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our therapists

 

Kelly M. Flanagan, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kelly is the founder of Artisan Clinical Associates. Kelly works with adults and adolescents and also specializes in family therapy and couples therapy. His areas of particular clinical interest include relationship challenges, conflict resolution and communication skills training, treatment of substance abuse and relapse prevention, depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of self-esteem and development of personal identity. He also believes it’s important to work openly with issues of faith and spirituality if they emerge naturally during the process of personal growth.

“The decision to begin therapy can require a lot of courage,” Kelly says, “and I feel blessed to work with people of such courage every day.” His approach is to honor that courage with a counseling environment that emphasizes genuineness, openness and respect.

Kelly received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pennsylvania State University and completed his clinical psychology residency at Hines VA Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. His weekly blog posts at DrKellyFlanagan.com have been featured in The Huffington Post and Reader’s Digest and led to an appearance on The Today Show in 2014. His first full-length book, Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life, was published by Zondervan in 2017 and debuted as the #1 New Release in Interpersonal Relations on Amazon. His second book, True Companions: A Book for Everyone About the Relationships That See Us Through, was published by Intervarsity Press in February 2021.

If you’d like to reach Kelly directly, his extension is 101.

If you’d like to get to know Kelly better, you can click here to read a collection of his blog posts.

Benjamin Andrews, Psy.D. Postdoctoral Resident

Ben is a doctor of psychology who works with adolescents and adults encountering a variety of challenges in their lives, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, history of trauma, addiction, and bipolar disorder. He is particularly interested in faith and spirituality as they arise during the course of therapy. Ben graduated with his B.A. in psychology from Bryan College, after which he joined a non-profit organization that served genocide survivors in Kigali, Rwanda. He returned to the US to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology at Wheaton College. He completed his doctoral internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL. Ben says, “In therapy, we do the worthwhile work of finding our way to a fulfilling, meaningful life together.” He emphasizes a collaborative approach by engaging clients in a warm, supportive relationship to help them cultivate meaning and growth in daily life and recognize life patterns that create distress and pain. In his free time, Ben enjoys getting lost in his thoughts and imagination. Other times, he can be found spending time in nature, reading a book, or playing board games with his friends.

Ben is currently accepting new clients for short-term (i.e. 3-6 month) video and telephone therapy. If you are interested in working with him in this way, please fill out the form on the contact us page, and select him as your therapist preference.

If you’d like to reach Ben directly, his extension is 102.

If you’d like to get to know Ben better, you can click here to read a collection of his blog posts.