Kari  Holman

Kari Holman

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Illinois Accepting Online
Winnetka Not Accepting In-person

HIPAA-compliant video sessions for all clients during COVID.

Updated September 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Kari is a therapist in Winnetka, IL who works with ages 13 and up. She works with a wide range of issues including, but certainly not limited to her special passions – Queer (LGBTQIA+) community with particular emphasis on supporting transpersons, and trauma and PTSD – as well as anxiety, depression, families of severe mental illness, self-harm, aviation industry, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, coping skills, multicultural therapy, stress management, and life transitions. Kari is also poly and kink friendly.

She is fandom friendly whether it’s LARPing, furry, gaming, etc. If it’s an important part of your life she is here for it.

Kari is a “person-centered” therapist, meaning she believes clients have the capacity to find their full potential, and views it as her job to nurture that just as a coach nurtures an athlete. That being said, she approach to therapy is “one size does not fit all.” She will use the combination of tools and techniques that best fit the client and their individual challenges.

Kari earned her degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Latino/a mental health. By no means an expert, Kari nonetheless aims to validate and support clients of all ethnicities, creeds, and religions. She is also a certified trauma professional and trained in the EMDR method of trauma processing.

Her office is a two-minute walk from the train station on the Union Pacific/North Line and is wheelchair accessible.


Message to clients

I firmly believe in individualized, customized, evidenced-based care for each and every client. Your experience is unique to you, and I need to respect that by tailoring my approach to fit you and your struggles, specifically. I want each client to be my equal partner in his, her, or their therapy. I tell my clients that while I may be in the passenger seat with the road map to make suggestions, ultimately they are the ones driving the car and they choose where we will go.

Clients tell me they appreciate my laid-back attitude. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I will always, always take you and your struggles seriously. Otherwise there is little point in the therapy.

You have a natural capacity to be a happy and fully actualized person. Just as all our talents need practice and guidance so does your mental wellbeing.


Specialties

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 12pm - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Winnetka practice
723 Elm Street, Ste. 20, Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Obsidian Counseling and Wellness, LCPC, 2020 - Present
Portrait Health Centers, LPC, 2016 - 2019

IATP - Clinically Certified Trauma Professional II, CCTP-II, 2021
IATP - Clinically Certified Trauma Professional, CCTP-I, 2019
EMDRIA, EMDR Trained, 2017
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, MA, 2016


Licensure

Illinois: 180.012429


Languages

English