About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Illinois and have 17 years of post-graduate professional work experience. The bulk of my experience has been in mental health providing crisis intervention and therapy to patients who came to the attention of emergency rooms. Most of my interventions with patients have been addressing depression and anxiety. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCSW 149.017180


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Balbina Kainz. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Balbina for 2 weeks

Balbina listens very well and is very intentional. In the time that I have spent with her, she has provided such wonderful solutions to my issues. I would highly recommend her expertise!

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Balbina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is very supportive and very helpful. She is very structural and gives me a challenge. She is overall a great therapist and I am happy with her and the progress I’ve made.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Balbina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Balbina is a thoughtful and thorough therapist. She is the first therapist I’ve had since I was a child and I am really happy with our progress so far.

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