Kelly Vinehout PsyD RN DBT-LBC, Psychologist in Woodstock, Illinois, 60098

Kelly Vinehout


Kelly Vinehout


Professions: Nurse, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist
Secondary Credential: Registed Professional Nurse - 041199291
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliance PPO
  • Anthem
  • APWU
  • Beacon
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • TRICARE Non-Network Provider
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care-Oxford
  • ValueOptions
Evening Availability


1090 McConnell Rd
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
13508 Julie Drive
Poplar Grove, Illinois 61065

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is genuine, supportive, and solution-focused. I've been told that my basic nature is one of teacher as well as healer, and I integrate a lot of teaching into therapy, in a manner that builds on the strengths you already have. I understand that therapy is a significant investment of time, emotional, and financial resources. I respect the effort you are making. My aim is to to help you define your goals and accomplish them in a manner that improves your quality of life and decreases suffering. I am a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician.

More Info About My Practice

Most of us learned ways to manage challenges that worked at one time. Often, life then presents new challenges or new settings in which our old tools don't work as well as we want.
Transformation Behavioral Health is a group practice that specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We also have programs for Addictions Recovery and anxiety management. We have been offering a comprehensive DBT program since 2006. Our programs and services focus on teaching new ways to handle challenges. DBT involves being Mindful in the moment, monitoring thoughts that contribute to negative moods, and learning different ways to respond to people and situations that lead to feeling more in control and balanced. DBT teaches us to tolerate and manage our emotions, and express them in ways that our more likely to improve relationships.

We are in-network with BCBS PPO insurance, Blue Choice, Medicare, Cigna, Aetna, and some others. There are many new insurance companies. Please call your insurance to find out if we are in-network with your type of insurance and plan. We are not able to accept Medicaid. Call Kelly or Sherry to schedule an appointment with any of the clinicians at Transformation Behavioral Health.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help you to manage stress, emotional and physical pain, intense emotions, relationships, and challenging people in your life. Therapy can help improve communication skills so that you are more likely to obtain goals in relationships and in career or work settings. Therapy helps people to come to peace with difficult and/or heartbreaking life situations that cannot be changed. It can help you to put your life in balance and feel content. Please visit our website for much more information about our clinic.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Most people have heard about psychotherapy and likely also have heard jokes and seen media clips of negative portrayals of therapy that are most likely inaccurate. Therapy that works is a collaborative relationship in which you will set goals for yourself and work to achieve these. Much of therapy is about learning options that you didn't have a chance to learn before. It can be a lot of work. You are in control of how much work you want to do, and how quickly. The clinicians at Transformation make a commitment to be there to guide and support you on your journey.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • American Sign Language

Groups I Work With

    In addition to client concerns listed below, we also specialize in treatment of persons who are Deaf Hard of Hearing, and those who struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder and disorders of emotion regulation. We are certified DBT therapists and have offered a comprehensive DBT program since 2006.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Disability
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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