Kaylee Kruzan (she/her), LSW, Ph.D., is a social worker with a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She has clinical experience working with adolescent, young adult, and adult clients with mood and substance use disorders in private practice and community mental health settings. Kaylee also has expertise in treating self-injury/self-harm and advanced training in suicide risk assessment and intervention.

Kaylee’s therapeutic approach is holistic, strengths-based, and person-centered. She sees therapy as a collaborative process that is guided by the client’s own unique story and tailored to their personal goals. She believes her role is to create a safe and compassionate space for clients to share their vulnerabilities, confront challenges, and learn and practice new ways of approaching these challenges. She also believes in the power of mind-body connection and often integrates aspects of mindfulness, meditation, and embodiment in sessions. While her approach is eclectic, Kaylee always strives to empower clients in their own process of healing and invites clients to show up as they are. She is 2SLGBTQIA, sex positive, and poly/ENM affirming.

In addition to her work at Head/Heart, Kaylee is a Research Professor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine where she conducts research on mechanisms of change in self-injury, and the design and evaluation of digital mental health interventions for adolescents and young adults. She holds a Master of Communication (MA) from University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in Communication from Cornell University.

Outside of therapy and research, Kaylee finds balance in being outdoors, gardening, hiking, and playing with her dog, Stevie Nicks. You can reach Kaylee at kaylee@headhearttherapy.com.