She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
HIPAA-compliant video sessions for all clients during COVID.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Kari is a therapist in Winnetka, IL who works with ages 13 and up. She works with a wide range of issues including, but certainly not limited to her special passions – Queer (LGBTQIA+) community with particular emphasis on supporting transpersons, and trauma and PTSD – as well as anxiety, depression, families of severe mental illness, self-harm, aviation industry, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, coping skills, multicultural therapy, stress management, and life transitions. Kari is also poly and kink friendly.
She is fandom friendly whether it’s LARPing, furry, gaming, etc. If it’s an important part of your life she is here for it.
Kari is a “person-centered” therapist, meaning she believes clients have the capacity to find their full potential, and views it as her job to nurture that just as a coach nurtures an athlete. That being said, she approach to therapy is “one size does not fit all.” She will use the combination of tools and techniques that best fit the client and their individual challenges.
Kari earned her degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Latino/a mental health. By no means an expert, Kari nonetheless aims to validate and support clients of all ethnicities, creeds, and religions. She is also a certified trauma professional and trained in the EMDR method of trauma processing.
Her office is a two-minute walk from the train station on the Union Pacific/North Line and is wheelchair accessible.
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 5 years
Obsidian Counseling and Wellness, LCPC, 2020 - Present
Portrait Health Centers, LPC, 2016 - 2019
IATP - Clinically Certified Trauma Professional II, CCTP-II, 2021
IATP - Clinically Certified Trauma Professional, CCTP-I, 2019
EMDRIA, EMDR Trained, 2017
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, MA, 2016