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Katie Reagan, LPC, ATR

“And perhaps the bravest thing we will ever do, is wake up and try again. No matter the hardship. No matter the pain” -Becca Lee, Poet

Insurances I Accept:

  • BCBS PPO

Ages I work with:

  • Adults 18+

Languages I speak:

  • English

Who Am I?

My name is Katie and I am a licensed counselor and art therapist. I primarily work with adults as they learn to manage areas such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/learning disabilities (I.E. learning task
 management skills and organization building, while addressing the emotional side to neurodivergent challenges) body image, women’s health, dating, daily life stresses and above all working through the relationship the client has with themselves.

I love working with...

I really enjoy working with adults of all ages! More recently however, my work has centered around younger adults around college age to individuals in their 30s. I particularly enjoy supporting younger adults as they move through various phases of transition with school, career making decisions and dating/relationships challenges to name a few.

Some of my favorite approaches include:

Some of my favorite approaches to therapy include, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, art therapy directives and offering a space to decompress and process. As a therapist, I am always learning, growing and refining my skills, but ultimately, my focus is on the individual client and their particular goals and needs on any given day or week.

HOW I HELP

I help clients create awareness by talking through their thoughts, feelings and lived experiences. Together, we work to observe and challenge what is having an impact on the client. I will use interventions such as mindfulness techniques, and will work with you to practice ways to reframe situations and outcomes, while working toward potential solutions that the client feels would benefit them most. Additionally, I offer the use of art therapy directives to invite a deeper exploration of the clients story. Art therapy allows the client to focus on the process rather than the product itself and you do not have to be an artist or even good at art to use it (one of my favorite things about it!)

Beliefs section:

I believe in collaborating with the client to help meet their individual needs, while providing validation, reflection and empathy. Often, clients feel they are broken or think something needs to be “fixed”, it is my goal to help the client see their existing strengths, while working to uncover the unexpressed to encourage healing. I feel it is an honor to sit with each client as we work together to form a healthy rapport in a safe and non judgmental space. You are brave for being here.

What it’s like in a session with me

First and foremost, my focus is to always offer a safe and non-judgmental space. I want clients to know that they can ask any question, bring up any concern and even share with me what is working and what is not…let’s talk about it! Secondly, I tend to keep things real by being a bit more direct, for example, challenging your thoughts and behaviors in real time. I also like to provide space for humor when you just need a laugh, while also
focusing on ways to offer ongoing support and empathy. Additionally, I will often check in with you on certain topics we have been discussing, ask follow up questions and just get a general sense of where you are and what you need. I work with each client in the present moment, this allows us to observe how a particular issue, challenge or concern is affecting you. I will also offer interventions during a session that most relate to what you are bringing in the session that day and trying to work towards. In
the end, this is your time and your treatment, let’s work together to move through the hard and
awkward things, while making your comfort and individual progress our top priorities.

More about me:

I am a graduate of Columbia College where I received my Bachelor of Arts in photography. After some time off, I later attended Alder University for graduate school, where I received my Masters in Counseling &
Psychology: Art Therapy. I am from the Mid-West and have lived in Chicago for almost 17 years. In my free time I enjoy attending openings at art museums, doing yoga and collecting records. I also love spending time with friends and family that live in the  Chicago area and taking in the all the fun things the city has to offer such as restaurants, concerts, and spending time at the lake.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

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

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