Tori Kaase, LCSW
My goal is helping individuals reach their full potential. So often our self-doubts and assumptions about what is or is not possible hold us back from living our best life. To me, the counseling relationship is a partnership where therapist and client work together in the areas identified by each client and family. Trust and rapport in the therapeutic relationship is a foundational need to reach desired goals. I offer a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space to develop a working relationship and begin working together on change. Because each individual and situation is unique, I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Solution Focused, Client Centered and Problem Solving approaches.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Illinois and Missouri. I received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University. I began my career over twenty years ago working with children and families involved in the foster care system. Since that time I have enjoyed working with individuals and families struggling with eating disorders, substance addictions, depression and anxiety. I have worked with individuals living with various types of mental illness in both outpatient and inpatient settings. My many years as a school social worker and counselor provided valuable experience working with adolescents in both regular and special education. I have professional and personal experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and a special interest in helping those families with the many challenges they face.
Phone: 618-248-2040 x25
- Teens (14-17)
- Adults (18+)
Areas of Focus
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Confidence / Self-Esteem
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eating Disorder
- Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
- Mood Disorders
- Stress Management
- Substance Use
- Workplace Issues
- Individual counseling in an agency and private-practice setting.
- School social worker to grades 7-12 providing crisis intervention, short-term counseling, assessment, resources, and groups.
- Individual, group, and family counseling at an inpatient behavioral health hospital.
Education and Credentials
L.C.S.W. in Illinois (What's This?)
M.S.W. from Saint Louis University
B.A. in psychology from Saint Louis University