Welcome to Horizons Behavioral Health Solutions.

My name is Kalpana Rao. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with considerable experience. I practice in the states of Illinois, Georgia, and Wisconsin. I work with adults, teens and couples. I am flexible with my therapy approaches and effective with treatment outcomes. I can tune into your hurt and pain; agony and helplessness; as well as your strengths and assets and stay connected with you. I facilitate the process of change and provide a safe place for healing and hope.

If you are looking for a therapist probably you are feeling stuck or helpless, maybe you are stressed and angry, or maybe your life is out of control or lost balance, or things are not just working for you in life. If you’re struggling with strong emotions and looking for relief from such distress you have come to right place. Now and then we all need someone to talk to figure things out. At times friends and family will do. At other times a sympathetic ear may not be enough.  You may need to try psychotherapy, or “talk therapy” with a mental health professional. Talk therapy will help you gain insight into the complex interaction between your inner workings and external reality that is causing you stress. Such insight and awareness can help to resolve your problems effectively and live life more meaningfully.  While pain, grief and suffering are inevitable in life, being miserable is optional.  You can either remain a part of the problem or choose to become a part of the solution, through the process of psychotherapy.

Though you have been contemplating seeking therapy, you may be finding it difficult to take the first step, as the decision to enter psychotherapy is not an easy one. It takes courage and commitment. Choosing a psychologist that is right for you can be daunting. You may be looking for a psychologist who has sound professional training, extensive experience and good ability to connect with you. You may want someone who can respect and understand your inner most thoughts and feelings and interpret  and clarify them for you and give some guidance. You may be searching for someone who can help you to make your life manageable and meaningful. You want a safe place that can help you to heal and hope again.

I have good theoretical foundation in psychodynamic theory, excellent training in cognitive behavioral therapy and extensive experience in being eclectic in my approach. I am interested in helping people find realistic, pragmatic and lasting solutions to lives' difficult dilemmas.

Apart from helping individuals and couples in general, I have the unique privilege of understanding how the cultural variations can manifest and complicate an individual's reality. I also provide therapy over the phone or on-line.

If this is what you are looking for, call or email me at anytime to make an appointment.