Kenneth Bitner, LICSW

Kenneth Bitner, LICSW

Works with:

Adolescents, Adults, Couples

Therapy Approach

Each of us, as individuals, exists in a web of relationships: relationships with the people around us; relationships within ourselves, with the various parts of ourselves; and relationship to the wider universe, to our humanity, to something larger than ourselves. Therapy creates a space in which relationship can be the center of focus. It allows us to hone and practice relationship skills, to examine and reorient the pieces of us that we carry around, and to reconnect to the life within us. As a therapist, I have always grounded myself in relationship, in two people meeting as equals. Using tools of assertive communication, Internal Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Object Relations, the therapeutic bond helps to cultivate right relationship to the many parts of our lives. In my work, I have also found that using our innate spirituality–however the individual defines or experiences it–helps us to continue our growth and development into the person we aim to become. I hope you will allow me to be a relationship that supports and partners with you toward this goal.

Specialties

  • Insight-oriented psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamics
  • Interpersonal/Relational
  • Internal Family Systems

Getting to know me

I believe that, when we begin to see how we carry with us our past and those who have influenced us, we can learn to be in better relationship to ourselves. From here, we can begin to change our lives in creative ways, by improving our relationships with others and with what we perceive to be our problems. Engaging with a therapist allows you to have a mirror on this process, as well as a relationship that is wholly centered on supporting you. I believe that is the greatest privilege, for me to be allowed to walk a part of that journey with you.

Education

Bradley University- BA, Religious Studies
University of Chicago- MDiv
Simmons School of Social Work- MSW

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