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Kelly Huggins, LCSW Clinical Director at Creating Space Therapy

Kelly Huggins

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Owner and Clinical Director
Grief and Trauma Therapist for Adults

Kelly Huggins, EMDR Certified Therapist

Ready to Reclaim your Inner Strength and Start your Healing Journey?

You remember a time when peace, joy, and a sense of purpose weren't overshadowed by overwhelming grief and unresolved trauma. Those days feel like a distant memory. Don't you wish you had the tools to change that?

You've come to the right place.

I'm Kelly, and I help resilient individuals, like yourself, who have the innate capacity to heal and thrive. You have the power within you to overcome your grief and trauma and achieve the peace and fulfillment you long for. Together, we'll provide the support you need to unlock your true potential.

I help my clients find renewed self-worth, inner peace, and a sense of empowerment by equipping them with the tools they need to heal from grief and trauma. Together, we'll uncover your inner resilience and strength, allowing you to embrace life with a newfound confidence. Through our work, you'll experience emotional liberation, cultivate healthy coping mechanisms, and develop the skills to navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace.

Many of today's solutions for grief and trauma focus solely on symptom management or provide generic approaches that overlook the uniqueness of each individual's journey. This often leaves many feeling misunderstood or stuck in their healing process. I recognize that your circumstances are unique, which is why I take a personalized approach.

Instead of offering a one-size-fits-all solution, I provide a tailored and holistic approach that addresses the underlying root causes of your pain. Through our work together, I guide you in reprocessing traumatic experiences, allowing for profound healing at the core level. By integrating evidence-based practices, therapeutic modalities, and compassionate guidance, I help you navigate your path towards sustainable transformation and lasting emotional well-being.

First, we create a safe and nurturing space where you can freely express your emotions and experiences without judgment. This initial step allows us to explore and unravel the underlying issues that are causing your current pain points. By fostering an environment of trust and understanding, we lay the foundation for deep healing and growth.

Next, we embark on a personalized journey of healing, drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic approaches and evidence-based techniques. Through a holistic and integrative approach, we address the multifaceted aspects of your healing process. Our collaborative work may involve EMDR therapy, mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral strategies, somatic techniques, and other therapeutic modalities that align with your goals and preferences. This transformative process empowers you to release emotional burdens, develop healthy coping strategies, and embrace a more positive outlook on life.

Through our collaborative efforts, you'll experience profound growth, resilience, and a renewed sense of well-being. You'll develop effective coping mechanisms, gain greater self-awareness, and cultivate empowering perspectives and behaviors. Together, we will pave the way for you to achieve the end result of living a fulfilling and balanced life, where you can thrive beyond the limitations of your current challenges.

I am dedicated to helping people not just survive,
but thrive after experiencing grief and trauma.

My utmost commitment is to guide you towards a place of healing, growth, and empowerment. I understand the unique challenges you face, and my goal is to provide unwavering support, compassion, and expertise throughout your journey. You can trust that I will be there for you every step of the way, empowering you to overcome your obstacles and create a life filled with meaning, resilience, and renewed hope. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we will navigate the path towards transformation and a brighter future.

My training in grief and trauma, coupled with my specialization in EMDR therapy, equips me with the expertise you need and deserve when it comes to navigating the complexities of your healing journey. I bring a depth of knowledge and experience in supporting individuals like you who seek to overcome their pain and find lasting transformation.

But at the end of the day, I understand that it's not just about credentials and expertise. You want to know that you're working with someone who truly understands and empathizes with what it means to be an individual navigating grief and trauma. I have a deep understanding of the challenges you face, both personally and professionally. I am familiar with the unique struggles and emotions that come with grief and trauma, and I am dedicated to providing the compassionate care and guidance you need to heal and thrive.

Rest assured that when you choose to work with me, you are partnering with someone who not only possesses the necessary expertise but also deeply connects with your experiences and can truly support you on your path towards healing and growth.

I get it because I have walked alongside numerous individuals who have faced grief and trauma, and I have witnessed the profound impact it can have on their lives. I have seen firsthand the deep sorrow, the overwhelming emotions, and the challenges that arise from these experiences. Through my work, I have developed a deep sense of empathy and understanding for what you may be feeling.

I know that the weight of grief and trauma can often make you feel isolated, alone, and misunderstood. The pain can be overwhelming, and it may seem like no one truly comprehends the depth of your struggles. That's why, when we work together, you won't just get a trained therapist. You'll get someone who genuinely comprehends what you're going through, someone who can hold space for your pain and provide the empathy and support you deserve.

Find comfort in knowing that I am here to listen, validate, and guide you on your healing journey. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your emotions and experiences, working towards your desired outcomes. With me, you'll find solace in the knowledge that you are not alone, and that you have someone by your side who truly understands and cares.

Kelly Huggins, LCSW Grief and Trauma Therapist at Creating Space Therapy

Education & Experience


  • Master in Social Work (MSW) from Aurora University


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois

Certifications and Trainings

  • EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDRIA

  • Certified Grief Counseling Specialist

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

  • IFS Informed Therapist

  • Certified Art Healer from Melody Ross Soul Road

  • Trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Russ Harris
  • Trained in I AM Yoga Nidra method with Dr. Jamie Marich

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