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  • KELLY BEYER, LPC

    What makes me different:
    My goal is to facilitate a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable in order to challenge and/or gain insight and self-actualization of themselves.

     

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    Ages I work with:

    • Teens
    • Adults

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Aetna PPO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • United Healthcare (Shared Services, UMR, GEHA)
    • Self-Pay Rate
    • Out of Network Insurance Benefits

    Locations:

    • Wheaton (In-Person)
    • Naperville (In-Person)
    • Virtual

    About Me:

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Education: BA of Psychology (Focus in Forensic Psychology/Minor in Criminal Justice), 2015

    Education: Masters of Clinical Counseling, Lewis University, 2021

    Focus:

    I use my knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy Techniques to address trauma, LGBTQIA+ Topics, and to help support family members of First Responders and Active/Retired Military Personnel.

    Favorite Quote:

    “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” Mr. Fred Rogers

    How I Help my Clients:

    I characterize myself as attentive, integrous, and personable.  Outside of counseling I am a Broadway junkie, musicals and plays alike, submerging into a story for 3 hours.

    My professional background as a military veteran and retired police officer revolved around working with people at various stages of their lives and similarities and/or differences from me. I graduated with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in children and adolescents. This concentration was to help build my understanding of childhood traumas as I completed my internship working in foster care. This experience will help me help my adult clients navigate through unprocessed traumas, thoughts and/or issues that may have first presented in childhood. My specialties/certifications included working with adults, the juvenile population and being part of the Crisis Intervention Team for my community and surrounding communities. I also am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  This experience has given me the ability to connect through different aspects, allowing me to have an empathetic ear, without judgement with a vast array of people different or similar to me. Culture is an important aspect to working with clients and culture is not exclusive to nationality/ethnicity. We are all part of several subcultures in our individual lives which require understanding, I can provide the understanding needed in various cultures. My counseling style would be best described as a use of a combination of therapeutic methods tailored to the needs of the client, what will be beneficial for one client will not always be right for another. I am not the expert in the room, my client is, that understanding allows me to establish a safe environment for my clients to steer the session that will best benefit them to process through their thoughts, issues, and concerns important to them.

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    Proud Member of the following organization(s):

    Lewis University Counselors for Social Justice

    Certified Clinical Trauma Professional