Katherine Love

LPC

Katherine Love

LPC

Professions: Sex Therapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 178.009681

Offices

Chicago, Illinois 60602

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to helping is that clients have my full attention, in a non-judgmental environment. I try to be as authentic as possible, because I want to hear the real you, not what you think I want to hear. I want people to know that we all go through stuff that makes us who we are even though we might not like it, and that leaves us with two choices we can make. We can either deal with it in a productive way or keep functioning the way we have been, which might not always feel the best. Move at your own pace.

I want people to be themselves and to open up. Therapy is hard enough as is! There might be tears and there might be laughs, and all are welcome. I want you to feel comfortable for the most part, though there are time where I might push your buttons, or say something that you don’t like. This is only to help you grow. I won’t sugar coat things like a friend might, because that won’t help you reach the changes you want to make. If my style is not for you, that’s ok! This is your journey, and it’s important that you have someone who makes you feel as comfortable as possible.

I have over five years of experience providing counseling services to individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and mild to severe addictions. My experience includes working with individuals of different cultural backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, ages, and sexual orientations. I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Trauma at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Subsequently, I completed the necessary supervised hours, and training needed to obtain the Certified Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) through the Illinois Certification Board.

Take a dive in. Everyone needs someone to talk to who is unbiased about your life. If you need to cry for 50 minutes, do it. I’ll meet you where you are at.

More Info About My Practice

This isn’t about laying on a couch while someone records your feelings on a notepad.
This is about you regaining control of your life. It’s about you taking an important step by seeking the counsel of someone that can provide the support you need to get back to where you want to be. You have already taken initiative by looking into therapy as a possible solution for you. Therefore, we hope you will take one more step and email or call us for some more information. There’s no pressure to commit to anything, we just want to make sure you have all the info you need to make the right decision for you. There’s no pressure to commit to anything, we just want to make sure you have all the info you need to make the right decision for you.
We use time and conversation to help you solve your problems. No matter what they are

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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