  • Tue 8am-4pm
  • Wed 8am-4pm
  • Thu 8am-4pm
  • Fri 8am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Emily Kitchen Therapy, Psychotherapist , 2021 - Present
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Care Manager, 2018 - 2020
Fresenius Dialysis , Social Worker, 2017 - 2018

University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Social Work, 2017


Licensure

Illinois: 149.021850

Indiana: TS0000459


Languages

English