Colleen Kearney, MSW, LCSW

Masters in Social Work
Children, adolescents, young adults, adults

Colleen works with children, adolescents and families on a variety of issues, including ADHD; school avoidance; depression; anxiety; anger management; self-esteem and relationship struggles.  Using a variety of treatment techniques, she works to create a safe environment where her clients can comfortably explore their issues and find successful solutions.

Colleen earned a Masters degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, with an emphasis on children and families studies.  She came to YFC in 2015 as a clinical intern while completing her final year at Loyola.  Besides seeing a broad spectrum of clients, her intern experience also included the development and delivery of YFC’s Bully Prevention program.

Colleen previously worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago as an advocate for long term care residents.  She also worked as a therapy intern at Glenkirk Life Balance Services of Northbrook, assisting adults with intellectual disabilities.

Currently, Colleen is the lead facilitator for the YFC’s new Bridges Program.  In this role, she oversees the delivery of this unique group, designed to support kids through major life transitions, such as the death of a loved one, deployment or incarceration of a parent, or the experience of divorcing or blending families.

Colleen is accepting new clients as young as 4 year old, as well as adolescents, adults, and families.


Masters in Social Work – Loyola University, Chicago, IL

BA in Applied Health Sciences, Human Development & Family Studies – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN