Publications, Interviews & Media

On this page you will find links to Dr. Kukla’s articles that have been published in and other sites regarding mental health concerns.  In addition, there are links to several media segments and interviews regarding Dr. Kukla’s group practice Healthy Living Counseling Center and their efforts to team up with PAVE to fight sexual violence through our innovative Empowerment Summit and Haley Reinhart’s Better Benefits Concert.






  • Dr. Kukla on 2/4/19 is interviewed on National Broadcast Radio FM (NBRFM) regarding HLCC’s integrative behavioral practice. Click below for 8 minute interview:


Voyage Chicago Magazine Interview’s Dr. Kukla and finds Healthy Living Counseling Center to be a hidden gem in the Chicagoland area:


“Do you worry about saying the wrong thing if someone you care about tells you they were raped? Here are five reactions best avoided if someone discloses to you.”

“Surviving cancer doesn’t necessarily mean it’s behind you. Many survivors experience posttraumatic stress and other issues as an emotional “tsunami” hits.”

“Sexual assault is a common source of posttraumatic stress, particularly for women. Use the BRAVE communication model to support a survivor who confides in you.” (June 19, 2017)

“Can’t find the time for exercise, meditation, or yoga? Incorporate these mini-mental health workouts into your day to help keep your stress under control.”  (May 15, 2017)

Dr. Kukla’s Suburban Woman Magazine blog about trauma recovery published on December 8th, 2014.

Dr. Kukla contributes to Daily Herald Barry Rozner’s sports column on November 5th, 2015 about sexual violence in the sports industry and rape culture.

Promoting healing for survivors of trauma through partnership with PAVE and Erin’s Law to organize the Empowerment Summit in April 2016.  See the Empowerment Summit interview on the local news show, “You & Me This Morning.”


ABC’s Chicago news anchor Stacey Baca interviews Angela Rose founder of PAVE & Andrea Metcalf national fitness expert on 4/16/16 about teaming up with Healthy Living Counseling Center to launch the Empowerment Summit.

Daily Herald’s journalist, Jamie Sotonoff interviews Dr. Kukla on 4/29/16 about the Empowerment Summit.

Good Day Chicago Interview’s Angela Rose founder of PAVE & Andrea Metcalf on 4/15/16 about the Empowerment Summit.

Healthy Living Counseling Center helped organize Haley Reinhart’s Better Benefit Concert to raise money for the nonprofit PAVE.  See and hear Haley rock Durty Nellies in Palatine with her parents’ band playing along side of her.

Haley Reinhart “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Durty Nellies