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. During that time I have worked with individual who are having marital issues as well as couples. Acknowledging that you would like to get counseling for your relationship is a big step and I commend you on reaching out.
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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 , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #149.021037 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
LISW #008203 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
Kristi has really helped me both personally and in my relationships. She has given me the tools to be successful and continuously improve to be better. She is available when I need to talk with her and is really good at listening to what I have to say and shows me that my opinions and feeling matter.
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Kristi has been very helpful since we've started meeting with her. She answers our messages in a timely manner. She provides great tools and insight on what we are going through.
I have been working with Kristi for a short time & I already love her. She is so responsive and makes me feel like I can be really honest & open about everything and she doesn't judge me.