Kaitlin Naatjes

(MA, LCPC)

About Me

Hi!
My name is Kaitlin Naatjes. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner. I have great experience working from an integrative and holistic perspective. This means allowing space to find new and creative ways for change while integrating mind, body, and spirit nurturance for healing the whole person.

My approach as a therapist is to create space for you to feel safe and explore your needs. Each session will be tailored to meet these needs and focus on the areas of growth where you seek change. I commit to diligently working in collaboration with you (or you and your partner) to bring about the difference you desire to have in your life. Through our work together, we will identify and achieve healthy relationships, healthy lifestyle, and increase personal growth. We will build effective coping and communication skills, increase your understanding of your own self, and bringing healing to the areas you find most important.

I have created my practice by working with individuals and couples ages 16 and older. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, relationship/sexual issues, motivation, pre/postnatal experiences, self-esteem, food concerns, and body image issues. Treatment will include not only assessing and implementing coping skills but will identify and process past experiences that have contributed to current symptoms. This entails using a wide variety of proven methodologies of psychology along with mindfulness, meditation, and breathing practices if wanted.

I have moved around the United States since graduating college. I received my bachelors in psychology from University of New Mexico, my master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, my yoga instructor certificate from Nebraska, and my reiki practitioner certificate from South Dakota. After much training and experience working in holistic and integrative centers, I now reside in Chicago working with clients in my private practice called Bella Valore, LLC, (Beautiful Worth).

Relationships with ourselves and others are the most important part of human existence. Healing and learning to cope with these relationships can create a happy and fulfilled life, and to make it simple... You are worth it.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180012281 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Kaitlin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kaitlin is excellent and understanding. She listens to my needs and provides genuine and thoughtful feedback specific to me.

Written by M.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Kaitlin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Kaitlin is very personable, listens well and actively. She offers great advice for how to navigate through issues and does not judge, interrupt, or jump to any conclusions. Very professional therapy and very kind person!

Written by K.E. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Kaitlin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Kaitlin Naatjes is very professional and is always looking for more ways to better help her patients. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counselor who will find the right method to help you get through whatever you are going through.

Written by N.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Kaitlin for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

I have found Kaitlin to be very easy to talk to. We are still getting to know one another but so far she seems like a great fit.