The Invisible String (missing our loved ones who are far away)

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 Vanessa Friesland, Intern



Vanessa is currently completing her Master's degree in Counseling and earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, both from Lincoln Christian University. Her aim of treatment involves the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses on challenging distorted thoughts and beliefs.


She works with adults who are seeking assistance with issues such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Vanessa is dedicated to providing her clients with a safe, supportive, and confidential enviornment. In her free time she enjoys hiking small trails in central Illinois, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and animals.



​​Katharine (Kathy) Martin, MA, NCC, LCPC



I worked at the local community mental health center for 10yrs while completing my Master's Degree in Human Development Counseling from University of Illinois - Springfield, in 2000.  I offered therapy services and completed crisis intakes for youth and adults in the Emergency Room and inpatient adult or adolescent Psychiatric Units. I worked with traumatized youth and their families at the Child Advocacy Center.  I earned my professional counseling license in 2002 and began working with a private doctor's group until they retired in Dec. 2015. In January 2016, I opened this private practice office part-time while also working full-time as a Police Officer/First Responder from 2005-2019. Then, during Co-Vid, began counseling full-time.




I am certified TF-CBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Health Therapist. TF-CBT   


I am certified EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist. EMDRIA


My trauma work has been with youth, adults, families, and First Responders.





MA - Master's of Arts degree


NCC - Nationally Certified Counselor, through the National Board of Certified Counselors


LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor through State of Illinois