Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Children and Adolescents
Blended Family Stresses
Couples & Family Therapy
Peer Problems in Children
Locations and Hours
Oak Lawn: Wednesdays (evening hours)
Oakbrook: Thursdays (evening hours)
Establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships is often challenging. Perhaps your relationships lack intimacy, end abruptly, or you find yourself attracting the wrong kind of person. Psychotherapy is a process designed to examine these types of difficulties. I can assist you in exploring the personal beliefs and relational patterns which keep you from having healthy relationships. In addition to helping individuals with these difficulties, I also work with couples and families facing similar challenges.
Addressing Difficulties of Childhood and Adolescence
Childhood and adolescence are vulnerable periods of life. The challenges of growing up and finding your place in the world are stressful in and of themselves. Stresses including blended family issues, academic demands, peer relationships, anxiety, and depression can make these challenges even more difficult. Due to their limited life experience, children and adolescents are not always equipped to effectively manage these stresses. They may withdraw, act out, avoid responsibilities, or cling too closely to their parents. I have extensive experience in helping children and their families address such issues.
Kerstin Blumhardt has over 15 years experience in the field of psychotherapy. Prior to pursuing a career in social work, Kerstin was an elementary school teacher. She is currently working on her doctoral degree from Smith College.
Masters of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
To reach Kerstin Blumhardt, call 630/586-0900 ext. 14.