Kristin Camorlinga, LCPC, received her Masters in Counseling from Loyola University in 2012. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families and has been doing so in different capacities since 1995. She has counseled bilingually in many settings including three schools, a domestic abuse shelter, two non-for-profits and two community public health agencies. She is passionate about helping people overcome mental health difficulties so they can reach their greatest potential and live their best life.
I have experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Problems. I can help you increase your self-esteem and work through any body image issue that may be challenging your patience. I truly understand anxiety, codependency, health issues, relationship issues, women specific issues, as well stress management problems, depression and post-partum depressive disorders. I am committed to helping you reducing your stress and better manage/change your overall mood through a variety of different techniques.
Many people are not sure where to turn when they need help with emotional issues, but we’re here to provide a number of options. We pay attention from your very first contact with our office. If we don’t have the appropriate services for you, we will help make sure you get to the right place. We care.
I believe that most people go through something difficult in their lives and need help moving through the resulting pain that they feel. My goal is to make you feel safe, comfortable, and connected to me while we do our work together. I am a trauma informed therapist who works with a variety of clients and client issues. My work includes anxiety, depression, complex trauma, substance use, parenting, and life transitions in adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am person-centered and believe that sessions should be focused on the needs of the client.
I have nearly 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with a variety of presenting problems and concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, substance use and abuse as well as other behavior changes. I have an eclectic style of counseling, drawing upon Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused therapy, Person-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy in order to see how thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected and affect our daily lives.
Whether you’re seeking therapy due to dissatisfaction regarding a specific issue in your life or just trying to find peace in the midst of world events, I strive to help clients develop self-compassion, resilience, healing and greater happiness. While suffering is a normal part of being human, therapy provides a safe space to explore our response to internal and external stresses and develop a greater sense of peace, meaning, and fulfillment. In addition to genuine concern and empathy, clients have mentioned my 'particular blend of pragmatism and humor' as helpful in establishing a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I intimately understand that life can be stressful and that life transitions can be overwhelming and confusing. I understand that the upheaval of life often leads to feelings of fear, helplessness, and hopelessness and can be experienced as anxiety, depression, or simply a loss of self. I understand stress caused by feelings of loneliness or isolation, feelings of fear, even feelings of depression and anxiety may interfere with daily living. I understand that you have questions about therapy….
I completed my Master’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago, integrating mental health and social justice. During my graduate work, I interned at St. Elizabeth hospital in Chicago focusing on care coordination for pediatric/adolescent/adult individuals and groups. I previously worked for a humanitarian aviation organization, spending seven years in Indonesia. I apply my international experience when understanding different viewpoints held by clients.
Have you recently lost a child or spouse, or are you struggling with infertility, and need support in your grief journey? Are you a new mom or preparing to transition to the "empty-nester" stage? Perhaps you are going through a difficult separation/divorce, recent medical diagnosis, change in career, or retirement? Change is hard and transitions can be daunting at times. The grief, loss, and anxiety we feel throughout these transitions is sometimes unbearable. You don't have to take this journey alone.
I am a clinical therapist committed to helping individuals navigate the tough times that life throws our ways. My work focuses on challenging the negative thinking patterns that add to depression and anxiety. I believe in a collaborative approach to help clients reach their full potentials. I am passionate about helping individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety. If you would like to schedule an appointment please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you.
We believe in compassionate care and authentic connections dedicated towards your wellness. Our staff have over 20 years of experience in the mental heath field working with individuals, couples and families. We believe the key to your revival lies deeply within you. That you possess the wisdom, insight and strength to navigate life’s challenges. Our role is to be on the journey with you, helping guide you and tap into those unrealized or forgotten strengths. We assist you from turning your journey into a personal revival.
Have you been to counseling before but want more than just talking things out? Would you like to add your spirituality as a simpler, easier way to free yourself from emotional and relational problems? I offer deep but gentle methods that release blocks to your spiritual self - your inner essence that is naturally connected and content. This is done by bringing awareness, acceptance, and loving kindness to your inner experience, alongside prayer and conscious intention. These ways can resolve the root causes of personal problems like anxiety, loss, lack of meaning / purpose, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties, and more.
Jessica Connell, LPC, received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College in 2020. She has expertise in trauma focused therapy and has completed post graduate work and training in EMDR trauma informed therapy. Jessica has experience working in private practice and in mental health/addiction residential treatment settings. Jessica is a graduate of Grace College with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has additional specialized training in EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
I OFFER INPERSON THERAPY SESSION-MASKED AND UNMASKED. While counseling tends to be about serious issues, it is important to me to know my clients on a personal level, not just the struggles they are going through. I like to know how my clients take their coffee, their idiosyncrasies, and which football team makes them yell at the screen on Sunday's. My approach is practical and honest. I value transparency, humor, self-awareness, and genuine exchanges.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor and a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist . I received my Master of Arts/Science degree from Roosevelt University. I specialize in Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt and a range of life adjustment issues. I work with individuals to help make sense of the past to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the "debri" from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and future.
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions so that can feel more confident and happy.
I enjoy working with clients who are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress as well as clients who feel lost and are questioning the purpose of life. I like to help clients learn what their true values are and how to live in line with them. Clients who have expressed grief over their childhood but are struggling with validation of their feelings may say things like "but I was never hit". Emotional abuse and neglect have a profound effect on human development. I enjoy helping educate on what Complex PTSD is and how it has affected the nervous system and what clients can do to heal.
I specialize in working with children of all ages and have experience with a variety of youth challenges. I take a family centric approach and help to navigate life's difficult moments. I will work with you and your child to help negotiate big emotions, life transitions, trauma, gender identity, or behavioral changes. I am a master’s level clinical intern completing my master’s degree in Social Work at Aurora University. I received my undergraduate degree at Columbia College of Missouri. I am passionate about listening, holding space, and helping clients sit with their vulnerabilities through the therapeutic process.
When we encounter difficulties in our lives we are effected in physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual ways. I work to help my clients understand how their history impacts them on many levels and how our past, overtime, creates patterns of communication and sets the stage that determines how we deal with life's ups and downs. If we can gain understanding of the past and connect the dots between where we began and where we are today, then we can begin to heal and create new effective ways to communicate, build healthy relationships and realize more fulfillment in our lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Crystal Lake are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Crystal Lake then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Crystal Lake, or Child Psychologists in Crystal Lake.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Crystal Lake psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Crystal Lake specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.