Kathleen  Tresness

Kathleen Tresness


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online

Less than a week waiting time for scheduling new patients!

Updated May 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Kathleen Tresness is a Psychologist located in Park Ridge, IL who works with young adults, including college students, and adults. Dr. Tresness generally works with those who have issues with their anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties including parenting struggles, and school difficulties. Sometimes, Dr. Tresness’ clients need additional support as they navigate major life transitions, such as a career change.

Dr. Tresness teaches clients communication skills that can help them resolve relationship conflicts, including parent-child conflicts and conflicts with significant others. She also teaches clients how to find and use effective coping strategies so they can reduce their mental health symptoms. Dr. Tresness practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), evidence-based therapy modalities based in thoughts and thought patterns. Clients learn how to avoid cognitive distortions that often bring down their confidence or self-esteem. Dr. Tresness also practices The Gottman Method, which is a couples therapy modality to help partners build stronger bonds.

Dr. Tresness earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She has over 10 years of experience as a psychologist and enjoys helping clients reach a higher state of wellbeing. Clients leave sessions with the tools they need to feel less stressed in their lives.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 6pm
  • Tue 8am - 6pm
  • Wed 8am - 6pm
  • Thu 8am - 6pm
  • Fri 8am - 6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Wild Meadows Counseling, Owner and psychologist, 2019 - Present

University of Minnesota, PhD, 2012


Illinois: 071.008742