Natalie Kilpatrick, MA, LPC
Lakeview Licensed Professional Counselor
A genuine, therapeutic connection is the basis to a trusting counseling relationship. That’s why I pride myself on being open and transparent with my clients, as well as being real and trying to have some fun! I believe that a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process is the most effective. I like to think of the counseling relationship like a fresh set of non-judgmental eyes that can help clients consider new perspectives, gain insights, and work to change thought patterns that may be contributing to some of life’s difficulties.
In the interest of building a therapeutic relationship, I think it’s important that you know a bit more about me. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed my internship in a community mental health setting, and gained extra experience with a telehealth internship during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. I was lucky to be able to get an understanding of the differences between virtual and in-person counseling, and the unique considerations that each requires.
On a more personal note, my passion is, and always has been, animals! I believe in the magical healing power of pets of all kinds and am working toward a specialization in Animal Assisted Therapy. Emotional Support Animals have also become popular in the past few years, and can increase the quality of life for many people. I would love to help clients harness the benefits of human-animal interactions by providing ESA letters and Animal Assisted Therapy.
My strengths in the field include working with therapeutic topics along the lines of anxieties, life changes, relationship difficulties, and personal identity issues. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults from a range of cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and affectual orientations. I am open and accepting of all backgrounds and I understand the importance of working to challenge implicit biases that I hold on a daily basis.
Natalie Kilpatrick specializes in anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and personal identity issues. To schedule an appointment with her, call (888) 870-1775.
I provide individual counseling and couples counseling on the north side of Chicago. You can make an appointment to see me at the Lakeview, Illinois office.