Kenya Naylor

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Staff Psychotherapist, Accountability Coordinator, Staff Supervisor
Kenya Naylor Portrait

Contact

She/Her

773.880.1310 ext. 7627

English

Education & Training

Licensure

  • LCPC, 180.011752, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2018

  • MA, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2010
  • BA, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2003

Values & Philosophy

My belief is that there should be a healthy balance between mind, body, and spirit. My practice seeks to ground clients in their understanding, through intentional self awareness, of how their thoughts and emotions influence their spiritual, emotional  and physical experiences. By addressing these parts of themselves in a holistic way, clients are then able to move toward healing and creating a stronger “foundational self”.

As a healer, my desire is to gain an understanding of my client’s needs and wants while working collaboratively with them to establish meaningful goals. Since my work is founded on tending to a client’s core emotional needs, I strive to create a safe and reliable environment where clients are able to freely express themselves.

Since I recognize that clients are unique and come with our own distinctive experiences, I would describe my practical approach as explorative and pertaining to the whole body. Because of this, I work with my clients to create a non-restrictive space that honors flexibility and nuance where we both navigate which strategies and methods are the most effective. It is my hope that in this process, my clients will be better able to grow in their awareness and healing of themselves.

“If you are not consciously directing your life, you will lose your footing and circumstances will decide for you.” Michael Bernard Beckwith

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Black and POC Affirmative Practice
  • Unhealthy Cognitive and Behavioral Patterns
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Stress
  • Trauma: Adult and Childhood
  • Self: Esteem, Identity, & Exploration
  • Parent and Adult Child Dynamics
  • Women’s Issues

I work with…

  • Individuals (Adults)
  • Relationships (Couples)
  • Families  (Parent-Adult Child Relationships)

Modalities

  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness/Self Awareness/Spiritual Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Approaches
  • Therapeutic Life Coaching

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