Kathy Smith

MS, LPC

Kathy Smith

MS, LPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Alliance
  • Healthlink
  • Humana
  • MHNet
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • ValueOptions
Evening Availability

Offices

1717 North Naper Boulevard
Suite 109
Naperville, Illinois 60563
1790 Nations Drive
Suite 214
Gurnee, Illinois 60031

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My Approach to Helping

My career in the mental health field began with graduate studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I earned a certificate in trauma-focused behavioral therapy. I completed my master?s degree in clinical psychology at Benedictine University. I am a member of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach and the Illinois Counseling Association.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is grounded in positive, humanistic values that encourage personal growth and healing with a variety of treatment modalities. I believe each client deserves the most effective treatment tailored to their unique personality and circumstances. Many different issues can be addressed in counseling sessions, and may be appropriate for short-term solution-focused techniques, time-limited cognitive behavioral strategies, narrative therapy, skill-building exercises from the dialectical behavior therapy approach, or long-term supportive psychotherapy. If you are thinking about beginning the inner quest of counseling, I am here to walk with you on your journey.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I offer mental health services for a wide variety of issues and concerns. I am qualified to treat attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), anxiety, addiction, Alzheimer?s anger management, academic underachievement, alcohol abuse, adoption issues, autism, Asperger?s syndrome, antisocial personality, borderline personality, bipolar issues, behavioral issues, chronic impulsivity, chronic pain or illness, child and adolescent issues, codependency, chronic relapse, divorce issues, developmental challenges, domestic violence, domestic abuse, dual diagnosis, drug abuse, eating issues, entitlement, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, gambling issues, internet addiction, infertility, learning issues, life challenges, mental retardation, narcissistic personality, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), obesity, oppositional defiance, peer relationship challenges, parenting issues, self-harming behavior, self-esteem issues, sexual addiction, sexual abuse, sleep issues, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, trauma-related issues, teen violence, video game addiction, and weight loss challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

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