Alexis Kalish, Counselor

Hi everyone and happy to see you here! I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), as recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Registered Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern (RMHCI).

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University in December 2017. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in August 2020. Following my graduation, I pursued a career opportunity that allowed me to relocate and share my skills in a new region. I have been doing therapy since 2019, in Illinois and Florida, and have had my focus thus far in outpatient agency settings.

In my nearly four clinical years, I have been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) application and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I have worked with all ages ranging from 3 years old through 70 years old in a multitude of settings including: virtually, clinical offices, and schools.

While finishing my education, I was a paraprofessional in a high school special education and multi-needs program. This opportunity allowed me to develop hands-on experience working with individuals who have disabilities, disorders, and delays, so I can better serve them individually.

I use a variety of treatment modalities to help ensure you feel you are getting the most out of each session. Common modalities I use are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Directive Therapy. While being warm and compassionate of you and your needs, I like to be strength-based and collaborative in my approach to help you find the answers, clarity, and solutions you are looking for.

I work primarily with children through young adulthood, but welcome all clients. I have experience with individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I have helped individuals with ADHD, varying depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, school/work stressors, and much more.

I look forward to conquering challenges together!

Specialty Areas: CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Directive Therapy, Developmental Psychology, Adolescence, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief & Trauma, Eating Disorders, Work-Life Balance, Life Stages

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