About Katie

Kathleen E. Eccles, is a master's level Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples, children and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Mt. Prospect, IL.

With over 10 years experience as a Certified Advanced Children Youth and Family Social Worker, and as a graduate of Loyola University's Graduate School of Social Work, specializing in clinical therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are trauma treatment, family dysfunction, and child development.

In addition to being a prominent relational therapist, Kathleen E. Eccles, has presented to the Chicago Public Schools speaking on the topic of play therapy v. Theraplay (r). Her experience includes three years of work with Parenting Teens with a diagnosed mental illness, two years working with infants with special needs and their families, and an internship in a state-run long-term psychiatric hospital.

Kathleen E. Eccles, is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Loyola University's School of Social Work - Master of Arts
University of Illinois at Chicago - BA in Political Science

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois
Member of the Jesuit Honor's Society, Alpha Sigma Nu
Certified - Advanced Children Youth and Families Social Worker

Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of The National Association of Social Workers
Member of The American Counseling Association
Rapid Resolution Therapy Practitioner

Additional Training
Rapid Resolution Therapy (50 Hours) - Dr. Jon Connelly, PhD.
New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment
Domestic Violence Training
Introduction to TheraPlay®
Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse
Symposium on Trauma and Addiction
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention - Type II (Full Physical)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR® (introductory level)
Hawaii Early Learning Profile (Help)®
The DSM-IV-TR® for Clinicians: Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment Planning
Divorce Mediation Skills Training
Advanced Mindfulness -- Elana Rosenbaum, LICSW
Revolutionizing Diagnosis & Treatment using the DSM-5® -- Jack Klott, MSSA, LISW, CSW, Suicidologist
Food For Thought: How Nutrients Affect Mental Health And The Brain -- Nick R.S. Hall, PhD
Ethics in Clinical Practice: Monitoring the Use of Self - Terry Northcut, PhD and Shisha Amabel, LCSW 
Immobility and Fear in the Face of Helplessness: The Somatic Connection. Peter Levine, PhD
The Keys Behind How Cognitive Processing Therapy Heals PTSD. Kathleen Chard, PhD
Neuroscience for Clinicians: New Brain Science for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse.  Sherrie All, PhD
Putting Polyvagal Theory into Practice: Nervous-system based Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and more. Deborah “Deb” Dana, LCSW, LICSW
LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  Deborah Anne Coolhart, PhD, LMFT
Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication, (in Arlington Heights) David Newell, PhD
Nutrition for Mental Health Certification. Vicki Steine, DSC., LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP
Clinical Supervision: Providing Effective Supervision, Navigating Ethical Issues and Managing Risk. George B. Harman, PsyD, LMFT
Documentation Success in 5 Minutes or Less: The Platforms to Demonstrate Medical Necessity, Maximize Reimbursement & Eliminate Paybacks

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