Kristen M. Granchalek, LCSW

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MSW: Loyola University, Mental Health

BA: Ripon College, English and Communication

Kristen completed the Advanced Psychotherapy Fellowship at Cathedral Counseling Center in 2014.  She remains an active participant in psychodynamic study groups throughout the city and is currently working on a book regarding mental health and the adaptation to college.

Before pursuing a career as a therapist, Kristen worked as a nonprofit management consultant. Kristen’s passion for organizational health, professional development and employee motivation eventually led her to in depth study of human behavior. She has a keen interest in helping individuals lead authentic, rich and fulfilling lives and believes deeply that psychotherapy can produce the kind of self-confidence and clarity people are so often seeking in their lives.

Professional interests include: Women’s issues, grief and loss, identity/role issues (e.g., sexuality, gender, professional, parenting), anxiety and emotional reactivity.

Kristen can be reached at or by phone at 312-291-1208.

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