Our Team


Patrick Kaulen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Director of Acute Care Services


Adjustment Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Life Transitions
Mind/Body Connection
Mood Disorders
Play Therapy


Doctoral Degree: Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago
Bachelor’s Degree: Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Patrick Kaulen has been with the practice since 2017. He has experience as an individual, family, and group therapy practitioner in working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations presenting with a wide range of concerns. For children, he specializes in play and sand-tray therapy alongside integrated co-parenting services. For adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations, he primarily utilizes insight-oriented dynamic treatment with skill-building components to optimize daily and long-term psychological health. Dr. Kaulen’s history involves working in various settings including hospitals, neuropsychology testing clinics, and in private practice. More generally, his philosophies on psychotherapy are informed by attachment principles that aim to reorient and grow skills in communication, self-care, and personally derived insight.

Roles at the practice: Dr. Kaulen is one of two Clinical Directors of Therapeutic Programming for the MiraCare Acute Care Center. He is also a clinical psychologist at the practice and sees patients Monday – Friday. Currently, Dr. Kaulen supervises therapy for interns in the APA internship program and serves as a continuing education coordinator for the accredited CE program.

additional information

  • Location: Palos Heights

  • Telehealth: Yes, if appropriate


By working together in one collaborative environment, patients and families benefit from a higher level of listening, bridging and sharing.


With a long history of caring for children and teens in an inclusive manner, family is rooted in the MiraCare continuum of care.