Katie Butusov
MS, NCC, LPC, + USMC Veteran

Seeking help can be scary and overwhelming, but you are not alone! I am here to offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and comfortable place that you can feel heard and validated. I believe that building strong foundations and relationships with people are imperative to the growth and healing of an individual’s mind and soul. I bring energy, compassion, and even a little humor to my work with clients, to create a collaborative environment that you can be comfortable and yourself in.

I use a holistic approach using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS), and Gottman Level 1 techniques to help in areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, suicidal ideations, trauma and PTSD, and stress management. If a client believes that he/she has a partner to go on this therapeutic journey with them, it can create a success that is much more meaningful.

  • Accepting New Clients!

  • In-Network with Aetna, BCBS PPO, + Cigna PPOs If you are looking for a clinician specifically in-network with United Healthcare/Optum, please contact Emily Pagone since she is the only one currently permitted by United/Optum to be the sole clinician in-network with their plans. We hope to have the rest of our teammates join United/Optum panels as soon as possible.

  • HIPAA-Compliant Call/Text: (630) 474-6843

  • EMDR-Trained Clinician


Accepting New Clients! In-Network with BCBS PPO + Cigna PPO Plans.

✔ M.S. Counseling, National Louis University.
✔ B.S. Behavioral Science, National Louis University.
✔ National Certified Counselor, NBCC.
✔ EMDR-Trained Clinician
✔ Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1-Trained.
✔ Katie is a USMC Veteran: she served our country in the Marine Corps for 13 years, comes from a military family, and is a devoted Mom to her teenager.

Katie is a USMC Veteran serving our country in the Maine Corps for 13 years. Katie comes from a military and first responder family, and finds herself working with clients within those populations as well; those clients report appreciating Katie's support, since she "really gets it". Katie happens to also be a devoted Mom to her teenager.


More About Katie

Katie excels at working with adolescents and couples, helping to improve and strengthen vital skills such as emotion regulation, effective communication, empathy, assertiveness, and self-awareness, while developing the crucial therapeutic relationship needed to facilitate change and growth. Please let Katie support you as you navigate through this “thing we call life!”