Ms. Kris Maynard, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I am an EMDR certified therapist and have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. My passion is seeing people find their own potential and realize they are the masters of their own change, healing and happiness. I practice from a belief that often people become stuck in overwhelming problems from their past; current life stressors; or fears of the future and change. My goal is to help you move forward and be able to have new skills to take with you to apply as needed as you move on with your life. Special populations that I see in my practice include law enforcement, fire services, first responders, front line personnel, military, and their families. In addition, I see those who have experienced recent trauma and loss. I also welcome LGBTQ+ clients who are looking for individual therapy as well as couples/family therapy.

Education & Experience

I have a Bachelors in Social Work from Illinois State University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of the EMDR International Association and the National Association of Social Workers I earned EMDR certification from the EMDR International Association in 2018.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth