Karrie Lynn Kindl-Valdez, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, MSW, M. Ed.

(847) 312-4393
6651 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60626

General Information

Therapist Type: Clinical Social Worker
Gender: Female
Year Practice Began: 2004
Avg. Cost Per Session: $60-90
Sliding Scale? No
Free Phone Consult? No
Free In-Person Consult? No
Available Evenings? No
Available Weekends? No
Office Hours: M-F: 10am - 6pm/some evenings & weekends

Credentials

Graduate School: Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work
License Number: 149.011696

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and/or BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Treatment Specialties

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief

Access

Nearby Towns: Chicago, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Skokie,
Nearby Zip Codes: 60626, 60640, 60613, 60201
 

About Me

My practice is multicultural, multilingual (Japanese, Spanish, and English), and multidisciplinary (as a former teacher). My approach is flexible and practical. I work with clients to identify major issues and develop treatment goals. Clients are empowered through access to reliable psycho-educational tools and materials to better prepare them to advocate for themselves and others. We then work together to (1) develop individual coping skills, and (2) cultivate social/environmental supports (e.g., linkage to support groups, strengthening of community or family ties). My goal is to enable clients to develop the ability to resolve issues and manage symptoms independently (without the help of professionals).
I am experienced at integrating psychotherapy with 12-step and other addiction treatment programs. I work with children/adults with AD/HD, and other diagnoses to (1) educate them about underlying physiological causes, (2) deal with medication and other lifestyle changes, (3) navigate educational/healthcare systems, and (4) combat stigma.
My extensive international experience includes 14 years living in Japan and 3 years in Peru. My diverse background enables me to be open-minded, eclectic, and creative in my approach to treatment, and to distinguish personal and mental health issues from cultural and societal ones.

(Accept Medicare and other insurance plans. Please call to set up a free consultation.)


Client Expertise

Age: Adolescent
Adult
Children
Elder

Issue Specialties

  • Addictions or Substance Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Depression

  • Life Coaching
  • Mediation
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Self-Esteem / Growth
  • Stress
  • Twelve Step

Organizations

  • National Association of Social Workers
    American Society of Clinical Hypnosis