Kelin Hall (she/her)


Together we can dissolve shame around painful experiences, unlearn patterns that no longer serve you, and connect to your dreams and values.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I love people, and form deep, healing relationships with all kinds of clients. If you’re craving deeper connection, creativity, purpose, authenticity, I’d love to support you. Often, difficult experiences or circumstances put us in "survival-mode" where we ignore how we feel in order to get through the day, please others, and stay safe. You can move beyond that. I especially enjoy supporting young people, and the young people inside us grown people.

My Background and Approach

I believe that most patterns that hold us back were once useful strategies to get through difficult experiences. Understanding what has shaped us can help us be kinder to ourselves. But for things to change, we have to be willing to experiment with new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. That’s scary, and I’m here for you! The foundation of this work is a secure relationship. I build trust by being myself, deeply listening, and reflecting what I hear to make sure I’ve “got it.” Clients say that I am compassionate, funny, and real. Our sessions will look different depending on your needs. Much growth can be achieved through talking, but sometimes, trauma gets stuck in our bodies. Then, movement or breathing might be helpful. I am trained in body-based therapies and EMDR, which can process trauma remarkably quickly. Sometimes, we need new tools to deal with crises and live by our values. In that case, I can teach mindfulness, coping, communication, and other skills.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that racism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression have corrosive impacts on wellness. It is my responsibility to earn your trust and invite these realities into our therapeutic work. I work to be attuned to how my identities and experiences intersect with/diverge from yours, and how this may lead to assumptions or misunderstandings. My clinical internship was at an LGBTQIA-affirmative practice, and my experiences organizing against racism within my social work program shape my approach as a therapist. I regularly consult with POC and queer therapists. I entered private practice so that I could spend more time organizing. Having held so much trauma, I want to change oppressive systems and conditions that cause it. I also support collectives and co-operatives to move through conflict, and to develop systems to address sexual assault and abuse.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español, Français
  • Rate: $20 - 125/session


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I don't currently have a physical office, but when in-person services resume, it will be in Albany Park or Ravenswood Manner, close to the Brown Line
Chicago, IL 60625

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