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ABOUT
KARI

Dr. Kari Mika-Lude

PhD, LPC (WV), LCPC (IL), AADC-S (WV), CAADC (IL), ALPS (WV), NCC, MAC, CCTP, ACS, NREMT; Founder/CEO and Therapist

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Working with

Dr. Mika-Lude

My approach is holistic, focusing on you as a whole person and working to identify the source(s) of a problem in addition to reducing symptoms. Together, we will take a look at your thoughts/beliefs, feelings, and behaviors; identify any problematic patterns; and begin to change those patterns to be more useful and constructive. We will also work on developing coping skills to help you feel better and build confidence and resiliency for facing life's challenges and stressors.

I specialize in working with adults with a variety of mental health, trauma, addiction, and interpersonal issues. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an evidence-based therapeutic approach for treating trauma. We will work together to come up with a plan that meets your specific needs.

 

Whatever your aspirations, I want to help you achieve them. Therapy is hard work, but you don't have to do it alone; we'll work together to get you where you want to go. Your future self will thank you!

About Dr. Mika-Lude

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor (ALPS) in the State of West Virginia (license #2276)

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois (license #180-009652)

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

  • Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor / Clinical Supervisor (AADC-S) in the State of West Virginia (certificate #13-323)

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the State of Illinois (certificate #32778)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

  • Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS; certificate #ACS01983)

  • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)

  • 40-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention and Advocacy certification

  • 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Advocacy certification

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Service(s) Offered:

  • Individual therapy

  • Couples therapy

Client Focus:

  • Adults

  • First responders

  • Veterans

  • Couples

  • LGBTQ+

Specialties:

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • EMDR

  • Addiction/co-occurring disorders

  • Depression and other mood disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Stress management

  • Relationship/family concerns

  • Codependency

  • Grief/loss

  • Divorce

Education & Training

2020-2022

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Counselor Education and Supervision
Northern Illinois University (CACREP-accredited)

Dissertation*: Merely Mortal: A Quantitative Examination of the Dehumanization of First Responders
*If you are a first responder and would be interested in participating in a 10-minute, ANONYMOUS online survey, please click here.

2014-2016

Doctoral (PhD) coursework, Counselor Education and Supervision
Northern Illinois University (CACREP-accredited)

2013-2014

Certificate, Advanced Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling
Oakton Community College

2012-2013

EMDR Basic Training, Level I and Level II
EMDR International Association

2009-2012

Master of Arts (MA), Counseling Psychology (60 credit hours)
Adler University - Chicago (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology

2004-2008

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology (applied track)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

“Kari is AMAZING!!!  She saved my marriage.  She was my daughter's counselor also and helper her tremendously.  I think she is awesome, and I would recommend her to everyone.”

W.S., former client

Get to Know Kari

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(304) 760-9945

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