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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180012221
MA LMHC 5792
Dr. Kristen Anderson is very patient and truly listens and shows empathy. Dr. Kristen gives very good strategies to help your individual situation and shows compassion when you're explaining your problems. Dr. Kristen is compassionate and has helped me develop coping strategies, and also has helped me tremendously manage my anxiety. This is actually made me feel so much better physically and mentally. Very thankful for her services!
Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Dr. Anderson creates an open environment where I feel comfortable talking about whatever topic, thought or concern comes to mind in the course of our discussions. I appreciate her questions and when she challenges me. She has been extremely effective in helping me focus. I look forward to our sessions.
Written on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Anderson has been an excellent resource who understands my concerns and positions feedback in a way that helps me to process what I’m working through. She’s understanding, non-judgmental, and I appreciate her support.
Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I've tried counseling a few times in the past and every time it never really helped as much as I needed it to. Upon using BetterHelp and talking with Dr. Anderson, I have completely become a new person and a better version of myself. Dr. Anderson has helped me beyond words and I am so thankful for her expertise. She is an awesome counselor and any client would be very lucky to have her!
Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
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 on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy 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 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 on Jul 13, 2020 after therapy with kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd