Ashwini Krishnakumar, MA, LCPC

Ashwini is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Ashwini is passionate about working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. She practices integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Gestalt Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques. 

Ashwini believes you are your own expert; therefore, she works in a collaborative, encouraging, and compassionate effort to create custom goals for healthier relationships and lifestyle. Ashwini values counseling, because it is important to have a space to feel safe and be your authentic self to process and work through interpersonal and intrapersonal struggles.

Sometimes we have emotional wounds that have not healed properly, and these wounds unbalance our mind, body, and spirit. Counseling helps clean out these emotional wounds, so they can heal properly while helping the mind, body, and spirit rebalance. It takes practice being vulnerable with others and counseling is a wonderful place to practice. I am honored and look forward to be a part of your healing process.

Clinical Interests
Stress, anxiety, depression, relational issues, grief/loss concerns, behavioral problems at school, parenting challenges, ADHD, anger management, trauma/PTSD, conflict resolution/anger management, acculturation issues, LGBTQ, and life transitions.

Education
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, Applied Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

She has experience working at a behavioral modification preschool, a crisis hotline, a community mental health agency, and a psychiatric hospital.

Fees & Insurance: BCBS PPO and Aetna
Fees: $150-$175 per hour – Sliding scale rates available
Free phone consultation
Contact: (773-231- 8255)
Email: ashwinik.therapist@gmail.com