Kari Sandy Counseling
My therapeutic approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore client concerns, and to provide practical feedback to help clients effectively address life challenges. I implement dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies including mindfulness-based brief treatment. These combined techniques provide a powerful tool through which we can understand ourselves with more clarity and improve relationships with others.
With more than 10 years’ experience as a social worker, I truly enjoy helping people identify issues and make effective change. My clinical focus includes emerging adults, adolescents, couples, individuals, and first responders. I have enjoyed past experiences working with patients in hospital and community settings, including community mental health. I believe change is possible for every person, and I am an engaged, solution-focused therapist.
I bring the unique perspective of a social worker with years of experience working with families in crisis. I help individuals identify areas of crisis and navigate challenging life events to effectively implement change. I offer qualified guidance to assist individuals and families resolve issues through skill building and strengths-focused services.
I completed my MSW from Dominican University with site placements at Rush Medical Center and Mount Prospect Social Services/Police Department. I have completed additional training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As an undergraduate, I studied Sociology and Women’s Studies.
Through compassion, kindness, and a bit of humor, I work with people to facilitate change, build strengths, and achieve growth.
New Client Information
Therapy Fee Schedule
Free 20 minute phone consultation
$140 for initial session (50-60 minutes)
$120 for each individual session (50 minutes)
$50 Clinical Supervision Group (60 minutes)
* A few reduced-fee slots are available for those with financial need.
I have current evening and weekend openings.
Currently I am an out of network provider with many insurance companies which means that I do not bill other insurance companies directly. Your counseling services may be eligible for reimbursement through out-of-network benefits, medical spending or health care savings accounts. Health insurance plans and benefits vary. If you are interested in using your health insurance to see me, please call your insurance provider to inquire about reimbursement for out-of-network counseling services. I am happy to provide you necessary paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company, if applicable.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance,
you will be required to pay a $50 cancellation fee