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Katherine "Katie" Saraga, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

Hi there!!
My name is Katie, and I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker.

My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, thoughtful, and empathetic, with a pretty good sense of humor. I specialize in child & teen therapy, and disability advocacy. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I am also a certified Animal Assisted Therapist, and my Therapy Dog Trekk is available to accompany our sessions on request! You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help.

I'm sorry you are having a tough time right now, but I'm really glad you are reaching out. I'd like to help you work on the struggles you are facing; and offer you a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings.
I offer all services, but contact me prior to schedule video sessions please. Once you respond to this message, I will send you some additional general information about how this online counseling process works, and then we can get started. Please feel free to ask questions at any time!

Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

You are not alone. Things can and will get better. I'm really looking forward to working with you!

Take care,
Katie

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

IL LCSW 149.026549