Counseling for all stages of life

Kristy Padilla, M.A., L.C.P.C.

PadillaKristy Padilla is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She is also a bilingual therapist who is able to provide counseling in Spanish and English. Kristy is experienced in working with those as young as infancy to adulthood in an individual and family setting. She began working for a non-profit outpatient agency where she gained extensive training in working with traumatized children, adolescents, and adults who were exposed to various forms of abuse and neglect. Kristy is readily available to provide counseling for those attempting to manage difficulties such as depression and anxiety disorders as well as family and school issues just to name a few. She has received her training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family and parent-child forms of treatment. Kristy describes her style of practice as a mixture of theoretical orientations. This is to ensure her skill set matches the techniques that will be used for the specific issues of her clients.


Family evaluations
In-house referrals for Psychological testing if clinically appropriate
Mental Health Assessments
Psychosocial assessments

Include but are not limited to:

Adjustment Disorder
Anger Issues
Anxiety and Fears
Attention Deficit Disorder
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Coping skills
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence
Family Issues
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic Disorder
Parent-Child Issues
School IEP/504 meeting preparation
Self-Esteem Issues
Teen Pregnancy and/or Teen Parents
Women’s Issues


Adult Individual
Anger Management
Art Interventions
Child and Adolescent Counseling
Client-Centered Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Conflict Resolutions Training
Family Counseling
Parent Training
Play Intervention
Relaxation Skills
School Consultations
Situational Specific Behavioral Plans
Social Skills Training


  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • M.A. in Clinical Counseling, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Spanish, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy
  • Certification in working with Domestic Violence victims