I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children and Families. I have worked a variety of different venues such as agencies, schools and residential treatment facilities and have experience in both individual and systems therapy. Treatment modalities that I use are Analytical, Cognitive-Behavioral, Strengths-based, Solutions-Focused therapy depending on which combination suits my client. Some areas in which I specialize are issues related to anxiety, low self-esteem, issues related to divorce/separation and family concerns.
In my approach, I allow for my client to direct the treatment plan and formulate their own treatment goals, which can change throughout treatment. The hallmark of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, so it is extremely important that the client feels a great level of trust and support. I believe that gaining insight into why behaviors occur can help to change behaviors. Overall, I see the therapist's role as one of support, guidance, active 'listening', and empowering the client to make positive changes. In my time as a therapist, I have done work with clients who deal with issues ranging from very severe mental health struggles to less severe issues related to new adjustments in life such as job changes or changes in location. I have had many experiences that have shaped my outlook and have strengthened my ability to be empathic towards my clients. Some of those experiences are divorce, being a single mother, endless dating, and being a professional in the helping field, managing life after loss and many others. I show much of myself in my work as a therapist as I think it is important to the therapeutic relationship to show a genuine self.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCSW #149014012 (Expires: 2021-11-01)
Krista is a very compassionate and intuitive person who, in a short period of time, helped me to better understand and get over certain hangups in my life. A work in progress but better already. Thank you!
Krista is one of the kindest and smartest people I’ve ever met. In just a few short months we’ve made great progress on a number of issues. I am so much happier overall because I know we can tackle any issue that comes my way together. She offers great tips, advice, and words of encouragement.
Has been very helpful
Krista responds promptly with lots of engaging questions to further the dialogue about what you’re trying to work through! Shes a very collaborative counselor and has an approach that encourages you to work through your stuff with action-based reflection.
There’s no one else I’d rather work with. She clearly understands the issues her clients are facing and provides thoughtful, manageable solutions to address them.
Krista is a great counselor. I feel she listens to my concerns and gives me tools to use in certain situations. She is very responsive and I appreciate that. She really is helping me become a better version of myself.
Krista has been nothing short of amazing. She always responds in a timely manner and listens to my concerns without judgement. I really appreciate that she doesn't respond with one word answers and seems genuinely interested in helping. I absolutely love Krista and BetterHelp. Awesome!
Krista helped me by providing detailed answers explaining why I'm feeling the way I am and what I went through. ]I always look forward to her messages. She is great and I don't know how to explain how much she has helped me. Thank you Krista, I appreciate you.
So happy I found this type of counseling, and Krista has been amazing. She responds to my messages very thoroughly with her applied knowledgeable of the situation.
Krista has helped me learn how to pull myself through a tough situation in my life.
Krista Klund is a great therapist. She really understands the medium and her responses are always super-smart and insightful. I would highly recommend her and I think she could deal with just about any problem you have.