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Emalee Kay LCPC, ATR-BC


(708) 365-9552



Art Therapy, EMDR, Trauma, PTSD, Dissociative Disorders

Currently accepting:

Practice Location:

18141 Dixie Highway Homewood, IL 60430
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, UnitedHealth PPO, Cigna, and private pay clients.

A Bit About Me

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist, I approach the needs of my clients with customized treatment strategies and collaborative care. Every client that comes to therapy is sharing and their personal truth and life experiences. I respect the vulnerability that comes with the therapeutic process and strive to provide a safe and challenging environment in order to promote personal growth and achievement. I know that therapy and self-exploration can be hard to navigate but with guidance and support the therapeutic process can deliver such triumph over difficult circumstances.  

Work Experience

July 2020 - Present

October 2017 - Present

June 2015 - June 2017

In July of 2020, amidst a global pandemic, I founded Creative Approaches to Therapy Inc. I knew there was a need for creative, engaging, and accessible therapeutic services and I wanted to use my experience and education to contribute to the fulfillment of these needs. 

After Graduate school I was hired as a Qualified Mental Health Professional at  Sertoma Centre in Matteson, IL; a non profit organization devoted to serving individuals with mental health disabilities. During this time I was able to formulate quality clinical services in the form of individual therapy, and Outpatient and Psychosocial rehabilitation groups. 

I started my journey in the helping professions with gaining admission to Adler University's Master of Art: Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy program. During the program I gained much experience during my double clinical internship at Cermak Health Services within the Cook County Department of Corrections, and a non-for-profit called Sacred Transformations. 

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