Kelly Patricia Kilgallon
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Kelly Patricia Kilgallon

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated November 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Identity development
  • Body image
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Kelly Kilgallon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Chicago, IL, who works with adolescents and adults across the gender spectrum. Many of her clients find themselves participating sufficiently in their daily lives but struggling to feel a sense of self-worth and vitality. Kelly connects well with clients feeling dissatisfied with their work, social relationships, identity and/or body.

Kelly approaches therapy from a combination of three modalities: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, shifting her approach depending on the present moment experience of her client and their goals. When using DBT and ACT, Kelly guides her clients in gaining awareness of and openness to their emotions to help liberate them from emotional suffering. She also coaches them on how to reconnect with their goals and values, from which they can take more satisfying and meaningful action in their lives. When using a psychodynamic approach, Kelly explores with her clients the emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations that are troubling them in order to help them develop a sense of self-understanding and self-acceptance.

Kelly bases her therapeutic process in acceptance and compassion, prioritizing clients' goals for themselves and treating them as the authority on their own experience. Kelly has spent the last seven years working with clients of many different cultural backgrounds and identities in both individual and group therapy, and she remains committed to providing a therapy space that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable.

At this time, Kelly is only accepting new individual therapy clients in her telehealth practice, with the plan to offer both in-person and telehealth sessions in the new year.


Message to clients

Are you feeling dissatisfied with your day-to-day life? Do you know what you want for yourself but feel unable to get it? Do you feel uncomfortable with your body? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, I can help.

I work with my clients to help them develop a sense of self-worth and a practice that reconnects them to that worth any time they lose touch with it, especially when life hands them challenging moments.

I can help you navigate issues around relationships, identity, personal growth, family, food, and body-image. If you are at all curious about working with me, do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone to speak further.


Specialties

Self-esteem - Cultivating a sense of self-worth and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm - 4:00pm, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 1:00pm, please inquire about evening hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Compass Health Center, Lead Therapist, 2016 - 2021
Insight Behavioral Health, Staff Therapist, 2014 - 2016

Loyola University Chicago, MSW, 2014
Washington University in St. Louis, BA, 2011


Licensure

Illinois: 149.019099


Languages

English