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Kimberly Kolak, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes ADHD
Video Phone Messaging

About me

My name is Kimberly and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) therapist. With over a decade of experience, I began working in the clinical mental health field counseling individuals in a residential mental health facility. Since then, I have also gained experience in outpatient therapy and hospital social work settings. I have assisted individuals presenting with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and life changes. Individuals who seek therapy deserve to work with someone who is empathetic, objective, and supportive. I provide a safe environment for clients to openly share feelings and concerns without judgement as we begin the collaboration process, where we will work together to identify solutions for positive change. I believe that the client is the expert on their own life and that they possess the internal resources to make the desired change. My holistic focus includes assisting clients in identifying their strengths, inner resources, and values that will serve as a roadmap to creating and making progress toward personal goals in several domains, which may include self-growth, relationships, work, spirituality, and more. My modalities include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical strategies, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

IL LCSW 149023420

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Kolak. 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.

Kimberly has been such a help to me. I’m truly grateful I was paired with her. She gave me a lot of tools to help me with my anxiety and was a supportive voice for me when I was struggling with my mental health. I was beginning to think therapy wasn’t for me until I met Kimberly. She’s honest, supportive, attentive and kind. Thank you Kimberly!!

Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kimberly is respectful, skilled and helpful in her work. She helps me think about things in my life in productive ways and she provides me with useful resources and relevant feedback. I feel better each time after talking with her.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is helpful and a good listener

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Awesome therapist she is easy to talk to and responds back quickly.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kimberly is wonderful to talk with. She listens and provides tools to assist during difficult times. I would recommend speaking with Kimberly to anyone!!

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

An outstanding down to earth person to speak with and help you!

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety