Kristen  Simons

Kristen Simons


Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Evanston Accepting In-person
Updated December 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Kristen Simons is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who enjoys working with adults seeking her support in mitigating symptoms of anxiety, including overanalyzing and rumination, a perfectionistic drive, and people-pleasing tendencies. She also has a passion for supporting new and not-so-new birthing parents during pregnancy and postpartum in navigating the challenges of this great life change.

Kristen works with her clients to identify core values and personal strengths that shape their outlook and everyday actions and serve as a springboard for meaningful change. She works with clients to come up with realistic and actionable steps to manage difficult emotions that they can practice in everyday life. This might include skills such as mindfulness techniques, behavioral/lifestyle changes, self-compassion, or communication skills. Additionally, as a Registered Yoga Teacher, she finds it important to help clients become more in-tune with their bodies, and better understand the connection between their mental and physical symptoms. Additionally, she offers in-office or virtual private yoga sessions for those looking to explore this mind/body connection on an experiential level.

Kristen enjoys guiding her clients to a place where they can easily access self-compassion amid the stressors of everyday life, and carve out a life that aligns with their values and vision. She feels the most important part of therapy is the therapist/client relationship and brings a sense of warmth and calmness to her work with clients through a personable and conversational style.

Message to clients

It takes a great deal of strength to reach out for support and I applaud you for taking the first step! If you’d like to learn more about how I might be able to support your mental and physical wellness journey, please set up a phone consultation with me. I’d love to chat about your needs and help you get back to feeling more like yourself.


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

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

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

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

Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (55min)
  • Initial session: $160 (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:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • 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
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Kristen works with adults and young adults aged 20+.


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 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Evanston practice
832 Dempster Street, Evanston, Illinois 60202
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice, Owner/Therapist, 2019 - Present
NorthShore Perinatal Depression Program, Hotline Counselor, 2020 - 2023
Compass Health Center, Adult Group Therapist, 2017 - 2019
Community Mental Health, Therapist, 2015 - 2017
Alexian Brothers, Group Therapist, 2013 - 2015

SMYL 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), 2019
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Masters in Clinical Counseling, 2013
Ohio University, Bachelor of Arts, 2011


Illinois: 180011467



Therapy Groups

Kristen  Simons
Postpartum Support and Embodiment Group

For birthing parents with babies 4 weeks-1 year who are seeking connection to self/others, movement, and support. This group begins with gentle yoga suitable for all postpartum bodies and ends with conversation and connection with members of the group.

Client testimonials

"She was friendly, clear about how she practices, and listened to my areas of concern."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Kristin was kind, respectful, and asked great questions! So glad I got connected with her via Zencare."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Kristen was very supportive and listened actively."
- Zencare client • August 2020