Kari Weiterschan

Kari Weiterschan, PhD

Therapy • Loop

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 815-9660

333 N Michigan Ave #1400, Chicago, IL 60601

Bio

Hardship and suffering are universal human experiences. At some point, we all face challenges that seem insurmountable or make us question ourselves, other people, and the world around us. It is in these moments that we are most vulnerable and in need of support. As a therapist, I strive to understand my client’s worldview and the problems they are facing from a place of non-judgmental curiosity and empathy. Whether you are experiencing distress related to trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, or relationship problems, I will provide a safe environment for you to explore these concerns and develop new insights that promote healing. With mutual understanding, we will establish a treatment plan that suits your needs and will help you achieve the positive changes you wish to see in your life.

Based on my experience treating a variety of mental health concerns, I will offer therapeutic interventions that are tailored to your treatment goals. I am competent in numerous evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have specific expertise in trauma-focused treatments and am a certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy. As a strong advocate of the mind-body connection, I also encourage my client’s growth through alternative health-promoting practices, including diet, exercise, yoga, acupuncture, art, and recreation.

My clinical specialties include PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, anger management, emotion dysregulation, and sleep problems. I also have a passion and breadth of experience working with service members and veterans and providing psychological testing. In addition, I obtained a doctorate in counseling psychology from University of Miami and master’s degree in trauma and violence studies from New York University, which afforded me specialized training in diversity issues and trauma-informed care. I continue to be inspired by helping clients overcome adversity and create the lives they desire for themselves.

In-network insurances

    Self pay • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

    Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • DBT/CBT • Depression • Domestic Violence • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Insomnia • LGBTQ • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sexual Dysfunction • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts

Education and training

  • University of Miami, Doctor of Philosophy

Professional memberships

  • American Psychological Association

Publications

  • Buki, L. P., Rivera-Ramos, Z., Kanagui- Muñoz, P., Heppner, P., Ojeda, L., . . . Weiterschan, K. (2021). “I never heard anything about it:” Knowledge and psychosocial needs of Latina breast cancer survivors with lymphedema. Women’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1745506521100248
  • Buki, L. P., Yee, B. W. K., Weiterschan, K. A., & Lehardy, E. N. (2016). Essential qualitative inquiry in the development of a cancer literacy measure for immigrant women. Qualitative Health Research, 26(5), 640-648. doi: 10.1177/1049732315616621

Languages spoken

  • English
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