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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
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 , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury Read more...
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
LCSW #169363 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
He's simply the best.
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.
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.
Steven is a great therapist! I am really glad I reached out to Betterhelp.would definitely reccomend it to my friends and family.
Caring, kind, and attentive.
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.
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.
Steven is empathetic, kind, and insightful.
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.
Communicative and goal oriented. Helped me focus on definitive goals, and explore the tools to achieve them.