Dr. Kristin Ridder

Philosophy

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I work collaboratively with you in order to develop a plan for therapy that fits you well. My hope is that through our work, you can develop skills and insight to help you create meaningful change in your life while feeling supported and guided through the process. I take a flexible and compassionate approach to therapy and incorporate effective therapies from frameworks including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This means spending some time discovering how our thoughts and behavior can sometimes be unhelpful, and then working to develop strategies that help you lead a meaningful life and work towards your goals of therapy. 

 

Education

Ph.D Clinical Psychology, 2018, Rosalind Franklin University

M.S. Clinical Psychology, 2015, Rosalind Franklin University

B.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Licensure

I am a Postdoctoral Resident at Balanced Awakening. This means that I've graduated with my doctorate degree, have several years of clinical experience, yet need one more year of supervised practice before I am eligible for licensure. I am supervised by Dr. Lorenz and Dr. Sido and occasionally other psychologists in the practice.. 

 

Experience

I have had the opportunity to work with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds in many different types of settings including academic medical centers, private practice, inpatient hospitals, and Veteran’s Affairs hospitals. Throughout my training, I developed a strong background in evidence-based therapies and have worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder, psychosis, chronic pain, adjustment to life changes, and individuals hoping to improve their health through behavior change. I trained as a psychology intern at Edward Hines, Jr. VA, and I am currently supervised as a post-doctoral psychologist here at Balanced Awakening.

 

Availability and Scheduling

Seeing clients Thursday at 5215 N. Ravenswood, Suite 208, Chicago IL 60640

Seeing clients Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 4043 N. Ravenswood, Suite 302, Chicago IL 60613

Direct phone number: 630-733-8595

Email: kristin@balanced-awakening.com

To schedule, email/call Dr. Ridder or schedule using Dr. Sido's ZocDoc profile (button below) where Dr. Ridder's Tuesday, Thursday, Friday availability will show.