Karla Rennhofer (She/Her)

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Hi! I’ve been a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. I initially worked for the military, then in a group practice. I'm also an actor.

Clinical Psychologist in Illinois

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About My Clients

Clients whom I’ve worked well with are often experiencing issues such as relationship problems, work stress/burnout, life transitions, low self-esteem, emotional abuse/neglect, childhood trauma/injuries, work/secondary trauma, anxiety, depression, and self-sabotaging behaviors. I've worked with creative people, such as writers and actors, to help bring their work to fruition. I also work with people in the medical/mental health/health fields, and those that work in high-tempo environments.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy primarily incorporates interpersonal and family system techniques, but I can also utilize EMDR, CBT, Gestalt, Attachment, and Trauma-based therapies. I’m able to work with clients who enjoy homework and structure as part of the therapy process, as well as clients who enjoy a more fluid approach. For those who want structure, I usually provide writing or behavioral assignments that specifically target the issues that you are working on. My focus is to help you achieve the changes that you want in your life so that you can obtain the goals that are meaningful for you. I have a direct, non-judgmental and caring style, intermingled with humor. I strive to create a compassionate atmosphere where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable and have that met with respect and validation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we are naturally programmed to heal, but often we rely on past coping skills that are no longer functional and this blocks the path to healing. I think every symptom once served a purpose and that change can occur by looking at how and why these symptoms developed, while at the same time trying new behaviors. I work hard at viewing each person through the lens of their own experience, rather than using my own framework to decide what is healthy or not. In order to do this, I thoroughly interview you about your past. I examine how it shaped you, your emotions, your thoughts and the way you interact in the world. We’ll also explore how this plays out for you in the current day. I welcome clients of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, nationalities, and abilities and am always eager to learn about areas I’m not as familiar with.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Rate: $250 - 250/session

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