Kelli  Fitzgerald

Kelli Fitzgerald

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in North Side practice (updated December 03, 2019)


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 grounded in the principles of brief psychodynamic therapy. This insight-oriented approach prioritizes sustained focused attention on the client’s experience. Powerful and enduring change can happen when clients bring hope and commitment to the work.

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!


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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (55min)

Therapist's note

Kelli can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

North Side practice

1300 West Belmont Avenue

#400-C

Chicago, IL 60657

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

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