Dr. Lisa Kohut is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), certified school psychologist, and certified alcohol and drug counselor in the State of Illinois. She earned her Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) in school neuropsychology from Indiana University in Pennsylvania, her Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in school psychology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and her Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in community counseling from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
With over nineteen years of experience as a psychotherapist, Dr. Kohut bring a wealth of diverse work and counseling experiences including work in a therapeutic day school where she has worked for the past eleven years with students who struggle with emotional and behavioral disorders and addictions, a residential drug treatment facility for adults, multi-systemic family therapy for youth and their families, pastoral counseling, individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, and dream interpretation.
Among Dr. Kohut’s areas of expertise are working with families, adults, and adolescents to resolve relationship issues, substance abuse issues, emotional and behavioral challenges, and identity issues. Dr. Kohut also enjoys working with her clients to help them understand their dreams and connect with God on a deeper and more meaningful level.
Dr. Kohut is passionate about seeing individuals and families reach their full potential, experience peace, happiness and a good quality of life and connet with their purpose. She believes that in order for this to happen, it is necessary to get to the root of issues, not just treating the symptoms. She also believes that it is important for individuals to realize their true identity or right image of themselves and for individuals to realize that, in many cases, they already have what they need to overcome their problems, but they may need help tapping into that source.
Dr. Kohut uses a compassionate, direct, faith-based and result-oriented approach involving gentle accountability and clear guidance to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates effective and creative methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach to each client. With patience, wisdom, and understanding, Dr. Kohut works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In addition to being an experience psychotherapist, Dr. Kohut has presented to general audiences on the topics of “Helping Children To Develop The Right Image” so they will make the right life decisions, on “Understanding Your Dreams To Know Your Purpose, ” on “The Impact of Teacher Expectations on Student Achievement,” on “Improving Your Child’s Social Skills,” and on “Increasing Your Happiness in Life.”