I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my masters degree at the Jane Addams Graduate School of Social Work in Chicago, and my LCSW license in 1990, after taking the first clinical exam ever offered. I have extensive experience working with many different age levels. My post graduate training includes the basic principles of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) with Dr. Albert Ellis. I am selective about this style of therapy but also am eclectic about using different techniques such as mindfulness exercises. I have worked extensively counseling children and teenagers troubled with Asperger's Disorder, ADHD, depression, and impulse disorders. My work with adults has included counseling for adult ADHD, career coaching, depression/anxiety and parenting skills, as well as couples counseling. I generally see clients M-F 12 upto 8 PM.
Currently, I have a keen interest in working with tennis and golf competitors on the mental side of their sport.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Divorce and Separation, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
IL LCSW 149-000078
I had 1 session, I know what I like in a counselor and Ken has given me the confidence I found a great one! I had to stop using my previous counselor due to our schedules no longer lining up. I have a great feeling about Ken
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Kenneth is an absolute pleasure to work with
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd
Though we have only had one session thus far, Kenneth has been great. Looking forward to continuing to work with him.
Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem