Kiernan Wright, AM, LSW

Each person is the expert of their own experience. Believing someone and accepting them as a human being worthy of love is the foundation for a successful therapeutic relationship. Kiernan deeply believes that when this supportive environment is provided, a person can begin to more fully listen to and trust in their own experience. This promotes greater self-awareness, and the ability to care for oneself. Kiernan has worked with trauma survivors and is committed to trauma-informed work.

In addition to a Person-Centered approach, Kiernan uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework for addressing human suffering. Distressing thoughts and feelings are an inevitable part of life; understandably we often try to suppress these painful experiences. He uses mindfulness and other experiential exercises with his clients to change how they interact with their thoughts and feelings.

Therapy is not just about addressing the unpleasant and troubling though; it also involves clarifying values and determining what gives life meaning. In addition to this, Kiernan aims to help people discover what underlying stories they tell about themselves and explore alternative narratives of self.
Other approaches used in therapy include Motivational Interviewing and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. He works with individuals living with anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, problematic substance use, and more. 

Kiernan completed his Bachelors of Social Work at Goshen College and his masters from The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. He previously worked as a substance abuse counselor in Virginia, and documented Human Rights abuses in Southern Mexico for two years.

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25 E Washington Street Suite 1835
Chicago, IL 60602

hello@lifepaththerapy.org
Phone: (312) 940-3655
Fax: (312) 374-4966


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