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Kathleen Tresness(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health- Relationship issues- Stress management-

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Professional statement

Dr. Kathleen Tresness is a Psychologist 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, postpartum/perinatal mental health issues, 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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Wild Meadows Counseling, Owner and psychologist

University of Minnesota, PhD, 2012


Illinois: 071.008742




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)

Locations & Hours

Less than a week waiting time for scheduling new patients!


  • 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

Therapy Groups

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Perinatal/postpartum Group

We offer perinatal/postpartum groups for moms to help them find skills and tools to navigate motherhood. Groups are based off of Dr. Kathleen Tresness's book: The Resilient New Mom - 9 Practices for Emotional Health

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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