Kristy L. Combs, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Columbia College Chicago
Kristy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Kristy has worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults for more than 13 years in various clinical settings including social service agencies, hospitals and advising graduate thesis students. Throughout her career, Kristy has specialized in working with adolescents and adults as they traverse challenges and changes in each developmental stage. She combines her skills as a relational therapist with her training in dance/movement therapy to offer a unique experience of exploration in your therapy sessions. Therapy sessions can include talking, embodiment, feeling identification, stress relief techniques, mindfulness practices, expressivity through art or movement, and creativity. Kristy specializes in assisting you as you explore life’s obstacles while highlighting and enhancing your strengths along the way. As a relational therapist, Kristy understands that all humans are relational beings and often our greatest pains and our greatest joys are borne of these relationships. Kristy specializes in working with individuals who have been impacted by relationship hardships, depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, grief/loss, and stagnancy.
“In therapy, it is my hope to get to know who you are. As we build a therapeutic relationship, I believe that exploring other important relationships in your life (both past and present) will offer unique insight about how you see the world. Over every developmental stage, there are significant relational experiences that we all encounter. I have found that the therapeutic relationship acts as the vehicle from which change can occur while the roadmap is your experiences in relationship with others. We can navigate the complexities and nuances of your life while helping you to discover more effective ways to live your best life. I believe that therapy is a place to explore, express, exchange, and exhale. During your personal journey towards discovery and healing, I offer gentle, honest reflection; mutuality; validation; and authenticity.”