She/Her/HersPsychologist, PhD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Less than a week waiting time for scheduling new patients!
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
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: 12 years
Wild Meadows Counseling, Owner and psychologist, 2019 - Present
University of Minnesota, PhD, 2012