Katie Kroening

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor

Katie Kroening

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149016805
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  • Advantage Health
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • UMR


475 West Terra Cotta Avenue
Ste E
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

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My Approach to Helping

Meet Katie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, a compassionate counselor with a curiosity about the human experience. Katie digs deep to help clients restore self-love, confidence, and a deeper understanding of negative patterns. Change can happen when we embrace faith that things can get better, connection and trust in the healing process, and the courage to hurtle our personal mountains to a place of restoration.

Katie specializes in couples work with the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman methods. Katie is passionate about couples work, empowerment, restoration from abuse, the setting of empowering boundaries, and healing of individuals, families, and couples. Katie enjoys discovering dysfunctional patterns, exploring the meaning of behavior, and returning confidence both individually, as families, and as couples.

Katie is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and works with addiction issues as it relates to difficulty in relationships, as well as mood and coping issues. Trauma therapy is often part of healing with addiction. Katie also works with community partners to help clients have the collaborative support they need through their healing process.

Katie is the owner of The Center for Courageous Living and has a great team of therapists who are compassionate, intelligent, insightful, and strong advocates for their clients.

Katie and the team take pride in humbly serving clients, providing a place of safety and understanding; establishing clinical and mutual goals for healing is the highest priority; we stay with clients through their healing journey and help them with the next steps.

More Info About My Practice

Please check our website for detailed information about each of our clinicians.

We are excited to be in our new, more accommodating space to serve a greater number of clients.

We strive for wholistic care, excellence and integrity. If we have complaints from clients or clients are concerned, we lean in and work hard immediately to come up with solutions.

Our therapists are all trained in Emotionally Focused and Gottman couples and individual work. We use experiential, cognitive, mindfulness, parts work and collaborative community approach to healing. We are a company built on values and understanding behavioral and mental health issues from a place of non-judgment; we search for deeper meaning and help educate clients to understand they're not flawed, they may have underlying barriers they didn't recognize.

All of our therapists are fully licensed, have Masters Degree's are values driven and are humble in their approach to therapy. Our therapists ask for permission to share hard things with clients to address what's getting in the way. All therapists are trained in faith-based approaches for clients desiring Christian and Faith-based approaches.

We are open to in-person and Telehealth and we have COVID-19 protocols to keep people safe.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

Faith, Courage and Connection are the values that drive the company. We believe that the combination of being in "Connection" with our therapists and others while incorporating "Faith beyond ourselves" we can be "Courageous" and face our hurtles, and our pain.

Counseling from a place of empowerment is an important part of our service.

Efficiency and current technologies help us to create a process for clients that is easy and seamless. Jenny, our Office Manager is very hard working for our clients and ensures efficiency, detail, and a careful intake process for clients.

Come see us today.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


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Groups I Work With

    In-Person and Telehealth Offered.

    We are so glad to serve the community and have moved the group practice to accommodate serving a higher level of clients in the community. We are a Group Practice that specializes in the following (check out website to learn more):

    We all work from adolescents to elderly adulthood. We use family systems approaches with teens, anxiety, depression, mood and ADHD issues, use of Exposure therapy to help teens face discomfort, working in family sessions to explore hurts in the family and to understand adolescent behavior from a place of insight to the deeper issues.

    Addiction and co-occuring mental health issues addressed; I am a CADC; LCSW and others in the practice really enjoy working with addiction and have experience doing so. We partner with trusted community resources for residential treatment and hospitalizationdetox.

    So glad to work with from adolescent through elderly clients; Individual, families, couples and marital healing offered; Specialty couples work with use of specialized Emotionally Focused Therapy years of experience and training, Gottman methods, and knowledge of behavioral health symptoms and addictions that may inhibit client relationship success and self-worth.

    Empowerment from abuse cycle, working with clients on setting adaptive boundaries, processing pain, providing safe place, and helping client change response to abuse; we help client with the community resources and supports they need. Our practice works holistically and partners with the community to provide collaborative and wholistic care.

    Trauma work with use of IFS parts work, working with stories and client narrative, being careful to give client space to feel safe with therapist to carefully explore injured parts of self.

    Specialize in Christian Counseling as well as spiritual and faith-based approaches; we incorporate client's faith in the healing process; wholistic approach with all parts of self are part of healing (Physical, psychological, interpersonal, spiritual...).

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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