Dr. Kristen Anderson


About Me

Thank you for reaching out.
I have been counseling for almost 20 years and can tell you that this important first step is by far one of the biggest. Browse profiles, have phone consults: A little research goes a long way in finding a good match.

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and licensed in both Illinois and Massachusetts. I have worked with a variety of clients in some pretty ‘diverse’ settings which has afforded me a wide and empathic lens from which to view my clients and their stories. Throughout my career, I noticed subtle themes were repeatedly presented to me: disconnection of self, lack of purpose, second guessing life choices. As a result, I returned to school and completed my PhD as well as my Yoga Teacher Training (R-YTT-200). This study of Aging coupled with mind-body practices allowed me to offer clients a new perspective regarding psychological wellness, one in which ‘age in years’ was not the critical factor. Instead, healthy aging is understood as a much larger construct, and one that you can take an active role in.

I have helped many clients with symptoms of depression and anxiety. I have had the honor of accompanying many clients on the journey through addiction and recovery. I would be happy to speak with you, too, regarding your concerns and goals.
I look forward to hearing from you.


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

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

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180012221 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LMHC #5792 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by C.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Anderson has been helpful in giving me ideas to better cope and feel more comfortable in my shoes. She has a calming voice and is knowledgeable in coping mechanisms.

Written by J.U. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Anderson has been a great help in organizing my priorities and goals so that I'm able to achieve them and not get burnt out. She's provided great suggestions whether it be ways to track my progress or tweaking the goals I've written down so that I'm making progress.

Written by O.P. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Anderson possesses an endearing quality that put me at ease immediately & allowed me to open up about painful issues that I hadn’t been able to discuss with anyone else.