Kristen McKnight

PsyD

Wheaton Christian Psychologist McKnight

Kris has been working with Meier Clinics since 1991. She works with men and women for individual counseling, from approximately age 18 through adulthood, including senior citizens. Kris describes her therapy style as relational, interpersonal, insight oriented, and cognitive-behavioral. She particularly enjoys working with clients who desire to integrate Christian truths and principles into their therapy.

“I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1993 and have worked at Meier Clinics for over 20 years. I have a wide range of experience working with adults from age 19 through 85+ years of age. Typical clinical issues and areas of growth include overcoming depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, transitions and stage of life changes, co-dependency, women’s issues, as well as processing through trauma, grief, and loss. Frequently I help clients learn and apply boundaries in relationships and other areas of life. I encourage clients to identify and replace unhealthy thinking patterns which often contribute to depression and anxiety.

For clients who desire to integrate Christian truths and principles into the counseling sessions, I especially value being able to openly talk about God in the sessions and to help clients understand how unhealthy views of God can impact how we view ourselves, others, and the world. I believe that God is the ultimate source of healing and that our worth and value come from being in a relationship with God. For clients who are not seeking Christian counseling, I desire to be (imperfectly) the unspoken presence of Christ through listening, caring, and displaying high respect for each person who enters my office.”

Some other common treatment issues Dr. McKnight works with:

Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Communication, Overeating Issues, Feelings of Emptiness, Managing Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Concerns, Same Sex Attraction, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, and Spiritual Issues

Kris received her Doctorate from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 1992. She is currently a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

In her free time she enjoys daily walks, reading, gardening, and most importantly- being with her family and grandchildren. Kris has been married to Scot since 1973.  They have two adult, married children, and two grandchildren.

Kris offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines.