Kassie Straker (they/them)

Accepting Clients

To request an appointment please visit foresightmentalhealth.com

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I've had the privilege to work in various settings such as community work with grief and loss, adult inpatient substance use treatment, adolescent & young adult residential, and therapeutic day school setting. I have experience working with a wide range of client concerns such as emotional dysregulation, interpersonal skills, distress tolerance, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, identity development, life transitions, trauma, gender identity, LGBTQIA+ issues, grounding, and coping skill building.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been providing therapeutic services since 2011 and specialize in addiction, grief/loss, adolescents, and trauma. My practice is based on an Adlerian perspective, with a strengths-based approach, and I incorporate DBT and motivational interviewing. My area of focus currently is trauma-focused therapy, addiction, and identity development. I provide an inclusive environment as I believe that mental health is impacted by our intersecting identities, which leads to different experiences in our society. My goal as a therapist is to creatively collaborate with my clients in their healing journey. I believe my role in the therapeutic relationship consists of constructing a safe place for them to process their lived experiences and explore areas where they want to grow. I incorporate art therapy in a variety of ways for different reasons and interventions.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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