STACEY KIRAN, LCSW

Helping you Heal. 

Helping you achieve Your Fullest Expression.

 
 
 
 

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." - Maya Angelou

What to Expect 

From Therapy

You have taken a very positive step by deciding to seek therapy.

 

The outcome of your treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in this process, which may, at times, result in considerable discomfort. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring on strong feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, etc. Growth happens in relationship, and often times is accompanied by discomfort. I am proud and honored to be with you in those times.

 

There are no miracle cures. I cannot promise that your behavior or circumstance will change. I can promise to support you and do my very best to understand you and repeating patterns, as well as to help you clarify what it is that you want for yourself.

I have been and continue to undergo training in The Gottman Institute. This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationships - while it was created to benefit romantic partnerships, I utilize these trainings to help my clients strengthen their relationships with themselves, and with all of their relationships. We will work together to help you appreciate your relationships' strengths and to gently navigate through its vulnerabilities. 

A little about

Stacey Kiran, LCSW

Welcome!

I am so glad you stopped by! A little about my background, training, and style... 

I earned my Bacherlor's of Science from Purdue University in Psychology, and my Master's in Social Work with Mental Health focus from Indiana University (both at the Indianapolis, IN campuses, IUPUI).

 

I have lived and worked in South Korea, and completed an internship in Dharamsala, India. I include this because I found living abroad to foster a strong foundation in seeing the world through other peoples' eyes... something that I use every time I meet with a client. We all have been raised in and are ourselves creating our own 'culture,' meaning we all (consciously or otherwise) are seeing the world in a way that makes sense to us and are aligned with our goals. And when the beliefs, customs and/or ways of perceiving the world that are comprising our curated culture need challenging, or get challenged, it can be very uncomfortable and maybe even traumatizing. I pride myself on finding the Value in how your ways have been serving you first, before we begin exploring the ways they may continue to serve you, how we can reclaim them (if they have been bruised or abused by others), or how you may want modify them to

find your fullest expression. 

I specialize in helping the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples Counseling

    • Conflict in relationships

    • Infidelity

    • Pre-Marital

    • Ongoing connection maintenance

  • Trauma in relationships - ongoing or history of

    • Sexual trauma​

    • Physical / Emotional / Psychological Abuse

  • Grief

  • Difficult transition periods

  • Self-esteem

  • Panic

  • Vague feeling that things just "are not right" or as fulfilling as life could be

  • Exploring an invalidating upbringing 

I have been trained in and draw from

the following clinical methods:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Gottman Method 

  • Relational, Psychodynamic Approach to healing 

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • Trauma-Focused CBT

  • Family Centered Treatment

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Illinois. View my Psychology Today profile here.

 

I am in network with the following insurance plans:

  • BCBS PPO and Blue choice   

  • United Healthcare/Optum

  • Magellan Behavioral Health

  • Cigna PPO

  • Aetna

Contact Me

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Email to schedule or inquire:

staceykiranlcsw@gmail.com

Office Address: 

3759 N Ravenswood, suite 131

Chicago, IL 60613

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