Anna Kultys, LCPC – Staff Therapist

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Hi there.  I’m Anna and I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor in Chicago, Illinois.  I am a cisgendered white fat woman who is also Polish American.  My pronouns are she/her/hers.  My intersections provide insight on various experiences, while also clearly reminding me that each one of us has a unique story and path.  I approach your work deeply valuing your unique identity and working to support it.  My clinical work also values the importance of learning to understand ourselves, and from that identifying the agency to make whatever shifts we feel we need to in order to feel more in line with our authentic selves.  To that end, my practice is focused on working with various struggles in life without judgement, and with love and respect. 

I respect that the effort it takes to ask for and receive help is tremendous.  I thank you for seeking that out for yourself.  I enter the therapeutic space focused on what matters most to you.  I am here to meet you where you’re at, not where I or anyone else envision you to be.  I work with you to identify and work towards your goals, whether that be navigating experiences and/or traumas, feelings of depression, anxiety, or loss, or exploring ways you can most be in line with your authentic self.  Critically, this work is collaborative and always up for debate!  We ebb, flow, adjust based on what you share you need.  We challenge you in tolerable doses.  We honor you. 

In working with me, folks can expect a deliberate effort to create safety in this space- feeling heard, feeling understood, feeling there is space for you here without a single shred of judgement.  This includes a dedication to inclusivity and anti-racist work in my thoughts and actions so you can focus on you. 

My experience is drawn from having worked with adults in community and private mental health settings as well as within the context of medicolegal evaluations.  I earned my Master's degree in Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois.  Since then, I have completed a fellowship focused on the study of psychodynamic psychotherapy with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, in addition to numerous trainings focused on current and best practices in the field.

Because it can be hard to predict a connection based on a website, I welcome you to reach out for a complementary 20 minute consultation with me.  This can help you in deciding if working with me might be a useful and safe experience for you. 

 

Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.

- Rene Magritte