Welcome to the Dr. Kenneth Celiano Secure Client Area

Professional Background

Dr. Celiano is a clinical health psychologist, trained mediator, and collaborative divorce coach who is licensed in Illinois and Indiana and holds membership with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and Collaborative Divorce Institute of Illinois.

He has expertise in helping clients manage emotional distress associated with life challenges through his caring and compassionate style, innovative use of technologies and simple mind-body processes that can quickly reduce anxiety, despair, and feelings of helplessness.

Areas of practice include individual/couple psychotherapy (adults only), divorce coaching and mediation, leadership coaching, family business consulting, and trader performance coaching. He has been a faculty instructor at Northwestern University and has published writings in magazines and textbooks and has appeared on several televised health and performance coaching programs.

Dr. Celiano received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He then earned a Master's Degree in clinical psychology with a chemical dependency specialization and a doctorate in clinical health psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Personal Philosophy

The foundation for optimal human performance and life satisfaction is understanding and regulating our emotional lives. Investing oneself in managing the energy that moves us (E-motion) toward our desired outcomes; be it resolving interpersonal conflict, appreciating oneself, hitting financial targets, performing optimally in sport, or growing a successful business; requires mindfulness, and persistence plus emotional resilience.

Applied Expertise

Dr. Celiano has cultivated knowledge and experience from neuroscience, traumatic stress, biofeedback, performance coaching, leadership development, and strategic planning into positive and pragmatic interventions that reshape his clients’ personal and professional lives.

He has training in computer-assisted technologies to make practical digital tools available that support his clients’ unique needs. He uses safe and secure video conference platforms and mobile connectivity to make access simple and quick. He also utilizes mobile technology to track progress, celebrate achieved goals, and reinforce growth.

Other frameworks/modalities that are foundational in his work include health & wellness psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction, biofeedback, EMDR, energy psychology, emotionally focused couples therapy, acceptance-commitment, and coherence therapy.

Dr. Celiano is a devoted spouse of 35 years and the father of two young adults. He is also an accomplished golfer and composer who enjoys meditative movement, cycling, and the beauty of natural landscapes.

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