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I’m Emily Kitchen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been providing mental health counseling for five years in different capacities. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of shame, guilt, and fear can bring life-altering results. I specialize in working with adult individuals with perinatal/ postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD; fertility and pregnancy challenges; adjustment to parenthood; generalized anxiety disorder; and depression. I love working with parents and helping you feel like a more confident and present parent, partner and friend. I am a member of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and certified with their Maternal Mental Health Certificate (PMH-C). All of my sessions are via Zoom so it is accessible and where you feel most comfortable. I only serve clients who reside in the state of Illinois (license #149.021850) and Indiana (#34009674A). I also provide walking therapy as a service if in proximity to my virtual office.

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** As of March 2023, I will no longer be taking new clients due to maternity leave scheduled for this summer. I will resume taking clients in the late fall. If you need help with referrals please let me know.

My background is I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Masters in Social Work and my undergrad at Indiana University in Nonprofit Management. I reside in an Indianapolis suburb with my husband, “pandemic” toddler and dog. I recently moved from Chicago and enjoying being back as a Hoosier. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, trying new foods and places, traveling, practicing yoga and playing tennis.

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If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with someone that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and help with coping strategies. Book an appointment today and see what I can do for you. 
At this time I only accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS PPO), Cigna & United Healthcare insurance. If out of pocket then the cost is $130/ session. I provide sliding scale for those who qualify based on income if slots are available. I do this to make it reasonable for anyone to afford mental health services.

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Emily is kind and comfortable to work with. She helps me out things into perspective, gives me tools, and a space to talk things out. -KA

Emily is a smart and compassionate counselor. She provides a comfortable space for expressing myself by listening, validating, and advising. I feel confident in her abilities because she always provides great strategies and resources to help tackle the issues at hand. I feel as though I have made great progress with her help throughout our time together. -HE

Emily has been extremely helpful while offering support. She is timely in her responses to me and gives me resources to try. Appreciate all of her help! - KR

Emily gives me the space to vent and process things and for that I am very grateful. -SU

Emily has helped me greatly in a short time! Looking forward to my continued journey with her help as I continue to grow and work on my boundary setting! -KA

She has been very helpful and given me a lot of tools to help me cope with my anxiety. - MA

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Whether you’ve been in therapy before or it’s your first time I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today by email or phone to learn more and book a session.

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