Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Vernon Hills, IL

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Kellie Swoboda, LPC

Kellie Swoboda, LPC | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self-Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Specialties: Including but not limited to Child, Teen/Adolescent, Adult, Individual, Family Therapy, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Career Counseling, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Sexual Identity, Grief and Loss and Self-Esteem Issues

Kellie views the therapeutic relationship to be central to her work. She strives to create a safe space for her clients to work collaboratively toward their goals. She employs a strength-based approach to therapy, helping clients to recognize their strengths and abilities, therefore setting and achieving realistic goals. She recognizes the therapy process to be different for every client and works to tailor each session to the individual. She understands that therapy can feel uncomfortable and awkward at times and encourages clients to move at a pace that feels comfortable to them.

Kellie views each client that walks into her office as a unique individual and treats them as such, adapting a multi-faceted theoretical approach to therapy. Depending on the individual’s current needs, she utilizes approaches and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Art and Play Therapy.

Kellie is a licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University and a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology from Illinois State University. She has experience working with a variety of clients of all ages in inpatient, outpatient, experiential, and behavioral mental health settings. In her free time, Kellie enjoys spending time with loved ones and being active outdoors.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards
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175 E Hawthorn Parkway
Suite 235