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Kristen Widing, LCSW (she/her/hers)

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist at Ashe Counseling and Coaching. I am often described as a passionate, empathic, and mindful person. My clients view me as down to earth, trustworthy, and engaged. I enjoy empowering clients through their own personal potential.

I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship that meets your unique needs. My goal is to allow individuals to truly explore themselves without the fear of being judged. I value meeting clients where they are at, as this is your personal journey. I utilize a more holistic or humanistic approach to therapy which will provide support and consider the whole picture in order to deeper understand challenges.  Although I work with clients of all ages, I am especially passionate about working with those who want a change or growth, but do not know where to start. I am skilled with assisting clients in understanding and developing skills to challenge self doubt, lack of fulfillment, unconscious drives, and the impacts of the body to brain pathways. 

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. I received my Undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Social Work where I completed an internship at a nonprofit that trained PTSD service dogs and provided a 3-week trauma resiliency program to veterans. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago where I completed an extensive internship at UI Health at the inpatient and outpatient level. My next goal is to become a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher. 

I am someone who strongly believes that life balance is essential. When I am not working I love to hop out of my comfort zone and learn new things or travel. I also value slowing down and enjoying the simple things life can offer.


  • Low Self- Esteem,

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma

  • Coping skills

Insurance Accepted

Blue Cross Blue Sheild PPO


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