Mariah Kelty

Leanette Sunsum

Therapeutic Orientation & Techniques

Narrative Therapy

Person Centered Therapy

Existential Therapy

Internal Family Systems

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Areas of Specialty

Anxiety & Depression

Grief & Bereavement


Religious & Spiritual Concerns

Life Transitions

Disordered Eating

Identity Issues & Development

Professional Background

Clinical Residency, June 2022-May 2023

Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr LCPC 180.010561

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

BS in Child and Family Studies, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Locations: Virtual Illinois, In-Office Chicago

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

You are not alone. You are worthy of health and healing.

Have you found yourself feeling stuck in an emotion, environment, or stressful relationship? Maybe the anxiety you are experiencing is becoming too overwhelming, or a situation you never imagined yourself in is now your reality. These circumstances can often be all-consuming and make you question how healing could ever be possible. Health, healing, and transformation may seem so far away. 

You are not alone. You are worthy of health and healing.

Every person is so much more than a circumstance or symptom. You are the expert of your own story, and in therapy, we will work toward one of the greatest human pursuits – to “know thyself.” We can explore past experiences and current patterns to gain insight into the ways we strive to meet our innate needs of belonging, connection, and meaning. Together, we’ll embark on a journey that will help you see that you don’t have to carry life’s burdens alone. Cultivating a sense of feeling seen and understood, we will collaborate in drawing upon your innate strengths as we establish new, healthier ways of relating to yourself, others, and the world.

My heart and life’s passion are for walking alongside people in the real struggles of life. I fully realized my calling to be a counselor by counseling loved ones who were faced with the pain of grief and various mental health struggles. I have seen and known the sleepless nights, anxious days, and perpetual uncertainty about what the future holds. Going through what I have has allowed me to better engage with a few of my other passions, such as reading, playing guitar and singing, engaging with my faith, and exploring the restaurant scene in Chicago with those I’m fond of.

This journey toward wellness can feel so daunting, especially when you are struggling. Today, I am here to ask questions, listen, and encourage you in your journey toward healing. I would consider it a profound honor to work with you through it! Don’t hesitate to give our office a call and schedule a session with me today.

“Many of the issues I was working through at the time felt so daunting. During my time seeing Mariah, I have made connections between some past struggles and what I am experiencing today. She compassionately and warmly invited me into that process.” -KB

“Mariah is committed and passionate in the work she does, which allowed me to comfortably open up to her on my journey through healing.” -BH

“Mariah takes her role seriously, always treating people’s stories with the care and responsibility they deserve, which always made me feel like I could tell her anything.” -KF

Articles by Mariah

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Renewing Your Sense of Wonder

Renewing Your Sense of Wonder

Written by therapist Ruth NathanielWhen was the last time you felt curious, excited by something you’d recently discovered, or felt the renewed sense of wonder? For many of us, wonder took its last breath sometime ago, and we’ve been dragging our feet ever since....