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Postgraduate Fellow
M.S. in Counseling — The Family Institute at Northwestern University
B.S. in Managing Information Systems — Northeastern University
I Treat
Couple & Marriage
Young Adult
Issues I Treat
Life Stage Transitions
Grief & Loss
Couples Conflict
Affairs & Infidelity
Eating Disorders
College (Transition to)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Aging Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Women's Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Emotion Regulation Issues
Divorce Impact on Children
Caregiver Issues
Child Abuse
Child Behavioral Problems
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Domestic Violence
Empty Nest Issues
Family Business Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Health Enhancement / Smoking Cessation / Diet / Illness Prevention
In-law Relationships
Job Loss
Kink / Alternative Lifestyles
Learning Disabilities
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Couple Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Narrative Therapy
Premarital Counseling

Karolina Kowal is a graduate of the Counseling Master's program from The Family Institute at Northwestern University who now works here as a postgraduate fellow. Ms. Kowal is experienced in working with individuals and families coping with various life challenges such as depression, anxiety, loss, grief, career transitions, identity formation, perfectionism, divorce, infidelity and histories of trauma. A focus of Ms. Kowal's approach is to help her clients feel empowered in the therapeutic process through self-knowledge. She incorporates mindfulness techniques to help her clients explore the deeper connections between their emotional and physical experiences. Ms. Kowal believes that creating a working alliance based on the unique needs of each client is the best way to promote healing. She has also been trained in Reiki to further her understanding of the mind-body connection. Prior to her transition into the mental health field, Ms. Kowal worked in management consulting.

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay