Meet Kristen Jacobsen—Therapist at Best Therapists

Kristen Jacobsen, LCPC

Illinois, LCPC #180.008355; Michigan, LCPC #6401020318; Wisconsin, LCPC #10228-125; Florida, Registered Telehealth Provider #TPMC2333

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About Kristen | She/her

Kristen specializes in anxiety, perfectionism, complex trauma, and relationships. She has been working in the field for over 14 years and is trained in several treatment modalities, including EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, etc. She is Chicago-based, but conveniently online, and sees clients in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida.

Message to clients

You have a simmering undercurrent of anxiety, and your entire life feels like a list of obligations. You feel weighed down, overwhelmed, and stressed. You’re pathologically helpful and a self-proclaimed people pleaser, so you find yourself gritting your teeth to make it through the day... but you paste a smile on your face and fake it. From the outside you’re successful, high-achieving, respected, and known for going above and beyond, but internally, you know your truth. You’re overly self-critical, procrastinate often, script conversations in your head, and worry about everyone else’s expectations of you. What if you could feel confident saying no to things that don’t serve you? What if you could learn how to put yourself first without feeling selfish? What if you could live a more balanced, intentional, and fulfilling life? Let me help you get clarity on what you’re feeling, why, and how to fix it. We all have “blind spots” that hold us back in some way, and it takes an outside perspective to help identify these. Even if you think that you’ll let others down, you’re not as smart or capable as your colleagues, you need to have a clear plan, mediocrity is unacceptable, or you have to maintain this facade in order to be successful. I will show you how to shift your thoughts and behavior in ways that will pave a clear path to joy and confidence. There is no greater investment in life than discovering your full potential.


Bachelor of Psychology & Educational Studies I Vanderbilt University, 2004; Master of Counseling Psychology I The Adler School of Professional Psychology, 2009

Race and ethnicity


Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken


Spiritual knowledge

Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular), Christianity

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Virtual or in person

Virtual Only


Anxiety, Trauma, Codependency

Additional areas of focus

Anger management, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Dating, Stress, Narcissistic personality, Life transitions, Midlife stress, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self esteem/self worth

Therapeutic style

Conversational, Empowering, Humorous, Inquisitive, Intellectual


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, Internal family systems (IFS)

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Individual Session


Couples Session


Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
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Peer review

Kristen is a wonderful colleague who works hard and is passionate about helping others. She is insightful to the experiences many women face and can create a safe and supportive environment where people can heal and grow. She is highly ethical and strives to give top notch care to her colleagues and clients.

—Alicia Johnson, LMFT
Peer review

Kristen is a great therapist who is both warm and direct. She's great at providing context and clarity and also creates an understanding space for self-discovery.

—Katie Bellamy, LCPC
Peer review

Kristen is a very kind and thoughtful human. She cares a lot about her clients and her clinical work. As she is very knowledgeable and intelligent, I imagine that she provides detailed psychoeducation for those that she works with, helping her clients understand the why of what is going on. I know she is often putting time and effort into growing as a person and a clinician, which I believe is a great attribute in a solid therapist.

—Gail Reich, LCPC
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