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Kari Regan

Kari Regan


9 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I went to school at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For my internship I worked at a probation department with the Gender-Specific caseload; specifically concentrating on women who struggled with severe circumstances. I worked with that population for almost five years with my LPC and then moved to Medication-Assisted clients in the Addictions field for about two years. I received my LCPC and transitioned to private practice, where I've been working for over two years.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together I will discuss the parameters of telehealth therapy and what that will look like in reference specifically to our work together. I also like to gather information about my clients in the form of an intake assessment. During that assessment, we'll discuss mental health history, if there have been any medical concerns relevant to therapy, substance use, family history and current relationships, as well as theirs goals and expectations of therapy. If my client is open and interested, usually I close out the session with a quick coping skill.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I've worked in my field for about 9 years and I think one of my greatest strengths is building rapport with clients and developing a comfortable and supportive place for them. I care about my clients and it is always my goal to assist in relieving pain or stress as much as possible and then brainstorming solutions or processing however the client needs in session.

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My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

Helping clients recognize their values and goals is a foundational part of ACT. The client will then learn how navigate challenges while maintaining those values and accepting thoughts and feelings in a healthy and productive way.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Many clients have heard of cognitive behavioral therapy, but don't have a lot of experience with it. In my experience, providing psychoeducation can be extremely beneficial in regards to teaching the main tenets of CBT, how distorted thinking can negatively affect people, and providing coping skills and practical skills to reduce negative thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

This treatment method is primarily used to provide a variety of coping skills to reduce stress, anxiety, trauma responses, depression and negative thoughts.

Grief Therapy

Working through bereavement is an incredibly difficult and painful experience. In the past I've worked with clients in this area specifically exploring education of grief, coping skills and ways to manage and in some ways memorialize the losses my clients have experienced. Other clients may just need to safe space to process their grief or talk about their losses.


Psychoeducation is an important component in any therapy. In my practice, it is used when applicable; whether it is to expand clients knowledge of coping skills, evidence based practices or learning more about themselves through psychological principles or theories, gaining knowledge that can be made applicable to one's treatment and growth may be very beneficial.