Kirsten Honkala

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kirsten Honkala

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
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Fox Lake, Illinois 60050

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My Approach to Helping

As a licensed clinical professional counselor, I focus on your individual needs and adapt the treatment to fit you. I offer many evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, positive psychology, motivational interventions, and guided visualization, to help you achieve your personal wellness goals.

Life can be challenging sometimes and you just need someone to listen and help you work things out. Maybe you're struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness, or find yourself using substances or other distractions to escape. Maybe it's your child or teen who needs help. Perhaps you feel you and your partner, or you and your children just need a neutral party to help you understand and hear each other better.

I understand from my own experience how difficult it is to take that first step and reach out for help. As a mother of four, I understand the challenges that face modern families. I hope you will reach out so we can talk about your needs and see if we can work together to achieve your personal goals.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, trauma, substance use, teens, children, adults, life changes.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology

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