GET TO KNOW your therapist

Jennifer Kronk, LCPC

“Look, the point is people improve when they get external love and support. How can we hold that against them when they don’t?” Michael, THE GOOD PLACE

Insurances I Accept:

  • Optum/United
  • Cigna
  • BCBS HMO Northshore
  • Humana (pending)
  • Aetna

Ages I work with:

  • Open to 12+
  • 18+ ideal

Languages I speak:

  • English
Starting Mid June

Who Am I?

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with well over a decade of experience working in community mental health. I consider myself a conduit for my clients’ healing and growth but I recognize that it is the client who is doing the real work. Our therapeutic relationship will include love, support, a sense of humor, and gentle challenges. I work from a narrative perspective and much of our time will be spent exploring patterns, relationships, and stories from your life. I am a Caucasian, cis/het married woman.

I love working with:

Adults and teens who are struggling with life transitions and interpersonal challenges. I love being a part of a person’s recovery from trauma and abuse. I have a special interest in working with people who have identified chronic disorganization and/or hoarding problems in their lives, although I am new to helping in this area.

Some of my favorite approaches include:

Narrative, CBT, DBT, “nerd therapy”, being direct when necessary.


I believe in you. If a person has decided that they want therapy, chances are, they can face whatever comes up in a session. I believe that, though our work might be hard, it will be worth it. I know that a person who has experienced significant trauma and hardship will be able to move forward into a thriving and successful life. I have had a variety of career paths and jobs in my life and I am very comfortable exploring both failure and success.

What it’s like in a session with me

I want you to be comfortable and as relaxed as possible. Whether we meet in person or virtually, I hope that the therapeutic space is a safe space for you. I like to draw parallels between real life challenges and the stories that we read in books and see on TV and movies (you can expect me to mention the following: INSIDE OUT, ENCANTO, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, X-FILES, STAR WARS, STAR TREK, DOCTOR WHO, the MCU, etc, as well as the whole hero’s journey that we all take.) And I want to hear what stories keep you inspired and motivated. I want to know what you enjoy and feel passionate about.

Our primary focus will be on what has brough you to therapy and what you want to work on but I know that there are many paths to these goals. As Tolkien said, “Not all who wander are lost.” So, we might wander a bit but we will wander together.

More about me

In my free time, I enjoy reading, sewing, riding my bike, and diving into pop culture (especially fantasy/scifi.) My ideal day off would include brunch with a mimosa, a new movie, and a stop at Joann Fabrics or a thrift store. I like winter more than summer and I love living in Chicago.


Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.