Kim Vander Griend


Kim Vander Griend


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum/United Health Care
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25 East Washington Street
Suite 1835
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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My Approach to Helping

With the arrival of the Covid-19 virus, many are feeling a sense of uncertainty with this ever-changing situation. The therapists at Lifepath Therapy Associates are here to help and to offer support in this time of transition and stress. We are grateful that our profession allows us the flexibility to offer the convenient and flexible option for online or phone counseling, video therapy sessions and telehealth.

LifePath Therapy Associates is a psychotherapy practice located in the heart of the Chicago loop. LifePath is uniquely committed to serving individuals, couples and families across diverse communities throughout the lifespan. We focus on working with clients to manage transitions and change throughout every stage of life. As a lifespan-focused practice, our clinicians offer expertise in the following areas and specialties:

-Individuals experiencing anxiety and depression
-Emerging adults coping with relational dynamics and adjusting to adulthood.
·Thriving professionals working toward achieving balance amidst high intensity work stress and exploring how organizational dynamics interface with interpersonal effectiveness.
·New or seasoned couples forging emotional connectedness and developing healthy communication patterns.
·Families dealing with anxiety surrounding infertility, adjustment to parenthood, or healthy blending of extended family dynamics within immediate family unit.
·Individuals and families caring for loved ones and managing changes in identity that come with empty nesting and retirement.
·Older Adults adjusting to the physical and emotional transitions often accompanying the aging process including grief, loss, changing roles and identity, exploring meaning and legacy, isolation, and end-of-life planning.

We also share a deep commitment to a client centered, strengths-based approach using empirically supported interventions. We believe in embracing each individual\'s unique strengths and we celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.

More Info About My Practice

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to seek out help and support for personal matters. We find that when we do take this first courageous step, we build our confidence and move toward building the life that we truly want to live. LifePath Therapy Associates is a psychotherapy practice that strives to support and empower individuals, couples and families through the lifespan and across diverse communities. We believe in embracing each individual’s unique strengths and we celebrate the resilience of the human spirit

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

It is a privilege to journey alongside clients by partnering with them to strategize about healthy ways to build coping and experience more peace in their lives.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    We specialize in working with adults ages 18-100 across the lifespan managing transitions and seasons of change.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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