Kayla McGill

MA, LCPC

Kayla McGill

MA, LCPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180011591
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Offices

6912 Main Street Suite 30
Ste 30
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516

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My Approach to Helping

Kayla believes difficulties with an individual are the most challenging to confront and overcome. Each client is treated as a unique individual and is met where he or she is in therapy when working with Kayla. Clients are evaluated in regards to their current concerns, where they have been, where they would like to go and what they are willing to do to get there. A trusting relationship in which the client feels emotionally and psychologically safe is essential to venture out of comfort zones. Kayla strives to create this environment and provide therapeutic support to guide individuals in achieving a greater level of happiness, peace and satisfaction in life.

Through years of practice, Kayla has acquired significant experience in working with adolescents diagnosed Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, ADD, PTSD, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Self-Harm and Addiction. Kayla has practiced Trauma Informed Individual and Group Therapy in the city of Chicago with inner-city adolescents and young adults. Kayla also has significant experience working IEPs and school districts providing accommodations for students with special emotional, behavioral or learning needs.

Kayla earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Governors State University. Additionally, Kayla completed additional graduate work at Iowa State University in neuropsychology and behavioral neurology. Kayla has also completed additional training in Trauma-Informed Therapy through Governors State University. Kayla is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

More Info About My Practice

KB Counseling provides a calm, safe, nurturing environment for people to receive emotional support and guidance.

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

Youth Social Skills Group
October 17 - December 5

As schools are taking safety precautions in reaction to COVID19, students are sacrificing daily peer in-person interaction. Critical social skills are developed during this time for middle and high school students - sign up for the Youth Social Skills Group to encourage continuation of this development during this pandemic!


? CDC Guidelines Enforced for Safety
? Weekend Meeting Time (TBD)
? Positive, Effective Communication Skills
? Reduce Social Anxiety
? Increase Social Confidence and Self-Esteem
? Fun, Caring, Nurturing Environment for Social Skill Practice and Development

Limited open spots, contact soon!

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, my expertise is in treating adolescents and young adults. I have worked extensively with families and school districts when students require accommodations for emotional, behavioral, or learning difficulties. Many of my school-aged clients are on the autism spectrum. My experience also includes treating those who suffer from anxiety, depression, unstable mood, stress management, and addiction.

    I believe each client is unique. It is important to meet each person where they are in therapy and to understand his or her own personal story. My priority is to provide a positive, open, accepting, and safe place for clients to confront challenges. I use positive psychology, mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and trauma-informed psychotherapy to foster growth.

    I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Governors State University. Elective coursework was completed in the following fields: Behavioral Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Trauma-Informed care.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Forgiveness
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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