She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 5 years
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