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
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum/United Health Care
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Weekend Availability
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Offices

350 Houbolt Road
#212
Joliet, Illinois 60431

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My Approach to Helping

Kayla McGill is a licensed clinical professional counselor providing trauma-informed and individualized psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Common disorders and emotional concerns treated by this clinician include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, life transitions, autism, stress management, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Kayla provides treatment approaches that are specialized for each particular individual. While diagnoses are effective in providing a general concept of an individual's suffering, focus is geared towards specific symptoms to more effectively improve quality of life and functioning.

Ms. McGill has gained professional experience through non profit organizations within the city of Chicago and suburbs. Experience here included working with underprivileged youth in the DCFS system, wards of the state, and directly through the school system. These positions allowed this clinician to gain experience working in the inner city, the judicial system, and advocating through IEPs and other appropriate learning accommodations. In recent years, Kayla has worked more extensively with adults and adolescents through private practice addressing a variety of issues prevalent in our society.

Along with professional experience, Kayla graduated Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Governors State University with a Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology. Ms. McGill elected to focus study in the neurosciences and holds a strong background in neuropsychology and trauma-focused therapy. Extracurricular work was completed through research in psycholinguistics and social psychology lab research at Iowa State University.

Aside from the sumptuous and complicated terminology, Kayla is a client-centered clinician who holds sincere and genuine empathy for others. She views all her clients with respect and admiration for the struggles they have experienced as well as the hope and willingness they show to help themselves through therapy. This journey and change can feel uncomfortable and scary but can also provide immense relief, growth, and strength. Kayla genuinely desires to hear each client's individual story, discover where they have been, and help guide them to get to where they want to be.

More Info About My Practice

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

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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