Kathleen Monroe

(LCSW, CADC)

About Me

Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s of Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem and feelings of self-worth concerns, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Addiction related disorders, Learning disabilities, behavioral spectrum disorders, Autism, Adjustment disorders, and Psychotic disorders.
During my time within this field, I have experience working within a variety of settings providing me with sensitivity towards various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic groups of ages ranging from children, teens, adults, families and couples. I am an eclectic therapist, meaning that not everyone is the same and I adapt my treatment techniques based off of my client’s goals and needs. My approach many times combines client-centered, narrative, behavioral, humanistic, and existential theories using evidence based techniques drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and solution-focused therapy. Every individual has the power to change and I would like to be that link towards helping them gain strengths back in their lives. I take a direct strengths based approach while helping my clients feel comfortable to personalize how they would like to address their concerns and set their own pace for meeting their treatment goals.
Life can be difficult and taking the first step of reaching out for help shows great strength and courage. I am here to assist with guiding you through this difficult time in a judge free and confidential manner.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.020600 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Working with Kathleen has been very helpful for my mental health over the last few months. I feel like I am getting better at managing life.

Written by R.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathleen is the first therapist who's actually been able to help me. She is comforting, understanding, and extremely emotionally intelligent. She helps me understand myself better.

Written by K.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kathleen is very understanding and personable. I feel like I'm talking to an unbiased friend. She is flexible with meeting times and meeting styles, using the chat function to keep in touch if there are urgent issues or longer periods between appointments.

Written by M.I. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kathleen Monroe is an amazing therapist. She has helped me tremendously in the past few months. I like her style of counseling because she asks me questions vs telling me what to do. I am becoming a better person I am striving to be with the help of Kathleen.

Written by A.B. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I have had Kathleen working with me on myself for about 2 weeks now, and I am so thankful I took the leap and signed up for this. Within the first few messages back and forth, I immediately knew she was the perfect match for me. She just gets what I’m saying. She not only sends me messages and discusses everything with me, she also sends me meditations and worksheets to help me. I would 100% recommend this and her to anyone.

Written by J.A. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is amazing at asking the right questions to help sort out what the root of my concerns. Even I though I was looking for guidance in the beginning, I realize that her strategic questions help me to lead myself to my own advice. Definitely recommend!

Written by J.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kathleen is very professional and kind. She really makes sure that your experience in this space is working for you. Has many coping skills for you to explore and is always very timely with responding to messages. She has truly helped me tremendously. I’m very grateful to be working with her.

Written by Z.O. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathleen is so kind and wonderful! She is able to listen to anything I have on my mind and has helped me through some of my roughest experiences. She is very knowledgable and positive and has made my first experience with therapy great.

Written by C.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a great listener and is very helpful.

Written by S.E. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

It has been extremely helpful talking to Kathleen. She brings a very calm and supportive approach while listening to any concerns and thoughts. When going through very stressful moments, I could not have asked for more.

Written by S.A. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have truly enjoyed and benefited from my time with Kathleen. She is kind, open, trustworthy, understanding, respectful, and down to earth. These qualities make it easy to fully express yourself, and there’s a relieving feeling of moving forward toward a healthier state with each session.

Written by A.K. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Kathleen's concern and attention to improving my well- being. I've experienced several profound revelations during our calls that have immensely helped me resolve traumatic experiences and see a path forward with a new perspective.

Written by D.A. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathleen has been a consistent and kind support to me for almost a year! She has helped me make great changes to improve my quality of life. She is a great listener and asks helpful questions. She is also great at reminding me that change takes time and often encourages me to let myself succeed. Kathleen has helped me with mindfulness, coping strategies, and working towards my goals. I am so thankful for her support and guidance!

Written by F.E. on Jan 29, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She has been incredibly helpful in helping me identify new strategies and skills for dealing with the stressors in my life. She is always kind and patient is a great sounding board.

Written by M.E. on Jan 15, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kathleen has been wonderful since I started working with her! She uses great tools to help me evaluate my behaviors and values, and is always attentive. She's easy to talk to and I'm so glad to have found her!

Written by C.E. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

So far, she has been very helpful! I find the advice she gives is great. She responds in a timely manner. She is easy to talk to, which is comforting to me.

Written by L.E. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Kathleen has been a great help to me so far. She provides me with useful tools to turn around toxic habits I've developed and help me out when I'm having anxiety, and she never makes me feel judged or wrong for any of the things I share with her.

Written by A.U. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

From day one of working with Kathleen, she has made me feel heard and understood. I am so grateful for the help she is giving me in bettering myself.

Written by S.T. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kathleen is a great source of support. When I went through a particularly rough ordeal she set some extra time aside to respond to me and take my phone call. She continues to help me make important strides and never makes me feel guilty if I go through down periods in my mental health. She's really been so helpful and is one of the reasons why I recommend better help to friends when they're looking for flexible/affordable therapy.

Written by G.A. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kathleen is fantastic at her job. She really makes sure you know that you’re not alone and that she cares.

Written by R.A. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kathleen has been a pleasure to work with during the month I have known her. She is very good at keeping up with messages, video sessions, and encouraging me with goals. Most importantly she provides a positive and non-judgemental place, where one can talk openly and she listens to what you have to say. She tremendously helped me in lowering my anxiety. Also, she is very resourceful. She has a lot of articles on anxiety. I highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with a generalized anxiety disorder and OCD. I plan on working with you in the future!

Written by J.U. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

It’s been two months that I’ve worked with Kathleen. I think the care she is teaching me to have for myself is helping me reach the potential I always knew I had. I’m doing the best I’ve ever been in my life and it’s because I’m working on myself in the right way.

Written by A.M. on Mar 31, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

It took me 7 years to finally build up the courage to talk with someone. I’ve always felt ashamed and overwhelmed, but talking with Kathleen is comforting.