Dr. Kathleen Tresness


About Me

Hello! I am Dr. Kathleen Tresness and I am a licensed psychologist who works with clients in the Illinois area. I have over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I strive to treat clients from a holistic approach, by not only focusing on their specific mental health symptoms, but also focusing on their environment, relationships, goals, personality, spirituality, and physical health. I believe clients should be active in their treatment process, so I continue to reevaluate treatment on an ongoing basis with the client to make sure they are getting their needs met.

I provide psychotherapy for individuals of all ages for a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship struggles, postpartum concerns, addiction, grief and loss, significant life changes, and more.

I appreciate the treatment experience and have deep respect for the clients that I work with. I am happy to assist clients in their journey and support their growth and change.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #071.008742 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kathleen Tresness. 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 by K.A. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Tresness is amazing. She takes the time to really listen to any issues I am going through and challenges me to take the necessary steps to better myself. I am so glad I found her - she has helped me so much!

Written by L.O. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Tresness is phenomenal.

In a time where I really felt vulnerable, she really dove right in since day one into trying to fully understand how I am feeling and has been helping me every step of the way to get back up on my feet again. I am probably someone who reaches out to her frequently through messages on a weekly basis, so her kindness and patience means the world to me.

To have help that is consistent, knowledgeable, and talk to someone that really cares about my well-being makes someone like me feel hopeful in my process to see a better future.

Written by E.R. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Tresness has been very helpful in a short period of time and I and feeling very hopefully of how my treatment goes

Written by M.E. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Tresness has been wonderful since we just recently started conversing. She has asked me questions to make sure she understands my needs, and gives great responses in order for us to work together to get me where I want to be. I highly recommend Dr. Tresness to anybody that may be struggling.

Work with me!