Kayla McCarthy

Kayla McCarthy, PA-C

Psychiatry • Loop

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 815-9660

333 N Michigan Ave #1400, Chicago, IL 60601

Bio

With life’s uncertainties comes a mental wellness journey that can be difficult to navigate alone. Now more than ever, mental health is being brought to the forefront of healthcare. My goal as a board-certified physician assistant is to continue this trend to make psychiatric care as important and accessible as physical healthcare in addition to serving as an advocate for my patients throughout this journey.

I strive to guide patients while they endure different situations and stages of life to achieve mental wellness. I prioritize this by fostering a relationship of compassion and mutual trust through an open and honest conversational approach. I value holistic treatment and incorporate lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and medication as necessary. By working together as a team, we will build an individualized treatment plan by incorporating your goals, cultural beliefs, and personal preferences.

Throughout my clinical experience, I have worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry settings managing both acute and chronic mental health conditions in patients of all ages and backgrounds. I completed my Master of Medical Science degree at Dominican University where I received the Outstanding PA Student Award for my commitment to my patients and their evidence-based care. My specialties include but are not limited to ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating and sleeping disorders, substance use, and PTSD.

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Medicare

Specialties

    ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Autism • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Bulimia • Depression • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • Insomnia • LGBTQ • Major Depressive Disorder • Medication Review • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Sleep Disorder

Education and training

  • University of Dayton, Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine
  • Dominican University, Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Languages spoken

  • English
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