I’m an independently licensed Christian Counselor in Illinois with 25 years of experience. I use a compassionate, sensitive, direct, faith based and solution focused approach that's very effective and personalized to your needs. If you're looking to get to the root of your issues, you want to improve the quality of your life, reduce stress and anxiety, change your thinking to have more joy and more peace or connect with your purpose or connect with God, you've come to the right place. Whether it's individual therapy, marriage counseling, trauma based therapy, addiction counseling, or parental guidance for the challenging teenage years, I'll gently, but directly guide you in the right direction to discovering lasting solutions.
I'm also EMDR certified and I have worked with many individuals to help resolve trauma, development and explore identity and overcome self hatred. I’ve also worked in therapeutic schools with emotionally and behaviorally challenged adolescents and their families.
Whether you're looking for a Christian counselor/psychologist or a counselor who personalizes your needs, I work very effectively with anyone who's ready to partner with healing and transformation to make a better life for yourself.
I believe in treating everyone with respect and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I’m looking forward to partnering with you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions
IL LCPC 180.005444
Therapy with Dr. Kohut is led by the Holy Spirit and her years of experience. She listens carefully and responds compassionately to what her clients need. I am extremely thankful for the way she was able to speak truth and life to me in a time when I felt lost and hopeless. If you’re looking for a faith-based counselor, I have no doubt that God will use Dr. Kohut to strengthen your faith and constantly point you back to him.
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
She’s authentically guided by the Lord God and has a dignified, respectful and soothing presence, not condescending, not pushy, and also not passive. Top tier care provider.
Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Dr. Kohut is amazing! She is very attentive and gives great insight. I am Christian, and we always start/end with prayer, but if you are not comfortable with that, it’s not pushed. She’s been such a light in my life!
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief