Kelly Dunn, LCPC

Ms. Dunn completed her Masters in Counseling at Northwestern University. She completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she received advanced clinical training and supervision in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

Prior to joining Chicago Psychotherapy, Ms. Dunn served as a staff therapist at The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern University, where she specialized in CBT and ERP and for adolescents, emerging adults, and adults. During her time at Northwestern, Ms. Dunn also served as adjunct teaching faculty in the Masters in Counseling Program, where she worked to develop educational content for Counseling@NU, and taught a graduate course in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, Ms. Dunn provided clinical supervision for clinicians training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

Ms. Dunn specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Adjustment Disorders, and Mood Disorders, including Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Ms. Dunn also has expertise in the application of CBT to support clients living with illness, chronic illness, and chronic pain. Using evidence-based practices, Ms. Dunn creates individualized treatment plans based on best available clinical research, client values and preferences, and clinical expertise. Ms. Dunn primarily uses the structured, directive and action-oriented approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer her clients gold-standard care for a range of anxiety and mood related issues. She collaborates with clients to increase adaptive behaviors and thought patterns, and to support progress towards personal and therapeutic goals. Ultimately, through collaborative and compassionate treatment, Ms. Dunn helps her clients to gain the skills and tools necessary to reach their goals and to cope more effectively with life’s challenges along the way.