Skyler Kociuba, EdS

My name is Skyler Kociuba and I am a recent graduate, working towards licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability status, or any other identity they may have. I have experience working with clients who experience different types of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, relationship-related issues, identity exploration, and stress.

I tend to take a person-centered and strengths- based approach, but also like to incorporate solution-focused therapy and psychoeducation into therapy. I primarily incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into individual sessions, and I am a firm believer in the power of group therapy as well. My previous experience is working primarily with adolescents, but I am open to working with anyone.

Being a teen is difficult, especially in today’s society where things like technology and social media make things even more complicated. In my previous clinical experience, I have found teen’s often feel unheard or not taken seriously enough. As a professional, my goal is to create an environment where each client feels safe, unjudged, and validated, where we can tackle the struggles you’re facing together. I will do everything in my power to make sure you feel heard about your needs in the therapeutic setting.

I am not a believer in a one-size-fits all approach to therapy. As Carl Jung states, “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that suits all cases.” With this being said, I think therapy needs to be a collaborative experience. When it comes to therapy for adolescents, I think a collaborative environment between parents, guardians, family members, the adolescent, and the therapist is crucial to foster change that can be seen outside of the therapeutic office. I want to know your goals for therapy and how you want your therapeutic experience to look, so we can work together to formulate a treatment plan with attainable goals. As a therapist, I want to make sure you are able to take what we work on in the therapeutic setting and apply it to your everyday life so you can see real improvement and change.

Some self-care practices I enjoy outside of the office includes meditation, reading, listening to podcasts, making blankets, taking walks/ enjoying nature, and spending time with family, friends, and my pet parrot Milton.

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33 W Higgins Rd Suite 610
South Barrington, IL 60010
(773) 280-7405

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