Kris Munson received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Nutrition, and Chronic Disorders from the University of Illinois at Champaign. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University. Kris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC. Her professional experience began in 1989 and includes work at two in-patient psychiatric facilities, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and in a community mental health outpatient clinic. She has been in private practice since 2000.

A passionate and dedicated professional, Kris specializes in working with children and adolescents who have chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and its associated complications. As a Type I diabetic since the age of 13, she brings extensive personal knowledge to the treatment of diabetes as well as her professional knowledge. In addition she is particularly successful at establishing a rapport with her clients and helping them work through issues such as cutting, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Kris also specializes in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, abuse victims, ADHD, parenting and women’s issues. She has significant experience in other areas as well.

She works with clients from the ages of 3 to 65 years of age. Her approach is friendly but direct. Utilizing an eclectic variety of treatment modalities, some of which are cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, different stress and anger management techniques as well as art therapy and play therapy with children, Kris focuses on every client’s individual needs.

Her dedication to the community includes speaking to diabetic support groups, mentoring at-risk youth, and various volunteer activities. She maintains therapeutic relationships with several local doctors who specialize in endocrinology and diabetes. Kris and her husband are parents of 4 internationally-adopted children. Her experience as an adoptive parent provides her with knowledge of the issues that both adoptive parents and their children face.

Kris also provides sessions via Skype.

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