Kelli  Fitzgerald
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Kelli Fitzgerald

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois Accepting Online
North Side Waitlist In-person

Kelli offers therapy for clients seeking traditional therapy and short term or "as needed" support for those seeking occasional therapy. She also provides performance /career related assistance.

Updated October 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Performance stress
  • Attachment
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Caretakers

Professional statement

Kelli Fitzgerald is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Her practice provides psychotherapy to adults seeking supportive individual counseling. She has experience with anxiety, depression, religion and spirituality, performance stress, and attachment issues. Her practice is open to individuals of all religious and cultural backgrounds.

Kelli believes that meaningful work can be achieved in months rather than years, without sacrificing depth. Her practice is driven by a passionate pursuit of emerging methods that leverage hard research toward positive outcomes. Enduring transformational change is more predictable now than at any time in recent history and the way forward can begin at session one.

She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Master’s of Social Work from the Smith College, School of Social Work. Her office is conveniently located a few blocks from the Belmont stop via the Brown, Purple and Red lines.


Message to clients

In therapy, positive outcomes are highly associated with the relationship between client and therapist. When this collaboration is sturdy- it becomes a tool in and of itself. Even in short term work, there is so much that is possible!

I believe the best thing a therapist can do is to openly share the tools and methods of the trade with anyone seeking improvements in their functioning. You can learn to get "unstuck" and you can learn how to live with greater emotional flexibility and more choice in your responses to life. You can learn to increase your experience of congruence and decrease fixation on parts conflict (a thing our biology predisposes us to).

My most rewarding experiences in mental health have involved helping people discover how to feel better and even how to feel really good on their own. As this happens therapy naturally shifts into an easy 'as needed' relationship- a tool that can be picked up and set down as a client sees fit. The plasticity of the brain offers astonishing options to anyone willing to find their way to it. Even as our biology skews toward not feeling great it holds this wellspring of resource. Accessing this wellspring is the therapeutic task. I love my work!


Specialties

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

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

Performance stress - Anxiety related to judgement or evaluations of one's skills or abilities

Attachment - Challenges related to developing or sustaining meaningful social bonds

Spirituality and religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Caretakers - Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and tired related to caring for a loved one; dfficulty relaxing, poor sleep, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Kelli Fitzgerald is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Tricare
  • GEHA health insurance


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Initial session: $175 (55min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

North Side practice
1300 West Belmont Avenue, #400-C, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Group Private Practice, 2013 - 2017

Smith College, MSW, 2013
University of Michigan, BA, 1995


Languages

English