Kelly Sawin


Kelly Sawin


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178014962
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United
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Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


3257 N Sheffield Ave #118
Chicago, Illinois 60657

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My Approach to Helping

Scheduling that first therapy session can be the hardest part. Getting started is half the battle. Perhaps you’ve struggled with therapy in the past or, maybe it’s your first time, and you’re nervous or anxious about what to expect. I’m here to help you navigate through those feelings and help turn the therapeutic process into one that you’ll enjoy. I believe that each client is unique and enter each session with an open-mind and willingness to meet you where you’re at. I believe that you’re the expert when it comes to your own life experiences and am here to provide the strategies and tools you need to help you help yourself.

Do you often feel weighted down by symptoms of anxiety or depression? Are you dealing with life transitions such as starting or ending a relationship, getting married, getting divorced, having or adopting a child, starting a new job, attending school, experiencing significant financial gain or loss, buying or selling a home, health issues, moving andor loss or death? Feeling stressed and just need someone to talk to? These are all areas that I have experience in and I would love to work with you to help you accomplish your goals.

As a therapist, I have worked in residential and private practice settings and helped individuals and couples develop knowledge and skills to feel better about their abilities to handle difficult situations. This knowledge and these skills are taught using a variety of methods. Are you a visual learner? Let’s draw it out! Do you like playing games? Let’s create and play. Articles and worksheets more your style? My library is full! We’ll work together to find what’s best for you.

In between long walks with my rescue dog, Sophie, I offer a flexible schedule to best meet your needs. Let’s create a plan to get you back on track to where you want to be. Contact me today to learn more about my services and to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you and starting an adventure towards healing.

More Info About My Practice

My schedule is as follows:
M: 4:00-9:00pm
T: 4:00-9:00pm
W: 1:00-6:00pm
F: 9:00-2:00pm
Sat: 9:00-2:00pm

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

Anxiety, depression, worklife balance, relationship issues, substance use disorders, low self-esteemself-worth, life transitions.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What do I love most about being a psychotherapist? Seeing you change for the better as we work together to accomplish your goals, one by one. Change doesn't happen overnight but I truly believe that, if you're ready and willing to put in the work and trust the process, it can happen. And, when it does? The results are everything.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Many individuals are hesitant about going to therapy after they've had a negative therapy experience. I promise that not all therapists are the same. Don't let one bad apple ruin any possible growth that is waiting to happen. Am I saying that I'm the best therapist for you? No, not at all. But, let's see if I can help change your experience. And, if it turns out that I"m not right for you? I'm happy to provide referrals because, at the end of the day, I want you to receive the best care by whatever means possible.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I provide adult individual and couples counseling.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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