Ken Celiano, Psy.D., CADC, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Celiano is a psychotherapist, executive coach, family business consultant, trader performance coach and faculty instructor. He has expertise in health, wellness, and performance psychology, and he has spent the last 16 years helping individuals, couples, and organizations reduce stress, stabilize emotions, and achieve satisfying relationships and performance success.

Dr. Celiano has creatively packaged psychological strategies into pragmatic learning initiatives that help healthy minds enhance their functioning and increase life satisfaction. He has expertise working with complex family dynamics within multi-generation family businesses and knows first hand “the good, the bad and the ugly” that drives long-term success or tragic loss. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Celiano has perfected a coaching process aimed at helping traders and proprietary firms manage stress, optimize performance and cope with industry volatility. His curriculum for traders, Poised 2 Perform, has been taught at Northwestern University. He has published articles in trade magazines and has been interviewed by televised news programs about his innovative work with professional traders. His leadership and team alignment seminars have engaged hundreds of curious employees to learn the power of emotional management and its links to high performance.

Dr. Celiano received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with a chemical dependency specialization and a Doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Working with individuals, couples, executives and other high performers, Dr. Celiano has experience treating the following:

  • Traumatic stress
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Transition difficulties
  • Shame-based disturbances
  • Stress-related medical issues
  • Career confusion
  • Work performance pressures
  • Family business challenges
  • Couple relationship conflicts
  • Low self-esteem
  • Performance doubt
  • Phase-of-life dilemmas

Dr. Celiano is a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.

Personal Statement 
I believe the foundation of all human performance rests in a deep appreciation of the power of emotion and understanding relationship patterns that shape its expression. Optimal performance rests in managing the energy that moves us into caring about an outcome; be it resolving interpersonal conflict, hitting financial targets, or growing a business. I have cultivated knowledge and experience from neuroscience, traumatic stress, biofeedback, performance coaching, leadership development and strategic planning into positive and pragmatic interventions that reshape my clients’ personal and professional lives.

I have perfected the use of computer-assisted technologies to make practical digital tools available that support my clients’ unique needs. I employ videoconference platforms and mobile connectivity to make access simple and quick. I also integrate software and mobile apps for tracking progress, meeting goals, and reinforcing growth.

Other frameworks/modalities that are foundational in my work include positive and wellness psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction, biofeedback, EMDR, energy psychology, emotionally focused couples therapy and acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT).

Dr. Celiano is a devoted spouse of 26 years and the father of two children. He is also an accomplished golfer, composer and cyclist.