Kris Kester

Counselor, LCPC, RDDP

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(224) 643-0766

Kris Kester

Counselor, LCPC, RDDP

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Effective Solutions in Counseling LLC
800 S McHenry Ave
Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(224) 643-0766
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Announcement icon I am holding sessions by phone, as well as through several virtual sites.

About

Do you find it difficult to manage intense emotions? Do you feel out of control and nothing you have tried has helped...several treatments, self-harm, even substances? Whatever actions/behaviors you have tried you still feel the pain? Well I am here to help. I will listen to your problems, help you to identify things that are not currently effective, and "together" find solutions to make some changes in your life.
My specialties include working with children to adults with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and difficulties adjusting to life transitions. I also treat clients with abuse history, traumas, self-injurious behaviors, eating disorders, and substance abuse histories.
My approach to therapy is client driven. I have been told, I am easy to talk to, non-judgemental, caring, insightful, & when appropriate a sense of humor.

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • PHCS Network
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 180005854
  • School: Benedictine University
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IODCPDA / RDDP
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Endorsements

Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, RDDP

Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, CADC, NCC

Location

Effective Solutions in Counseling LLC
800 S McHenry Ave
Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(224) 643-0766
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 26 May 2022
Photo of Kris Kester, LCPC, RDDP, Counselor in Crystal Lake
Kris Kester

Counselor, LCPC, RDDP