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Kate Wester Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois
Kate Wester , LCPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

River Forest, IL


Online & In person

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an integrative therapist who uses compassion-focused, mindfulness-based, and body-centered practices to work with trauma, relational issues, anxiety, depression and personal growth.

"What we cannot hold, we cannot process. What we cannot process, we cannot transform. What we cannot transform haunts us. It takes another mind to help us heal ours. It takes other minds and hearts to help us grow and re-grow the capacities we need to transform suffering." Joseph Bobrow. Whatever your suffering, whether it's the legacy of trauma, or the challenges of our modern world, it can be held, processed and transformed.
My integrative approach combines deeply relational, trauma-informed, somatic, mindful and expressive arts practices to support the recovery of your innate resilience and wholeness, and to strengthen your capacity to manage difficulties through increased self-compassion and self-trust.
As a former yoga teacher, I bring both presence and a deep knowledge of practices that can help with stress management, self-acceptance and self-regulation. I am passionate about the potential of neuroscience and interpersonal relationship to both heal trauma and harness potential. I am also passionate about the power of creativity, personal expression, and spirituality to bring a greater sense of purpose.



Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Faith-based specialties

Available to see clients in

  • Illinois

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals


  • English

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