Maureen R Kelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(773) 802-2168

Maureen R Kelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1228
Chicago, IL 60604
(773) 802-2168

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Maureen R Kelly is not currently accepting new clients.
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 time, and I respect the client's pace, trusting their wisdom about what is most important. With skilled listening, I help clients find a more authentic voice to better express themselves in relationships and the world. Therapy can lead to greater understanding of self and others and renewed resilience and hope.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 42 Years
  • License: Illinois / 149.002316
  • School: MSW, University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1979

Maureen R Kelly's Groups

Literature and Empathic Understanding

I am starting a monthly clinical consultation group that will use poetry and memoir to help participants better understand and describe clients' and their own subjective experience. We will meet at a Lincoln Park location with parking, beginning November 2, from 1:30 to 3:00. An initial commitment of 6 months is requested.

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Location

53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1228
Chicago, IL 60604
(773) 802-2168
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties:
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 2 Jun 2021
Maureen R Kelly, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Maureen R Kelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW