Maureen R Kelly

Therapist in Illinois

Education

School: MSW, University of Michigan

Year Graduated: 1979

License: Illinois / 149-002316

Who I Serve

Most of us seek help when the ways we have learned to cope are no longer working and we are in pain. Some strategies for survival -- like using alcohol or other drugs to manage moods, or keeping silent when one needs to speak -- may have been needed earlier in life but in adulthood are no longer effective. Working to change is hard, and I believe a therapist needs to be attentive, accepting, and curious to help clients untangle their struggles. It's important to really hear someone's story fully, to listen hard and well and help make sense of it, and then helping them imagine new ways of being. My approach is psychodynamic and relational, and I sometimes use stories and poetry to help understanding. I have over 35 years experience, and was the director of the nonprofit Cathedral Counseling Center. I've done individual, couple and group therapy with a specialty in mood, relationship, and addictive disorders, and believe in building on strengths. I know starting therapy is a vulnerable t

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53 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1228 Chicago, IL 60604

53 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1228 Chicago, IL 60604