I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Florida with 8 years of clinical experience. I graduated with my Master's degree in Social Work 14 years ago and have spent most of my professional career as a school social worker. Since residing in Florida, I have provided psychotherapy to adults and children while offering clinical supervision to candidates seeking licensure in Florida as a qualified supervisor. I have worked with students and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, drug and alcohol dependence, grief and loss, and Bi-Polar Disorder. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.016890
FL LCSW SW16599
Best therapist to really talk your problems out with. She is non judgmental and always eager to help workout your problems
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue
I have had many sessions with Kristen and it has definitely helped me more than I ever thought it would. I used to struggle with my confidence and had relationship issues that immensely affected my life. She has helped me learn so many strategies and ways of thinking to where I can honestly say I love myself, my relationship with my family and my boyfriend has grown, and I no longer have the deteriorating levels of anxiety, depression, and self image issues that used to surround me in my past.
She makes it so comfortable to talk with her that I feel I can share anything and everything good or bad that has happened in my week.
She truly is here to lift you up and help you find that best image of yourself!
I would strongly recommend her to someone who really just needs help in finding their way again!
Love every single session I have with her and will be continuing with her!!
Thank you so much for everything Kristen!!!
Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kristen is great! She is helping me connect the dots to my story one piece at a time.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd
I have only had one virtual visit so far but that went well and I was given tools to help with my issues. Kristen has been checking in regularly to see if the coping skills are working and to just see how I am doing. My next visit is this week so my ratings are nothing personal against Kristen's abilities as a therapist but more so due to short time that we have spent together so far.
Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I’ve told friends and co workers about this because it’s a great way to beat the stigma about mental health!
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd