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Kristilee (Kristi) Cappaert, LISW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I have over five years of counseling experience in Illinois and Iowa. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, marital, life balance and job stress. Throughout my clinical career, I have worked with all different populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Deciding to get therapy can be a scary and I commend you on taking the first step and I look forward to working with you.

I utilize many different treatment approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Reality Based, Person-Centered and Mindfulness.

My approach is to empower you to work towards the life you wants. It will be my job to guide you on your journey by helping you to gain insight to your behaviors, belies and automatic thoughts. As we get to know each other, we will figure out what interventions will work best for you. Counseling can make you feel vulnerable and I believe in creating a safe space for every one of my client. I look forward to hearing from you and starting this journey together.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IA LISW 008203

NJ LCSW 44SC06090300

IL LCSW 149.021037


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristilee (Kristi) Cappaert. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have only had two sessions with Kristi, but I can already tell she is the right fit for me and will help me reach my goals!

Written on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Kristi and I have worked together for a little over a year, and while there have certainly been ups and downs (on my end), when I look back and reflect I know she’s helped me become a calmer, more positive person and has helped me contain my anger in ways I didn’t know I could. I know I still have lots of work to do, but I’m confident with Kristi’s help I can overcome these hurdles and get to where I want to be mentally and emotionally. Kristi is a wonderful therapist who listens and always offers ideas or solutions for navigating short-term and long-term issues. She’s flexible with her time and recently found a pocket of time to help me through a bad situation. When I need her most, Kristi is there and I’m so appreciative of all she’s done to help me!

Written on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Thank you for your help!

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Kristilee has been extremely patient with my rescheduling and sometimes not showing. The electronic nature of counseling like this is not the easiest for me, but it's a good option during the pandemic.

Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kristi is outstanding. I've never done the whole therapy thing but she is great! She has helped me with my daughter and has always followed up on how things are going. I appreciate her more than she will ever know.

Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

She has been amazing at helping me through my toughest days and a huge change in my life.

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem