Kala Anders

(LCPC, LMHC)

About Me

Hello and welcome! My name is Kala Anders, and I want you to know that I am so glad you are taking this step, as I know it can be so challenging to do so.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. I have been providing individual therapy for over 7 years. In my experience, I have worked with adults at various stages of their life with a vast array of mental health disorders and life struggles including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, managing stress, life transitions, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, grief and loss, career difficulties, LGBTQ-related matters, and trauma.

Everyone's journey involves many twists and turns in which one cannot simply handle all on their own. As a therapist, it is most important to me to provide an atmosphere where you feel welcome, heard, accepted, and cared for. Whether it is the way you have been feeling, the thoughts you have been having, relationships that are struggling, I am willing and able to come along side you in your journey to help you through it all. I would like to hear where you are in your journey and what is troubling you. From there, I will help you explore alternative ways of thinking, handling, and coping with your current circumstances. Everyone has many strengths, and I will help you to see how your own strengths will help you to manage what you are going through. I utilize a variety of therapy approaches including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

It is my greatest hope that while working together you will be able to achieve a level of personal growth that you need to lead a happy and healthy life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Self-Love , Sexuality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.010543 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LMHC #39003658A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Kala is incredible! I’ve been working with her for several months now and feel so much relief after each appointment. Kala truly listens to me and has made it so easy to talk unfiltered. I always feel that she genuinely cares in a supportive manner. She’s great at knowing which questions to ask at the right time. I have seen so much progress in such a short amount of time and owe a good deal of that to Kala.

Written by S.Y. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Love her!

Written by V.I. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel very lucky that I was matched up with Kala to help me work through what I am struggling with. She is able to listen and analyze everything I say in a thoughtful way that helps me. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I think back at how I felt in the beginning and how I am continuing to learn and grow. She offers a great perspective and many options on how to tackle stressful situations.

Written by M.O. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a wonderful therapist, I really connect with her and I feel like she has great instincts on how to connect with people in an effective manner. Kala is a wonderful therapist and human being.

Written by J.A. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kala, is absolutely amazing she has such a good sense for what you are trying to express even if you aren't very good at expressing your problems. She doesn't tell you what your problem, based off of what you say she helps you figure out. You are never labeled, and feel one hundred percent comfortable speaking with her after a few messages or within minutes talking to her on a call. You go at whatever pace you are comfortable and she has different ways to tackle your problems and make progress towards whatever goal you have. Huge recommendation she is absolutely amazing at what she does.

Written by J.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She listens closely in a way that helps illuminate the whole picture, while also catching the details I might not see. Incredibly supportive and helpful throughout my journey.

Written by B.R. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Kala for about 6 months. When Kala and I talk, it often feels to me like I’m talking to a good friend...only she’s a friend who doesn’t allow me to stick with unhealthy patterns, always asks me questions and brings up other points of view to help me find my way to the heart of the issue. She always makes me feel heard and understood and she really creates a space where it’s okay to be vulnerable. I highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by R.E. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kala is always there to listen and is reliable. I’m very grateful to be matched with her.

Written by J.U. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kala is very empathetic, understanding, and flexible. Conversations have a sentiment closer to a chat with a friend rather than seated in a stuffy office. I'm enjoying working on personal goals with Kala by my side.

Written by C.A. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Kala is a GREAT counselor. She always makes me feel heard and validated. Even when I send very long messages, she makes sure to touch on everything I brought up. She also makes sure to ask if she is helping in a way that is useful to me. She makes sure to let me know when she sees improvements too. Talking to her is very easy and I became comfortable talking to her very quickly.

Written by E.M. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with Kala for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kala is a great counselor! She is very responsive. She offers support without judgement, and has helped me to set and work on goals for myself. Being able to message and video chat with her has been so helpful and I appreciate all the advice she gives to me.

Written by K.A. on Oct 31, 2019 after counseling with Kala for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Kala had been very helpful in listening to my problems and helping me understand what's going on inside my own head and with others in my life. She's been very helpful with her suggestions with behavior modifications and sending me reading material on different subjects to help with behavior modifications as well. So far I am very happy with the results I am getting from speaking with her.

Written by V.E. on Oct 27, 2019 after counseling with Kala for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kala was very empathetic and offered great, non-biased advice during an emotional time. She responded whatever time of day I messaged her, and she was extremely thorough. Thank you, Kala!

Written by S.A. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Kala for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kala is very nice and although we just started our sessions I can tell she is good at what she does. Excited to see how things go going forward.

Written by K.A. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Kala for 6 days

Kala has been extremely helpful in helping me cope with my severe anxiety issues I have on top of having distressing intrusive thoughts. She is very good at what she does. She actually has a passion for helping people and it always means so much more when passion is involved. For me, when I see that she is genuinely interested and willing to help me because she actually wants to and doesn't feel like she has the obligation to helps in an enormous way. It makes me feel cared for, and I feel like I'm in a trusted environment when I talk to Kala. If you're scared of being judged, just know Kala will take care of you.