Hello all! My name is Paul Kelvington and I am a licensed psychotherapist in Illinois with 12 years of professional experience in private practice. Prior to entering private practice I worked in two major hospital systems in their psychiatric units, and gained much experiences in dealing with real-time mental health issues. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse work and managing grief and loss. I also have experience with working with issues regarding motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I TRULY believe that you are the expert of your story and have the power to make positive change. I can help you find the strengths that will assist you in overcoming the challenges you're facing. It takes incredible courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards those changes can seem like an enormous challenge. I'm here to support & empower you on your path, and promise a safe, non-judgmental, and open listening environment for you to make the changes that will ultimately better your life. .
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.015592
Paul is amazing! I tried 2 others on BetterHelp but they didn’t work out due to my weird and erratic work schedule. Paul assured me that it wouldn’t be an issue and he kept his word. This 3rd time around has been the one to keep me on the app and on the therapy ball. Thank you Paul!
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I couldn’t picture myself finding a more perfect therapist for my needs than Paul. He’s relatable, listens all the time, set healthy boundaries so we can communicate cleanly, effective, and most important, respectful and a true professional.
Paul is the therapist I prayed for years ago and his methods are effective and efficient. I cant thank him enough.
If you’re reading this, TAKE THE LEAP of faith with Paul
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Paul meets you where you are with no judgment and has guided me to grow. Highly recommended
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Great therapist, really listened and helped me get through a few issues i was struggling in with life. 10/10 would recommend Paul to anyone struggling.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Paul is a genuine, empathetic, patient & insightful professional. He listens and asks thoughtful questions to help me self-reflect on aspects in my life that were deeply hidden and I’m in a much better place than when I started our sessions. Truly thankful for his time and guidance!
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Very Happy To Be Working With Paul!!
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues