Kysa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and received her Masters degree from Roosevelt University. She is a member of the APA (American Psychological Association), and IMHCA (Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association). Kysa has worked in a variety of behavioral health settings for the past 15 years including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and individual/family therapy outpatient settings. In these roles she has provided group, family, and individual therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her work experience in a variety of different behavioral health settings, has afforded her the opportunity to work with patients and their families who have struggled with a variety of mental health issues including: depression, mood related issues, anxiety, body image issues, self-harm behaviors, trauma, substance abuse, psychosis, personality disorders, self esteem issues, and life transition issues. Kysa has had specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), by Behavioral Tech LLC, and has facilitated DBT skills groups for both adults and adolescents. Kysa has presented workshops and trainings on DBT and various other topics for adolescents, parents, and providers.
“When life brings its challenges, I believe that clients are doing the best they can and have the ability with a little help, to conquer these obstacles. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key in targeting the issues that cause distress, and making change to overcome difficulty. My style is supportive, non-judgmental, and challenging, and I work to create a therapeutic environment that is validating and accepting for clients to engage in the therapeutic process. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify treatment issues, develop goals, and work through distress. My goal is to help my clients build confidence and motivation to empower them to progress towards accomplishing their life goals and overcoming their struggles.”