Karen Block

Karen Block
MFT Intern


I believe that in life we have patterns of behavior that are developed and carried out over time. I want to help you determine if those patterns serve your well-being or hinder you in your growth. My goal is to create a safe and inviting space for you to work through life’s difficulties individually, as a couple, or as a family. I look at the world systemically, meaning that no one event or feeling exists on its own. All things in our lives influence us and are interconnected. With this perspective, I am confident we can work together to support your relationships and determine your strengths in facing adversity. 

I have received introductory training in Perinatal Mental Health, including recognizing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Post-Partum Depression, and managing expectations related to your Reproductive Story. I am also interested in helping you with life transitions, family dynamics, and couple relationships. I will bring you warmth, curiosity, and a caring personality, and I welcome you to come as you are.

Outside of my work, I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, painting, an eclectic mix of music, meeting all the dogs in my building, and trying to keep up with the latest TV shows and movies between graduate school assignments. I recently moved back to Chicago from Los Angeles with my husband.