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About Open Book Therapy

Kyla Dannelke, MA, LCPC.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Originally from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, Kyla earned her undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA.


While completing her undergraduate program, she worked providing services at an adult group home specializing in working with individuals with trauma, individuals experiencing homelessness, and individuals seeking recovery support for substance abuse. During this period she worked to refine her skills at running groups, working with individuals to create treatment goals, and taking the time to assist residents in major life transitions.


In 2014 she completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, with a special focus in Community Mental Health from Adler University in Chicago, IL.

Over the last several years, Kyla has had the opportunity to work with some of Chicagoland's mostly reputable mental health facilities and programs. During her time in these various positions and programs she has been allowed to grow her knowledge and understanding of how mental health impacts day to day functioning along with how it informs interpersonal relationships. Kyla has also made it a priority to spend time on specialized training in CBT, DBT, EMDR  and  substance abuse. Her work has a speciality focus of working with those who have attained long-term recovery and sobriety and are looking to continue to  gain further interpersonal growth. Most importantly, she has taken the time to hone her skills to be able to help tailor each therapeutic experience so that each individual truly feels allowed to have the space they needs to be able to tell their story in a way that feels authentic to them. 

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Awards and Achievements

Academic Awards and Achievements 
  • Psi Beta Honors Society, Inducted Spring 2008.

  • 1st place winner of the American Psychological Association Electronic Project Contest, "Diffusion of Responsibility". Spring 2008.

  • Presenter at International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference, co-presenting with Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen on, "The Impact of Technology Use on Emotional Intelligence: A Student’s First Hand Experience of Designing a Research Project". Presented in October 2011. 

  • Completed two part EMDRIA approved training for completion of EMDR training competency, working towards EMDR certification through EMDRIA.

  • Trained and certified in S.O.A.R. application process for the Social Security Administration. 

  • Completed 18 hours of Certified DASA DUI Service Provider Orientation Training.


  Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor​

    - Issued by Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

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