I am a clinical mental health counselor working full time here at Betterhelp. I previously worked at a non-for-profit agency that provides services to children and families involved in foster care. I had been with this organization for a little over 2.5 years and am still passionate about that field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns like trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, BPD, bipolar disorder, relationship and attachment issues, parenting struggles, and struggles with motivation.
My counseling style is laid back, interactive, and warm. I want individuals to have a safe space to take off their mask and relax into who they are during our time together. I treat my clients with respect and compassion. I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques, person-centered, and a psychodynamic approach. Also, since I have worked with individuals who have experienced physical and emotional trauma, I am trained with a trauma-informed approach that I use in many areas of my life. Many of my clients also enjoy doing art therapy with me! I am told I have an approach that is comfortable, unique, and effective. I tailor treatment to YOUR individual needs. We collaborate together and I will help you gain insight and healing during our time together.
Seeking counseling is the first step (and not always an easy one -kudos!) and I am so excited to know you are here to do the work and take steps towards inner personal freedom and a happier, healthier you. If you are ready to take that step, let's walk the path together.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.013257
Keilyn really makes me feel understood and she helps me understand myself better too.
Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Keilyn for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Keilyn is an excellent listener and I appreciate her practical advice on ways I can communicate better in all of my relationships.
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Keilyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Keilyn Goatley is very understanding and compassionate I have confidence speaking with and my anxiety level tends to decrease.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Keilyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue
KG is awesome! I have made so much progress in one year of meetings with her. She is amazing as a therapist and has been invaluable to my betterment and healing.
Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Keilyn for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I didn’t work with her for long, as I was dealing with some Existential and Philosophical issues beyond her levels of expertise. She handled this perfectly however, recommending someone she believed was best for me. She was kind, honest, upfront, and couldn’t have been better.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Keilyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd
I'm very happy with Keilyn, I feel understood and heard and she is there to help me get through some difficult situations. It's also very interesting to hear her take on things because sometimes I didn't see what she saw in the same story. Thank you!
Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Keilyn for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes