Kathleen R. Brennan, LCPC

Kathleen R. Brennan, LCPC

Professions: Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180007611
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22203
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Office 1
3139 N Lincoln Ave
Suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60657 - United States
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Life challenges can arise at any moment. Facing those challenges alone can be daunting and overwhelming. Therapy is a place for people to share their experience, create understanding and move beyond. I am confident in peoples' ability to walk through the hard stuff, access strengths and create the change that makes life better. Whether it be ongoing stress, life change and transition, grief, loss or past or recent trauma, I meet clients in a relational context that supports each person's unique set of life experiences.

I am a relational psychodynamic therapist and integrate evidenced-based therapies when helpful. I am EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) certified and can incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), meditation, and journaling.

People can expect an individualized plan that will engage their own talents and abilities to support desired goals and strengthen and create new muscle. I only incorporate other therapies when people are interested and think it would be useful. I am available by phone or email to answer any questions or set up an initial appointment.

Email or Call Kathleen R. Brennan, LCPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22203

More Info About My Practice

Session are 60 minutes at a rate of $150. I am in network with BCBS PPO. If you would like to work with me and are out-of-network, I do provide necessary billing documentation for you to provide your insurance company.

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How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

In those times of struggle and adversity, I was unaware that those experiences would eventually be transformative and positively impact my work as a therapist. As a result, I understand that there are no set rules, timeline or limit to encountering the hard things that life can bring. I believe that clients need to be seen, heard and understood and have a place to speak to their personal experience around whatever they are facing. I hold hope for every person and have deeper compassion and empathy for what people are going through.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I think it takes strength to go to therapy!

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adults, adults, college/graduate school students, life transitioners, people experiencing chronic stress, past childhood loss, adult grief and loss, abuse survivors, trauma survivors, adult children of alcoholics, working professionals

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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