Kira Fieldstrom, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earned her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. Long before her official 7 years in the social work field, Kira felt passionate about promoting the dignity of all people and saw and felt how vital one-on-one, supportive relationships could be towards fostering human dignity and wellness. The world is a big, scary place filled with violence, dysfunctional families, and tragedy. Kira believes in and has seen the true power of growth, healing and change through individual and group therapy, even amidst these real environmental stressors. When someone is empowered to be their best self, they can take on challenges and work toward personal and societal change. This does not mean that therapy will solve all of a person’s problems, but it can provide tools and support to better cope with the challenges of life, particularly when experiencing mental or physical illnesses, life transitions, or times of just not feeling in sync.
Kira seeks to provide effective, evidence-based, and person-centered psychotherapy by establishing safe and non-judging relationships with clients. Personally, she has experienced some large transitions that are common causers of stress for many, including marriage, becoming a parent, changing jobs, loss of personal and professional identity, and caregiving for a grandparent who experienced dementia and passed away. Kira’s experiences have sparked her passion about these issues and have led her to learn about effective treatment and support modalities.
She has worked with hundreds of older adults and their families around staying in their homes safely and with support or finding alternatives that meet client and family needs and desires, and identity changes, chronic pain, and caregiving. She works also to empower and support new parents, particularly new moms, and couples. Generally, she has supported many adults and children experiencing depression, anxiety, and distress. Kira hears people credit time, money, fear, and the need to take care of others as reasons not to seek therapy, but has seen how much more effective and successful individuals can be in all aspects of their lives when they make time to care for themselves in this way.