Kristen Francis,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kristen Francis,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical social work - 149.018071
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: I offer a sliding scale: $50-$135 per session.
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Chicago, Illinois 60618

My Approach to Helping

Hi! I’m Kristen, psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. My practice encourages a deep love for the self which we know elevates our mental, emotional and psychological capacities. When we believe we are worthy, when we believe we can achieve, when we believe we are enough, this is when our foundation is strong enough to be blown about by any winds that come our way. My approach also incorporates connecting you to your personal value system, using these values as your individualized compass to navigate life goals and decision making.

More Info About My Practice

My personal and professional values include: compassion, honesty, equality, social justice, authenticity, self-acceptance, knowledge, non-conformity, disrupting the status quo, self-expression, care-taking, patience, humility, determination, ecology, mindfulness, fun, adventure, risk-taking, cooperation, creativity, forgiveness, inner peace and world peace.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

We go to school to learn academia, we take music lessons to learn theory and technique, we go to sports practice to learn skills and strategy... We go to therapy to learn about ourselves and how we engage with the world around us. We do no attend sessions because we are failing, we attend sessions because we are enriching.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I feel most connected and effective while working with folks who experience difficulty with self love and self trust. I believe so many of our issues arise because we are disconnected from our truest selves, and if we can find ourselves speaking and acting from our core, without the distractions of our environments or our harmful beliefs about ourselves and others, then we can live our lives authentically, with purpose and meaning. If you have been bullied, emotionally neglected or have been taught that they only things in life that matter are money and marriage, then you are in the right place.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Career Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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