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Individual Therapy for Young Adults (17+) and Adults

Individual therapy is amazing and transformative work. If you have never been to therapy before, it typically consists of once weekly sessions that run about 50 minutes long. This, of course, may vary from person to person depending on the need. The beginning part of therapy is spent getting to know one another, and building a supportive and trusting relationship. With those two things, it is possible to do the work involved in therapy. 

Therapy at Verbena Counseling can often times go beyond just talk therapy. Depending on the goals and desires of the client, sessions may include: 

  • Activities that can help the client become more aware of feelings, both emotionally and physically, and what is needed to improve quality of life and relationships (poly vagal, IFS, DBT). 

  • Meditations/Mindfulness activities

  • Yoga/movement

  • Art

Regarding therapy for teens 17+...

All clients MUST consent to therapy. An important part of what makes therapy so successful is the desire to be there. It is important that the clients at Verbena Counseling have a sense of choice and agency, especially when it comes to therapy. If the teen or parent(s) have any questions, I am more than happy to schedule a call. 

If you have questions, or would like to schedule an initial session, please click here to contact me. 


Verbena Counseling is offering video-based therapy that is HIPAA Compliant. 

On a Video Call

Illinois laws are continually changing and shifting as we gather new and updated information related to the pandemic. Currently, all insurance companies are required to cover teletherapy, with the exception of  some self-funded plans. Additionally, many insurance companies are waiving co-pays, co-insurances and deductibles for video-based therapies. You can contact your insurance company to find out if they cover teletherapy, and if they are covering the cost of these sessions. 

MBSR & Yoga Groups


MBSR Groups

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based approach that is effective in the reduction of stress, depression, anxiety and ADHD symptoms. It can also help to reduce the impact of chronic pain and can improve the overall quality of life. 


When: TBD. Please check this page regularly for more information and upcoming dates.


Yoga Groups 

The research behind yoga's impact on mental health continues to grow. Yoga can help improve anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD,  and ADHD symptoms. In a group setting, it can also help with feeling more connected to self and others. For more information on the benefits of yoga, check out this blog

When: TBD. Please check this page regularly for more information and upcoming dates.

Rocks of Balance

Events & Engagements within the Community 

There are no events scheduled at this time. Please check back regularly for updates. 

If you are an office or organization interested in having Kristy discuss topics like stress and anxiety management, and providing simple skills to make day-to-day life more manageable for your group/team, please reach out via email at: kristy@verbenacounseling.com