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.
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
IL LCSW 149.021037
AZ LCSW LCSW-21916
IA LISW 008203
NJ LCSW 44SC06090300
Kristi is very caring, and is helpful in my wellbeing and concerns.
Written on Dec 22, 2023 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Kristi has helped me to grow so much as a person! I truly cannot thank her enough.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Kristilee (Kristi) for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
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