Steven Kirkilas

(Msw, Lcsw)
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About Me

Hello, my name is Steven Kirkilas. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago. For the past 10 years, I have assisted individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in overcoming their unique struggles. I believe my role is to meet individuals where they are at, nonjudgmentally. My most passionate work is in providing trauma informed care. I am trained in EMDR therapy and enjoy using somatic therapies. I am also passionate about the benefit of mindfulness practice in managing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and many other struggles. Lastly, I believe every person deserves to be understood, please feel welcome.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #169363 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

He's simply the best.

Written by T.R. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

After working with Steven for weeks now. I have become a better person. I was able to overcome PTSD issues, self worth issues, angry and anxiety issues. He is easy to talk to and his therapy methodes have worked amazingly well for me. I highly recommend him.

Written by J.A. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Steven has provided me with strategies that I can immediately use to help with my anxiety. He is very focused on finding the root of my concerns and I feel like every session concludes with me feeling more empowered.

Written by S.Y. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Steven is a great therapist! I am really glad I reached out to Betterhelp.would definitely reccomend it to my friends and family.

Written by C.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Caring, kind, and attentive.

Written by A.L. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

I have always been hesitant to receive therapy, but as I learn how important mental health is to me. I have opened up. Talking with Steven has been amazing! He is a great listener and has really helped me through my stress and anxiety. Steven has offered me more than just one way to deal with my stress and anxiety. After 3 weeks of therapy I already started feeling a heavy rock being lifted off my chest.

Written by D.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Supportive and easy to talk to. Allows you to move at your pace while also facilitating change and reflection. Open and encouraging. Offers many tools and exercises to assist in coping/management.

Written by S.U. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Steven is empathetic, kind, and insightful.

Written by A.L. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steven is always very considerate of my feelings when exploring a new topic. He has been very helpful and I value my time when working with him.

Written by S.T. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Communicative and goal oriented. Helped me focus on definitive goals, and explore the tools to achieve them.