Kei IzumiLPC

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy is not intended to be a place of judgement, but one of openness and support so that we can work together on the hard things. The therapist is not there to make decisions for you, but to support you emotionally in deciding whatever is best for you.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

The film Vanilla Sky was a remake of the Spanish film Open Your Eyes. The movie shows how one small event can change the course of our lives forever. We can be significantly impacted by our past, but in dealing with these events, making different decisions, and changing directions is within our power now. Life can be scary when we are facing the unknown, but it is also exciting to we are able to overcome those fears.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

Healing is not about focusing on “what is wrong with you?” but understanding “what happened to you?”





Life transitions


General Expertise




Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

College & graduate student issues

Drug addiction & abuse

Life transitions

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Art Therapy

Positive Psychology

Training / Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

EMDR Trained


IL, LPC, 178014808


Master of Art (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Master of Design

Work History

I have experienced in working in both in-and-out patient treatment service settings. I worked with clients with various mental health issues including depression, anxieties, addictions, low self-esteem, life transitions, career development, trauma, spiritual and religion-related issues, artist's issues, cultural adjustment, career, and life transitions, and more. Experience in working with pharmacotherapy, crisis intervention, and behavioral cognitive therapies. My strength is being able to connect at an emotional level despite cultural differences as I developed skills while I lived and worked in 4 different countries. Currently, I am working for Chicago Counseling LLC where we offer quality video therapy.


444 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60611, IL