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Karen Malczewski

Owner and Therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have been working with individuals, families and couples strengthening relationships, building self-esteem, and helping individuals through many of life's challenges for 20 years. 

My areas of expertise include:

  • Couples and Marriage counseling: including infidelity, sex and intimacy issues, same sex couples, improving communication and reconnecting again

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Grief issues

  • Men's issues: including attaining work and personal life balance; sex and intimacy issues, past trauma

  • Women's issues: including postpartum; balancing work/family/personal life; life transitions

  • Parenting issues

  • Divorce recovery

  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual issues

  • Sexual abuse and other trauma

  • Personal growth and Wellness


I truly believe that having a good relationship and feeling comfortable with your therapist is an essential part of therapy. I provide a relaxed casual environment where you'll feel you can express yourself openly without judgement knowing that I will warmly but honestly guide you through your journey of change, adjustment, and growth.


I look forward to talking with you and beginning a process that will lead to greater happiness, less stress, and an overall better quality of life.

To set up an appointment with Karen either click on the contact link at the bottom of the page or call today and get started now! (630) 267-4288

Kaitlyn Rinke   Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kaitlyn Rinke

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kaitlyn Rinke is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who comes to Kindred Counseling with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Kaitlyn has received rave reviews from parents regarding her ability to connect with their children, incorporate and consult with parents during the therapy process, and help their children work through the issues they are facing.

She has also helped many adults through individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy to facilitate change and live a better life. Kaitlyn gained valuable experience while working at a community mental health agency where she provided therapy to all ages and worked with a wide array of issues.

Her areas of expertise include:

Adult therapy including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Group therapy (CBT)

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Couples/marriage counseling including infidelity, sex and intimacy issues, same sex couples, improving communication and reconnecting again

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Women’s issues

  • Improving self-esteem

  • Managing life transitions

  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual issues

  • Grief issues

  • Personal growth and wellness

Individual and group therapy for children and adolescents including:

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Social skill building

  • Anger management/Emotional regulation

  • Improving self-esteem

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (ADD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

  • Development of coping skills

  • Bullying/Peer conflict

  • Behavior issues

  • Divorce

To set up an appointment with Kaitlyn Rinke either click on the contact link or call today. She looks forward to connecting with you and helping you move towards change, reduce the stress in your life and create a life that you love living!

 

Jillian McNamara

Licensed School Psychologist Licensed Professional Counselor

Jillian McNamara is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University and an Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree from National Louis University and is currently working on a Doctorate in Education through Loyola University. 

Her current work as a school psychologist involves supporting the academic and social-emotional needs of pre-school and elementary-aged children in the Glen Ellyn School District (prior work in IPSD #204 and CUSD #203).

Jillian also works in The Parent Program where she helps families create a less chaotic, more peaceful family life by teaching and coaching parents to decrease negative behaviors in their child and increase positive ones. She also works closely with children to improve areas such as emotional regulation, social skills, and executive functioning.  

Jillian believes in building strong, supportive connections with the families she works with in order to teach critical skills and empower individuals to tackle challenging situations.  As the mom of two high schoolers, Jillian has child development and school system experience from the parent perspective as well.