Kathleen Griffin, LCPC

Behavioral & Mental Health, Counseling

Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

My name is Kath­leen Grif­fin and I am a Licensed Clin­i­cal Pro­fes­sion­al Coun­selor. I offer a gen­uine, com­pas­sion­ate and respect­ful rela­tion­ship with clients, so they can reach greater self-aware­ness and insight. My goal is to help clients reach greater sat­is­fac­tion and bal­ance with their own qual­i­ty of life, over­all. Do you want to feel heard, seen and under­stood? If so, this is what you will feel when you work with me. My approach is col­lab­o­ra­tive and tai­lored to your unique needs. Let’s explore aspects of your life, make sense of your past expe­ri­ences and cre­ate plans for pos­i­tive healthy changes in your future. I want to help you to live the life you want to live, and I am here to pro­vide you with the tools to do so. Togeth­er, we’ll work towards gain­ing a deep­er under­stand­ing of your­self, find­ing mean­ing in your life, self-accep­tance, and empow­er­ment. You’ll learn to man­age strong uncom­fort­able emo­tions and work through dif­fi­cult chal­lenges. My ther­a­peu­tic rela­tion­ship, with clients, would lend time for mind­ful­ness and allow clients to attend to what is right here, right now. It would be an hon­or and a priv­i­lege for me to work with clients as they learn about them­selves and fol­low their nat­ur­al impuls­es toward whole­ness, vital­i­ty and peace. I wel­come you to start a con­fi­den­tial, sup­port­ive and heal­ing conversation.

Clinical Interests

Addi­tion­al areas of focus: Stress, Anx­i­ety, Fam­i­ly con­flicts, Trau­ma and abuse, Grief, Anger man­age­ment, Bipo­lar dis­or­der, Coach­ing, Aban­don­ment, Attach­ment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alter­na­tive Sex Cul­ture, Blend­ed Fam­i­ly Issues, Care­giv­er Issues and Stress, Code­pen­den­cy, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Prob­lems, Con­trol Issues, Cop­ing with Nat­ur­al or Human-Caused Dis­as­ter, Depen­dent Per­son­al­i­ty, Divorce and Sep­a­ra­tion, Expats, Fam­i­ly Prob­lems, Father­hood Issues, For­give­ness, Guilt and Shame, Hoard­ing, Hos­pice and End of Life Coun­sel­ing, Impul­siv­i­ty, Iso­la­tion / Lone­li­ness, Life Pur­pose, Midlife Cri­sis, Mil­i­tary and Vet­er­ans Issues, Nar­cis­sism, Polyamory / Non-monog­a­mous Rela­tion­ships, Post-trau­mat­ic Stress, Prej­u­dice and Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Sea­son­al Affec­tive Dis­or­der (SAD), Self-Love, Sex­u­al Assault and Abuse, Sex­u­al­i­ty, Social Anx­i­ety and Pho­bia, Wom­en’s Issues, Work­place Issues, Young Adult Issues Clin­i­cal approach­es: Accep­tance and Com­mit­ment Ther­a­py (ACT), Client-Cen­tered Ther­a­py, Cog­ni­tive Behav­ioral Ther­a­py (CBT), Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­a­py (DBT), Exis­ten­tial Ther­a­py, Jun­gian Ther­a­py, Mind­ful­ness Ther­a­py, Moti­va­tion­al Inter­view­ing, Nar­ra­tive Ther­a­py, Psy­cho­dy­nam­ic Ther­a­py, Solu­tion-Focused Therapy

Personal Interests

I enjoy play­ing with my bull ter­ri­ers (dogs), walk­ing in nature, inter­na­tion­al trav­el, explor­ing and immers­ing myself in a dif­fer­ent cul­ture and environment.

DePaul University Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: BA Sociology
DePaul University Graduation Date: 2004 Degree: M. Ed in Education
DePaul University Graduation Date: 2010 Degree: M. Ed in Counseling


Adjustment Disorder, Adoption, Adult Abuse, Adult Attachment Disorders, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Combat/Civilian PTSD/Trauma, Communication, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Family Issues, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Military Issues, Military Sexual Trauma, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pre-surgical evaluation (Transplant, bariatric surgery, LVAD or pain device implantation), Race-based Stress, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sex Offenders (Adult and Youth), Spirituality, Stress, Stress Management, Thought Disorders, Trauma, Women's Health

Treatment Styles

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)