Substance Use Issues
Kelsey Miller-Kuehn, LPC
Areas of Expertise
Hi! I’m Kelsey Kuehn and I’m a licensed professional counselor. I commend you on making the decision to begin your counseling journey. My goal is to help you feel empathetically supported, comfortable, and heard as I work alongside you.
I believe that with a strong therapeutic relationship, a lot of work can be done. I help my clients better understand their worldview and value system, guiding them toward important insights to live a more meaningful, fulfilled life. Being aware of how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors relate can be integral to developing healthful thought patterns and behaviors. This process, in turn, allows us to work collaboratively so that you may live more purposefully.
I find that my highly sensitive personality trait allows me to connect deeply with my clients. I am keenly aware of how mental health impacts families due to lived personal experiences. As a recovering perfectionist, I know the importance of utilizing self-compassion to soften our internal judgements and critiques. Most of my work involves helping clients maneuver through life’s challenges in a demanding and oftentimes overwhelming world. A quote that I live by as a human and a therapist comes from Glennon Doyle: “Being human is not hard because you’re doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re doing it right.”
Thank you for being here. I look forward to working with you!
Kelsey works with teen and adults. She has particular experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions, and relationship concerns. She has training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy. Kelsey is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the Illinois Counseling Association, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.