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About Cultivating Calm Counseling

Therapy in Chicago

I believe my role as a therapist is never to "fix" the client, but empower you to uncover a more enriched, fulfilled life. I have learned through years of professional training and a lifetime of personal experience, listening with sincere empathy, remaining without judgment, and guidance to a better understanding of self in a safe and honest place shapes the foundation for positive change.

Individualized treatment goals are developed in collaboration with clients, based on what you would like to achieve in therapy. I understand at times it can be tricky to know what we would like to achieve or what therapy entails, just that something needs to change. In building rapport and a therapeutic relationship those goals will become clearer. I strongly believe the client is the utmost expert of themselves, and I'm honored to walk alongside individuals on their journey; combining our expertise to shape lasting change and alleviate pain and/or suffering.

Through therapeutic work and life experiences of my own, I've discovered a genuine sense of having a space to be heard, seen, and understood while gaining insight has an immeasurable impact on well-being. I enjoy continually learning about the human condition professionally and personally while passionately applying it to my approach in order to achieve the best outcome for you.

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is more than a career choice for me, it provides greater meaning, and despite the sometimes-challenging nature of the work, I look forward to any time spent with clients.

Kevin Vail
LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Professional Memberships and Education

Northwestern University - Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Counseling

IMHCA - Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
ACA - American Counseling Association
NBCC - National Board of Certified Counselors

Areas of Expertise

If you feel we may be a good fit please don't hesitate to reach out, it is an admirable step getting to this point in your stage of change and I look forward to the next one. If you are looking for therapy in Chicago, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • Adult Men and Women Individual Therapy

  • Worry, Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Phobias

  • Sadness and Depression

  • ADHD

  • Stress

  • Work Dissatisfaction

  •  Grief and Loss

  • Dating, Breakups, and Relationship Issues

  • Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances

  • Communication Barriers

  • Life Transitions and Changes

  • Men Specifically

  • Work-life Balance

  • Anger Management

  • Improving Self-Esteem

  • Deepening or Uncovering Sense of Self

  • Enhancing Relationships

  • Sexual Dysfunction

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single
candle, and the life of the candle will not be
shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

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