Who We Are

Kelsey Hoeper, LPC, NCC, CT

Kelsey Hoeper, LPC, NCC, CT


I aspire to create a safe space that is collaborative, compassionate, and welcoming. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important anchor in therapy. Entering into therapy can feel vulnerable, and I see this as a leap of courage and a desire to reconnect with lived experience and our deeper layers. I respect individuals’ stories, identities, inner resources, and survival mechanisms learned over time. As a therapist, I make it my mission to meet you where you are and to walk alongside you.

My approach to therapy is integrative and individualized. I strive to build safety and encourage my clients to mindfully tune in, learn from their bodies, and act as a witness to thoughts and emotions. I also aim to support my clients as they rediscover self-compassion and engage with their innate wisdom. By doing this, we can achieve a more balanced relationship with the self, our various parts, and the people in our lives.

I hold a Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Thanatologist, Grief Support Specialist, and an EMDR-trained therapist.

Examples of my training and experience:

  • Suicide attempt/loss survivors
  • Grief and loss
  • Complex trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ individuals
  • Depression, anxiety, stress
  • Life transitions
  • Adolescents/Adults/Couples

Degrees, Certifications, and Memberships:

  • LPC, Illinois Department of Financial Regulation, 2019
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Roosevelt University, 2019
  • EMDR Training, EMDR Consulting, 2020
  • Certified Thanatologist, Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2020
  • Certificate, 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training, A Safe Place, 2018
  • Certificate, 60 Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training, Resilience, 2018
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling