Krista Klund

(LCSW)

About Me

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.







Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149014012 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

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!

Written by D.A. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.E. on Jan 22, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and parenting

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.

Written by G.U. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Krista has helped me learn how to pull myself through a tough situation in my life.

Written by K.E. on Aug 11, 2017 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career, and bipolar

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.