Haley Kramer, MS

McHenry | Lake Zurich

I prefer to be contacted by: Phone

Personal Statement:

Children are very resilient and they are aware of the environment around them much more than adults often understand. I believe in empowering children through highlighting their strengths and celebrating the small (or large) victories with them. I seek to provide clients with a space where they can experience age-appropriate independence, growth, and hope.

Who I Serve:

I am passionate about helping children and their families. It can be difficult for children to identify when they are struggling, and it can be challenging for them to ask for help. I believe in educating and bringing awareness towards the signs/symptoms and providing them with a safe space where I can actively listen, practice strategies, and support them. It can be an overwhelming task for a caregiver/parent to manage their child’s behaviors and emotions. I enjoy aiding them through a process of recognition and learning how to appropriately and effectively respond to their child.

Treatment Specialties:

  • Emotional regulation
  • Behavior and emotional problems
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Parenting strategies

Theoretical Approach:

My theoretical approach is eclectic and I use various techniques to meet the needs of client’s and their families. I am trained in an evidence-based practice called Early Pathways, which grabs from multiple approaches such as developmental theory, cognitive behavioral theory, and social learning theory. I use a trauma-informed approach that is culturally sensitive.

Education:

  • Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (with a specialization in child and adolescent), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Affiliations/Memberships:

  • National Certified Counselor, NCC